Dental Implants

Dental Implants in Los Gatos, CA

Dental implants can replace missing teeth from the root to crown, delivering a stable bite and smile. They are the best way to replicate your natural teeth and regain confidence.

Dr. Cristina Herrera provides dental implant restorations at Los Gatos Community Dental and has the technology required to offer excellent results faster.

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Because Dr. Herrera is equipped with a CEREC in-house milling station, she can fabricate a quality crown in her office. That means after your visit with our top local oral surgeon, you can often receive a crown the same day your implants are placed.

Our Los Gatos prosthodontist can also place completely functional dentures to complete your full arch restoration immediately following your implant procedure.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts that act as artificial roots for your replacement teeth and can permanently support the following restorations:

  • Crowns – replace individual teeth
  • Bridges – replace a row of missing teeth
  • Dentures – replace a full arch of missing teeth
  • Overdentures - replace a full arch of missing teeth, but are removable

What Is Involved in the Dental implant Procedure?

X-rays and impressions are taken of the jaw and teeth to help Dr. Herrera develop an individualized plan that will determine the placement and spacing of the implant(s). The posts are inserted into the patient’s jaw bone and typically heal in three to six months. It’s during this time that the post is integrating with the jaw to provide the same stable hold a natural tooth root would.

While it’s typical to wear a resin temporary while healing, with CEREC, we can craft a quality permanent crown right in our office on the same day.

Our practice in Cincinnati provides dental implant restoration in conjunction with a top local oral surgeon who places the implant as we prepare your appropriate prosthetic.

Reasons for Dental Implants:

Dental implants have become the gold standard for tooth replacement. The prolonged absence of teeth can contribute to bone loss in the jaw which can give your face a sunken look. Missing teeth also change the spacing of your teeth, which can lead to TMJ dysfunction.

At her practice in Cincinnati, dental implants have restored Dr. Herrera’s patients’ ability to smile openly, eat, and drink without embarrassment

If you want to regain a natural looking and feeling smile, call Los Gatos Community Dental today! 

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Dr. Herrera and her staff are the best. Appointments are always on time. She is thorough, professional and just a neat person. I visit her office about 4 times a year for cleanings and checkups. The reason I mention this is that she has had the same great hygenist, Terri, for the entire time I have been a patient. My prior dentist had different hygenist every time I visited. Good example of how well this office is run. Don't have any fears seeing this dentist. Gentle, understanding and never rushed!

Jim S.

Dr. Herrera has been my dentist since mine retired many years ago. Dr. Herrera and her staff are highly skilled, and professional. Their equipment is top notch and the environment is relaxing. The hygienist (Teri) is very thorough and is simply excellent. Awhile back, I came in with a broken tooth, I expected a 2 or 3 visit repair over a course of at least a week. Dr. Herrera figured out the best repair, took the measurements, matched the tooth color, milled a porcelain crown, fitted and bonded it perfectly. I had a porcelain crown in one visit! The crown has been trouble free for years, and it still looks perfect. I have a fantastic dentist and hygienist. It does not get any better.

Kevin M.

Love Dr Herrera and all of the staff! Always courteous, friendly and fun when I visit. They are all very gentle when working on your teeth, so if you have a phobia of the dentist, fear no more! Not only are they easy on your mouth, but they have television screens you can watch while receiving treatment and even massaging chairs! I will continue to refer friends, family and clients to them for great dental care.

Lauren H.

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