CREEKSIDE DENTAL CARE

Center for Invisalign, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

 

Dental Implants

A natural, beautiful solution for confident living.

“I had never heard of implants until Dr. Bauer told me they were the best choice for my situation. Now I don’t know how I ever lived with dentures.” 

“I was surprised at how little discomfort I felt during the implant procedures. And my new implants look and feel great.”

Dental implants can improve your appearance, self-confidence, and give you new peace of mind. They look and feel similar to natural teeth, and the securely attached implant can give you the confidence of eating what you like, speaking easily and clearly, and a new sense of security. By working together with the best dental implant companies, Dr. Bauer can offer you the most advanced implants and prosthetics available today. To find out if implants are the right solution for you, give us a call to set up an appointment for an evaluation.

What Is A Dental Implant and How Does It Work?

 A dental implant is a small "anchor" made of titanium. It is inserted into the jawbone to take the place of your missing tooth root. After Osseointegration, or when the surrounding bone has attached to the implant, a replacement tooth is secured to the top of the implant. The new tooth looks, feels, and performs just like your natural teeth.  

Dental implants can be used in a variety of situations, whether you need to replace a single missing tooth or many teeth. They can even be used to replace a full denture. As anchor points, implants can also securely attach a partial denture or a bridge.

What Are the Benefits Of Dental Implants?

Choosing implants offers you a number of significant advantages including: 

More healthful and beautiful: When teeth are missing, the surrounding bone begins to shrink. This unhealthy bone loss can make your jawline recede. Dental implants can help prevent deterioration of the jawbone caused by loss of teeth, so your face retains its natural shape.  As an alternative to bridgework, dental implants eliminate the need to grind down healthy teeth when replacing one or more adjacent teeth.  

More comfortable: Because dental implants are securely anchored, there is no slipping or movement as there is with dentures. This eliminates some of the key worries of dentures, including poor fit, gum irritation, and pain from exposed nerves.  

More confident: With dental implants, you will never need to cover your mouth when laughing, smiling, or speaking. You can eat your favorite foods without pain or fear of embarrassment - and taste every bite. You will look better, feel better, and live more confidently.

Are You a Candidate For Dental Implants?

If you're healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you're probably healthy enough to have an implant, whether your missing teeth are the result of injury, disease, or decay. General good health and adequate bone in the jaw are the key requirements. Dr. Bauer can tell you if implants are right for you.

 

Implant FAQ

1. What is an Implant?
A dental implant is a small "anchor" made of titanium. It is inserted into the jawbone to take the place of your missing tooth root. After osseointegration, or when the surrounding bone has attached to the implant, a replacement tooth is secured to the top of the implant. 

2. Will my new teeth look natural?
Your new teeth will look and feel like your natural teeth. 

3. Am I a good candidate for dental implants?
If you are healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you are probably healthy enough to have an implant. General good health and adequate bone in the jaw are the key requirements. Anyone who is missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or decay may be a candidate for dental implants. 

4. How successful is the procedure?
For more than three decades, dental implants have been used successfully with people just like you. Good oral hygiene is an important factor in insuring long lasting results from your implants. 

5. Is the procedure painful?
Anesthesia is used during the surgical procedure to eliminate any discomfort. Your doctor may prescribe pain medication for any discomfort after surgery. Most patients indicate that the discomfort is minimal once they arrive at home. Many feel great the next day and are able to return to work. 

6. How much will the treatment cost?
The cost will be determined by the number of implants that will be placed, the type of prosthesis recommended and your particular case. This can only be determined after a thorough examination by your dentist. 

7. Will my insurance pay for implants?
Your insurance coverage will depend on your individual plan. It may be possible to obtain additional coverage. Check with your insurance company to see if they can extend your plan. 

8. How long will it take?
The dental implant process involves several steps and the overall treatment period varies greatly by patient. The typical treatment time lasts several months, but in some cases implants can be placed and restored immediately.

 

Creekside Dental Care
121 W Branch St
Arroyo Grande, CA 

(805) 481-6617
info@creeksidedentalcare.com