Dental Implants in Cupertino

Did you know that Dr. Randall LaFrom is experienced with implant dentistry? He offers services for patients with tooth loss that can restore your smile and replace missing teeth. With his experience and knowledge, he can even replace multiple missing teeth with dental implants. Before, patients with missing teeth had limited options but now dental implants are increasingly common and provide more patient comfort than other tooth replacement methods such as crowns, bridges, and dentures. Below are some frequently asked questions about dental implants.

What Makes up Dental Implants?

Getting a dental implant typically has two phases.

The first phase of a dental implant is the surgical phase. This is where the actual implant fixture is inserted into the bone. The base of the implant is a titanium rod.

The second phase is the restorative phase. Typically, this is done a few months after the surgical phase to allow the titanium post the opportunity to integrate into the bone so it will hold the crown or other restorative denture sturdily. The crown is durable enough for natural tooth functions such as eating and chewing. The implant may also be used as an anchor for stabilizing dentures.

Are Dental Implants Permanent?

Dental Implants are considered a permanent restoration. In other words, they have the potential to last you your lifetime.If will taken care of and maintained, there is a good likelihood you will have the implant for the rest of your life.  

Can I Brush and Floss Normally?

Dental implants are treated just like your real teeth. After you have healed from your procedure, you will resume your normal oral hygiene regimen that should include brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing every day.

Are Dental Implants Better than Dentures?

Many patients believe that dental implants are more comfortable than dentures. Unlike dentures, which can slip and move in the mouth, dental implants are fixed in place. This eliminates having to remove dentures for cleaning and the use of messy adhesives. In addition, implants will help you maintain the jawbone by stimulating the tissues. Without stimulation for natural teeth or an implant, the top layer of bone will slowly dissolve.

I’m Interested in Dental Implants, What Should I Do Next?

Contact our Cupertino dentist office to schedule a consultation with Dr. LaFrom. Our professional team understands that tooth loss is difficult for adults. We strive to accommodate the special circumstances of all our patients and compassionately restore their smiles. Dr. LaFrom can customize the best procedures for your individual needs. To schedule an appointment, call us today at (408) 996-8595. We happily serve residents of Cupertino, Sunnyvale, San Jose, Saratoga, Campbell, and Santa Clara County.

~ by cupertinodentist on March 2, 2012.

One Response to “Dental Implants in Cupertino”

  1. Thanks for the information…
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