Complementary Implant Consultations in Mountain View
We offer free, no-commitment consultations for patients who wish to explore dental implants as an option for tooth replacement. If you’re missing one or more of your teeth in Mountain View, our team is here to help! With dental implants from Peninsula Dental Excellence, you can permanently restore your smile and your bite. If you’re in Mountain View, give us a call at (650) 968-9186 to schedule your free consultation with one of our skilled dentists and see if dental implants may be the right choice for you!
Why Choose Implants?
Unique Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are the longest-lasting and most durable method of restoring missing teeth as they can easily last 30+ years or more. They require no special care beyond proper oral hygiene (regular brushing and flossing) and routine preventive exams. Implants are made of titanium, which has the unique ability to bond with your natural oral tissues through a process called osseointegration. Because of this, implants will never loosen, shift, or move.
When you lose a tooth, the pressure that it once exerted into your jaw bone is no longer there. Without this stimulation, your bone will begin to deteriorate, changing your bone structure and weakening your bite. With a dental implant, this issue can be prevented. Functioning as an artificial tooth root, implants provide the pressure that stimulates the bone tissue and prevents resorption.
Common Types of Dental Implants
At Peninsula Dental Excellence, we offer single-tooth implants, mini implants, and full arch dental implants.
- Single-tooth dental implants consist of a single dental implant and a dental crown. The implant is small, screw-shaped, and will function as an artificial tooth root one it heals. It will then be used to hold the restoration (dental crown) securely in place. The dental crown acts as a false tooth, and is attached to the implant to restore your smile and your bite.
- Mini implants, which are very small and narrow, are a subset of endosteal implants. They do the same thing as single-tooth implants, but are built to be minimally-invasive. When used to support dentures, mini implants can often be “loaded” with the implant-supported denture on the same day that they are surgically placed.
- If you are missing the upper, lower, or both arches of your teeth, a series of dental implants, known as full-arch dentures, can be used to support a permanent, fixed dental bridge or a removable implant-supported denture. Unlike dentures, full-arch dental implants are secure, stable, and help you maintain the health of your jaw bone.
What to Expect
The Placement and Restoration Process
During the first phase of implant treatment (the restoration process), one of our dentists will create a small opening in your gums and jaw. Then, the implant will be placed in the proper position and the area will be sutured shut. If you are having multiple implants placed, this process will be repeated.
It takes 3-6 months for your implant to completely heal and osseointegrate. If you’re receiving full arch implants, you’ll wear a temporary bridge or denture during this time. While you heal, your doctor will work with a dental lab to create your implant-supported restoration, such as a crown or implant-supported bridge or denture
Once your mouth has healed completely and we have received your custom restoration from the lab, you’ll come back in for your final appointment. Your prosthetic tooth will be checked to ensure a perfect, seamless fit and it will be bonded permanently into place, completing the implant restoration process.
Restore and Strengthen Your Smile
Dental Implants at Peninsula Dental Excellence
If you are missing one or more teeth and have a healthy jaw, dental implants from Peninsula Dental Excellence may be the right restorative option for you! Give us a call at (650) 968-9186 to see if you might be a good candidate. If you are located in the Mountain View area, feel free to stop by our office at 1704 Miramonte Avenue, Suite 4, Mountain View, California 94040.