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At Redwood Canyon Dentistry in Castro Valley, CA, Dr. Nazish Mir provides the latest in dental implants and restorative dentistry technology. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that serve as anchors for replacement teeth.When a patient is missing one or more teeth, dental implants are the most permanent (and often the most comfortable) solution. At Redwood Canyon Dentistry, we restore dental implants with:
• single teeth
• multiple teeth
• or full arch dentures
Read on to learn more, but don't forget to visit our smile gallery to view some before-and-after photos of the dental implants results enjoyed by our Castro Valley dental implant patients.
The first step in the dental implants process for our Castro Valley dental patients is a consultation with Dr. Mir, during which all possible tooth replacement options will be discussed. To be a good candidate for dental implants, the dental patient must have sufficient bone in his or her jaw to support the implants. Once it is determined that the patient is a good candidate for dental implants, Dr. Mir will surgically implant the titanium screws that will serve as anchors into the patient's jaw. The next step in the dental implants process will occur three to six months later, after the titanium tooth roots have completely fused to the patient's jaw bone. Once this has occurred, the patient can return to our Castro Valley restorative dentistry office where Dr. Mir will fit the custom-crafted replacement teeth onto the patient's artificial tooth roots.
Many of Dr. Mir's Castro Valley area dental implant patients prefer permanent dental implants over dental bridge for several reasons. Dental implants are nearly indistinguishable from a patient's natural teeth. Dental implants are a permanent tooth loss solution that require no additional maintenance outside of a good oral hygiene routine. Dental implants also allow patients to feel more comfortable while speaking and eating because dental implants are permanently affixed to the patient's jaw. Dental implants allow you to replace teeth without the need of grinding, healthy enamel from surrounding teeth or neighboring teeth which is necessary when bridges are placed.
If you are interested in learning more about your tooth replacement options, especially dental implants, contact our Castro Valley office at 510-581-1991 to schedule your restorative dentistry consultation with Dr. Nazish Mir today.