Dental Implants Specialist

Jupina Dental

Joan M Jupina, DDS

General Dentistry located in Hayward, CA

If you’re one of the 52% of adults in the United States who are missing at least one tooth, you may wonder if you’ll ever smile naturally and fully again. Expert dentist Dr. Joan Jupina restores smiles with dental implants that are permanent and stable, and look and function just like real teeth. If you live in the Castro Bay Area and want to replace one tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth, contact the Jupina Dental team in Hayward, California. You can book a dental-implant consultation online or phone the friendly Jupina office staff.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are false teeth that are surgically placed in your jawbone to take the place of missing teeth. A dental implant looks, functions, and is cared for like a natural tooth. Dental implants are the most permanent, stable, and attractive fix for missing teeth.

A dental implant has three parts:

  • The implant: a titanium post that’s placed in your jaw
  • The abutment: a cap that affixes to the post and holds the crown in place
  • The crown: a false tooth made of porcelain or composite materials

What are the advantages of dental implants?

Dental implants are the most natural-looking and functional tooth-replacement systems available. The crowns that cap the implants are designed to match your natural teeth in shape and color.

In fact, when you get a dental implant from Jupina Dental, it’s almost certain to be indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

The implant mimics the function of your tooth root and fuses to your jaw, so it’s stable, strong, and permanent. The implant also replicates the natural forces that a real tooth exerts on your jaw, “reminding” your jawbone to create new bone cells.

So, a dental implant prevents the bone atrophy that occurs if you don’t replace a missing tooth or if you choose another tooth-replacement method.

Finally, dental implants can’t slip, don’t require extra care, and won’t interfere with your speech. Dental implants are the next best thing to your natural teeth.

How do I get a dental implant?

Once you and Dr. Jupina decide a dental implant is right for you, you’ll schedule a series of appointments. While you wait for your jawbone to fuse with the implant, you’ll wear temporary crowns to protect your gums.

Once your implant is stable, Dr. Jupina will replace the temporary crown, place your new custom-designed crown, and cement it in place.

How do I take care of my dental implants?

You care for your dental implants just as if they were your natural teeth. Brush and floss at least twice a day and come to Jupina Dental at least twice a year for a professional cleaning.

When you’re ready to restore your smile permanently, contact the supportive, helpful staff at Jupina Dental or use the online booking form.