Dental implants for seniors in Fremont, CA
As you age, changes in your hormones and immune system lead to bone density loss. Seniors with missing teeth will lose jawbone faster, leading to the recessed jaw and sagging faced associated with dentures. Dr. Lokhandwala is a certified implant specialist with over a decade of experience providing beautiful restorations for her patients. Seniors in Fremont, CA, are encouraged to contact Starbrite Dental to schedule a consultation for dental implants.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are the best treatment option for patients with missing teeth. That is because they are the only restoration that replaces the entire structure of the tooth. The dental implant is a titanium, screw-shaped post that bonds with your jawbone. Once it is in place, it will stimulate your jawbone to prevent bone loss and a shrunken face.
Dental implants can support a crown for a single missing tooth or hold a bridge or complete dentures for patients with multiple missing teeth. Denture retained implants eliminate the gum pain and discomfort associated with ill-fitting dentures, and they allow your teeth to stay in place, so you can eat and speak without dental adhesive or slipping dentures.
The treatment plan for dental implants
Dental implants are suitable for most patients healthy enough for surgery. Dr. Lokhandwala will evaluate your teeth and determine if dental implants are right for you. The process can take several months, and there may be several extra steps depending on your situation. If you need an extraction, or you have gum disease or other issues near the site of your implant, she will treat these problems first. Some patients may require a bone or gum graft to provide ample support for
If you have an extraction or grafts, these will typically need to heal before your implant is placed. Once your mouth is prepared, Dr. Lokhandwala will cut into your gum and drill through to your jawbone. She will then place the implant into the bone and close the wound with sutures. Once your mouth is healed and the implant is fused to the bone, you will return to have your abutments placed. Once these are healed, you will be ready for your prosthetic teeth.
Contact our office in Fremont, CA, today at 510-795-7786 to learn more about dental implants for seniors.
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.