Dental implants are prosthetic teeth that are made from a combination of a strong metal, such as Titanium, and ceramic. They are used to replace teeth that are extracted from the mouth in cases of cavities, trauma, infections, etc. Since they replace both the tooth root and the crown, they are highly preferred by dentists owing to the various benefits they offer.
Dr. Lum would carefully analyze the condition of your oral cavity and suggest the right treatment method to help with your condition. He brings his vast knowledge in the field of dentistry to the table to help his patients get the best smile possible.
When you visit us to get your dental implant, we would carry out an extensive screening process to check for candidacy. Factors such as malocclusion, cavities, gum diseases, spacing available for implant placement, jawbone health, etc. will be taken into consideration. Scans and x-rays may be taken during this. A highly-precise mold will be taken to determine the size and contour of the implant crown, which will be sent to a dental laboratory.
The implant placement procedure would be conducted under the influence of local anesthesia to get rid of pain and discomfort. A small hole will be made on the jawbone under the missing tooth’s place after which a metal stud will be inserted into it. After the implant site heals, which takes a few months’ time, the crown will be attached to it with the help of a connecting element, called the abutment, and dental adhesives. A bite test reveals the fit of the implant and any changes, if required, will be made.
Schedule an online appointment or call Dentist Milpitas CA to have a consultation with Dr. Lum and we’ll be able to guide you further.