Dental Implants Specialist

Golden State Smiles

Dentistry located in San Leandro, CA & Concord, CA

If you have one or more missing teeth or need to have a tooth extracted, dental implants may be just the solution you need. With the help of Dharaben Munjpara, DDS, Douglas Mo, DDS, and the leading dental team at Golden State Smiles, you can get a dental implant at the office in San Leandro or Concord, California. To find out if a dental implant is right for you, request a consultation through the website or call the office to speak with a team member at the office nearest you.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are known as the “gold standard” solution for replacing missing teeth. Because implants replace both the root and the crown of your tooth using durable materials — such as titanium and porcelain — your beautiful new implant becomes a permanent fixture in your mouth.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Since dental implants bond to your jawbone and are designed to last a lifetime, they provide a variety of benefits. Undergoing a dental implant treatment plan from Golden State Smiles to replace one or more of your missing teeth can:

  • Eliminate the need to cut down surrounding teeth to make a bridge
  • Restore facial fullness and resolve sunken cheek issues
  • Lower your risk of bone and gum loss
  • Improve normal biting functions 
  • Help you smile with confidence
  • Prevent shifting of teeth 

The team at Golden State Smiles can even place dental implants to help secure your dentures into place, which minimizes gum discomfort and embarrassment from slipping dentures. 

While dental implants do require a certain level of jaw structure to keep them stable and secure, the practice offers an alternative — mini dental implants. These implants are ideal for stabilizing your dentures even if you don’t have enough bone or can’t undergo traditional dental implant surgery. 

How many dental implant appointments will I need?

It depends on your treatment plan, but your dedicated dentist outlines the details of your plan during your consultation. Generally, dental implants require about two to three visits.

On the day of your dental implant surgery at Golden State Smiles, which is the longest appointment, your dentist needs to place the titanium implant into your jawbone during an oral surgery procedure. 

The practice specializes in gentle dental techniques and offers sedation dentistry solutions to ensure you can completely relax. In some cases, your dentist can remove a tooth (if needed), conduct any necessary bone grafting, and place a dental implant during one procedure. 

It takes several months for your gums and jawbone to heal after dental implant surgery. But once that implant is secure and stable, your dentist at Golden State Smiles has you come in for a follow-up visit to bond a customized tooth-colored crown into place. You leave the clinic that day with your completed new tooth. 

Find out how dental implants can enhance your bite and smile by requesting a consultation at Golden State Smiles today. Use the online booking tool, or call the office nearest you today.