Krystle Fenton, DDS
You have tooth replacement options! At Laguna Vista Dental, we are pleased to offer dental implants in our Elk Grove office. Implants can completely restore your smile’s look. They can also improve function while providing you with a replacement option that lasts a lifetime.
Choosing Dental Implants in Elk Grove With Laguna Vista Dental
At Laguna Vista Dental, we work hard to give patients the best results possible. Whether you need a single tooth replaced or an entire arch, we are dedicated to optimal patient care. Our dentists and staff are compassionate and will do whatever you need to ensure comfort from the moment you walk into our office.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are an advanced replacement for missing teeth. Those that have lost a tooth, before implantology, would have only the options of crowns, bridges, and dentures. With dental implants, patients receive specialty restorations. These prosthetics have special attachments fitted for the implant for better support.
As mentioned, receiving dental implants is a surgical procedure. Your dentist will need to gain access to your jaw bone to prepare it for implant insertion. A hole will need to be drilled into the bone; then implant screwed in. The incision site will need to heal. A process called osseointegration will need to take place. This is where the implant and jaw bone fuse. Once osseointegration occurs, the implant can fully support the weight of a dental prosthetic.
The type of dental prosthetic used depends on your unique situation. For a single missing tooth, for example, we may use an individual crown. This will restore your smile while providing the most natural-looking results possible. In situations where you have a full arch that needs replacement, multiple dental implants are used. Full arch replacement receives an implant-supported denture to restore the smile.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Are You Tired Of Denture Slips or Gaps in Your Smile?
Have you had that unfortunate experience of your dentures coming loose while you’re having dinner with friends or family? Or what about when you’re speaking in front of a crowd? Denture slips are one of the most feared events. Luckily, there is a better option for tooth replacement. Dental implants can completely eliminate the fear of denture slips, uncomfortable wear, or dealing with messy glue.
Dental implants provide the support needed for full arch replacement or to replace a single tooth. Once the implants are installed, there is minimal maintenance that needs to be performed. This means you can throw out the glue and say hello to a beautiful smile.
A Beautiful Smile You Don’t Have To Think About
Our Promise To You
Choosing a dentist for your teeth replacement is more than just what options are available in the office. Your dentist should only be experienced in filling gaps. They should deliver a seamless finish. At the same time, they are understanding and compassionate right from the initial appointment. We promise that you’ll always receive the best care from our staff and dentist.
Our office is furnished with the latest equipment, materials, and technology for exceptional results. Our office is a zero judgment zone. Here, you don’t have to feel worried or ashamed about your teeth. We are only here to help you achieve the smile YOU desire.
Restore Your Gorgeous Smile With Laguna Vista Dental in Elk Grove. Contact Us Today!
If you’re considering dental implants, you likely have questions. Below you’ll find some of the most commonly asked questions we receive.
What is the downside of dental implants?
There are very few downsides to dental implants. The number one concern with patients is cost. Implants are considered a cosmetic procedure and most often aren’t covered by dental insurance. Another downside is that not everyone is a good candidate right away. Some patients may need additional procedures to prepare their jawbone for the implant, like sinus lifts or bone grafts.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants are considered permanent. However, the dental restoration that is attached (what you see) is not. You may need to replace your implant-supported bridge, crown, or denture after 10-15 years.
What is the average cost for a dental implant?
Dental implant cost varies. Factors, including insurance, placement, and type, can play a role. On average, the cost per implant is roughly $1,000-3,000.
Do teeth implants hurt?
There should be no discomfort throughout the procedure. You will be given an anesthetic to numb the area entirely. After the anesthetic has worn off, there might be a little pain resolved with OTC medications or a prescription from your dentist.