Dental implant restoration offered at Crestview Family Dental
When patients are missing teeth, they may find themselves hiding their smiles behind their hands or avoiding full smiles in family photos. They may be dealing with embarrassment that they have a large space or two in their smile that continues to be viewed negatively. With the help of a dental provider in Santa Clara, California, many men and women can seek replacement of the teeth with a stable and functional alternative called the dental implant. Dental implants are tooth root replacements that are made of titanium. These posts are inserted by an oral surgeon or periodontist into the bone of the jaw. Then, Dr. Kavneet Bindra and her team can restore the dental implant with a crown.
What restorations are used over a dental implant?
- Dental crown. The most common restoration used with a dental implant is a dental crown. The dental crown is a porcelain cap that looks like a natural tooth. It is placed over the dental implant. That is done to replace a single tooth.
- Dental bridge. Patients considering dental bridges require teeth on each side of the space to hold the bridge in place. However, patients who do not have adjacent teeth that can support the bridge may use a dental implant for one or both ends of the dental bridge as support.
- Dentures. Implant-retained dentures are a popular choice for patients who need to replace the entire arch of teeth but don’t want to mess with denture adhesives and fake teeth. Dentures made to snap in place with several implants along the dental arch are more conservative and feel more natural for most patients. Implant-retained dentures function best by using the jawbone and implants for stabilization and strength.
In need of dental reconstruction?
Whether you need a single tooth replacement or implants for use with complete dentures, Dr. Kavneet Bindra and the Crestview Family Dental team in Santa Clara, California, can assist. Call the office at (408) 217-0727 to speak to her about restoring dental implants and replacing missing teeth with a long-term solution.