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By Dr. David M. Gordon
February 25, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

Preserving your natural teeth for as long as possible is always the best option. But for millions of Americans living with full or partial tooth Dental Implantsloss due to trauma or gum disease, every day activities like eating, having a conversation, or smiling for pictures is an uncomfortable and embarrassing situation. But the good news is that losing one, several, or even all of your natural teeth no longer has to be final, thanks to dental implants. Dr. David Gordon, a general dentist in Vallejo, CA, recommends implants for healthy adults looking to recover from tooth loss with the next best thing to a natural tooth.

Improve Your Smile and Oral Health with Dental Implants in Vallejo, CA

Dental implants differ from other dental restorations in that they replace the root as well as the crown of a missing tooth. This helps to securely anchor the crown in place without the need for a bridge or adhesives, but it also helps to protect your oral health and the stability of the surrounding teeth by preventing the bone tissue in the gums from eroding (a common side effect of tooth loss).

How They Work

The first step is a comprehensive dental exam to determine whether dental implants are a good option for you. In order to qualify, you must be in good general health and have enough bone density in the gums to support an implant.

The actual procedure involves two steps: first, the implant is surgically placed in the socket of the missing tooth, where it eventually fuses with the surrounding bone tissue. Once the implant has healed and is solidly in place, the cosmetic crown is attached to complete the procedure. Implants can also be used to support a set of dentures on the upper or lower jaw.

If you qualify for dental implants, you will have to maintain a rigorous oral hygiene routine and regular follow up dental care in order to minimize the risk of complications. With proper care, implants have a very high success rate and function as the closest thing to a natural tooth.

Find a Dentist in Vallejo, CA

Ready to learn more about how dental implants can give you a beautiful new smile and improve your oral health? To find out if implants are the right choice for you, contact our office in Vallejo, CA, today by calling (707) 557-2200 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gordon.

By Dr. David M. Gordon
October 01, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out Whether or Not Dental Implants Are the Best Way to Replace Your Missing Teeth.

Dental ImplantBefore you decide which restorative dentistry procedure is the best option for treating your tooth loss, it is essential to understand the options out there. With so many adults turning to dental implants to replace their missing teeth, you may have questions about this procedure. We are here to answer all of these questions for you, and once you have all the facts, Dr. David Gordon of Vallejo, CA, can expertly perform these procedures following a consultation.

Q. What Are Dental Implants?

A. Dental implants are the only way to replace the missing tooth roots of a tooth. The implant itself is a small tapered metal post (usually made from titanium) that is placed into the jawbone to support a dental crown or dentures. There are many styles and sizes of dental implants and our Vallejo, CA, implant dentist will work with you to figure out which one is best for your smile.

Q. How Is a Dental Implant Placed?

A. Since implants are designed to replace missing tooth roots, it’s necessary for us to place the implant into the jawbone. This requires minor surgery in which we open up the gums, drill a small hole into the jawbone, and place the implant exactly where your missing tooth used to be. From there we will give your mouth several months to fully heal. During this healing phase, the implant and jawbone will also naturally fuse together.

Q. How Long Does It Take to Get Dental Implants?

A. To place a single implant the process takes about one hour. It usually takes 3-6 months for the bone to fuse together with the implant. Once that’s complete, you’ll come in so that we can place the other parts of the implant (the abutment and the dental crown), which are usually performed in two separate appointments. All in all, it can take anywhere from 6 months to one year to get your implant.

Q. How Long Does an Implant Last?

A. The great news is that an implant is designed to last a very long time. After all, it does fuse together with natural bone and tissue. This means that with the proper oral care, your implant could last you the rest of your life. Of course, the dental crown may need to be replaced every few years.

Q. Who Is a Good Candidate for Implants?

A. Most healthy adults who are missing one or more teeth can benefit from getting dental implants. We will examine your smile and perform X-rays to make sure that your jawbone is healthy and strong enough to support an implant. Once we have deemed you a good candidate for implants we can begin the process of getting you a full smile again.

Are you interested in getting dental implants in Vallejo, CA? If so, call our office today at (707) 557-2200 and schedule a consultation with us. Let us restore your smile and boost your confidence!

By Dr. David M. Gordon
January 26, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Cosmetic Dentistry  

Find out what makes cosmetic dentistry in Vallejo such a fantastic option for you.

You are ready to make a physical change for the New Year but you aren’t quite sure what it is. You don’t want to dye or cut your hair. You cosmetic dentistrydon’t want to go through aggressive or invasive treatments like cosmetic surgery, but you want something that will boost your appearance and your confidence. Well, stand back because our Vallejo, CA cosmetic dentist, Dr. David Gordon, has some amazing options for you.

Some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry options to choose from include,

Dental bonding and contouring: Not all dental issues are major, but they might be in your eyes. If you are dealing with extremely fang-like canines or you hate that small chip in your tooth then bonding and contouring might be the best option for you. This non-invasive procedure involves chiseling away very minute amounts of enamel to reshape a tooth. Dental bonding, which uses a tooth-colored material, can also be applied over chips, cracks and discolorations.

Teeth whitening: Do you hate that your teeth have become yellow and stained over the years? Are whitening toothpastes and at-home kits not doing the trick? Our Vallejo dentist has you covered. We use the strongest bleaching gel on the market to wipe away stains and actually change the shade of your teeth. You can walk out with a considerably whiter smile in just one visit.

Dental veneers: Some imperfections won’t be able to be treated with bonding, but you aren’t out of luck. These thin porcelain shells can be bonded to the front of one or more teeth to mask flaws and improve the shape and color of your smile. Whether you are looking to get a straighter smile, cover gaps between teeth, or hide misshapen or worn teeth, dental veneers can do that and more.

Dental implants: If tooth loss has you down, dental implants could help replace one or more missing teeth. No other restoration comes close to mimicking natural teeth like dental implants can, and they are designed to last a lifetime. If you want a restoration that acts and looks like a natural tooth, then it’s time to talk to us about getting dental implants.

Do one of the treatment options above tickle your fancy? Are you ready to revamp your smile? Then it’s time you called our Vallejo, CA dental office today to schedule a consultation with us. Let’s find out what cosmetic dentistry could give you your dream smile.

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Vallejo, CA 94591
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