Dr. Beech and Dr. Reid are board-certified oral surgeons who put patients’ needs first. Beech & Reid Oral & Dental Implant Surgery offers oral surgery procedures to serve patients with a variety of oral health needs. Some of our dental implant patients have shared their experiences with us, and we encourage you to listen to them so that you can learn more about what to expect when you come to our practice.
Dental implants are specially designed to look and function just like a natural tooth. The process of placing an implant requires precision and skill, which oral surgeons are specially trained to perform. If there is not enough bone in the jaw, a bone graft can be placed so that the jaw will have enough sturdy bone to support a dental implant.
Dr. Beech and Dr. Reid are board-certified surgeons, which means they are held to the highest standards of patient care. They are proud to offer superior treatment options to patients in Sunnyvale, San Jose, and Milpitas, California.
To learn more about dental implants, we encourage you to visit our Dental Implant FAQ.
If a tooth is missing, the jaw bone begins to deteriorate in that area. Over time, the jaw bone becomes unstable, and this lack of bone can cause facial features to sag. The presence of a tooth stimulates the bone in the jaw during chewing, and a dental implant post acts just like a natural tooth’s root in that it stimulates the jaw bone. This preserves the structural integrity of the jaw and improves oral health.
Some people make the decision to wear dentures, and some are able to tolerate them well. However, many patients find dentures uncomfortable and embarrassing because they have to be removed during eating and brushing. If many teeth are missing, you may be a candidate for a full-arch restoration procedure, in which a permanent denture is supported by a few dental implants.
Some of the key benefits of dental implants include:
Our Milpitas office is located only 15 minutes north of San Jose. If you’re ready to find a permanent, natural-looking solution to missing teeth, contact our office today.
If you’re ready to love your smile again, the first step is to schedule a consultation at our office. During this first visit, we will take 3D CBCT scans of your teeth and mouth, as well as discuss all of your anesthesia and sedation options. We understand anxieties surrounding any type of surgery or discomfort, which is why Dr. Beech and Dr. Reid are happy to offer a variety of options for patients to choose from.
During the procedure, your surgeon will extract any teeth, if necessary, and make a small incision in the gum where the implant will be placed. Bone grafting material will be inserted if the jaw bone needs it, and the implant post will be placed. Over time, the post will fuse with your jaw bone and become a permanent, stable part of your facial structure.
When the post has fully healed, your restorative dentist will place the custom-made crown, and you can enjoy your favorite foods, laugh, and live with confidence again.
The cost of a dental implant varies depending on a number of factors. The number of teeth that need to be extracted, if bone grafting is required, the choice of anesthesia, and the details of your insurance coverage will all factor into the total cost.
Our front desk staff is highly skilled and knowledgeable about insurance information and configuring payment options. If you would like a more accurate estimate of your specific procedure, please contact us to schedule a consultation.
A dental implant not only restores confidence improves oral health. By providing additional support to the jaw, a dental implant serves as an ideal tooth replacement option for anyone missing one or more teeth. This tooth replacement option is comfortable, convenient, and affordable, and many patients can’t even tell which tooth is a dental implant because of how indistinguishable it is from the other natural teeth.
The success rate of a dental implant is 98% and with proper care, it can last for a lifetime. It’s clear why many patients turn to dental implants to restore their smiles, confidence, and oral health.
Dentures and dental implants can both restore missing teeth. However, traditional dentures rest on the bony ridge in the mouth and do not prevent jaw bone loss. You can eliminate the need for removable dentures with full-arch restoration, a revolutionary procedure that uses implants to support a fixed prosthesis.
Dentures may be cheaper upfront and require no surgery, but they can become expensive over time. You must replace them every few years and have them professionally fitted to prevent sores or slipping. With dental implants, your replacement teeth are secure and do not need to be replaced with proper care. If you wear dentures and are looking for a denture replacement in Sunnyvale, CA, contact our office today.
The cost of a dental implant varies depending on the number of implants you need, if any additional procedures are needed such as bone grafting or extraction, your choice of anesthesia, and the details of your insurance coverage.
With proper care, a dental implant can last a lifetime. An implant is cared for the same way as a natural tooth: with regular brushing and flossing. One of the reasons dental implants are so popular is because of the convenience of being able to care for them just like other natural teeth.
Our practice offers a variety of anesthesia and sedation options because we want all of our patients to feel comfortable throughout any type of procedure. We understand dental anxieties and the fear of pain, which is why our board-certified oral surgeons are happy to discuss your many options for a comfortable procedure. Many patients report that the discomfort during recovery after having a dental implant post placed is minimal.
Every patient varies, but typically a dental implant post can be placed in about 20 minutes. This can change depending on the number of implants that are being placed, if extractions are needed, and the specifics of your oral health needs.
Most patients who are missing a tooth are candidates for a dental implant. If you are healthy enough to undergo surgery, you are likely healthy enough to receive a dental implant. However, some patients may suffer from severe bone deterioration or may not be candidates for other medical reasons. When this is the case, we are happy to discuss your other tooth replacement or bone grafting options to ensure you receive a smile that you can be proud of.
You should focus on resting immediately after your procedure and ramp up your diet as tolerated. Diet and recovery specifics are outlined in the detailed instructions that we provide our patients, which detail everything that you need to know following your procedure. You can expect to return to your normal diet within a few days after surgery.
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