Dental Implants in Folsom, CA and El Dorado Hills
Oral hygiene is very important. But no matter how well you take care of your teeth, there may come a time when you need to replace a tooth that can no longer stay in your mouth.
In some cases, it may be because there was too much tooth decay and the tooth could not be saved. It may also be because of an accident or trauma. No matter the cause, it is possible to replace lost teeth with a dental implant – an anchor in your gums that allows for the placement of artificial teeth.
At Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry in Folsom, we provide dental implants for men and women that have lost teeth and are looking to feel confident in their smile again. Implants also an option to fix loose dentures or to prevent shaving down healthy teeth to replace just one tooth. For more information about our dental implant services, please call us at Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry Phone Number 916-983-6051.
We restore dental implants and provide other cosmetic services for the Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Granite Bay, Orangevale, Sacramento and surrounding areas.
Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are posts that are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw, where they function as a sturdy anchor for replacement of a tooth. Then, using the anchor, a tooth is custom fabricated to attach to the anchor to function and mimic the appearance of a natural tooth. That way if anyone sees you smile will often have no idea that you have a dental implant in place of a real tooth.
These implants more importantly play a functional role in the mouth. They make chewing easier and help keep the teeth and gums aligned.
Dental Implants Presentation
For those that are new to dental implants or want to learn more about the procedure and what it entails, the following is a presentation that can make it easier for you to make the decision to choose a dental implant and then to call Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry in Folsom.
Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implants are a type of metal anchor that is placed in the jaw bone to take place of the missing roots. They are placed within the jawbone by a trained and certified dental surgeon. Once there, the anchor will begin to fuse with the jaw bone, in a process called osseointegration, so that it can become the strong foundation necessary to anchor an artificial tooth.
The process to fuse your jaw bone can take a few months, but once completed, the anchor will be firmly connected to the jaw and capable of withstanding a great deal of force. During that time, if you’re concerned about the look of your smile, we can fit you with various tooth replacement options so that it appears that your tooth is present.
Once it has fused with the jaw, Dr. Chen will then start to customize a replacement tooth for the site. This is called a dental crown. The crown will be based on size, shape, color and fit that is best for your mouth, and will be designed to blend in with your other teeth.
To do this, Dr. Chen will make an impression of your mouth to determine the right size and shape of the tooth for maximum aesthetic appeal, and of course design the proper chewing surface to give you a bite that fits in with the rest of the mouth.
Your Dental Implant Evaluation at Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry
Before requesting and obtaining a dental implant from Dr. Chen, it is important to first come to our Folsom office for an initial consultation. In our office, we’ll take a look at the health of your teeth and gums, and make sure that implant dentistry is right for you or if there is another solution that may make more sense given the profile of your oral health.
Contact Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry Today for Dental Implants in Folsom
Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry provides full service cosmetic and general dentistry, including dental implants and artificial teeth, for Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Granite Bay, Rancho Cordova, Sacramento, and more.
If you are interested in learning more about our dental implant service, call us today at Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry Phone Number 916-983-6051 or fill out the Request an Appointment form and let’s make sure that we can see you for a dental implant fitting.
FAQ About Dental Implants
Q: How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
A: We know how important it is to get a price, but there are so many factors that go into the dental implant procedure and, in some cases, it may be covered by some forms of insurance. We are always happy to do a complimentary benefits check and to give you a range of pricing if you call us. We will also go through the entire cost with you after your initial intake appointment. If you cannot afford dental implants, we also have access to payment plans that may fit within your budget.
Also, keep in mind that most other tooth replacements, such as dentures, tend to need replacement so the cost of them is higher over time. Dental implants usually only need to be completed once.
Q: Does the Dental Implant Procedure Hurt?
A: It’s normal to be a bit concerned about pain, but rest assured that dental implants are often less painful than taking a tooth out, and some people feel essentially no pain at all. The drilling itself may be an uncomfortable sensation, but it should not be painful, and if there is any aching or discomfort after the procedure it can almost always be addressed with an OTC pain medication. Those that struggle with dental anxiety may also want to talk to us about sedation dentistry, which allows you to be sedated through the entire procedure.
Q: Will I Ever Need to Replace My Dental Implants?
A: Dental implants are made with strong, durable material, and both the tooth and the titanium base are designed to last. Most dental implants will last for a lifetime. However, just like regular teeth, there is a chance that they can break or chip. It is not common, but it is possible. Often times, if the false tooth breaks, it is a pain free fix.
Q: I Am Not Located in Folsom. Why Travel to Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry?
A: There is no substitute for outstanding dental care, and a short drive is well worth it for the peace of mind that comes from high end dentistry. That is why we see patients from as far as Ione, Rancho Murrieta, Placerville, and more, and many patients from El Dorado Hills, Granite Bay, Orangevale, and the surrounding cities. It is a short drive to make for outstanding dental care.
Q: What Type of Dental Hygiene is Needed for Dental Implants?
A: After the dental implant is in place, you can treat it like you would any regular tooth. Brushing, flossing, and regular visits to your dental hygienist to make sure the gum health is maintained.
Q: Is a Dental Implant Right for Me?
A: Before we can give you a dental implant, we need to perform an exam, as we have to assess the health of the gum and jaw, the space between the teeth, and more. Please give us a call to schedule your appointment and let’s see if you are a candidate for the procedure.
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