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Dental Implants

Dental Implant Specialist in San Jose, CA

Dental implants act as the roots of missing teeth and are surgically inserted into your jawbone. Do you want to replace your missing teeth? Contact Dr. Lawrence Wu, DDS, at NuSmile Dental & Orthodontics for dental implants. For more information, contact us or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 1319 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose, CA 95118.

Dental Implants Specialist Near Me in San Jose, CA
Dental Implants Specialist Near Me in San Jose, CA

Table of Contents:

What are dental implants?
What is the process for getting dental implants?
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Will insurance pay for dental implants?

Teeth are strong and resilient structures, providing a sharp and powerful biting force for masticating food. However, teeth can become chipped, damaged, malpositioned, and even fall out. Teeth are more likely to fall out if they become infected, which can occur from a chipped or cracked tooth. Fortunately, dental implants can restore a single tooth or full set of teeth for both practical and aesthetic purposes.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a medical application performed to replace missing teeth, either a single tooth or a full set of teeth. Usually made of an artificial tooth root in the form of a screw, dental implants are perceived as a part of the body with their specialized design and have a high degree of success. Dental implants are one of the most commonly preferred methods by people who have missing teeth because both patients with a single tooth missing and patients with no teeth can benefit from dental implants. Dental implants also do not interfere with adjacent teeth, making them an attractive option for most people.

What is the process for getting dental implants?

Dental implants are applied in three or four basic steps:

Placement of the implant — During this step, the implant is placed into the jawbone. Some swelling and/or tenderness may be present after the surgery, therefore pain medication may be prescribed to help relieve the pain.

The healing process — The healing process is the most vital step, as the bone grows around the implant and holds it in place; this is why dental implants are so strong. This process is called osseointegration and takes time; some people might need to wait until the implant is completely integrated before a permanent replacement tooth can be attached to the implant. This can take several months. In other cases, some people can have the implant and a temporary replacement tooth placed all in the same visit. The length of the healing process varies from one person to the next and depends on the location of the replacement tooth and the type of implant being used.

Replacing the missing tooth — For a single tooth implant, a new tooth may be customized, which is known as a dental crown. It is based on a size, shape, and color that will blend naturally with the other teeth. Once completed, the manmade tooth is attached to the implant post.

To get a dental implant, contact our office today and one of our professionals will be happy to assist you.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

There are many benefits of dental implants:

• Prevents Bone Loss
• Matches Natural Teeth
• Restores Bite Force
• Prevents Changes In Facial Shape
• Enables Natural Speech
• Will Not Get Cavities
• Easy to Care For
• No Embarrassing Slippage
• Supports Adjacent Teeth
• A Permanent Solution to Tooth Loss

Will insurance pay for dental implants?

Some insurance plans do cover dental implants, either partially or fully. It is essential to check with your insurance policy before receiving dental implants to confirm any coverage. The dental insurance plans we accept at NuSmile Dental & Orthodontics include:

• Cigna Dental
• Delta Dental
• Guardian Dental
• Lincoln Dental
• Local Union Insurance
• MetLife Dental
• Sunlife Dental
• United Concordia
• UnitedHealthcare
• And Many More Dental Plans

If you do not see your dental insurance plans listed above, please call our office to find out what other options may be available to you. At NuSmile Dental & Orthodontics, we are dedicated to providing you with all of your dental implant needs. Our dentist is experienced at performing dental implants and can help you achieve the smile you desire! Contact us today to book an appointment for a dental implant, or visit our office conveniently located at 1319 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose, CA 95118. We serve patients from San Jose CA, Los Gatos CA, Campbell CA, Santa Clara CA, Cupertino CA, Sunnyvale CA, Saratoga CA, and Mountain View CA. We look forward to serving you!