Dental Implants for Sunnyvale, CA
Full-Service Implant Dentistry
You can’t have a beautiful, healthy smile without a complete set of teeth. For many patients, though, tooth loss is a very real problem. A variety of factors contributes to this, including gum disease, tooth decay, and injury. No matter the cause, though, Dr. Provines offers a great solution—dental implants.
Dr. Provines is a skilled implant surgeon who can oversee all aspects of your smile’s restoration. From bone grafts and sinus lifts to dental implant placement and restoration, Dr. Provines has the training and experience to give you a beautiful, lasting smile.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root topped with a custom-made dental crown or another prosthetic. These two pieces together mimic the structure of a natural tooth for results that look and feel completely lifelike. What’s more, because dental implants are a permanent dental solution, no adhesive or clasps are needed to hold them in place. Instead, you can eat, laugh, and talk with full confidence, knowing your implants are secure. In fact, most patients forget they have implants!
How are Dental Implants Placed?
Dr. Provines will insert tiny titanium posts into your jaw, one for each implant or a few to secure a prosthetic appliance. Later, when your implant posts have bonded with your jaw, your general restorative dentist can attach custom crowns or a full denture, partial denture, or bridge to the posts to renew your smile. If you’re not under the care of a general dentist, Dr. Provines will oversee the entire process to restore your smile alongside a team of specialists that includes a prosthodontist, oral maxillofacial surgeon, and general dentist.
What are Dental Implants Made of?
Your implant posts will be made from zirconia. Because zirconia is all-white, it will lead to more natural-looking results. Zirconia also isn’t vulnerable to corrosion the way titanium implants are. And because zirconia implants don’t have any prosthetic connections, they can’t harbor bacteria. This will benefit your gum health going forward.
Will I Need Bone Grafting or Sinus Surgery?
To be a candidate for dental implants, your jaw must have adequate bone to support one or more dental implants. Often, the upper jaw adjacent to the sinuses isn’t thick enough to support an implant. Dr. Provines can perform a special surgery to lift the floor of the sinus and place a bone graft to generate sufficient bone mass.
Additionally, gum disease, tooth decay, and trauma can cause bone to deteriorate and leave you with an insufficient support structure. A bone graft supplements bone tissue to let your jaw successfully accommodate implants.
Contact Us to Learn More
Whether you need sinus surgery and/or a bone graft, Dr. Provines will perform your procedure with the utmost care. Our entire team will attend to your needs before, during, and after your surgery to promote a successful experience. Call us today to learn more about dental implants or to schedule your consultation exam with Dr. Provines.