Place and Restore Dental Implants with Dr. Shapiro in Greenbrae, CA
Has tooth loss impacted your overall quality of life? Unfortunately, we may not truly be able to understand the value of a set of strong and healthy teeth until we start losing our own. But Dr. Shapiro understands, that’s why he is committed to helping his patients restore their health and their smiles with dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the most natural looking tooth replacement method available today. The implants are actually just tiny titanium posts that can fuse with and become a part of your jaw bone to provide a stable, permanent, and natural foundation for dental crowns and dentures. Dr. Shapiro can restore your quality of life and your confident smile with dental implants.
Place and Restore Dental Implants Step by Step with Dr. Shapiro
Step 1: Dental Implant Examination and Consultation
The first step towards getting dental implants is to visit Dr. Shapiro for an implant evaluation to decide if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Good candidates typically have high bone density in the jaw to support the implant. You may need to undergo bone graft surgery or sinus lift surgery to produce a foundational structure in the jaw that will sustain and support the implants permanently.
Step 2:Placement of Dental Implant
Once you have been evaluated and cleared to undergo dental implant treatment you will be scheduled for the procedure. To replace your missing tooth, the tiny titanium post is surgically implanted into your jawbone underneath the gum line. The post is capped with a temporary crown, and the implant is allowed several months to fuse with the jawbone and heal along with the surrounding tissue.
Step 3: Placement of Dental Crown (Implant Restoration)
After the implant is fully healed and fused with your jaw, Dr. Shapiro will craft and place a natural looking permanent crown to cap the implant. Dr. Shapiro can place and restore one or more implants to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental implants can also be used for dental bridge and denture supports to provide a better fit for artificial teeth.
Step 4: Follow Up Care
Just like your natural teeth, dental implants are cared for with good daily oral hygiene and semi-annual dental visits. However, unlike your natural teeth, your dental implants will never decay.
Place and Restore Dental Implants in Greenbrae, CA
From initial evaluation to final crown placement and follow-up care, Dr. Shapiro can provide everything you need to place and restore your dental implants under one roof. The sooner you call, the sooner you can start enjoying a new lease on life with dental implants.
Make an appointment with Dr. Shapiro today for your dental implant consultation. Dr. Shapiro is conveniently located in Greenbrae, CA, and proudly serves patients throughout Larkspur, Kentfield, Ross, San Rafael, and nearby cities.