Missing teeth, decayed teeth, and cracked teeth are not only uncomfortable, they can lower your self-esteem and cause serious health problems. As a more durable alternative to a conventional bridge or dentures, dental implants are an innovative way to replace damaged or lost teeth. At Butterfly Dental Care in San Jose, Dr. Jianye Chen specializes in dental implant surgery and implant restoration. She uses the most advanced implant Navigation system to ensure accurate positioning of each implant, bringing long term stability and function that creates healthy, natural-looking smiles for our patients.
Types of Dental Implant Procedures that We Offer
Based on your individual needs, we offer these types of dental implants:
Are Implants Safe?
As a safe and effective teeth restoration procedure, dental implants have now been used for over half a century. At Butterfly Dental Care, Dr. Chen has been using them in her patients since 2011. Dental implants are typically made of medical grade titanium, a biocompatible material that is accepted by the body and serves as a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth.
As with any medical procedure, there can be complications. Choosing an experienced, well- trained implant dentist like Dr. Chen will help minimize complications and ensure skillful handling of any problems, should they arise. It is important that you and Dr. Chen discuss your health history and any habits which could affect the success of your recommended care so that you are fully informed about the benefits and risks involved.
Pros and Cons of Dental Implants
- They look and feel just like your natural teeth.
- They maintain your natural jawline and facial features.
- With proper care, your implants should last a lifetime.
- You can enjoy all your favorite foods and beverages.
- They help boost your self-confidence.
- You must have healthy gums and adequate bone to support an implant.
- Procedure may take several office visits to complete.
- Usually more expensive than other methods of tooth replacement.
- Most insurance carriers only cover a small percentage of the costs.
- A patient who smokes or has a chronic illness might compromise successful implant treatment.
Are Implants Worth it?
Proven to be safe and effective over 50 years, dental implants serve as a strong and sturdy foundation for supporting replacement teeth that don't require lifestyle modifications. With proper oral care and follow-up dental visits with Dr. Chen, your new dental implants should last 25 years or more, making them a cost-effective alternative to other tooth-restoration procedures.
Pricing and Insurance
At Butterfly Dental Care, we understand that every patient has unique financial circumstances. That’s why our staff will work with you to find a solution that best meets your dental care needs, whether you have dental insurance or not. Our office networks with most major insurances and we offer financial planning and installment payment programs to ensure that you and your family always receive affordable, quality oral health care.
Get Started by Making an Appointment Today
It’s never too late to enjoy the beautiful, healthy, natural-looking smile that you’ve always wanted. Get started achieving the smile of your dreams today by scheduling a smile makeover consultation appointment with Dr. Jianye Chen at Butterfly Dental Care in San Jose, CA -- where we always thrive to deliver the best dental care possible!