Dental Implants

So Young Park, DDS -  - Family Dentist

So Young Park, DDS

Family Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Willow Glen, San Jose, CA

Missing teeth can ruin even the most beautiful smile as well as your self-confidence. At the office of experienced cosmetic and family dentist So Young Park, DDS, in the Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose, California, the highly trained team offers dental implants that look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. Implants can give you the full set of teeth and aesthetically pleasing smile you deserve. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Park and her team by phone, or online to learn more.

Dental Implants Q&A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of titanium. They support artificial teeth in the form of crowns, bridges, or implant-supported dentures to replace missing or severely decayed natural teeth. Dental implants can give you the beautiful full set of teeth you desire.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Some of the benefits you can experience after receiving dental implants include:

  • No more tooth gaps
  • A full set of teeth
  • Natural-looking teeth
  • Stronger teeth
  • Clearer speech
  • Easier chewing
  • More self-confidence

Dr. Park and her team offer highly accurate surgical-guided implant placement, using the latest advances in dental implant technology.

Are dental implants right for me?

To find out if you’re a good candidate for dental implants, Dr. Park reviews your oral health history, evaluates your dental X-rays, and examines your teeth and gums. If you’re missing permanent teeth or require extraction because of weak, loose, or decaying teeth, dental implants can restore your smile.

What should I expect during dental implant placement?

If you require a bone graft because of bone tissue loss, grafting is the first step in the process of getting dental implants. When your graft heals, the next step is dental implant placement. Dr. Park numbs the treatment area and makes tiny incisions to insert titanium posts into your jaw.

After a period of healing, she digitally scans your teeth and sends the information to a dental lab, where technicians create new, custom-made teeth. Dr. Park might give you temporary crowns to wear until your permanent teeth are ready. When they are, she ensures they fit properly and secures the artificial teeth in place to restore your gorgeous smile.

How should I care for my dental implants?

Care for dental implants as you do with natural teeth. Brush your teeth twice daily, floss every day, and don’t chew on hard objects. See Dr. Park and her team every six months for routine cleanings and dental exams, and call the office if your implants become loose or get damaged.

Don’t live with or missing or damaged teeth when dental implants can perfect your beautiful smile. Schedule an appointment with So Young Park, DDS, by phone or online to find out if dental implants are right for you.

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