Oral Health Advantages With Dental Implants

Missing teeth can not only be embarrassing, but it can also be detrimental to your dental hygiene. Missing or damaged teeth may cause you to not smile as often or force you chew your food on one side of your mouth. Whatever the circumstances are, these inabilities can have a dramatic affect on your oral health.

Even just one missing tooth can greatly impact your jaw function. We often see that our patients with missing teeth tell us that their mouth overcompensates in certain areas to avoid chewing food on a side where they have a missing tooth. This causes your jaw to work harder and take more impact in certain areas to steer clear of sensitive areas.

Bacterial infection is a higher risk for our patients with missing teeth. We often hear that our dental implant patients all around avoid areas where they’re missing teeth, especially when it comes to brushing or flossing. This can cause an increase in bacteria build-up, thus leading to gum disease. This not only affects your gums but also has an impact on your already existing teeth.

It should be no surprise that your smile is closely linked to how you feel about yourself. The number one complaint we’ve heard from our dental implant patients is that they simply just want to smile more. No one should have to hold in their true, natural smile. We always see an instant boost in confidence with our patients and nothing makes us happier.

One of the main oral health advantages of a dental implant is that the implant acts just like a natural tooth. Once the implant is placed, your jaw actually treats the implant like a tooth and starts to grow bone around it. This promises a strong bond for your implant, making an identical replica of your once missing tooth.

We know that the idea of getting a dental implant can be quite scary and intimidating. However, the installment of an implant is quite easy. Modern dental technology has made all of our services easy for our patients, especially Dental Implants. For those missing multiple teeth, we often recommend getting an Implant-Supported Bridge. Instead of placing several implants for missing teeth, Implant-Supported Bridges only require a couple of implants to restore complete function of such an area. What about those patients with dentures? We offer two different options for dentures: 1) Screw-In Dentures and 2) Snap-In Dentures. Screw-In Dentures are irremovable and promise no mobility whereas Snap-In Dentures can be removed at your convenience for cleaning and maintenance.

If you have a missing tooth/teeth, call our office to schedule a free consultation to learn how we can help you regain your smile. To schedule an appointment, you can call our office at (650) 938-8127.

Our well-qualified doctors have each treated several hundred dental implant cases. You can trust that our dentists have the knowledge and expertise needed for a successful implant.

Robert Rutner, DDS Photo of Dr. Robert Rutner

Grant Road Dental is owned and operated by Dr. Robert Rutner. Dr. Rutner is a graduate of Georgetown Dental School and earned an undergraduate and graduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of California, Davis. Dr. Rutner is an established dental professional who is a part of many dental organizations including the American Dental Association, Smile Source, the Mid-Peninsula Dental Society, and the California Dental Association. Dr. Rutner is also a Diplomat for the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Rutner grew up in Los Altos and has been practicing in the Bay Area since 1985. He has been a pioneer in dental marketing and group practice management. He assisted in the development of Invisalign including international training and expansion into Asia and Australia.

Lance Timmerman, DMDo

Since 1998, cosmetic dentist Dr. Lance Timmerman has been helping people in Seattle with advanced procedures designed to improve the health and appearance of their smiles. A graduate of the Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Timmerman has not only learned the lessons that only experience can teach, he has continued his dental education with courses at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) and John Kois Center for Dental Excellence. His membership in dental organizations and certifications allow him to keep current in the various aspects of dental care that matter to his patients and demonstrate his knowledge and skill. An emerging leader in dentistry, he offers the latest in dental care for his patients.

You can check out our reviews online on Yelp and Google+.

Smile Makeover Presentation By Dr. Lance Timmerman – Thursday, November 17th

Unhappy With Your Smile?

woman-covering-mouth_web

Smile Makeover Presentation

Hosted by our own very own, Dr. Lance Timmerman

Thursday, November 17th at 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Grant Road Dental – 1040 Grant Road #105 Mountain View, CA 94040

If you have a missing tooth, chipped teeth, a large gap, or any other problems which cause you to feel embarassed about your smile, a smile makeover could be the ideal solution to your problem.

