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Dental Implants in Sunnyvale

Replace missing teeth with safe, secure dental implants

Dental implants in Sunnyvale are one of the best ways to improve your overall oral health and have you smiling with confidence. Missing teeth can limit the foods you are able to enjoy and have a long-term impact on your oral health, not to mention your emotional well-being. Your journey towards a sure and healthy smile begins with understanding your options. Dental implants may be the solution you’ve been looking for.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a durable and permanent solution for your missing teeth. They consist of a titanium post that is surgically implanted into your jawbone, mimicking the root of a natural tooth. An artificial tooth, or crown, is then attached to this post, seamlessly blending in with your surrounding natural teeth. Dental implants in Sunnyvale, provided by Dr. Melko, are custom-made to match your teeth’s color and size, ensuring a natural-looking smile.

Are Dental Implants Right For Me?

Dental implants are more than just an aesthetic solution. By replacing the entire tooth structure including the root, this helps maintain your jawbone’s integrity, preventing further bone loss. They also provide the functionality of real teeth, improving speech, eating, and overall oral health. Dental implants have a high success rate, and with proper care, can last a lifetime.

Advanced Implant Training and Experience

Dr. Melko is highly experienced in placing and restoring dental implants. She uses the latest dental technology to ensure accurate placement and long-lasting results including stem cell therapy, using platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) to regenerate bone around dental implants and facial skin. Dr. Melko is compassionate and provides a personalized approach that makes the implant process comfortable and stress-free. Her dedication to perfection ensures that your new teeth look, feel, and function just like your natural ones.

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What should I know about mini implants?

Some patients aren’t good candidates for traditional implants, often due to bone density issues in the jaw. In that case, mini implants might become a viable alternative. These smaller implants can still do the job of securing a solid replacement tooth or even dentures, so they are a great choice when a full-size implant is not possible.

All-On-4 Implant-Supported Dentures

Traditional dentures have worked well for many dental patients over the years, but they come with drawbacks, like slipping and instability. All-on-4 implant-supported dentures are a perfect solution to restore your confidence. Unlike traditional dentures that must be removed each night, this option uses four carefully placed implants to keep your dentures permanently secured in your mouth. When crafted with the artistry that Dr. Melko delivers, they will look and act indistinguishably from natural teeth!

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is a procedure often required for dental implant patients who lack sufficient jawbone volume to support an implant. Factors such as prolonged tooth loss, gum disease, or trauma may cause this deficiency. Bone grafting aids by stimulating new bone growth in the area, creating a stronger foundation for the implant. It plays a crucial role in ensuring the longevity and success of dental implants, thus making it an important step towards a restored smile.

Sinus Lifts

In some cases, the sinus cavity can be so low that it gets in the way of the upper jawbone, and as a result, dental implants might not be practical. In this case, a bone graft can be used alone with a lifting of the sinus membrane, which will ultimately provide the space that is required for implants to be placed successfully.

Dental Implant FAQs

What Can I Expect When Getting a Dental Implant?

The dental implant process involves several stages, including the initial consultation, surgical implant placement, a healing period, and crown attachment. The entire process, from start to finish, typically takes several months, but the temporary crown in that space ensures your smile is never left looking unfinished. The investment of time yields a durable, permanent solution that closely replicates your natural teeth in form and function.

Is the Cost of Dental Implants Worth It?

It’s a common question that we hear from patients. What do implants cost, and are they worth it? Our implant patients have universally told us, “Yes! It was the best investment in my health I’ve ever made!” Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants do not require replacement or adjustment over time, making them highly cost-effective in the long run. Most importantly, the confidence, comfort, and functionality that comes with a complete smile are priceless.

Complete Your Smile, Change Your Life

If you’ve been considering dental implants, you already know they are an optimal choice for those seeking to replace missing teeth and restore oral health. From the natural appearance to the full functionality and long-lasting results, dental implants have proven to be a sound investment in your health.

Whether you’re considering mini implants, All-on-4 implant-supported dentures, or need bone grafting or a sinus lift, Dr. Melko’s extensive experience and patient-centric approach to dental implants in Sunnyvale ensure that you receive the best care and outcome possible. We understand that this can be a life-changing decision, and we’re here to guide you through every step of the process. We invite patients from Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Cupertino, Santa Clara, and anywhere in the greater San Jose area to start their journey towards a complete, confident smile today.