About dental implant

At Dr. Liang’s Office, we surgically place implants and restore them. Dr. Liang is a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, a regular attendant of American Academy of Implant Dentistry study club in San Francisco.

Dental implants are an excellent way to replace one or more missing teeth, or to support loose removable full (or partial) dentures. 

Dental implants are usually made of titanium.  At surgical phrase, dental implants are surgical placed into the jaw bone.  After 3-6 months, the implants will fuse with the bone tissue (osseointergration), either crowns or bridges can be placed on the implants, and they can achieve the esthetics of traditional crowns or bridges.

For patients with loose denture problems, implants can be used to support either partial dentures or full dentures, as the implant supported denture (partial or full) can greatly enhance chewing function, esthetic appearance, and retention.  (Click on Photo Gallery to see actual patient cases performed by Dr. Liang.)   You still are able to remove your dentures to clean, but the dentures can be clicked on the placed implants to be stabilized.  Many times just two or more implants can make your dentures become so steady that you can chew anything you like and never worry about the dentures coming loose while you are speaking.  We have been using this technique effectively to restore chewing ability and enhance esthetic appearance for our patients.

Once teeth missing, the bone and tissue on the missing teeth area will resorb.  All traditional dental prostheses such as fixed bridge, full or partial denture will not stop the atrophy.  Only dental implant can stop the bone resorption.  Therefore, implants have many advantages over traditional dental prosthesis in terms of bone maintenance, not needing to grind down the adjacent teeth, increasing long term prosthesis success, maintenance of facial esthetics, decreasing chance of caries of adjacent teeth of missing teeth areas, etc.

People suffering from uncontrolled chronic disorders, such as diabetes, heart disease; or patients who have had radiation therapy to the head/neck area, need to be evaluated on an individual basis. If you are considering implants, please consult Dr. Liang to see if you are a suitable candidate.

We provide quality dental services including general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry in Pleasant Hill, Concord, Walnut Creek, and Contra Costa County of Bay Area in California.

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Email us at drliangperfectsmile@yahoo.com if you have any questions. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Call us at (925)686-0888 and take your first step toward a brighter smile!

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Visit our dental practice at:

Joe Liang, DDS, MS
General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry
81 Gregory Ln, #310
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523