Tooth loss can lead to various consequences that affect the aesthetics and structural integrity of your teeth. It disrupts your ability to eat, speak, smile and even interact with others.
To help you regain your confidence and perform daily tasks with ease, Smile Designs Dentistry offers dental implants in Manteca & Pleasanton – the permanent solution to missing teeth.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are thin titanium screws implanted into an area in the jawbone where a tooth or teeth have been lost. They are designed to support an artificial tooth, specifically a crown or a dental bridge.
Implants are considered ideal tooth replacement options because of their increased stability, durability and longevity. One or more implants can be used, depending on the size of the gap and the number of missing teeth.
Are Your Qualified for Implants?
Certain requirements are needed for successful implants. Patients need to be over 15 years old, in generally good health, with healthy gums and adequate bone support. Our dentist will help evaluate and decide if you are eligible for the procedure.
Benefits of Implants
Our dental implants in Manteca & Pleasanton can replace single or multiple missing teeth. Their benefits include:
- Eliminating the need for dentures, which may click, slip and fall
- Restoring lip support and minimizing wrinkles around the mouth (an effect of tooth loss)
- Preventing bone loss and helping maintain facial structure
- Providing patients with the confidence of permanent teeth
The cost of our dental implants in Manteca & Pleasanton will vary based on the dentist’s level of experience, the number of implants being placed, amount of insurance coverage, and other factors. Schedule a consultation with us so we can determine the cost for your implants in Manteca & Pleasanton and work out a financing plan if necessary.
At Smile Designs Dentistry, we are equipped to deliver implant placement in a safe and friendly environment, and will be your partners in achieving a full recovery.
Visit our dental office in Manteca & Pleasanton for a consultation. We are open until 7pm and on Saturdays by appointment, so we can work with your schedule. Walk-ins are welcome.
Mini dental implants are about half the size in diameter of a regular dental implant. This offers many benefits, and they can also be used in situations where regular implants cannot. If an implant needs to be placed in a narrow space, mini implants are the preferred method because of their smaller size.
A main use for mini implants is to install a full upper or lower denture. A series of mini implants (4-6) are placed along the gum line and they serve as the base of the denture. Rather than placing a single implant for a single tooth, an entire lower or upper set of teeth are directly attached to the gum line.
The small size of mini implants often means that no incision needs to be made to place the implant. They can usually be inserted right through the gum into the bone. This eliminates the need for a recovery period, and the restoration can usually be placed right away or only a short time after.
Mini implants are also less expensive than regular implants. Only your dentist knows if mini implants are right for you, so call for your consultation today.
Dental Implants FAQ’s
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a permanent new root for a missing tooth. It is a titanium screw that is placed into the jaw bone. An abutment and crown is then placed on the implant to provide a new tooth that is permanent and looks just like a natural tooth.
How are dental implants different than dentures?
Dentures are a removable set of teeth or partial set of teeth that need to be removed and cared for in a special manner. They can often feel bulky and are difficult to get used to. Dental implants are a permanent replacement for missing teeth that can be cared for just like natural teeth.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants look and feel just like real teeth, they are permanent, you can eat the foods you want without any fear of embarrassment, and they procedure is very successful and fairly inexpensive.
Who can place a dental implant?
Your dentist may be able to perform implants in their own office based on their training. If not, they will recommend you to an implantologist, cosmetic dentist, or another specialist that will perform the procedure.
How much do implants cost?
The price of your dental implants will vary based on the level of experience of your doctor, how many implants you are having placed, amount of insurance coverage, and more. Schedule a consultation with us to determine a price for your implants and a financing plan if necessary.
Do dental implants hurt?
No. A local anesthetic will be given before the procedure so that you do not feel any pain. If you have anxiety or fear you should discuss sedation options with your dentist.
How long do implants last?
When cared for properly, implants should last a lifetime. Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits are essential to the success of your implant.