Questions about Dental Implants

Serving patients from Los Gatos, San Jose, Saratoga and the surrounding areas

Am I a candidate for a dental implant?

Generally, yes, but only through a consultation can Dr. Lippi truly determine if you are a candidate for a dental implant. It is important that you have enough healthy jawbone for the implant to be stable. If not, there may be other options to create a beautiful smile for you.

How does an implant work?

A dental implant basically takes the place of a single missing tooth. Dr. Lippi will permanently place a titanium post into your jawbone, which takes the place of your tooth’s root. Then, a dental crown is placed on top of the implant. The final product will look just like your natural teeth. Plus, you will never be able to feel the difference between the implant and your other teeth.

How long does a dental implant procedure take?

From start to finish, a dental implant procedure generally consists of two appointments. The first appointment is when we place the implant. Then, after the jawbone has had time to heal, usually about 3-6 months, you return for another visit in which we place a dental crown on the implant to complete the process.

What type of care is involved with a dental implant?

Just like your natural teeth, a dental implant needs to be brushed and flossed daily. Plus, when you have your teeth cleaned, the hygienist cleans around your dental implant too. With good oral hygiene habits, your dental implant should last a lifetime.

How much does a dental implant cost?

The cost of a dental implant may vary, depending on several factors. We encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lippi to determine what your cost will be for an implant. For your convenience, we accept a variety of payment options to fit every budget.

To schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Lippi’s office today! We welcome patients from Los Gatos, San Jose, Saratoga and the surrounding areas.