True Oral, Facial & Dental Implant Surgery has three offices in California. You can find our Placerville office off of US-50 in Placerville, CA. Contact us today to schedule your appointment. We offer a variety of oral surgery procedures, including dental implant placement and restorative treatments, at both of our locations in El Dorado Hills, Placerville, and Irvine, California.
Dental implants are a popular tooth restoration solution for people with one or more missing teeth. Constructed to replicate a natural tooth, a dental implant consists of a titanium implant post, a connecting abutment, and a crown.
Our oral surgeons specialize in restorative techniques and placing dental implants. If you are ready to complete your smile and learn about the benefits of dental implants, please contact our office to schedule a consultation.
Replace Your Missing Tooth or Teeth
Not replacing a missing tooth can have a negative impact on your oral health. A tooth’s root stimulates the jaw bone during chewing, keeping it strong and sturdy. When a tooth is missing, the jaw bone begins to weaken in this area. Over time, this can lead to gum recession or nearby teeth shifting into the open space.
Healthy teeth promote healthy gums. Periodontal disease occurs when the gums become infected, which can lead to further jaw bone decay. A dental implant’s post acts just like a root by stimulating the jaw, preventing deterioration. Additionally, jaw bone loss can cause facial features to sag. By replacing missing teeth with dental implants, you are taking positive strides toward improving your oral health and preserving your facial structures.
The Biggest Advantages of Dental Implants
Dental implants become a permanent part of your smile and can serve you for many years with proper care.
Now with a complete smile, you can live without hiding your teeth while eating and laughing with confidence.
A dental implant can replace one tooth, several teeth, or a full set of teeth with full-arch restoration.
Dental implants remain in your mouth during eating, unlike removable dentures or bridges. You can enjoy hard and sticky food without worrying about discomfort.
Because they replicate a natural tooth, simply brush your dental implant with your teeth regularly to keep it clean. Maintain regular checkups with your dentist, and remember to floss!
Types of Dental Implants
Dental implants can restore your smile in many ways. During your first visit, we will help you determine the right solution for your specific needs.
- Single Implants. One implant can replace one missing tooth. You can receive a dental implant anywhere in your mouth where a tooth needs replacing.
- Implant-Supported Bridges. Traditional bridges require teeth on either side of a gap to be ground down to fit the prosthesis. Dental implants can be placed to support a bridge where there are many missing teeth in a row without needing to damage your other natural teeth.
- Immediate Implants. We can place a dental implant as soon as a tooth is extracted, as long as there is enough jaw bone. This reduces the total number of appointments needed.
- Full-Arch Restoration. This procedure is ideal for patients missing many or all of their teeth. It uses a few dental implants to support a permanent denture in one or both arches of teeth, completely restoring aesthetics and functionality.
The first step is to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Straw. During this time, we will perform an oral examination, take 3D scanning, and design a treatment plan that’s unique to your needs.
On the day of your surgery, your oral surgeon will administer the chosen form of anesthesia, make a small incision in the gum tissue, and place the implant post. We provide every patient with post-operative instructions to guide you through recovery, including diet recommendations and how to care for your surgical site.
The post will fuse with your jaw bone over the next few months. Once fully healed, the abutment is placed and your restorative dentist will place the final crown.
Cost of Dental Implants in Placerville, CA
The cost of a dental implant procedure depends on how many implants you need, your choice of anesthesia, your insurance, and if you require extractions or bone grafts. We will evaluate your needs during your first visit and provide a cost estimate. Our front desk staff will also submit an insurance claim on your behalf, provided we have the necessary information.
Removable dentures can be embarrassing and are an inconvenience to remove during eating and cleaning. They can cause sores, must be replaced every five years, and do not preserve jaw bone integrity. Dentures may be cheaper in the beginning, but can lead to costly and uncomfortable problems in the future, such as more severe bone loss or gum recession.
Dental implants are a permanent solution designed to preserve the jaw bone, look natural, and function just like natural teeth.
Implants from Zimmer Biomet Dental
Our practice proudly uses implants designed by Zimmer Biomet Dental, a leading manufacturer of the most advanced implants and prosthetics available today. For more than two decades, Zimmer Biomet Dental has been helping patients improve their quality of life through restorative dentistry. Visit the official Zimmer Biomet website to learn more.
Dental Implants in Placerville, CA
True Oral, Facial & Dental Implant Surgery has three offices in California. You can find our Placerville office off of US-50 in Placerville, CA. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What’s a cheaper alternative to dental implants?
There are many tooth replacement solutions available, such as removable partials, implant-supported bridges, permanent dentures through full-arch restoration restoration, and traditional dentures. The cost of these procedures vary, and they all come with different benefits and risks. Dental implants are the only solution that maintains jaw bone health, which makes them the premier option for replacing teeth.
Who is not a good candidate for dental implants?
Those taking steroids or drugs that suppress the immune system may not be candidates for dental implants. People who clench or grind their teeth hard may not be suitable because this can put too much pressure on the implants. If you are lacking enough bone, we can place a bone graft to help new bone grow in the area. The implant post requires a strong, stable foundation in order to be successful.
Can full mouth dental implants be done in a day?
Yes, a full-arch restoration procedure can be completed in one day. Also called Teeth-in-a-Day, this procedure involves extracting remaining teeth and inserting dental implant posts to support a permanent denture. Patients can walk out of the office with a brand new, natural-looking set of teeth. You must have a consultation with us to discuss this procedure beforehand and so we can examine your oral health.
Are dental implants painful?
We offer anesthesia and sedation options to make your procedure as comfortable as possible. Typically, we inject local anesthetic to numb the area. This can be compared to a small pinch or prick. Our post-operative instructions will guide you through recovery and how to minimize pain and swelling.
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