Restorative Implants Specialist

Mark  F. Rindge, DDS -  - Family Dentist

Mark F. Rindge, DDS

Family Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Los Gatos, CA

Loose or missing permanent teeth can diminish your quality of life, mood, and confidence. At the office of family dentist Mark F. Rindge, DDS, in Los Gatos, California, Dr. Rindge and his expert team offer restorative implants to give you the full set of beautiful, long-lasting teeth you desire. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Rindge by phone or online to find out if dental implants are right for you.

Restorative Implants Q&A

What are restorative implants?

Restorative implants are dental implants made of titanium. Dr. Rindge and his team of implant specialists insert them into your jawbone to replace teeth that are missing or require extraction. He can attach crowns, bridges, or dentures to the implants to give you a full set of beautiful teeth.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Some of the advantages you might experience after receiving dental implants are:

  • Clearer speech 
  • Easier chewing
  • No more gaps
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Better overall quality of life

While you must commit to several months of healing when choosing dental implants, they are strong, long-lasting, and look just like natural teeth.

Are restorative implants right for me?

Dr. Rindge and his team let you know if dental implants are the right dental restoration for you after reviewing your desired outcome, discussing your dental history, examining your teeth and gums, and taking dental X-rays. You must have sufficient bone in your jaw to support the implants or be willing to undergo a bone grafting procedure before implant placement.

What happens when getting dental implants?

When getting dental implants, Dr. Rindge and his implant team will first numb your mouth, makes tiny incisions, and places the implants in your jawbone. After the procedure, the implants will begin to heal and your jawbone grows around them. This can take from a few weeks to a few months to occur. 

When healing is complete, Dr. Rindge attaches connector posts to the implants. He digitally scans your mouth to create same-day crowns using CEREC® technology or has a dental lab fabricate a bridge or implant-supported dentures. When your new teeth are ready, he attaches them to the implants.

How should I care for restorative implants?

Properly care for your new dental implants so they can last a lifetime. Don’t chew on hard objects, such as pens, hard candy, ice, or popcorn kernels, and avoid opening packages with your teeth. Eat a healthy diet low in added sugar to prevent plaque buildup and gum disease. If you grind your teeth, wear a nightguard while you sleep.

Floss every day, brush your teeth twice daily, and attend scheduled appointments with Dr. Rindge and his team as your prescribed interval for routine dental cleanings and an exam.

Don’t live with severe tooth decay or missing permanent teeth when a beautiful smile awaits you at the office of Mark F. Rindge, DDS. Call the office to book your next appointment or schedule using the online scheduler today.