How Do Dental Implants Work?

A dental implant is made up of two components the root device and the abutment. Commonly made of titanium, the root device is anchored into your jawbone, just like you would anchor a screw into a piece of wood. Some root devices mimic the shape of an actual tooth root, and some look more like a titanium screw.

The second component is the visible one. It’s called the abutment, and it’s designed to match the rest of your teeth perfectly.

Once installed, your dental implants will have the same function and strength your original tooth.

Computerized Treatment Planning For Your Implant

CT guided dental implantsAt Top Down Dental in San Jose/Los Gotos, we’re able to provide you with easy, pain free dental implant surgery. Using a CT guided plan, we can pre-plan the precise size and placement of your implants virtually. This gives us very accurate results. We also make use of the CS 9300 – a revolutionary imaging tool which allows us to provide our patients with more accurate diagnoses, with more comfort and less radiation – to help us accurately position implants.

A CT scan takes 3D panoramic images and cross sectional views of your jaw and head with minimal radiation exposure. The 20 second scan provides Dr. Nancy Nehawandian with a complete set of images of your tooth and bone structure, your bone location, and your bone density to plan your implant surgery.

Once we’ve completed your CT scan, we’ll use CodiagnostiX planning software to plan the precise placement of your dental implants. This precise placement planning allows Top Down Dental in San Jose/Los Gatos to perform non-invasive implant surgery. What this all means for you is pain free surgery, a shorter recuperation time and great results.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost in Los Gatos?

The cost of dental implants depends upon the number and type of implants you need. For example, replacing a single tooth costs about as much as a dental bridge. If you need more complex treatment such as bone grafting, the cost will increase. Rest assured, the improvement in your self-confidence, comfort, eating habits and appearance will make dental implant treatment one of the best investments you’ve ever made!

Natural-Looking Teeth To Support Your Smile

Dental implants to support your smileDental implants are a welcome alternative to poor-fitting dentures or bridgework. Approximately 21% of all Americans are missing some or all of their teeth. Wearing a complete denture can cause gum loss, which often results in pain or discomfort. When loose dentures rub against your gums, the pain caused by the abrasion takes the joy out of pretty well everything that involves your teeth. Eating is not just a way to stay alive, in almost every human culture, eating is a social, happy event.

Fortunately, modern technology has advanced dental implants to the point where they can be used to replace as many missing or broken teeth as you have, even if you have lost all your teeth. These days, we’re living longer. With dental implants you can live your whole life with the greatest possible pleasure.

Once installed, your dental implants will give your new teeth solid support. Your bone heals around the root device, essentially becoming part of the structure of your jaw and face. When you use dental implants to replace missing or broken teeth, your face gets the structural support it needs to keep its natural shape and beauty.

Replace Your Missing Teeth With Dental Implants

Dr. Nancy Nehawandian at Top Down Dental is has the training and experience you need for your dental implant surgery. By providing you with a thorough explanation of the dental implant cost, procedure, and healing time, Dr. Nancy Nehawandian will steer you confidently towards your beautiful new smile. Call our Los Gatos office today at (408) 354-5600 to make an appointment.