How dental implant surgery can restore the function of your smile

Dr. Lori Ross Tijerino and her team at Sycamore Family Dentistry in Livermore, California, find that dental implants are an excellent solution for many patients with tooth loss. Let’s take a look at the dental implant procedure and what sets it apart from other available tooth replacement options.

What happens during dental implant surgery?

First, our team will plan the placement of dental implants by evaluating the smile and taking x-rays to check bone health. An oral surgery appointment is made, during which Dr. Lori Ross Tijerino and her team will place the implants into the jawbone. Healing and recovery are required to ensure the implant fuses with the bone in order to provide a base for the permanent tooth.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

  • Improved functionality – Dental implants are designed to function just like natural teeth, allowing you to eat and speak with ease and confidence. They are anchored securely in the jawbone, which makes them a durable and long-lasting solution for missing teeth.
  • Improved oral health – When a natural tooth is lost, it can lead to bone loss in the jaw. This not only affects the appearance of the smile but can also cause other oral health concerns. Dental implants can prevent bone loss by stimulating the jawbone, maintaining its strength and density.
  • Natural appearance – The titanium implant is placed in the jawbone with oral surgery and mimics the natural tooth’s root. A custom-made dental crown or “cap” is then attached to the implant, blending seamlessly with your existing teeth for a natural-looking smile.
  • Easy maintenance and care – Dental implants are cared for just like your natural teeth with regular brushing and flossing. They do not require any special cleaning techniques or solutions, making them a convenient option for patients.
  • Versatility – Dental implants are used to replace multiple missing teeth, a single missing tooth, or even an entire arch of teeth. This makes them a versatile option for many patients with tooth loss.
  • Success rates – Dental implants also have a high success rate and are considered a safe and reliable treatment option. However, choosing an experienced and qualified dentist, like Dr. Lori Ross Tijerino, for your dental implant procedure is essential to ensure the best results.

Find out more about affordable dental implants "near me"

If you reside in the cities of San Ramon, Mountain House, Pleasanton, Danville, Tracy, Dublin, Pittsburg, Sunol, or Blackhawk, California, and want to speak to our team at Sycamore Family Dentistry about the benefits of dental implants, call (925) 940-7770 to request an upcoming appointment at 2620 First Street.

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