Dublin, CA area patients ask about implant dentistry
Patients interested in replacing missing teeth often want to learn more about implant dentistry. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala of StarBrite Dental Dublin offers dental implants for restoring the smile when teeth are lost or extracted.Patients near Dublin, CA are encouraged to book a consultation visit with the team to discuss tooth replacement options.
At StarBrite Dental Dublin, there are three options available for tooth replacement, including:
- Dental bridges
- Dental implants
When patients are seeking a permanent option for replacing one or more teeth, they are most interested in dental implants.
What are dental implants?
Dr. Munira Lokhandwala describes dental implants as small titanium rods that are placed into the bone of the jaw. These rods are then restored with crowns, bridges, or dentures, depending on the needs of the patient. Dental implants are chosen because of their permanency and longevity, often lasting a lifetime.
Who is a candidate?
The best candidates for dental implants are patients with sufficient bone in their jaw. The bone is what holds the implants in place and gives them the stability they need to function at their best. Without enough bone, the process of osseointegration cannot occur and can prevent the implant from successfully bonding in place. To determine candidacy, patients will need to undergo a series of x-rays to check the health and structure of the bone before moving forward with placement. A consultation appointment and overall evaluation of the smile is necessary as well.
Dental implants may be right for you!
Considering dental implants? Dr. Munira Lokhandwala of StarBrite Dental can help you determine if they are right for you. Call 925-828-0252 today or visit 7197 Village Parkway, Suite B. Dublin, California area patients are welcome to contact us to find out more about the advantages of dental implants.