Dental Implants Redwood City
What are dental implants?
Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.
Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.
“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”
For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.
Surgical Advances in Dental Implants
Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Reddy is able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.
Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. Dr. Reddy performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary. The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.
Raju Reddy, DDS, MD
Patient Review By Greg Y
I will keep using this facility until all my teeth are replaced if that the case for now one tooth at a time or in this case two.
- Greg Y
Patient Review By Diane B
Painless procedure, excellent pre/post op care
- Diane B
Patient Review By Jack M
Dr Reddy and staff were extremely professional and very curious , highly recommended
- Jack M
Patient Review By Christy F
I was referred by both my regular dentist and an endodontist. I originally came for a tooth extraction and returned for the implant . I appreciate all the time you take to answer my questions . I have high anxiety with dental procedures and you all made this a very pleasant experience. Thank you for taking care of me!
- Christy F
Patient Review By Namita P
I was pleased with the service provided; I was not looking forward to the scheduled treatment--the procedure, pain or swelling--but the staff were very supportive and reassured me time and again. Dr. Reddy was super efficient and I was all done before I knew it. The recovery process went just as I was told it would. Glad I came here!
- Namita P
Patient Review By Robert c
A far better experience tan I had expected
- Robert c
Patient Review By John S
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Patient Review By Louis l
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Patient Review By Richard m
Very positive experience overall
- Richard m
Patient Review By Glenn m
never had pain...super staff ... Best doctor
- Glenn m
Patient Review By Mark S
This was my 4th implant, the first one with Dr Reddy. This was by far the easiest, least stressful one yet. The day after the procedure, no pain, no swelling, no bleeding. The entire staff made a VERY apprehensive patient feel relaxed and taken care of. Thank You!
- Mark S
Patient Review By Pam C
Had a good experience though it was not an easy journey, the result will be well worth it!
- Pam C