Dental Implants

Dental implants offer an innovative way to restore missing teeth, while also guarding your dental health. When you choose a tooth implant to restore your smile, you are essentially getting a brand new tooth since implants replace both your lost root and tooth.

If you are considering a tooth implant to restore your smile, you’ll be happy to know that implant dentist, Dr. Ava Chen, can complete all of your procedures here at our Castro Valley, CA dental office.

How Dental Implants in Castro Valley Work

A tooth implant has an artificial root made of titanium that is placed into your bone. Because titanium is biocompatible, it fuses and integrates with your bone naturally, just like your root. This process, called osseointegration, typically takes a few months.

When your implant is ready, Dr. Chen will attach your restoration, which is a custom porcelain crown that will complement your smile and function like a natural tooth. Dental implants in Castro Valley can also replace multiple missing teeth by supporting a dental bridge, or partial or full denture.

The Advantages of Choosing Dental Implants

A missing tooth is challenging to deal with in more ways than one. Your ability to chew and eat food comfortably diminishes, not mention the toll that gaps in your smile take on your confidence.

Tooth implants not only make it easier to eat and smile, but they are also protecting your dental health by keeping your jawbone stimulated and healthy. When a tooth root is lost, your bone begins to deteriorate, which can affect the support it provides for neighboring teeth. There is no other tooth-replacement option that restores both your tooth and your root.

Some of the other advantages that tooth implants in Castro Valley offer are:

  • A reliable procedure: Tooth implants have a 95 percent success rate.
  • Exceptional longevity: Your dental implant has the potential to last for a lifetime with the right home care and regular dental checkups.
  • A natural look and feel: Your tooth implant provides all the function and aesthetics of a natural tooth.
  • Easy to take care of: You can brush and floss your dental implant just as you would a normal tooth.
  • A wise long-term investment: Because of their proven longevity, a tooth implant is a smart investment in your smile and dental health.

Are Tooth Implants Right for Me?

If you are considering choosing a tooth implant to restore your smile, the first place to start is an evaluation with Dr. Chen. She will perform a thorough examination and take x-rays of your teeth and jawbone to ensure that your bone can successfully support a dental implant.

Our team will help you learn how you can fit implant dentistry into your budget and guide you through the entire process at our Castro Valley, CA dental office.

Contact Ava Chen, DDS today at (510) 886-3888 to arrange a time for your dental exam.