Santa Clara, CA, March 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dr. Alan Frame, Santa Clara cosmetic dentist, fits patients who are missing teeth with dental bridges or dental implants. The option that is best for the patient depends on the location of the missing tooth or teeth as well as other factors, such as the strength and width of the jaw bone.
A bridge is a metal and plastic device that is topped with a crown. Bridges can be fixed or removable, depending on the needs and preferences of the patient. A fixed bridge is attached to the adjacent teeth, which are filed down to accommodate the bands that attach the bridge. The teeth are then capped with crowns to protect them. Removable bridges are affixed to the adjacent teeth with pressure clamps or other removable attachments.
Implants are another popular choice for tooth replacement because they look and feel natural and are permanent. Implants are titanium or titanium alloy rods that are placed into the jaw bone, forming a replacement root. Once the rod fuses with the jaw bone, the dentist caps the rod with a crown designed to replace the missing tooth.
Dr. Frame, specialist for dental implants in Santa Clara, helps patients decide which option is best for their needs by taking detailed images of the jaw and teeth. If the patient prefers a removable option or if their jaw bone is too narrow to easily accommodate an implant, a bridge may be best for them. However, if the jaw is thick enough for an implant or if the patient desires a permanent, durable option for tooth replacement, an implant may be a good option.
In addition to placing implants, Dr. Frame, Santa Clara dentist, offers a number of general and cosmetic dental services. These services include tooth cleaning and Invisalign aligners as well as fillings and teeth whitening.
About Dr. Alan Frame, Specialist for Invisalign Santa Clara
Dr. Frame's career as a dentist in Santa Clara began when he graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry with highest honors. He later completed his General practice Residency at UCLA. He is an active member of the American Dental Association. Contact his office to make an appointment for implants, bridges, or for another general or cosmetic dental issue.
CONTACT: Dr. Alan Frame, DDS 1171 Homestead Road, Suite 214 Santa Clara, CA 95050 Phone: (408) 244-0137 Website: http://alanframedds.com
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