Kristian Lundgren-Koszeghy, DMD, MMSc
Nikta Ghaderi, DDS, MS

850 Middlefield Road, Suite 1
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 326-1400
Dental Implants
Cavities, gum disease, and accidents are everyday occurrences that can lead to the loss of teeth. The loss of one tooth or several teeth can compromise your eating habits, speech, and appearance. In addition, when a tooth is lost, the bone that surrounds the tooth root can deteriorate affecting your appearance and bite. 

Fortunately,  dental implants offer a solution for not only replacing the missing "crown" of the tooth, but the dental root as well. Dental implants provide a stable foundation for a tooth replacement that looks, feels, and functions like your natural teeth. This treatment option is backed by several decades of scientific research and successful clinical use.

1. Plan -- Your implant team plans your case to ensure best outcome.

2. Placement -- The specialist places the implant and forms the gum tissue esthetically around the implant.

3a. Healing -- The bone around the implant grows onto the implant for several months.

3b. Temporary -- If the implant is in the front of your mouth, where it is noticeable, a temporary tooth-like restoration can be put into place during the healing period.

4. Prosthetics -- When healing is complete, the healing cover is removed and an abutment is placed. An impression is taken and the final crown is ordered from the lab.

5. Final Crown -- When the final crown is returned from the lab, the temporary is removed, and the final crown is put into place.