|For the safety of our patients and the dental team, we are following the California Dental Association guidelines to suspend non-essential and non-urgent dental care for the next few weeks starting March 17 to April 30, or until further notice. If a patient is in pain, please email: Samuelwongdds@gmail.com or call the office and leave a message @ 650-755-4050. Dr. Wong or one of the team members will get back to you as soon as possible.|
You have several options when replacing teeth; it isn't limited to crowns and conventional bridges or dentures. Dental implants are aesthetically pleasing and feel very natural. Implants are surgically placed below the gums over a series of appointments. With time, they fuse to the jawbone and serve as a base for individual replacement teeth, bridges or dentures.
Through a process called osseointegration, implants offer stability because they fuse to your bone. Integration of the implants into your jaw also helps your replacement teeth feel more natural. Some patients have reported that the secure fit is more comfortable than alternatives. Dental implant candidates must have healthy gums and bone to support the implant.
Reasons for Dental Implants
What Does a Dental Implant Involve?
Smoking tends to lead to a high rate of failure in implants, so dental implants are not the best option for patients who are actively smoking. We will help you determine whether dental implants will be a good tooth replacement option for you. Proper brushing and flossing will maximize the longevity of your new dental implant.