Dental Implants in Elk Grove, CA
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What Are Dental Implants?
When a tooth is lost or becomes badly compromised, it is crucial to address the issue as soon as possible to preserve the smile's function and appearance. In his mission to help patients in Elk Grove, CA rediscover their self-esteem and move forward after losing a tooth, Dr. Raju Dhariwal is excited to offer dental restorations using realistic implants. A dental implant is made up of a titanium post that serves as an artificial tooth root, and a personalized crown, bridge, or full arch takes the place of the visible part of the missing tooth (or teeth). If you have tooth loss or need a tooth extraction, set up an oral exam at Camden Dental Care and ask about your oral implant options.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Implant-supported restorations are popular among patients at Camden Dental Care due to the significant benefits they provide. As tooth replacements, fixed implants:
- Serve as a long-term tooth replacement solution
- Could enhance your self-assurance when having conversations and any time you smile
- Encourage the intake of a healthier diet
- Incorporate with the jaw to retain jawbone health and structure
- Mimic natural teeth in ability and look
- Offer better chewing strength and lifespan compared to other dental restorations
- Don't rely on surrounding teeth to remain in position
Am I A Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Fixed implants are used to replace any number of damaged or missing teeth, from a single tooth to a whole arch. You might be a suitable candidate for oral implants if you suffer from missing teeth, need to have a tooth pulled, or are having issues with your current restoration. To be successful, implants require adequate bone tissue, healthy gum tissues, and a good dental environment. In some cases, individuals might need prior services before they qualify as proper candidates. Dental implants may not be an ideal solution for pregnant patients, tobacco users, or individuals with certain medical conditions. Dr. Dhariwal will review your medical profile at your appointment and help you determine if oral implants are ideal for you.
What Is the Treatment Process for Oral Implants?
Oral implant treatments are performed in two parts. First, our specialist will surgically install the titanium post in your jaw where the root of the tooth would normally sit. Oral anesthesia is provided for this procedure, but we can also offer other sedation services to help you feel more at ease. Once the post is secured, the implant will slowly start to merge with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration. When this stage is complete and your mouth is healed (normally a few months to a year later), you will return to our office so Dr. Dhariwal can place your customized implant and check that everything is in place and comfortable. We can offer single crowns, bridges, or full-arch dentures, depending on your oral health needs. After your restoration is finished, we advise caring for it the same way you would care for your natural teeth, which means practicing a healthy oral care routine at home and visiting Camden Dental Care for regular cleanings and treatments.
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Beautiful, Long-Lasting Restorations
Thanks to advances in modern dental care, we are able to offer a selection of effective treatments to address missing teeth and achieve natural-looking, long-lasting results. Dr. Dhariwal is excited to offer implant-based restorative solutions as effective tooth replacements to Elk Grove, CA patients. If you would like to know about your options for replacing severely compromised or missing teeth, arrange your appointment at Camden Dental Care today.
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Dental Implants FAQs
How long does it take to get dental implants?
From your first consultation to your implant placement, the dental implant process generally takes between 6 – 12 months, depending on the overall health of your teeth, gums, and bone. Following your surgery to install the titanium implant post, we'll allow at least three months for the implant to fully integrate into the jawbone. If a bone graft is needed, that will add to the total treatment time. It is necessary to space the steps out to allow you to heal and maximize the chances that the implant will be successful.
How long will my dental implants last?
With proper care and maintenance (including good oral health habits and routine visits to our office), the implanted post should last for your lifetime. The visible crown can often last 10 – 15 years or more if it's well-cared for. To get the most out of your dental implant, you should brush your teeth twice daily and floss at least once each day. Gum disease can affect the long-term success of a dental implant, which is why it's important to also schedule biannual dental cleanings and exams so any developing problems can be addressed quickly.
Are dental implants painful?
Your mouth will be numbed with a local anesthetic during your dental implant surgery, so you should not experience any pain during the procedure. Afterward, you will likely have some light discomfort accompanied by swelling in your jaw or parts of your head. We recommend painkillers like ibuprofen or prescribed medication to help relieve any post-surgery pain you feel as well as an ice pack to keep the swelling down.
Are dental implants covered by insurance?
Whether or not your dental implants are covered by your insurance policy will depend on the details of your plan. If you need to have an existing tooth extracted, or if a bone graft procedure is necessary before the implant can be placed, those steps may be included in your insurance plan. The reason for your treatment will also play a role — for example, if an implant is needed to replace a tooth that was recently lost in an accident, your provider may cover some of the expense. We urge you to speak to your insurance company to learn more about your coverage and determine how much of your dental implant treatment will be paid for.