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Losing a tooth can make you feel uncertain about the future of your oral health and your smile. At Floresta Plaza Dental, we make restoring your smile and protecting your oral health easy.
Our dentists, Dr. Ken Torres and Dr. Allea Paras Torres, are experienced with dental implants, one of the most popular choices when it comes to long-term solutions for tooth loss.
Health Benefits of Dental Implants
Many people know the great cosmetic benefits of dental implants, but did you know that they can also protect your health?
Bone retention – Tooth loss often leads to bone loss, threatening the foundation of your remaining teeth. A dental implant integrates with your bone and protects your adjacent teeth.
Preserving your bite – A gap in your smile allows space for your other teeth to shift. Both adjacent and opposing teeth may move after tooth loss occurs. Since dental implants fill in the gap in your smile, they also provide stability for your surrounding teeth.
Unrestricted dietary choices – With dental implants, you can eat all the foods you love, without restriction. Bring on the crunchy carrots and apples!
Long-term solution – Because dental implants integrate with your bone, they offer stability and a long-term solution to tooth loss. It’s a good idea to avoid chewing ice and biting into anything that would damage a natural tooth because this could also damage your implant crown.
How Dental Implant Treatment Works
Your comfort is important to us! Our dentists are gentle and will always make sure you have comfortable treatment.
Dr. Allea Paras Torres is highly skilled in the art and science of dental implant placement. She will choose the ideal location for your dental implant, selecting a location with good bone density to support your implant.
Once she places the dental implant, she will give you time to heal. This process can take up to a few months, but will be worth the wait! During this time, your dental implant will integrate with your bone, becoming secure and stable.
After your dental implant heals, we will create your custom dental implant crown. We design each dental implant crown specifically for you and send it to our trusted dental lab for fabrication. It will match the color and shading of your natural teeth so that when you smile, no one will notice you have a dental implant.
If you have difficulty with dentures fitting properly and would like more security when you eat, laugh, and speak, let us know. We offer All-on-4® implant-retained dentures. Dr. Torres will place four dental implants that allow your dentures to lock into place. This solution opens the door to a wider variety of foods and gives added confidence because your dentures will stay put when you need them most.
Contact Our Bay Area Dental Office for an Appointment
If you would like more information about how dental implants can benefit you, contact our San Leandro dental office to schedule a dental exam with Dr. Ken Torres or Dr. Allea Paras Torres today!