Trust your care to a dental implant specialist in Fremont, CA
Dental implants are the top treatment for missing teeth, but not every dentist has the skills to provide them without referring you to an outside specialist. Dr. Lokhandwala has over ten years of experience as a dental implant specialist, and she welcomes patients in the Fremont, CA, area to contact StarBrite Dental to find the care they need.
Advantages of dental implants
Without treatment, missing teeth can have a significant impact on your mouth. Without stimulation, your jaw will begin to lose bone mass, causing your face to shrink. Without support from your tooth, adjacent teeth can shift around in the mouth, and the added pressure can increase the risk of fracturing your tooth and lead to problems in your TMJ.
Dental implants are the only treatment option that entirely replaces the structure of your tooth. They will allow you to speak, chew your favorite foods, and smile with confidence. Dental implants are placed directly into your jawbone, and once they are in place, they will prevent bone loss and support a prosthetic replacement, whether it is a single crown, a dental bridge, or complete dentures.
How the process works
Dental implants require several steps to place for a successful restoration. If you need an extraction, Dr. Lokhandwala will begin by removing the tooth and treating the area to remove the infection. The extraction site will need some time to heal, and she will evaluate the area, to plan the next step in the process.
Once your extraction site is healed, you are ready for your implant. Patients with bone loss or tissue damage may require grafts to support the implant. Once the grafts are in place, she will place a screw-shaped rod directly into your jawbone. Over the course of a couple of months, the implant will fuse to your jawbone, and she can place an abutment and create a mold of your mouth to craft your restoration. When your new teeth are ready, you can return to the office to have them fitted, and once they are in place, your new smile will be ready to show off. Don’t hesitate to get the treatment you need. Contact our office in Fremont, CA, at 510-795-7786 to schedule an appointment and learn more about the implant process.
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Our team consists of Dr. Munira Lokhandwala and Dr. Maryum Tariq who are highly skilled dentists with decades of dental experience in both cosmetic and general dentistry.