Restore Your Smile With Dr. Cooper
Dental implants are the only permanent, natural-looking solution for missing teeth. An implant consists of a small titanium post, a connecting piece called an abutment, and a porcelain crown.
For patients who need to replace multiple teeth or a full arch, we can also use implants to secure a dental bridge or customized dentures. No matter how many teeth you’re missing, dental implants will restore health and beauty to your smile.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer a range of benefits that other tooth replacements can’t match, including:
- Natural appearance
- Anchored to your jaw
- Never removed
- Restores chewing function
- Easy to maintain
- Stimulates healthy jawbone growth
- Can last a lifetime with proper care
The Dental Implant Process
Receiving dental implants is a three-step process that’s completed over the course of several months. The procedure begins with an initial consultation, during which Dr. Cooper will evaluate your health and develop a treatment plan that meets your needs.
Once he determines you’re ready, Dr. Cooper will place the implant fixture in your jaw. After this, you’ll need to allow three to six months for your implant to fully heal and fuse with your jawbone. This process is called osseointegration and it’s crucial to your implant’s success.
Finally, Dr. Cooper will top your implant with a stunning porcelain crown to complete the procedure. At this point, you can enjoy all the benefits of a healthy and beautiful smile.
Dental Implant Candidacy
If you want a restoration that looks and functions like your natural teeth, dental implants could be the right choice for you. During your consultation, Dr. Cooper will examine your teeth, gums, and jawbone to determine if you immediately qualify.
If you suffer from bone loss in your jaw or infected gums, he can prepare you for implant surgery with a supplemental procedure. We perform bone and gum grafts right here in our office for your convenience.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants are made from highly durable materials and can last a lifetime with proper care.
How do you take care of your dental implants after the procedure?
You can care for your implants just like natural teeth, with daily brushing and flossing. No special tools or products are necessary to keep your implants clean, though we recommend using a soft-bristled toothbrush and avoiding toothpaste brands that contain abrasive ingredients.
Are dental implants safe?
Yes — in fact, dental implants are the only tooth restoration that stimulates jawbone growth to protect your long-term oral health. The surgical procedure is totally safe as long as it’s performed by a qualified, experienced implant dentist like Dr. Cooper.
Will my insurance cover my dental implants procedure?
Unfortunately, most dental insurance plans will only cover a portion of your total cost. If you’re concerned about price, we feature a variety of affordable payment plans.
What do I do in the event of a complication with my dental implants?
If you experience any issues with your implant, call our office right away. Don’t attempt to fix it yourself, as you could risk further damage.
Visit Contemporary Dental Arts for Implant Treatment
If you’re interested in dental implants, Dr. Cooper can provide the comfortable and experienced care you’re looking for. Call our office in San Jose at (408) 253-4150 and schedule your initial consultation today. It’s the first step to your new smile.