Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Oakland area dentist offers replacements of failed dental implants

At the Oakland area practice of the Center for Implant Dentistry, patients can have a variety of treatments done right in one office. Drs. Sambhav Jain, Arpana Gupta, and Shivani Gupta are dedicated to helping men and women in addressing imperfections of their smiles, including the loss of teeth. When this happens, many of our patients want to find out more about solutions such as dental implants.

Dental implants are the best option for tooth replacements. They are permanent restorations that can last a lifetime with proper care. However, there are times when they may become problematic. Sometimes they will fail and become loose, requiring further treatment. This may include treatment with the Fotona LightWalker laser, which is used in our practice to address peri-implantitis. It can reduce the amount of bacteria present in the area and allow patients to maintain their dental implants. However, if the implants continue to fail, patients may need to consider replacements.

Replacements of failed dental implants often include dentures or dental bridges. Dental bridges are used to replace one or more teeth in a row and use the surrounding teeth for support. They are permanent and do not need to be removed for cleaning and care. Dentures are removable. They may be full dentures (used to replace all the teeth in the dental arch) or partial dentures (used to replace one or more teeth within the arch). Both are available at the Center for Implant Dentistry. After a consultation appointment and evaluation following the removal of dental implants, our team will then decide what may work best for a patient to repair his or her smile.

If you want to find out more about effective replacements for failed dental implants in the Oakland area, now is a great time to contact Drs. Sambhav Jain, Arpana Gupta, and Shivani Gupta and learn more about bridges and dentures. We work closely with our patients to help them determine the best possible way to achieve a more beautiful, fully functional smile.

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