What is a dental implant?
Tooth replacement services have improved a great deal over the past few decades. Today, dental implants provide patients with the opportunity to replace missing teeth in a way that achieves permanent, fixed results. Implants themselves are not designed to replace missing tooth structure. These titanium posts, inserted into healthy jawbone by your experienced dentist, replace the missing root.
Advantage of Dental Implants
The progression of dental techniques and materials has significantly improved the look and feel of dentures. However, only dental implants will replace missing roots. As such, dental implants most closely mimic the overall structure of natural teeth. When teeth are replaced with dental implants and crowns, a bridge, or full denture appliances, functionality and aesthetics are restored to such a degree that even implant patients forget their teeth are not completely natural.
Expertise and quality lead to excellent results
Dr. Lokhandwala is a certified dental implant specialist. She has completed extensive training under reputable experts at esteemed institutions such as Loma Linda University, and has honed her skills in the ten-plus years she has been in practice. Dr. Lokhandwala is also a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Nobel Biocare is our preferred supplier for the implants we use in patient care. For more than forty years, Noble Biocare has been at the forefront of advances in dental technology. The success rate of Noble Biocare's implants is almost 95 percent for individual implants, and even higher for the bridgework that they support.
Cost of Dental Implant Treatment
The cost of implant treatment will vary, depending on the number of missing teeth that require implants. Cost is also dependant on the nature of the individual patient's case. Some patients may require adjunct procedures to address bone loss before implant placement can be performed. During the initial consultation visit, we assess your needs and discuss overall cost so that you may plan accordingly.
"When my daughter broke her tooth in a fall, our local dentist referred us to a dentist who could do the implant she required. The price was so high and we knew little of the procedure, so we decided to do a little research. We went to UCSF as part of the search for information. We discovered Dr. Lokhandwala from her internet site. After a phone call speaking directly with her, we realized she was among the most knowledgeable dentists around. The fee was less than all of the others."
"We come from Walnut Creek, because we believe she is the best dentist with the best staff. Every question or concern is answered clearly so that we can understand. You can trust everyone in the office."
"We always receive competent service from a considerate hygienist. You can be assured your comfort is their concern."