Dental Implants Specialist

Smiles N Braces Family Dental

Reshma Nazir, DDS

General, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry located in Danville, CA

Dental implants can give you back your brilliant smile and improve your ability to chew your favorite foods. At Smiles N Braces in Danville, California, Reshma Nazir, DDS, is highly trained in the latest advancements in dental implants to restore your dental health and give you reason to smile again. She offers all the comprehensive implant services you need in a relaxed, spa-like atmosphere. Learn more about the benefits of dental implants by calling Dr. Nazir’s Danville office or scheduling an appointment online today.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial teeth that look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. The placement process involves the surgical implant of titanium posts into your jawbone that become the foundation for the artificial tooth.

Over time, the posts fuse together with your jaw to serve as a solid anchor for your new teeth. A medical lab creates teeth that closely resemble your natural teeth in shape, size, and color and Dr. Nazir attaches them to the posts to improve your ability to chew, speak, and smile with ease.

Why do I need dental implants?

Dental implants are an ideal choice for replacing missing teeth and improving your overall dental health. Dr. Nazir may recommend dental implants if you:

  • Are missing one or more teeth
  • Want a permanent alternative to dentures
  • Need to restore facial volume due to lost teeth

Dental implants can also effectively support a permanent denture or bridge, improving the fit and comfort of the device.

After a careful evaluation of your dental health, Dr. Nazir can determine if you’re a good candidate for dental implants. She analyzes the health of your jaw and may need to perform additional grafting procedures to get you ready for your implant surgery.

What happens during dental implant surgery?

The first part of the dental implant process involves the implantation of the titanium posts. Dr. Nazir performs the procedure in a comfortable office environment and can provide local anesthesia, as well as sedation if you need it.

If your jaw isn’t strong enough to support the implant, Dr. Nazir first performs a grafting procedure, adding new bone that she takes from another part of your body to the implant area.

Once the posts are in place, you need time for your jaw to properly heal and fuse with the posts. This process can take up to six months, depending on your general health.  During this time, you wear temporary dentures. After healing, Dr. Nazir places the artificial teeth to the posts, restoring your smile.

Dr. Nazir also offers a single-stage implant service, where you can receive your artificial teeth within six weeks of implantation. In some cases, if you need a tooth extraction, Dr. Nazir can place the post at the same time to minimize your need for additional surgeries.

If you’re looking to replace one or more missing teeth, dental implants may be the right choice for you. Schedule a consultation online or by phone with Dr. Nazir at Smiles N Braces today.