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A regular oral hygiene regimen is important in keeping a healthy mouth. No matter how good your oral health is, there may be a time when you need to replace a tooth. Sometimes a tooth has to be removed due to trauma, tooth decay, or an accident. A dental implant is a solution for a damaged or tooth that needs to be removed.
At Smile Time Dental, we offer dental implants for women and men that are lacking teeth or have lost teeth and are looking for a beautiful smile. For questions or information about dental implant services give any of our locations a call and we will be glad to help.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants have titanium posts that are surgically planted in lower jaw bone or upper jaw, these posts will serve as an anchor for the replacement tooth. The tooth is then custom fabricated to mimic the natural appearance of a tooth. Now you won’t be self conscious when you smile, dental implants seamlessly blend with the rest of your teeth. Along with cosmetic benefits, dental implants make chewing easier and keep your teeth and gums aligned.
Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implants use a metal anchor that is surgically implanted into the jawbone to take the place of the missing roots. This is done by a certified and trained oral surgeon. Once implanted the anchor will fuse with the jaw bone, which is called osseointegration. The procedure to integrate your jaw bone can take a couple of months, after the anchor is securely connected your jaw will be capable of withstanding a lot of force. During the fusing time we can fit you with a temporary crown. The crown will be customized by shape, size, fit and color to seamlessly blend 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 is the correct treatment plan. During your consultation we will evaluate your gums and teeth and determine if implant dentistry is the right solution or if there is another treatment.
Contact Smile Time Dental for Dental Implants in Folsom
Check out our complete list of services, such as CEREC, Crown Lengthening, Emergency Dental Care, Extractions, Inlays\Onlays, Invisalign, Porcelain Veneers, Root Canals, Teeth Cleaning and Zoom Whitening. Call us to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online.
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: The pain of getting a dental implant is similar to the pain of getting a tooth removed. The drilling will most likely be uncomfortable even with local anesthetics, but over the counter pain medication.
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.