Missing teeth do more than impact the smile’s appearance. It can cause shifting of the existing teeth, bone loss, and poor eating and speaking efficiency. Patients experiencing tooth loss are strongly encouraged to work with their dentist to discuss the treatment options available to them. Many of our patients who visit Drs. Todd Adams and Derek Tang of Sunnyvale, California will often opt for single tooth implants as a missing tooth replacement.
What is a dental implant?
Drs. Todd Adams and Derek Tang describe the dental implant as a titanium post placed into the bone of the jaw where a tooth has gone missing. It is then restored over the top with a bridge, denture, or dental crown.
Are dental implants painful?
Our team works hard to ensure that procedures such as the placement of dental implants are safe, effective, and painless. We offer sedation methods and anesthetics when performing more invasive procedures such as this.
How long do dental implants last?
One of the primary reasons patients choose to have dental implants placed is due to their longevity. With proper care and continued maintenance, many patients keep their dental implants for a lifetime. While the implant might cost more than other options upfront, their lifespan makes them a smart investment for someone seeking a long-term, permanent option and not removable alternatives such as partial dentures.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
There are many advantages to using dental implants to restore the smile, which is what makes them a popular treatment for many of our patients. Dental implants:
- Provide a proper foundation for various restorations
- Are biocompatible with the body
- Help in maintaining bone structure of the jaw
- Are strong, durable, and long-lasting
Discover the difference of dental implants
If you are dealing with tooth loss and want to speak to a professional about your options, we welcome you to book a consultation visit with Drs. Todd Adams and Derek Tang in Sunnyvale, California. Call (408) 355-9292 to request an appointment at our facility, located at 1555 Sunnyvale Saratoga Road. We are open for both new and established patients and families in the area, serving patients in the nearby communities of San Jose, Los Altos, Santa Clara, Mountain View, and Cupertino as well.