Dental Implants In El Dorado Hills
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Dental Implants In El Dorado Hills, CA
Oftentimes people are faced with circumstances that result in dealing with tooth loss. Whether a tooth has been knocked loose from an accident or whether it’s slowly starting to fall out due to some sort of trauma or tooth decay, losing a tooth can happen to anyone. While continuing a regular oral hygiene routine will help keep your mouth healthy, it’s always a good idea to receive care and treatment from dental professionals. At Smile Time Dental, our dentists are thoroughly trained on providing dental implants and are equipped with the proper tools to make your experience comfortable.
If you have a damaged tooth that needs to be removed or replaced, our team is ready to assess the area and come up with a treatment plan immediately. For questions or information about dental implant services give our El Dorado Hills office a call and we will be glad to help.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants may sound scary, but they are completely safe when implemented properly by a dental professional. These titanium posts are surgically planted in the lower jawbone or upper jawbone, and serve as an anchor for the replacement tooth. The replacement tooth is custom fabricated to mimic the natural appearance of a tooth. This ensures that the dental implants seamlessly blend with the rest of your teeth, ceasing any self-conscious thoughts you may have been feeling. Along with cosmetic benefits, dental implants make chewing easier and keep your teeth and gums aligned.
Dental Implant Procedure
Providing dental implants is a standard procedure that our Smile Time team often performs. A highly trained and certified oral surgeon will surgically implant a metal anchor into the jawbone to take the place of the missing roots. Once implanted the anchor will fuse with the jaw bone, which is called osseointegration. The procedure to integrate your jawbone can take a couple of months, but after the anchor is securely connected to your jaw, it will be capable of withstanding a lot of force. During the fusing time we can install a temporary crown which will be customized by shape, size, fit, and color to blend in with your natural teeth.
Dental Implant Evaluation
Before seeking a dental implant, an initial consultation is required with the dentist or periodontist to ensure dental implants are the correct treatment plan. During your consultation we will evaluate your gums and teeth to determine if an implant is the right method or if there is a better solution.
How To Prepare For Dental Implants
Our dental professionals are more than prepared to handle a dental implant procedure, but it is important that you are also. How you take care of yourself after oral surgery will affect how quickly you can heal. From taking the right amount of time off work and getting the appropriate help for childcare to stocking up on soft food and medication, all these preparations will ensure that you can receive the appropriate rest and healing your mouth will need.
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Dental Implants FAQ
Q: What is the cost of Dental Implants?
A: Multiple factors come into the pricing of dental implants. Insurance does cover portions of dental implants but pricing can vary depending on your coverage. We are happy to do a benefits check and give you a range of pricing for your procedure.
Q: Is the dental implant procedure painful?
A: You should never feel any pain during dental implant surgery since the mouth is numbed with a local anesthetic. Prescribed or over the counter pain medication will help after the procedure as the numbing fades away.
Q: How long will my Dental Implants last?
A: Implant are created with strong and durable material and are designed to last for a lifetime. The false tooth can break, but can be easily replaced.
Q: Do I need a dental implant
A: Before we start the procedure for a dental implant, we need to perform an exam before we can consider you a candidate for dental implants.
Q: How should I care for my dental implants?
A: Proper brushing, flossing and regular teeth cleanings are required for long-term health.
Q: How soon can I return to work?
A: You can go back to work the next day unless advised by your dentist. You may also be prescribed medicine to alleviate pain or discomfort.