Dr. James Block, Your Dental Implants Dentist in Fremont, CA

June 18, 2015

Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants

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Dental implants are a great way to restore a beautiful smile for those who have lost one or more teeth. Call Fremont dentist, Dr. James Block to find out more.

If you’ve lost one or more teeth or need to have a tooth extracted in the near future, you should be considering how you will replace them. Left uncorrected, missing teeth have numerous long-term oral health effects. Most patients are aware that gaps between teeth allow the surrounding teeth to shift leading to a misaligned bite.

Did you know that there is a much more significant problem associated with tooth loss? Diminished bone and gum tissue density as a result of missing teeth can lead to excessive pressure being placed on certain teeth which can lead to further tooth damage or loss. Loss of bone density puts added strain on other parts of the jaw putting you at risk to develop TMJ.

Dental implants are an innovative dental technology that can reverse the effects of missing teeth, and restore your smile. Native to Fremont, CA, Dr. James Block is a 3rd generation dentist who is dedicated to providing his community with the best possible dental care. Call today to find out more about dental implants, and schedule a consultation to find out if implants are the right way to replace your missing teeth.

Osseointegration the Foundation for Success

Dental implants work to preserve bone density and gum tissue because they work more like your natural teeth. A titanium post is inserted below the skin. During this process, we will work with a surgical specialist to ensure your health and safety. Once the posts are placed, it’s all up to you. We’ll place a temporary denture or crown for you to wear while your mouth heals.

During this time, the post will settle into your gums like the root of a natural tooth. Over a period one or several months, the post will fuse to your jawbone creating a solid foundation for a permanent dental crown or denture to be placed. This fusion process is called osseointegration, and it’s the reason why dental implants are the best way to retain gum tissue and bone density.

Gum tissue is shaped by the root, and bone density is maintained through stimulation from the root. Thanks to osseointegration, your implant will perform this function.

Dental Implants to Restore Any Amount Tooth Loss

Whether you’ve lost one tooth or an entire arch, dental implants provide a semi-permanent, natural looking and feeling restoration. To replace one tooth, you will only need one implant. Once it has settled, a porcelain crown is placed on the post. This crown is customized to your bite, and will look and feel just like your original tooth.

If you are missing numerous teeth in a row, an implant supported bridge can be secured to two or more implants. A unique partial denture will be created to replace the missing teeth, and will attach to the implants. Finally, dental implants can be used to support a full arch or a full set of replacement teeth. If you struggle to keep your dentures secure or miss biting into a juicy apple without hesitation, implant supported dentures can help you regain your dental freedom.

Are Implants Right for Your Smile?

Most people who are healthy enough to receive minimal medical treatment are healthy enough to undergo the implanting procedure. However, certain health factors do increase risks associated with surgery, and decrease your chance for success. People who suffer from diabetes and other chronic illnesses that can slow the body’s healing rate may not be good candidates for this treatment.

There’s no way to know for sure without a consultation. Restorative dentist, Dr. Block will meet with you to answer questions, examine your teeth and jaw, and determine whether dental implants can restore your smile. Whatever the outcome, James Block Dentistry will create a smile restoration plan to replace your missing teeth.

Request an Appointment!

Our friendly dental team is here to help you with all your dental health concerns. Call us today to find out more about dental implants, other tooth replacement services, or anything you want to know about your oral health. James Block Dentistry welcomes patients from Fremont, Newark, Union City, Pleasanton and beyond.

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