Dental implants in San Jose, CA

A dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement designed to look, feel, and function like a natural tooth. We offer dental implants at both of our state-of-the-art offices located in Sunnyvale and San Jose, California.

Dental implants from board-certified oral surgeons in San Jose, CA

A dental implant replaces the root and crown of a natural tooth. Dental implants consist of a titanium implant post, a connecting abutment, and a custom-made crown, and they are specially designed to be indistinguishable from natural teeth.

If your jaw bone is too weak or there is not enough bone present to support a dental implant, a bone graft can be placed to promote the growth of new, sturdy bone. Bone grafts are a successful method to ensure there is enough bone present to support dental implants.

Both of our doctors are board-certified, which means that they have completed all of the requirements listed by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS). This organization strives to improve the knowledge and skills of oral surgeons nationwide and develop high standards of certification to assure public safety and care.

To learn more about dental implants, visit our Dental Implant FAQ.

Why you should consider dental implants

When jaw bone deteriorates, it can cause facial features to sag. Dental implants improve the structural integrity of the jaw, which helps to improve appearance and prevent facial sagging. Some patients opt for traditional dentures, which are lower in cost initially. However, the low price that is paid upfront does not include the cost of replacing the dentures, which can occur as often as every 5 years. Dentures can also cause sores and become uncomfortable to wear, which could require additional maintenance appointments. In addition, dentures do not maintain the structural integrity of the jaw bone, and many patients claim that having to remove them during eating and cleaning can be embarrassing.

When you consider the long-term advantages of dental implants, it’s clear that they are the superior choice for tooth replacement. Even if you are missing an entire row of teeth, dental implants can support a permanent denture that becomes a part of your smile. Visit our full-arch restoration page to learn more.

Here’s a breakdown of the benefits of dental implants:

  • Prevent bone loss
  • Preserve the structural integrity of your jaw bone
  • Indistinguishable from natural teeth
  • Don’t need to be removed during eating or cleaning
  • Taken care of just like natural teeth
  • Replace one or multiple teeth
  • Regain the ability to eat, speak, an smile with confidence

If you would like to learn about your tooth replacement options in San Jose, contact our office located across the street from The Villages Golf & Country Club on the southeast side of San Jose, California.

The dental implant process in San Jose, CA

Whether you’re in need of a bone graft, dental implant placement, a full-arch restoration, or any other oral surgery procedure, you’re in excellent hands with Dr. Robert Beech and Dr. John Reid. Our oral surgeons have received extensive training in the safe administration of anesthesia and sedation, and we offer a variety of options for your comfort. We will discuss these options with you during your consultation appointment, as well as answer any questions you may have regarding treatment.

A dental implant placement procedure typically takes between 10 to 30 minutes. This varies depending on any additional procedures, such as tooth extraction or bone grafting, and the number of implants being placed.

During your consultation, you will meet with your doctor, who will perform a thorough oral exam. We will discuss your oral health goals and design a treatment plan specific to your needs. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have as well as educate you about oral health and tooth replacement options.

On the day of your surgery, your doctor will administer the selected form of anesthesia. Dr. Beech or Dr. Reid will make a small incision in your gum, insert the implant post, and stitch the incision closed. If you opt for general anesthesia or IV sedation, a responsible adult must be present in the office during your procedure to drive you home.

It’s important to follow the post-operative instructions that we provide to ensure you heal properly. Over the next few weeks, the implant post will fuse with your jaw bone, a process called osseointegration. You may be given a temporary crown to wear during this time. When fusion has occurred, you will return to our office or your restorative dentist to receive your custom-made crown.

Cost of dental implants in San Jose

Our administrative staff works with you to create payment plans or help receive the maximum reimbursement from your insurance. The cost of a dental implant depends on how many implants are needed, if any additional procedures are required, your choice of anesthesia, and the details of your insurance coverage. Our office is in-network with MetLife PPO, Cigna PPO, Delta Dental PPO, and other payment plan options to make excellent oral surgery available to more patients.

If you’d like a cost estimate for dental implants based on your oral health needs, please call our office to schedule an appointment.

Dental implants are valuable and beneficial to your oral health

When a part of your smile is missing, it may feel as though a part of your identity is missing as well. Our smiles are crucial to our self-esteem, and at Beech & Reid Oral & Dental Implant Surgery, we believe that everyone deserves to have a smile they can be proud of. When you come to us for your oral health and tooth replacement needs, you can rest assured that you and your loved ones are in excellent hands.

The success rate of dental implants averages at 98%. With proper care and regular cleaning, your dental implant can last a lifetime.

Dental implant FAQ

How long does a dental implant procedure take?

A single dental implant procedure generally takes between 10 and 30 minutes. This time varies if you require additional procedures, such as tooth extraction or a bone graft.

Are dental implants safe?

Yes, dental implants are completely safe. An implant post is made of medical-grade titanium, which is strong, sturdy, and improves the overall integrity of the jaw bone. In fact, a dental implant can improve overall oral health! They are even strong enough to replace molars, the largest teeth at the back of your mouth.

Why choose dental implants over more traditional types of restorations?

There are several reasons, one of which is to keep in mind that if it is not necessary to sacrifice the structure of the surrounding good teeth, then an implant is a great option. Additionally, removing a full or partial denture at night may be inconvenient, and dentures are known to slide around in the mouth.

Why choose an oral surgeon?

Usually, dentists will refer patients to oral surgeons when necessary dental work is outside of their normal practice. Oral surgeons specialize in dental implants, jaw joint disorders, facial pain, and oral surgery, and spend an extra 4 to 8 years in dental school. Additionally, oral surgeons have extensive training in a particular field, such as implant placement, and have a greater in-depth surgical training background than general dentists.

Are dental implants right for me?

During your consultation, we will determine if dental implants are right for you. If your jaw bone is weak or deteriorated, bone grafting may be recommended. If you are missing one or more teeth, you could benefit from having a dental implant placed.

How long is the recovery period?

Recovery is usually between 3 and 6 months. You can expect to return to your normal routine a few days following your implant placement procedure. Your age, jaw bone condition, and other factors will affect the time it takes to fully heal. Following all of the instructions provided by our office will help to keep your recovery on track.

Will the procedure hurt?

It is normal to be concerned about discomfort regarding any type of surgery. During your procedure, you will receive anesthesia to manage pain and discomfort. We will go over all of this with you in detail when we see you for your initial consultation appointment, so you can rest assured that our team will take excellent care of you. We offer a variety of anesthesia options to choose from based on your anxiety level or complexity of your surgery.

How do I care for implants?

Simply brush and floss your teeth daily to care for your dental implant. Visit your dentist for your regular check-ups as well. Keeping your implant clean will help ensure it lasts as long as possible.

Other questions?

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