Dental Implants

Central Dental Care

Amrit S Basi, DMD

General Dentist & Family Dentist located in Downtown Tracy, Tracy, CA

There’s simply no better technology for replacing missing teeth than dental implants. At Central Dental Care in Tracy, California, Amrit Basi, DMD, and the team of professionals provide patients with high-quality dental implants that can restore their missing teeth and improve their oral health. Schedule your visit with Central Dental Care today to learn more. You can book your appointment by phone or online.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are tiny posts that a periodontist or oral surgeon surgically positions in your jaw. They’re made from materials that your body doesn’t recognize as foreign, like ceramic or titanium. Because of this, your implants fuse with your bone tissue as you heal from the surgery.

Once they fuse with your jawbone, dental implants function just like your tooth roots. They provide stimulation to the bone tissue in your jaw and create a strong and sturdy base that your dentist can fit with a restoration, like a crown, bridge, or dentures. A dental implant with a restoration is structurally identical to a tooth replacement and is an excellent solution for patients who’ve lost teeth due to injuries or periodontal disease.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants are slightly more expensive than other tooth replacement options, but for good reason. They have a wide range of benefits for your smile, like:

  • Improving your ability to speak and eat
  • Evenly distributing the force in your bite
  • Restoring your appearance
  • Being stronger than natural teeth
  • Lasting 10-20 years 

Dental implants also have a variety of advantages over other tooth replacement options. Unlike bridges, dental implants don’t rely on neighboring teeth for support, so you won’t need to shave any enamel or alter your existing teeth to get them.

And unlike dentures and bridges, dental implants actually connect to your jawbone and provide it with healthy stimulation. This helps prevent the bone loss that typically happens when you’re missing teeth.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

In order to have the surgery to place your dental implants, you need to have healthy gums. If you’re currently suffering from gum disease, you’ll need to treat it before you can get dental implants.

Dental implants also require substantial bone tissue in your jaw. Because your implant is anchored to your jawbone, there needs to be enough material for the dental implant to attach. 

When you come in for your dental implant consultation, the team at Central Dental Care performs X-rays to assess the state of your jawbone. If you don’t have enough bone tissue to support an implant, they can perform a bone graft to augment your jaw.

Schedule your dental implant consultation with Central Dental Care today. You can book your visit online or by calling the office.