Dental Implants in Cupertino
Guided Implant Placement
With this technique, specialized software is used to create custom surgical guides. These guides direct the exact location, angle, and depth of each implant placement. The use of the guide increases the accuracy, efficiency, safety, and predictability of the procedure.
Single Tooth Dental Implants
Dental implants replace tooth roots in the mouth. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth and can aid in the prevention of bone loss in the jaw.
An implant-supported bridge is a restorative solution for spaces where three or more adjacent teeth are missing. This restoration typically requires two implants to support the porcelain bridge. The bridge provides a functional and aesthetic replacement for a patient’s natural teeth.
For patients who are missing many or all of their teeth, implant-supported dentures may be an alternative to traditional dentures. This solution requires the placement of two or more implants. In order to replace a full arch denture, a minimum of four implants is generally recommended. Eligibility for this solution is dependent upon a number of factors, with jaw bone density being one of the most significant determining factors.
Traditional dentures rely on an acrylic base that sits directly on the gums, held in place by a paste or adhesive. Using implants as supports for dentures allows for a smaller and more comfortable base and less shifting of the prosthesis during use.
Implants can support both full and partial dentures as well as both fixed and removable dentures. If a removable denture is selected, the denture will “snap” on to the implant rather than requiring the use of denture paste or adhesives.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants in Cupertino
How much do dental implants cost in Cupertino, CA?
The cost of dental implants in Cupertino depends on several factors: the number of teeth being replaced, the type of restoration being used to replace them, the material used to create the restoration, and any additional procedures needed to prepare for dental implant surgery. During your consultation, we will provide you with your options and a cost for each.
Are dental implants covered by insurance?
The total cost of dental implants is rarely covered by dental insurance, but some plans do pay some of the costs—for example, the restorations that attach to your dental implants may be covered, but not the implants themselves. In certain cases, medical insurance may also provide coverage. We’re happy to help you understand your benefits.
Are dental implants worth it?
Yes, dental implants are worth it. They’re the only restoration for missing teeth that prevents and even reverses bone loss in the jaw, resulting in a stronger bite, better oral health, and a more youthful appearance. Dental implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
How painful is getting a dental implant?
Getting a dental implant isn’t painful at all because we use local anesthesia to numb the area where we’re working. In the hours after your surgery, you’ll feel some tenderness and discomfort, but this can be relieved with over-the-counter pain medication.
Can dental implants be done in one day?
Some dental implant restorations can be performed in one day, while others need multiple office visits. We’ll let you know if you’re a candidate for a same-day dental implant procedure during your consultation.
Are you put to sleep for dental implants?
Our dental implant procedures are performed with local anesthesia to ensure your comfort, but you will be awake. Mild sedation is available for patients who are anxious or need help relaxing.