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Dr. Walker is an exceptional dentist with the ability to do full mouth reconstruction, crowns, fillings, cosmetic dentistry and dentures. He has been my dentist for four years, replacing nearly all of my fillings and crowns. Before visiting Dr. Walker, I had bite issues and at one point, was even diagnosed with TMJ. I no longer have any discomfort with my bite. He is a "painless" dentist that gives great results!. I highly recommend him.

- Lynne B.

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Dental Implants In The San Jose Bay Area

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Experience matters.

Dr. Walker has worked with implant restorations for over 35 years.

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 and does not smoke.

Cosmetic 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 prostheses, 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 good 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 crown to be made.