Dental implants can help patients who have missing or cracked teeth restore their smile. Implants are a permanent and durable solution that lasts for years without the need for replacement. The dental implant process requires multiple appointments and healing time for the implant to fuse to the jaw bone. When an implant is placed in the jaw, it acts as a screw and functions similar to a tooth root. After the healing process is complete, an abutment or connector piece is attached, and this affixes to the crown placed on top.
Turlock Dental Care offers many tooth replacement options for our patients, and dental implants continue to be a popular choice because they provide natural function and strength. Our doctors love to help patients restore their smiles and enjoy a healthy lifestyle with dental implants.
Turlock Dental Care offers dental implants right in our own office, and this service includes the evaluation, procedure, and creation of any required crowns, dentures, or bridges. Our office is equipped with the latest technology to make procedures as easy as possible for our patients. Our CT scanning technology can create a digital picture to help our doctors determine the exact implant placement.
Our doctors use a physical surgical guide during the placement process to ensure implants are placed in the optimum area of the jaw. Implants require adequate bone in the jaw for proper support. If a patient would like to move forward with implants but lacks bone in the jaw, we can perform bone grafts to build up the area and provide the necessary support for your dental implants. Talk to one of our representatives today to find out more about our dental implant services at Turlock Dental Care.
Bone Loss Is Prevented
If you have missing teeth this can cause bone loss in the jaw and your face may look sunken in. Dental implants stimulate the jaw bone and promote bone regeneration to strengthen your jaw. Natural teeth surrounding the dental implants will stay in place and maintain your smile.
Dental implants look aesthetically pleasing and function like natural teeth. Implants are custom-made to match the size, shape, and color of your natural teeth. When speaking around others no one will know you have dental implants, and with a restored smile your confidence will increase.
Restores Mouth Function
Dental implants are built to last and can withstand the chewing force that allows patients to live a healthy lifestyle and eat all of their favorite foods. Implants are permanent and are life-changing. They allow you to enjoy eating out and being in the company of others without the need to worry that your teeth may slip, become loose, or fall out when you speak.
Dental Health Improvement
With dental implants, your overall health will improve. Caring for implants is similar to caring for our natural teeth. The implant material is extremely durable and is resistant to decay. Implants are a permanent solution and can give you the smile of your dreams without the need for periodic replacement
Easy To Care For
Implants are permanent and do not require removal for cleaning or messy adhesives. Patients should practice good oral hygiene habits with brushing and flossing daily and attend regular exams in our office to ensure their implants always look and feel healthy.
Choosing a tooth replacement option and moving forward towards a brand-new smile is a big decision. At Turlock Dental Care our doctors and staff provide exceptional service and support and will ensure you have a positive experience. Dental Implants can improve your lifestyle, self-esteem, confidence, and allow you to speak and eat with ease. Our consultation process will evaluate your smile, review your health history, and discuss smile goals to get you started on a customized treatment plan for a new smile.
Turlock Dental Care offers a variety of tooth replacement options for our patients. Our doctors can help you choose the best option that fits your needs. Patients should never have to live with missing or cracked teeth. Knowing the differences in tooth replacement options can help you choose an option that is durable and will last.
Dental Implants vs. Traditional Dentures
Dentures are custom-made and can help restore one or more missing teeth. Dentures tend to be more affordable compared to dental implants, but do not have the strength and durability that implants provide. With dentures, they can crack or slip, and cause problems with speaking and eating. Dental implants are permanent and there is no cleaning necessary. Implants are cared for just like your natural teeth and do not rub against your gums and cause irritation or pain. Dentures do need to be adjusted periodically to ensure proper function and fit. With dental implants, there are no adjustments needed, and patients only have to return for their regular exams.
Dental Implants vs. Dental Bridge
Dental bridges are another option for tooth replacement and this option requires the support of adjacent teeth. Bridges can be placed permanently, and provide a comfortable and natural-looking solution to missing teeth. This option is more affordable compared to dental implants but does require replacement every 5-7 years. If the adjacent teeth become compromised this will require immediate treatment. Dental implants have become more popular today because implants do not rely on adjacent teeth and do not require replacement. Dental implants cost more, but keep adjacent teeth in place and promote bone regeneration and mouth stability.
