Dental Implants In The San Jose Bay Area

Dr. Walker has worked with implant restorations for over 40 years.

Experience Matters

Dental implants have changed the course of dentistry. Patients can retain the look and feel of natural teeth for a lifetime. Dr. Walker has worked with implants since 1976. Dental implants have gone through many changes and offer an excellent restorative choice. They can be used for one tooth, to restore an arch, an entire mouth or to retain dentures. The success rate of dental implants is very high as long as the patient is healthy, does not smoke and maintains their oral hygeine.

Restorative Dental Restoration

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth. Virtually all dental implants placed today are root-form implants. In other words, implants appear similar to an actual tooth root and are placed within the bone. Dental implants can be used to support a number of dental prosthesis, including crowns, implant-supported bridges or dentures. Implants are typically made of titanium.

The Process

Dr. Walker handles the restorative phase of the dental implant process. Depending on the complexity of the case, a patient often will see Dr. Walker first, as he acts to guide the patient toward what procedures might be needed in order to achieve a successful outcome. For example, he might refer a patient for tissue grafting, orthodontics or bone grafting in addition to just having an implant placed. It is critical to have an experienced Dr. who understands how all these can impact the restoration process so that valuable time and money is not wasted.

Dr. Walker will then coordinate with the surgeon (and other specialists as needed) in order to provide any temporary prosthetics needed during the healing process. Once the go ahead has been given for the restoration to begin, impressions will be taken by Dr. Walker and sent to the lab for a prosthesis to be fabricated.

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What Our Patients Are Saying

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I had lost too much upper bone for implants. I was offered to have three broken roots pulled for an ordinary upper denture. Thank God I went to Dr Walker first! I learned even broken roots may be renovated, securing permanent locaters for a snap-in denture. No denture adhesive. What he gave me was a work of art that looks and feels like my own teeth. What I saved over implants was phenomenal. What I learned was inestimable. Difficult cases, please talk to Dr Walker FIRST! I am so glad I did.

Bob F.
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Teeth! If you need teeth, this guys got 'em. Prosthodontics is an amazing field and it's not just about dentures either. Although that was the main reason for our visit to Dr. Walker. My Mom and I came here after the rehab she stayed in lost her dentures. Dr. Walker was recommended to us by my dentist and I couldn't be happier. His office is located in the Oak Ridge Medical/Dental complex on Blossom Hill Road. Parking is easy and they have lots of wheelchair ramps and handicap parking and assistance here. The office is small, but so nicely appointed. We were greeted by the calm of a beautiful lit candle, a coffee cart, comfy furnishings and there were many different magazines for our waiting pleasure. And what a pleasure it was to deal with Dr. Walker and his friendly staff. It doesn't get much better than this. Wanting to help my Mom as quickly as possible, they turned a 4-6 week process into one that lasted only 3 1/2. Everyone from the office staff to the assistants could not have been more helpful and accommodating to us. I was just getting used to handling a person in a wheelchair and the staff not only gave me some lifting and transfer tips, but did whatever worked for us in our situation. And not only that, they had smiles on the whole time and were actually happy to see us and happy to assist us. This should be common, but sadly isn't in a lot of cases nowadays. So, I always notice great customer service. Dr. Walker brings many years of experience to his job and obviously loves what he does. He wears Hawaiian shirts to work each day so he can thoroughly enjoy himself at his job. His personality radiates throughout the office and he has many stories to tell. You can see that everyone else loves working there too. The teeth they made my Mom are beautiful! Not only that, but they did a very thorough job of checking and rechecking the bite and fit and making as many adjustments as necessary to insure a perfect fit and look. They really care about their patients here and it shows. Written in my travelogue: You don't have to be old to need prosthodontic care. I'm keeping this number handy.

Carole G.
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Dr. Walker and Patty are filled with joy and laughter, making what can always be an unpleasant experience, almost enjoyable. The entire staff is professional, well trained and excel at what they do. I've been going to them for years.

Sharon R.