Tooth loss can impact the function and beauty of a smile, and can make patients feel self-conscious about how they look. By undergoing certain dental procedures, patients in the area of Fremont, CA will be able to restore their smile and feel confident once again. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala of StarBrite Dental is a professional dentist who helps explain the process of oral surgery procedures such as the placement of dental implants, which are considered the “gold standard” in tooth replacement. What is a dental implant? Dr. Munira Lokhandwala describes a dental implant as a titanium metal restoration that looks like … Continue reading
When San Jose, CA area patients use full dentures to restore the function and beauty of their smile after tooth loss, they may not realize the troubles that may occur. Though dentures can be held in place with natural suction and dental adhesives, both of these methods can fail an individual and make them self-conscious about wearing their dental prosthetics. Instead, patients are urged to consider the benefits of using dental implants to retain their dentures and provide ultimate function. What are implant-retained dentures? Implant-retained dentures are full dentures that are made to fit into place with strategically-placed dental implants … Continue reading
When patients decide to have dental implants placed, they are making a smart choice in restoring their smiles. Tooth loss can leave gaps in the smile that are unsightly and embarrassing for many, but restoring with dental implants is one of many ways to bring back that beautiful smile! While others may consider the benefits of dental bridges and partial dentures, dental implants are an investment in the smile. The long-term nature of implants makes them the gold standard in dental restoration, and they provide patients with a carefree, low-maintenance smile. Dental implants are titanium posts used to restore missing … Continue reading
What are alternative tooth restoration options provided by San Jose implant dentist Dr. Lokhandwala?
The smile is often the first thing people notice about others. When an individual flashes a beautiful smile, it makes a positive first impression on those who see it. While not everyone has a naturally radiant smile, there are ways for patients to achieve it, including those who have suffered from tooth loss. These patients can benefit from dental implants from an implant dentist. San Jose dentist, Dr. Lokhandwala of StarBrite Dental, offers dental implants, along with other restoration alternatives. Dental implants are a wonderful way to restore missing natural teeth. They are long-lasting, affordable, and allow patients to have … Continue reading
For the person with the perfect smile, this article isn’t for you. This article is for the person who is struggling with imperfect teeth, teeth that pain, teeth that are either partially broken or crumbling in your mouth, teeth that need to be extracted, and teeth that need the care of a dental professional. The symptoms above are the consequences of poor dental hygiene or lack of proper oral care. Many times, the lack of proper dental care and poor dental hygiene can lead to tooth loss. What causes tooth loss? Tooth loss can be caused by many different factors. … Continue reading
San Jose is a beautiful and thriving city; home to hundreds of thousands of people. Among these are many individuals who would benefit from an improvement in their smiles. To a human being, a smile is a form of non-verbal communication. With our smiles, we can encourage, convey shyness or nervousness, and impart importance to another person or event. When someone loses a tooth, whether, through tooth extraction or accident, It leaves a gaping hole in the location of the tooth. There are many severe implications to this empty space. Other than the obvious cosmetic issue, the empty space tends … Continue reading
Dental implants are just one of many restorations offered in San Jose by Starbrite Dental. Dr. Munira knows how important it is to have a smile that you can be proud of. For patients who are missing natural teeth, or for those who want to consider implant-supported dentures, dental implants are a permanent solution for many patients wanting to improve their smile. Dental implants are titanium metal rods that are surgically placed into the jawbone and stabilized through the process of osseointegration. This is when the bone grows around the implant and gives it strength and support, similar to the … Continue reading
What is the success rate of dental implants? The success rate of dental implants is very high. For a well placed dental implant, the success rate will exceed 98%. There are patients who placed dental implants when they first come out 20 odd years ago and they are still fully functional. Are titanium implants worth the cost? Titanium implants are definitely worth the cost. It’s a great alternative to replace a missing tooth and avoid removable dentures or fixed bridges. The use of dental implants allows the dentist to replace a missing tooth without having to resort to cutting the … Continue reading
Extracted or lost teeth can have a negative effect on one’s appearance and can affect the efficiency of the oral structure. Chewing, biting, and speaking all require teeth to perform and when one or more natural teeth are missing from the dental arch, it can cause concern. Additionally, patients who are missing natural teeth may experience problems such as the shifting of their existing teeth, which can only be fixed with orthodontic treatment. Restorative services through StarBrite Dental with Dr. Munira Lokhandwala should be considered as soon as possible to ensure the preservation of the smile. In many cases, patients … Continue reading
Maintaining a full set of teeth is important. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala of the San Jose area explains to her patients how beneficial it can be to keep all the natural teeth within the smile. Missing teeth can: reduce chewing and biting efficiency make it difficult to speak clearly result in the shifting of the existing teeth, developing large spaces cause deterioration of the jawbone, resulting in aging, sunken-in appearance While things can happen that result in the loss of natural teeth, it is important to consider restorative options. One option often recommended by Dr. Munira Lokhandwala of StarBrite Dental is … Continue reading
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.