Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants are tiny ceramic posts which are placed into the jaw bone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the ceramic, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.
If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by either Dr. Yoshida or by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon referred by our practice. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jaw bone. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jaw bone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jaw bone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final bridgework or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.
After the implant has bonded to the jaw bone, the second phase begins. The surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Dr. Yoshida can then start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The replacement teeth are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.
Holistic healthcare is the examination of the patient as a whole, not just their oral care. We believe that the body is one system that, in order to function properly, needs attention as a whole. For example, issues with your gums may be causing issues controlling your diabetes. Holistic care focuses on the benefits of treating the whole body.
At Fremont Natural Dentistry, we accept most PPO dental insurance plans. We DO NOT accept HMO or Alameda Alliance/Medi-Cal. If you do have an insurance plan that we are not in the network of, or do not accept, you can still become a client with us.
We DO NOT quote fees for our dental services over the phone (with the exception of your initial visit for an evaluation and x-rays or consultation). Fees for dental services can be quoted after Dr. Colin Yoshida has seen you for a comprehensive oral evaluation.
Yes, your initial consultation is a 20 minute in person discussion with Dr. Yoshida with a fee of $136. He will answer your questions and/or concerns you may have. No additional services will be done during this initial consultation.
No, we do not offer same day treatment. A thorough examination and preparation is needed to best suit your dental and holistic needs
We start new clients off with a 3D Cone Beam Scan or Full Mouth Set of X-Rays, and a Comprehensive Oral Evaluation. Dr. Yoshida would then give you a complete update of your oral health and we’d go from there as far as scheduling a separate appointment for a teeth cleaning or any treatment if needed.
We offer a variety of holistic services including but not limited to:
The safe removal of mercury amalgam fillings
Various forms of ozone therapy for all treatments.
Bio-compatible dental materials.
Health-centered practice that focuses on your overall health.
No, Dr. Yoshida does not do root canals.