Milpitas Dental Implants
If you are missing a tooth or teeth, Dr. Oscar Celis and Dr. Alejandro Ceilis can use dental implants to restore the look and function of your smile. Implants are the closest thing you can get to healthy natural teeth, consisting of artificial tooth roots surgically placed in your jawbone. Implants bond with the bone in your jaw and become a sturdy base to support one or more artificial teeth called crowns or caps.
Dental implants have been used successfully for over thirty years, and they provide a strong foundation for replacement and offer many advantages including:
- Improving your appearance since they look and feel like your own teeth.
- Making it easier to speak. Dentures can slip, which can cause you to mumble or slur your speech.
- Eating is easier with implants than with dentures. You can eat with confidence and without pain.
- Implants are durable and can last for many years. If you care for them with good oral hygiene, they can last a lifetime. They are a fixed, stable and secure solution for missing teeth.
- Dental implants are the only restoration option that will stimulate bone growth, preventing bone loss which could lead to tooth loss.
- If you are replacing several teeth in the same area, healthy, neighboring teeth are not part of the reconstruction like in a bridge.
At Montague Hills Dentistry we can determine if you would be a good candidate for implants. Patients need to have healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant.
Titanium is a lightweight and strong metal that naturally fuses with bone and is used as part of the implant. Its special property of fusing to the bone is called osseointegration and is the biological basis of dental implant success, giving it longevity and durability. Occasionally, when there is not enough bone to successfully hold the titanium implant, a bone graft can be done.
Grafting bone into the socket of the missing tooth can help replace the bone volume needed for implant placement. Certainly, bone grafting patients may face a longer treatment time. To increase the chances of long-term success, the patient’s bone graft must heal completely before placing the implants. It can take several months for the body to regenerate enough bone to support the implant.
If you have to replace an entire arch of teeth, either upper or lower, it is possible to have only four specifically placed implants support the entire row. The All-on-4 dental implant is a revolutionary technique which will enable our dentists to replace an entire arch. The All-on-4 procedure makes maximum use of your bone in the back of your jaw by placing two implants at an angle. The two other implants are placed closer to the front of your mouth. Patients who have a severe lack of bone, periodontitis-affected teeth, or those with only a few badly infected/teeth remaining will benefit the most by this procedure. The All-in-4 can be done in a day providing you with a fully replaced smile when you leave our office.
Dental implants do require maintenance. Practicing good daily oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing, will ensure that your implants will remain healthy for a long time. Call our office today for a consultation to reclaim a wonderful smile!
implant inserted healing cap placed tissue former abutment placed crown cemented
CLINICAL CASE , actual patient of Dr.Celis
Diagnosis: 24 years old female patient with four anterior defective porcelain-metal crowns and the upper front right tooth has severe internal root resorption. Also inflammation and dark blue coloration of the gums due to open margins and poor quality of the metal ( non precious metal ) used in her existing crowns.
Treatment plan: the old porcelain-metal crowns are removed and replaced with all ceramic Lava crowns, the central left tooth is extracted due to internal root resorption and an immediate implant is inserted in the bone. Gums are treated with Laser. Four months after the insertion of the implant, a final crown is permanently cemented on top of the abutment. Gums have improved to a healthy and good looking condition.
defective anterior crowns Lava ceramic crowns Implant placed
Lava crows bonded close up
Special thanks to Dentsply USA