Dental Implants in Walnut Creek, Concord, East Bay
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.
What Are Dental Implants?
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.
Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Alijanian 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. Alijanian 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.
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Ali Alijanian DDS
for someone who has had bad experiences with the dentist in the past I didn't experience any pain and I was so happy with the results for years later my teeth are still amazing I can smile today with confidence and that has not always been my experience with dental work !
- Sara C
Stellar! Quick and efficient. I was super nervous when I came here and at ease when I left. Would recommend to anyone!
- Rose G
Thank you for taking such good care or me.
- Mike G
Excellent customer care & service!! Highly recommend!!
- Kim N
Very professional explaining in detail each aspect of the implant procedure. Excellent care.
- Marinne S
I received excellent treatment from Dr Alijanian in each of my experiences with him. This was my third experience.
- Donald B
Quick surgery and really sweet staff!
- Keivan B
I rather go to have a donut. But if you are in need of an implant the doctor and his team make you actually come and go with a smile on your face. A doctor of a class of his own. The team around him, superb. The office is super nice from decoration, music, etc.
- Norbert H
So far this has been the best dentist visit I have ever been on. The staff was courteous and responsive even to my busy schedule and multiple times of having to reschedule with them. I would recommend them to anyone.
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- Chiu C
I know all the five stars seem lazy or excessive on my part but I sincerely want people to know how much this office helped me through every part of my experience. I had both zygomatic implants (because of severe bone loss) and complete extraction of teeth and implants in my lower jaw. This was all on the same day. Despite normal dental pain I felt so safe and cared for and all my followup appointments met the same standard. I can't thank Dr.Alijanian enough and I'd like to thank each member of the staff for his or her individual attention and care.
- Gail J
Simply a first class experience from start to finish!
- Rich T
A great experience.
- Emily S
I had a great experience and was especially please with the ease to schedulenam appointment sooner rather than later
- Samantha J
Quite pleased with care
- Del V
Friendly staff, great doctor, would recommended to friends and family
- Daniel L
I will miss coming for my follow ups. The staff is so warm and friendly. If I ever need another dental Implant I'm diffently coming here. You will have the best exsperience with Dr. Alijanian & all his staff.
- Linda O
The staff and dr we awesome and answered all of my questions and concerns and always were professional and welcoming and warm.
- Michael W