Walnut Creek, CA, dentist offers dental implants for tooth replacement
Dental implants are a popular choice for many patients who are faced with the need for tooth replacement. Dr. Troy A. Schmedding and his team, servicing the area of Walnut Creek, CA, is pleased to offer implants for patients who are looking for a dentist “near me” who offers them.
What is the dental implant?
Dr. Troy A. Schmedding describes the dental implant as a tooth root replacement option. Instead of using a partial denture or a dental bridge to replace a single tooth in the smile, a patient might choose the dental implant. The implant itself is a small titanium piece placed during oral surgery into the jawbone and restored over the top using a crown, bridge, or denture. This versatility and longevity are what makes dental implants far different from other dental restorations.
Who is a candidate for dental implants?
A candidate for a dental implant is a patient who:
- Abstains from cigarette smoking.
- Has an overall healthy smile.
- Does not have periodontal disease or cavities impacting oral health.
- Has sufficient bone in the jaw for successful placement.
To determine if a patient is a good fit, Dr. Troy A. Schmedding will perform a physical examination and x-rays to check the bone of the jaw. If the bone is healthy and strong, there are significant chances that the patient will be appropriate for the procedure.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Some patients choose dental implants because they are a smart investment in their smile’s longevity. Dental implants will last a lifetime with proper care, and because they are restored using porcelain restorations, they are often natural-looking while improving functionality.
Ready to learn more about options for tooth replacement?
While dental implants are a popular choice for many patients at Troy A. Schmedding DDS, they are not the only option. We strongly encourage patients to speak to our team about their choices to restore their smile at our Walnut Creek, CA area practice. We are located at 106 La Casa Via, Ste. #280, and can be reached by phone for an appointment at (925) 956-4266.