Attendees will get FREE Digital Before and After’s of their new smile!

togetherthere_rsvp_button

Actual Patient Cases

Join our FREE seminar to learn how we can help you regain your confidence with a new smile!

dr. lance timmerman dentist mountain view ca

Lance Timmerman, DMD

Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry

Your Smile Makeover Specialist

“A Beautiful Smile will change your life. I see it all the time. I have tranined extensively and specialize in cosmetic dentistry, with expert quality & craftsmanship. Perfect shape, color, size customized just for you. You deserve an amazing smile. I would love to help.”

After graduating from Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dental Medicine in 1998, cosmetic dentist Dr. Lance Timmerman has been helping people with personal, caring and advanced treatment. Dr. Timmerman’s advanced procedures are designed to improve the health and appearance of their smiles. Dr. Timmerman has not only learned the lessons that only experience can teach, he has continued his dental education with courses at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) and John Kois Center for Dental Excellence. His membership in dental organizations and certifications allow him to keep current in the various aspects of dental care that matter to his patients and demonstrate his knowledge and skill. An emerging leader in dentistry, Dr. Timmerman provides the latest in dental care for patients all over the Bay Area. Dr. Timmerman has achievements that most dentists do not accomplish. He has also attained a Fellowship in the International Congress for Oral Implantology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.

If you have any questions regarding our free presentation, please call our office at (650) 938-8127.

You can check out our reviews online on Yelp and Google+.

Donate Your Leftover Candy to Troops Overseas!

candy2016update1

Don’t get stuck with leftover Halloween candy! Donate it to troops overseas!

We will be accepting candy donations starting Tuesday, November 1st through Monday, November 7th! We will not be accepting candy on Sunday, November 8th, as our office will be closed. Our donations will be going to Operation: Care and Comfort, where they will be shipping our candy to troops. We will be giving away $1 for every pound of candy donated! Maximum donation is 5 pounds. Parents will also be able to enter a raffle to win a Free Sonic Toothbrush, Free Teeth Whitening or a Free Teeth Cleaning!

If you would like to make a donation, please drop off your candy at our office during our business hours.

Monday: 10AM-7PM
Tuesday: 8AM-7PM
Wednesday: 8AM-7PM
Thursday: 7AM-5PM
Friday: 7AM-3PM
Saturday: 7AM-3PM
Sunday: Closed

If you have any questions, please call our office at (650) 938-8127 or you can email Tylern@grantroaddental.com

Sleep Apnea Presentation by Dr. Lance Timmerman

Do you:3d-starburst-orange-22

  • Snore loudly?
  • Have difficulty staying asleep?
  • Feel tired even on a full nights rest?
  • Wake up with dry mouth or a sore throat?

 

Snore No More!

Sleep Apnea Presentation

Hosted by our very own Dr. Lance Timmerman

lecture

Thursday, October 20th 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

At: Grant Road Dental – 1040 Grant Road #105 Mountain View, CA 94040

Sleep Apnea is a serious sleep disorder where breathing repeatedly stops and starts. Join our FREE seminar to learn how we can help you regain the sleep you deserve.

To RSVP: Click here or call our office at (650) 938-8127

Sleep without a CPAP!

shutterstock_130299731no

dr. lance timmerman dentist mountain view ca

Lance Timmerman, DMD

Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine

The Simple Way to Treat Sleep Apnea

“I have specialized in Sleep Apnea Dentistry to help patients all over the Bay Area. I use a proven approach that improves airflow and allows patients to have an increased oxygen flow each night. By doing this, we can eliminate the need for invasive equipment like CPAP machines or other devices that invade your space when you’re trying to get a good night’s rest. One of the causes of sleep apnea is contributed to a collapse of soft tissues in the back of the mouth. The goal of our treatments are to naturally open this airway so that oxygen can continue to flow freely all night long, allowing you and your family to get the quality of sleep you’ve been waiting for.”

