For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your dentist is forming new replacement teeth. Learn more about the dental implant tooth replacement options we offer in our Castro Valley office >>
Dr. Shimane is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Board Certified Surgeon) caring for patients in the greater Bay Area. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Shimane is also on-staff at two major trauma centers: Eden Medical Center and Highland General Hospital, where he treats patients with severe facial trauma. Dr. Shimane is certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and is an instructor in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
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