Dental Implants vs. Flipper
A flipper is another type of denture that is removable and can help replace missing teeth. Flippers can restore a smile, look natural, and are an affordable tooth replacement option. Impressions are needed to create a flipper and this solution may move around or cause discomfort because the device is not attached. Flippers require daily cleaning and regular maintenance to keep them in good condition. In comparison, dental implants are permanent and durable and do not require removal or regular maintenance. Implants restore chewing power and overall function like no other option. Eating and speaking are easy, and patients do not have to worry about breakage or slipping while eating.
Not Replacing a Tooth
If you choose to not replace a tooth this can lead to deterioration of the jaw and can cause your face to look sunken in. Tooth replacement can help preserve the bone in your jaw and support your face and mouth. Dental implants create a stability that will last for years without the need for replacement. Implants tend to be more expensive, but they are cost-effective because they last longer, and help you avoid unnecessary visits and treatments at the dentist.
Our consultation process can evaluate your smile and help decide which tooth replacement option is best. Our friendly doctors always have your best interest in mind and will work to find an option that fits your budget. Turlock Dental Care offers a variety of financing and payment options, accepts many insurance plans, and offers an in-house savings plan for our patients.
Most patients are candidates for dental implants, but our doctors will perform a detailed consultation and exam of your teeth, jaw, and mouth to determine if you are a candidate. Patients must have adequate bone in the jaw to support the dental implants. If we feel you do not have enough bone present, our doctors can perform a bone graft to add bone to the area and provide the support needed. This is an additional procedure that is done before your implants are placed. Our implant consultation includes digital x-rays and a customized treatment plan that outlines your tooth replacement options and the relative costs. We listen to our patients and want to understand your goals, so we can provide the very best care.
Ideal Candidates for Dental Implants Have The Following:
Investing in your smile is the best thing you can do for your overall wellbeing and health. Dental Implants do cost more, but the benefits and years of enjoyment far outweigh the cost. Other replacement options tend to be a short-term fix, and require future maintenance or replacement. With Dental Implants you will pay more upfront, but your smile will be restored for a lifetime. Choosing to leave missing teeth can cause structural issues or health issues, and as a result, cost you more at the dentist’s office.
At Turlock Dental Care, when you choose dental implants, we discuss your treatment plan and costs upfront. We want our patients to have the ability to prepare ahead of time, and our staff is always available to answer insurance questions to help you through the preparation process. Turlock Dental Care offers many financing and payment options, as well as our in-house savings plan. We want all of our patients to be able to receive the dental care they need.
Most insurance plans do not cover dental implants, but in some cases, plans will provide partial coverage. We recommend patients check with their insurance provider to determine what costs they will be responsible for. If you have a medical insurance policy you may have coverage for dental implant surgery. The cost of dental implants depends on the number of implants required, and the severity of the case. Dental implants are an investment in your oral health and overall health. They are life-changing and can allow you to feel comfortable smiling, speaking, and eating around others. There is no worry about removal or replacement in the future, and your smile will function just like your natural teeth.
Choosing to move forward with dental implants is a large decision, but this solution will last a lifetime. Our dental implant services can be done from start to finish in the comfort of our exam rooms using state-of-the-art technology. We use the latest CT scanning equipment and a physical surgical guide for optimal implant placement. Let Turlock Dental Care help turn your smile around, and you get the smile of your dreams with our dental implant services.
If you have missing teeth or are looking to restore your smile with a permanent and durable solution, contact Turlock Dental Care. Our doctors have years of experience in implant dentistry and can help you get that smile you have always wanted. We have a passion for dentistry, care about our patients, and they trust that we will provide exceptional care. You will be happy you chose Turlock Dental Care for your dental implant needs.
To schedule a consultation with us, or to find out more information about how dental implants can benefit you, contact Turlock Dental Care today. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you!
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