Dental Implants Specialist

If you are missing a tooth or teeth and are looking for a permanent prosthetic solution, consider dental implants. The dentists at Creative Dimensions in Dentistry, with offices in San Leandro and Castro Valley, California, have many years of experience in restoring their patients’ smiles with dental implants. You can call or schedule a consultation online today to learn more about this method of replacing lost adult teeth.

Dental Implants Q&A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are prosthetic replacement teeth. A dental implant includes a titanium post that is implanted into the jawbone and acts as an artificial root for crowns or denture attachments. Many patients prefer dental implants to traditional dentures because they are more comfortable and easy to maintain.

The dental implant post is made of medical-grade titanium. Titanium is biocompatible, which means that your body accepts it easily. In addition to supporting a crown, the post also provides stimulation to your jawbone to promote health bone growth and support the soft tissues of your mouth.  

How are implants installed?

When possible, the dentists complete your installation in just one visit, but in many cases, you’ll need two or three visits to the dentist for your dental implants to be installed. First, assuming that your jaw is strong and healthy enough to support implants, your dentist will implant the titanium posts in your jaw. He will also take a mold of your mouth, which he will use to create custom crowns to top your implants.

After implantation, you may need to wait for a few weeks while your jaw heals and the posts bond with your jawbone to provide a stable base for the prosthetic tooth. At your next visit, your dentist will fit your crowns onto the posts. He’ll check your bite to make sure the fit is correct and will buff and polish the crowns until they shine like natural teeth.

Are dental implants better than dentures?

You may prefer dental implants to dentures or other prosthetic tooth options because they offer a permanent solution to missing teeth. With proper care, you won’t need to replace them, which is likely with dentures and bridges. You also will care for your implants just like natural teeth with twice daily brushing and flossing. You won’t need to mess around with adhesives and special cleansers either. Dental implants are easier to get used to as they look and feel just like natural teeth, especially since you can’t remove them like dentures or bridges.

Insurance

We accept the majority of dental insurance plans. Please call our office if you do not see yours listed or have any other questions.

We are preferred providers for Delta Dental Premier and Cigna.

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Words from our patients

  • "Excellent service. I would most definitely recommend Creative Dimensions in Dentistry. Very professional, informative about what is being done and very friendly."

    Delanie A.
  • "A textbook example of how a dental office visit should be. Geraldine is a great hygienist, both pleasant and extremely competent..."

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  • "I absolutely love going to Creative Dimensions! Everyone there is so welcoming and make you feel like a part of the family! My family and I have been coming here..."

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  • "Been coming here for a number of years and have always felt nothing but professionalism, great dental care and very friendly staff. I would highly recommend CDD."

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  • "I've been going here for my entire life. They take great care of me and my teeth, and now my children's, too. They go above and beyond to address my concerns."

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  • "As a long-time patient of Creative Dimensions, I feel is the best dental experience I have ever had."

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  • "Staff is very Professional and Courteous. They provide Great Dental Care. I also brought my son to this Dentistry."

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  • "I've been with Creative Dimensions for over 15 years now and wouldn't ever think of going any place else for my dental needs...they simply are the best."

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  • "I always have a good experience with Chris at the Castro Valley office. I feel she always does a great job cleaning my teeth. She is my favorite hygienist!"

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  • "Absolutely love this place. I feel that their attention to detail and level of professionalism is outstanding. They have awesome people and up to date technology."

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  • "I had a great experience yesterday! I arrived early. They took me right in! Got X-rays, dental exam, and my cleaning done in under 40 minutes!"

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  • "we have been going there for 10 years this coming November. excellent work, friendly professional staff, always feel comfortable no matter the procedure."

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  • "I love this dentist and dentist office. Accommodating, personable, and friendly. I can't say anything but good things about I and my son's experience there."

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