Dental Implants Specialist

Bay View Dental

Jennifer H. Xie, DDS

Cosmetic, Family, Implant and General Dentistry located in Antioch, CA

Failed root canals, tooth decay, gum disease, and injuries can all lead to tooth loss. At Bay View Dental in Antioch, California, Jennifer Xie, DDS, and her team specialize in placing dental implants and creating custom restorations. To find out if you’re a candidate to replace one or more missing teeth with dental implants, call Bay View Dental or book a consultation online today.

Dental Implants Q&A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants replace the roots of missing teeth to hold restorations like crowns, fixed bridges, or dentures. Implants are made from titanium, which is a biocompatible metal that bonds with your jawbone. 

An oral surgeon places one or more implants into your jawbone and creates restorations like crowns, bridges, or dentures after the bone heals. 

With dental implants, your restorations don’t simply rest on your gums. They also don’t need other healthy teeth for support. 

Implants remain in your jawbone permanently. You may need to replace the attached restorations eventually, but you’ll never have to replace an implant as long as you practice good oral hygiene.

If you’re only missing one tooth, a single dental implant and an attached crown can replace it. If you’re missing more than one tooth and want to consider dental implants, two or more dental implants can support a full or partial denture. 

What is the process of getting dental implants?

The team at Bay View Dental uses highly advanced imaging and technology to plan your dental implant surgery. First, they take X-ray images and digital impressions to view your jawbone. With these images, they can predict and plan around possible complications. 

The process of getting dental implants involves multiple visits to Bay View Dental. Once the planning is complete, the team performs the first procedure to place the implant in your jawbone. 

After a few months of healing, you’ll come back to attach the abutment to your implant. Once your gums heal, the team takes digital impressions to create natural-looking restorations that attach to the abutments. 

What are the advantages of dental implants?

Dental implants boast many advantages over alternatives like fixed bridges, removable dentures, or avoiding treatment altogether. A few reasons to consider dental implants over these other options include:

  • No chance of restorations falling out
  • Healthy nearby teeth don’t need altered
  • No eating restrictions
  • Clear speaking
  • Prevention of bone loss in your jaw

Dental implants are highly durable and allow you to speak and eat with ease. However, it’s important to compare dental implants and other options with your dentist to make sure they are the best choice for you.

Dental implants allow you to replace missing teeth. To book a consultation for dental implants, call Bay View Dental or book an appointment online today.