Dental Implants

Understanding Dental Implants at Cupertino OFS

Introduction: Welcome to Cupertino Oral and Facial Surgery (Cupertino OFS), where we take pride in offering top-notch dental implant services. Dental implants are a revolutionary solution for those seeking to restore their smile, improve oral health, and regain their self-confidence. Dr. Brian C. Lee and our dedicated team are committed to providing the highest standard of care for patients in Cupertino, San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Los Altos, Saratoga, and beyond. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the world of dental implants, addressing common questions and concerns to help you make informed decisions about your oral health.

What are dental implants? 

Dental implants are titanium posts surgically placed into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. They serve as sturdy anchors for artificial teeth, providing a long-lasting and natural-looking solution for tooth loss. These implants are designed to fuse with the bone, creating a strong and stable base for crowns, bridges, or dentures. At Cupertino OFS, we specialize in dental implant procedures, offering tailored solutions to meet your unique needs.

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Can dental implants be used for full-mouth restoration? 

Yes, dental implants can absolutely be used for full-mouth restoration. Whether you're missing a single tooth, multiple teeth, or need a complete smile makeover, dental implants can provide a comprehensive solution. Dr. Brian C. Lee and our team will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the best approach for your specific case, ensuring you achieve a fully restored and functional smile.

Are there age restrictions for dental implant candidates? 

Unlike some dental treatments, dental implants are not limited by age. Candidates for dental implants vary widely in age, from young adults to seniors. What matters most is the overall health of your mouth and jawbone. Dr. Brian C. Lee will assess your oral condition to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for dental implants.

How do dental implants compare to traditional dentures? 

Dental implants offer several advantages over traditional dentures. While dentures sit on the gum line and may slip or cause discomfort, implants are anchored securely in the jawbone. This provides stability and prevents issues like slipping, allowing you to speak and eat with confidence. Dental implants also stimulate bone growth, which helps maintain the natural structure of your face, preventing a sunken appearance.

Can dental implants be used to stabilize dentures? 

Yes, dental implants can be used to stabilize dentures, offering a more secure and comfortable fit. This technique, known as implant-supported dentures, involves attaching dentures to implants strategically placed in the jaw. This eliminates the need for messy adhesives and provides a stable bite, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods without worry.

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How do I care for dental implants after the procedure? 

Caring for dental implants is relatively easy. Regular oral hygiene practices, such as brushing and flossing, are essential to keep your implants and surrounding teeth healthy. Our team at Cupertino OFS will provide you with specific care instructions, and we recommend scheduling regular check-ups to ensure your implants are functioning optimally.

Are there any dietary restrictions with dental implants? 

One of the benefits of dental implants is that they allow you to enjoy a wide range of foods without restrictions. Unlike traditional dentures, which may limit your diet, dental implants provide the strength and stability needed to bite into crunchy or tough foods comfortably. You can savor all your favorite dishes with confidence.

At Cupertino OFS, we are committed to helping you achieve a beautiful, functional smile with dental implants. Contact us at (408) 214-5670 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brian C. Lee and take the first step toward restoring your oral health and confidence. We serve patients in Cupertino, San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Los Altos, Saratoga, and surrounding areas.

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