Dental Implants

Nancy Trinh DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in San Jose, CA

If you’re missing permanent teeth, dental implants provide a long-term solution for restoring your smile. At Trinh Dental in San Jose, California, Nancy Trinh, DDS, Tracy Trinh, DDS, and the team provide restorations for dental implants. If you don’t already have dental implants, they can coordinate placement with oral surgeons nearby. To schedule an appointment for a dental implant restoration, call the office, or book online today.

Dental Implants Q&A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are small metal posts that provide a sturdy foundation for oral prosthetics like crowns, bridges, or implant-supported dentures. 

Dental implants are unique in that they don’t rely on your remaining teeth for support. Instead, an oral surgeon places them into small incisions in your gum line. Your bone tissue envelopes each implant, fusing them in place.

Of all the restorative dentistry options, dental implants are the longest lasting. They look and feel like your natural teeth. 

What are the advantages of dental implants?

Dental implants offer a variety of advantages, including:

  • Improved speech
  • Easier eating
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Durability
  • Convenience

Additionally, dental implants improve your oral health. If you’re missing one or several permanent teeth, you’re more likely to experience gum recession and bone loss. Getting dental implants significantly lowers your risk of both these problems.

What is the process of getting dental implants?

The team at Trinh Dental doesn’t offer dental implant placement. If they determine you’re a good candidate for dental implants, they can coordinate surgery with an experienced periodontist in the area. After you get your implants, the team can provide implant restorations, including crowns, bridges, or implant-supported dentures.

Getting dental implants usually takes a series of appointments spaced several months apart. It’s a long-term commitment, but it's worth the investment. With regular check-ups and proper care, dental implants can last for decades.

What is a dental implant restoration?

After getting your dental implants and recovering from the initial placement procedure, you return to Trinh Dental to get your restoration. Restorations are prosthetics like crowns, bridges, or implant-supported dentures that sit on top of the implants. These prosthetics restore your smile, as well as your chewing and biting abilities.

If necessary, the team at Trinh Dental can also repair damaged implant restorations. Dental implant prosthetics are incredibly tough and long-lasting, but they aren’t invincible. If you chip, crack, or otherwise damage your implant prosthetic, the team can quickly replace them to prevent further issues.

How does dental implant restoration work?

At Trinh Dental, dental implant restoration begins with an in-office appointment. The team conducts an oral exam and takes impressions of your gums and remaining teeth.

They send your impressions to a dental laboratory that crafts your custom oral prosthetic. A week or two later, you return to Trinh Dental, and the team attaches your new prosthetic to your implant. 

If you’re interested in learning more about dental implants or need a restoration, schedule an appointment at Trinh Dental. Book a consultation online, or call the office today.