Dental Implants Specialist

Aminda Modrell, DDS

Dentist located in Alamo, CA

An attractive smile can help you approach life with confidence and see yourself in a different light. Aminda Modrell, DDS, creates dental implants for patients of all ages. Located in Alamo, California, Dr. Modrell's knowledgeable team can replace missing or severely damaged teeth so you can look and feel your best again. To learn more, call for a consultation, or book your appointment online.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Many people find that having dental implants is almost like having natural teeth. When you lose your teeth as a result of a traumatic injury, decay, or an illness, it can hurt your self-esteem. Strong, durable, and aesthetically attractive, dental implants help restore the simple confidence that comes with having natural teeth.

A dental implant is a metal post or frame that a dentist surgically attaches to your jaw bone, beneath your gums. The metal post becomes a permanent base for a replacement tooth. This screw-like post is like the root of your new tooth. Once the post is in place and your mouth fully heals, a process that typically takes a few weeks, your dentist mounts the new replacement tooth (crown) on the post permanently. The implants fuse to your jaw bone, which makes them incredibly steady and secure.

These posts also help other dental work, like bridges and dentures, stay solidly affixed to your jaw.

Why are dental implants so popular?

Beyond feeling, functioning, and looking like natural teeth, dental implants offer the following advantages:

  • Are a permanent, lifelong solution
  • Offer a cost-effective solution to replacing a missing tooth
  • Help retain your natural face shape and smile
  • Preserve your healthy jawbone
  • Help prevent decay of surrounding natural teeth
  • Improve speech by allowing you to talk without worry
  • Don't fall out of your mouth
  • Are strong and durable for chewing foods you love
  • Aren't wide open to cavities with an implanted crown
  • Offer a proven, predictable outcome for tooth repair

Who are candidates for dental implants?

It doesn't matter whether you're missing a couple of teeth or just one— you could be a great dental implant candidate. Your jaw must be finished growing, and your gums must be healthy. Dental implants are an excellent solution for adults, not children.

You may also be a prime candidate for implants if you're tired of having dentures that won't stay in place or if you're ready to replace a bridge or partial dentures. Women or men who desire a more durable, long-term answer to dental work problems may be suitable candidates for implants. Meet with Dr. Modrell to learn more about your options for missing teeth and to see if implant treatment is the best solution for you.

Ready to take the first step toward a more comfortable, confident smile? Call Aminda Modrell, DDS, or schedule an appointment online.