Dental Implants Specialist
Farrokh Bashiri, DDS Dental Implant Specialist & Periodontist
located in Concord, CA & Albany, CA
There are over 3 million people in the United States with dental implants. At the office of Dr. Bashiri, in Concord and Albany, California, Farrokh Bashiri, DDS, provides comprehensive and professional dental implant services to replace damaged teeth and restore your smile. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Bashiri online or by phone today to learn more about how dental implants can protect your oral health.
Dental Implants Q & A
What are dental implants?
Dental implants refer to titanium posts surgically placed directly into your jawbone that hold in place a prosthetic tooth, otherwise called a crown, to repair damage or root impact. They’ve been a treatment a choice since the 1950s when American dentist Leonard Linkow discovered that titanium was the most compatible material for jawbone assimilation.
Dental implants are an effective alternative to bridges or dentures because they don’t depend on neighboring natural teeth for support. They’re self-sufficient and cause no damage to your natural teeth.
When should I consider dental implants?
Dr. Bashiri recommends that you consider getting dental implants if you have any of the following symptoms:
- A severe and continuous toothache
- Gum swelling
- Tooth instability
These symptoms might be characteristic of a disease or infection, so Dr. Bashiri examines your overall health and dental history before recommending dental implants.
Once you’ve been cleared for this procedure, Dr. Bashiri evaluates the tooth at stake and the density of your jawbone in the affected area.
What should I expect during a dental implant procedure?
The procedure itself is a quick one, though what takes the most time is the healing period. You want to make sure your mouth properly heals between each phase to avoid complications down the line.
During the procedure, Dr. Bashiri first starts by removing the damaged tooth and prepares your jawbone for surgery. Depending on your jawbone density, he might need to borrow bone material from other parts of your body. This process is called bone grafting.
Once your jawbone is prepared for surgery, Dr. Bashiri places the titanium roots directly into your jawline. After allowing some healing time, he places a temporary crown while the permanent one is manufactured. When it’s ready, he cements it on the treatment site.
What are the side effects of dental implants?
There are remarkably few side effects of dental implants because titanium naturally blends in with your jawbone. In some cases, however, you might experience:
- Nerve damage
- Sinus issues
- Implant infection
- Damage to the surrounding area.
Dental implants are some of the most effective types of restorative dental treatments available. Book an appointment online or by phone today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bashiri.