After graduating from Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dental Medicine in 1998, cosmetic dentist Dr. Lance Timmerman has been helping people with personal, caring and advanced treatment. Dr. Timmerman’s advanced procedures are designed to improve the health and appearance of their smiles. Dr. Timmerman has not only learned the lessons that only experience can teach, he has continued his dental education with courses at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) and John Kois Center for Dental Excellence. His membership in dental organizations and certifications allow him to keep current in the various aspects of dental care that matter to his patients and demonstrate his knowledge and skill. An emerging leader in dentistry, Dr. Timmerman provides the latest in dental care for patients all over the Bay Area. Dr. Timmerman has achievements that most dentists do not accomplish. He has also attained a Fellowship in the International Congress for Oral Implantology and a Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry

If you have any questions regarding our free presentation, please call our office at (650) 938-8127.

You can check out our reviews online on Yelp and Google+.

Are You Suffering From Sleep Apnea?

sleep-apnea-insomnia-e2cd33609783041e

A poor night’s sleep can leave you feeling exhausted and cranky, but long-term sleep disruption can actually lead to serious health conditions. Not only is Sleep Apnea a leading cause of disrupted sleep and daytime sleepiness, but this disease is also a contributing factor to a host of medical problems.

According to the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), approximately 25 million adults in the United States suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea. This breathing disorder causes you to snore loudly and stop breathing up to hundreds of times a night for anywhere from 10 seconds to more than a minute.

Despite the prevalence of Sleep Apnea, many don’t realize they have it. Others are unable to tolerate a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine and mask, which is the most common treatment for Sleep Apnea. However, an effective alternative treatment for Sleep Apnea is a custom-fit oral appliance provided by a dentist. Treating Sleep Apnea can lead to better rest and ease your risk of developing these five serious health complications:

1. High Blood Pressure – Sleep Apnea is common among patients with high blood pressure, and even more so among patients who have treatment-resistant high blood pressure. In medical studies, oral appliance therapy has been shown to help reduce high blood pressure. This treatment uses a custom-fitted, mouth guard-like device to move the jaw slightly forward and keep the airway open, without the need for a constantly running machine and face mask.

2. Heart Disease – Heart disease is a common affliction for those with Sleep Apnea, according to a study from the University of Wisconsin. The same study showed that the risk of dying from heart disease may increase by as much as five times among those who have untreated, severe Sleep Apnea.

3. Depression – Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that women suffering from untreated Sleep Apnea have a five times greater risk for depression symptoms, while men who have untreated Sleep Apnea are more than twice as likely to exhibit signs of clinical depression.

4. Diabetes – Up to 83% of Type 2 diabetes patients have Sleep Apnea and are not even aware of it, according to research published on “Frontiers in Neurology.” Recent medical research suggests that glucose control weakens as the severity of a patient’s Sleep Apnea increases.

5. Stroke – The risk for stroke also rises with untreated Sleep Apnea, according to research published in “The American Journal of Medicine.” The study shows that the risk rises even if the patient has no other stroke risk factors. Obstructive Sleep Apnea also is frequently found among those who have already suffered a stroke.

dr. lance timmerman dentist mountain view caOur very own Dr. Lance Timmerman is a Sleep Apnea dentist who helps patients all over the Bay Area. Dr. Timmerman is an active member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM). He uses a proven approach that improves airflow and allows patients to have an increased oxygen flow each night. By doing this, he can eliminate the need for invasive equipment like CPAP machines or other devices that invade your space when you’re trying to get a good night’s rest. One of the causes of Sleep Apnea is contributed to a collapse of soft tissues in the back of the mouth. The goal of our treatments is to naturally open this airway so that oxygen can continue to flow freely all night long, allowing you and your family to get the quality of sleep you’ve been waiting for.

To learn if you’re suffering from Sleep Apnea, call our office at (650) 938-8127 to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Timmerman.

You can check out our reviews online on Yelp and Google+.