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Dental Implants

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At Seaport Family Dental, we specialize in providing dental implants, a durable and natural-looking solution for replacing missing teeth. Under the expert guidance of Dr. Steve Deng, our team in Redwood City, CA, utilizes the latest in dental technology to offer implants that enhance your smile’s aesthetics and improve oral functionality.

Identifying the Need for Dental Implants

Dental implants are often the best solution for various dental issues. Common indicators include:

  • Missing one or more teeth
  • Difficulty eating or speaking due to tooth loss
  • Dentures that are uncomfortable or ill-fitting
  • Deterioration of jawbone due to missing teeth
  • Desire to improve smile aesthetics and confidence

Why Dental Implants Are Essential

Restoration of Functionality: Dental implants function like natural teeth, restoring the ability to eat and speak easily. Unlike dentures, they are anchored in the jawbone, providing stability and preventing bone loss.

Aesthetic Enhancement and Oral Health: Implants offer a cosmetic improvement, filling gaps in your smile with teeth that look and feel natural. They also play a crucial role in maintaining overall oral health by supporting facial structure and preventing the shifting of adjacent teeth.

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The Dental Implant Process

The implant procedure at Seaport Family Dental involves several steps:

  • Initial Consultation: Dr. Deng assesses your oral health to determine implant suitability.
  • Preparation: Any necessary pre-treatments, such as extractions or bone grafting, are performed.
  • Implant Placement: The titanium implant post is surgically placed into the jawbone.
  • Healing: A healing period allows the implant to integrate with the bone.
  • Abutment Placement: An abutment, which holds the crown, is attached to the implant.
  • Final Restoration: A custom-made crown is placed, completing the restoration.

Maintaining Your Dental Implants

Regular Oral Hygiene: Just like natural teeth, dental implants require regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups to maintain their health and longevity.

Avoiding Harmful Habits: To protect your implants, avoid habits such as smoking and chewing hard objects, as these can compromise implant integrity.

The Enduring Success of Dental Implants

With appropriate care, including regular dental check-ups and proper oral hygiene, dental implants have the potential to last a lifetime, offering a permanent and reliable solution for missing teeth. This enduring nature of implants makes them a highly sought-after option for those looking to restore their dental health. Their stability and strength ensure that patients enjoy all the benefits of natural teeth, including a fully functional bite and the ability to speak and eat.

Patients often report a significant boost in their self-esteem as they no longer feel self-conscious about their appearance. This renewed confidence can positively change personal and professional interactions, enhancing social opportunities and overall life satisfaction. The functional benefits, coupled with the aesthetic improvements, make dental implants a comprehensive solution that substantially enhances patients’ quality of life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long do dental implants last?

A: With proper care, they can last many years, often a lifetime.

Q: Are dental implants painful?

A: Discomfort is minimal, and most patients report a smooth recovery.

Q: Can anyone get dental implants?

A: Suitability depends on individual oral health and bone density.

Embrace a Future of Dental Excellence with Dental Implants

If you’re considering dental implants, Dr. Steve Deng and the team at Seaport Family Dental are ready to guide you through every step of this life-changing process. With our commitment to patient-focused care and advanced dental techniques, we’re dedicated to helping you achieve a beautiful and functional smile. Don’t let missing teeth hold you back any longer. Call us at 650-365-0300 to schedule a consultation and embark on the journey to a renewed smile.

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