Hillsdale Dental Care
Family Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in San Jose, CA
Dental implants are the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. At Hillsdale Dental Care, Magdalena Azzarelli, DDS, and Roge Jacob, DDS, offer the latest treatments for receiving custom dental implants. Located in San Jose, California, the experienced team specializes in fitting adults with custom-designed dental implants that look as good as they function. Implants restore your ability to eat and speak and improve your oral health. Are you a candidate for dental implants? Find out by calling the friendly office staff or booking your appointment online.
Dental Implants Q&A
What are dental implants?
When you lose one or more teeth and replace them with custom-made dental implants, it’s like getting brand new, fully functioning teeth that look beautiful, too.
Dental implants consist of a titanium screw and a porcelain crown or other dental prosthetic. The screw becomes your new tooth root, and the crown is the visible part of the implant that functions as your new tooth, blending seamlessly with the surrounding teeth.
You can get a single implant or several, depending on your needs. Each implant screws into your jawbone to become a permanent part of your smile. In some cases, implants support full or partial dentures, improving their stability dramatically.
All of the dentists at Hillsdale Dental Care are members of the BIOMET 3i Synergy Training Program® — a mini-residency exploring all aspects of restorative implant dentistry — so you can feel assured that you’re in the best hands if you do go ahead with the procedure.
Why are dental implants an ideal tooth replacement option?
Dental implants restore your mouth to its full function, improve the aesthetic value of your teeth, and offer a variety of other benefits, including:
- Improving jawbone health
- Preventing jawbone deterioration
- Improving oral health
- Maintaining natural facial structure
- Preventing nearby teeth from shifting out of place
Implants aren’t susceptible to tooth decay, so you don’t have to worry about cavities. Essentially, dental implants can help you avoid more extensive dental work in the future and keep your skin from sagging into empty areas of your gums if you don’t replace missing teeth.
Am I a good candidate for dental implants?
Your provider at Hillsdale Dental Care takes digital X-rays and CT 3-D imaging to determine if your jawbone has enough bone mass to support the implants. Even if you don’t have an adequate amount of bone or your jawbone is too soft, you may still be a candidate for dental implants after a bone graft procedure.
Often, missing, broken, or severely decayed teeth can’t always be repaired. It often makes more sense to remove a severely damaged or decayed tooth and replace it with an implant rather than undergo extensive procedures to try and save or restore it.
Implants can be expensive, which is why Hillsdale Dental Care also offers snap-on dentures. This cost-effective method uses fewer implants to achieve a beautiful smile. Are you ready to find out more? Call the office, or book an appointment online.