If you have experienced tooth loss or are facing upcoming dental extractions, you may be concerned about the effects that missing teeth have on your smile, speech, and eating habits. Tooth loss can have a negative impact on all of these important aspects of your life, as well as your oral health, but fortunately, at the practice of Derek H. Tang, DDS & Todd S. Adams DDS, patients in the Sunnyvale, California area have a terrific option that prevents all of these issues: dental implants.
Each tooth in the mouth has two main components:
Whereas other types of tooth replacements, such as dentures and bridges, only replace the crown portion of the tooth, dental implants are designed to mimic the entire tooth anatomy, replacing both the root and the crown. The implant itself is surgically placed into the jawbone, where it undergoes a process called osseointegration, in which it fuses with the bone to create a stable, strong foundation for your new tooth. After the implant has healed, a connecting piece called an abutment is placed on top, and then a durable, natural-looking dental restoration is used to replace the crown portion of the missing tooth.
While the process for getting a dental implant placed typically takes a few months, patients find that it is well worth the wait because of the many benefits that dental implants offer! Dental implants:
Dental implants are an excellent choice for most patients who have lost teeth, but it is important to work with skilled dentists like Drs. Todd Adams and Derek Tang, who can help determine the best treatment plan for your specific needs. For example, patients who have suffered from underlying bone loss may require a procedure called bone grafting prior to dental implant placement for the best long-term outcomes. To schedule your consultation at our Sunnyvale, CA office, call (408) 355-9292 or request your appointment online!
Dr Todd Adams is passionate on providing the highest quality of personalized care at his practice in Sunnyvale, CA. He takes pride in creating beautiful smiles, and keeping his patients of all ages happy with healthy teeth and gums.
A graduate from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dr Adams then completed his Post-Baccalaureate studies at San Francisco State University. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University.
Dr Todd Adams is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the California Dental Association (CDA), and the Santa Clara County Dental Society.