Benefits of Dental Implants:
- They permanently replace missing tooth or teeth
- They improve biting and chewing considerably
- Speech and articulation abilities go back to normal
- There is a noticeable aesthetic improvement
- Secures the teeth in place to avoid future complications and issues
- They make regular dental hygiene routines easier to follow
- Boost overall oral health
- Improved comfort
- Get your smile back and feel better about yourself
Watch the dental implants story of one our patients.
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Looking to Renew Your Smile Completely?
If you are looking to renew your smile completely, let us help you. Our process includes a consultation to address your specific needs and asses your initial condition. Dr. Johanna Yepez will determine whether you are a good candidate for the procedure depending on your general and oral health. Once you have been approved, the surgery preparation will begin.
The number of sessions or visits that this specific procedure requires varies, but it is usually around three to four visits. Working the day after the procedure is done is possible. The implant installed will not represent an obstacle to perform daily tasks.
Dental Implants FAQ’s
If you are thinking about getting dental implants Dr. Yepez will be happy to answer all your questions and make you feel at ease with all aspects of your treatment plan. Here are some common questions and answers related to dental implants.
Dental implants are the most natural way to replace missing teeth. Made of titanium, dental implants are designed to replace the root structure of missing teeth, providing support and stability for replacement teeth. They are the longest-lasting solution available.
Our patients tell us that there is very little to no discomfort associated with the placement of an implant, and there is minimal to no swelling. General anesthesia is available for those who choose not to be awake during the procedure.
In many cases, implants can be placed and a temporary tooth can be made at the same time as the tooth is removed. In other cases, the implants are placed and have to heal for several months before placing the final tooth. The dental implant procedure usually takes 3 months for the lower jaw and 6 months for the upper jaw for the implant to fully integrate with your bone. However, everyone heals differently, so Dr. Yepez and our team will monitor your progress closely. We are 100% dedicated to the care we provide in our office.
You will not need to go without replacement teeth. If the implants are not provisionalized immediately with temporary teeth, then a temporary prosthesis can be made for you. If your teeth were already missing, you may continue using your removable prosthesis with minor adjustments for your comfort during the healing period.
Yes, you will need to continue to visit your dentist on a regular basis for hygiene. It is important to maintain your oral health.
Typically, they last longer than conventional dental work, as long as you take care of them properly with daily cleaning, just like your natural teeth, (floss, brush, etc.). When properly maintained and good oral health exists, it is possible for implants to last a lifetime.
No, you are never too old. Patients over 90 years of age have replaced loose partials and full dentures with implant-supported restorations and the comment we hear most is “I wish I had done this sooner!” They are enjoying the benefits of easier chewing, speaking and a better quality of life.
We all put up with a lot of things we don’t think will change or improve, but based on the remarks we’ve heard from past and present patients, dental implants have opened up a new world to them. It is also important to keep in mind that your jawbone will diminish over time without implants. Dental implants stimulate the bone as natural teeth do, thus keeping the bone healthy.
Our patients tell us they’ve had tremendous improvements in their ability to chew foods and they are now able to chew and eat what they couldn’t before implant placement.
Tooth loss leads to bone loss, which may require a more complicated treatment in the future. You will also have to continue to get your removable prosthesis or denture adjusted, relined or even replaced from time to time. The attachments on a partial tug on adjacent teeth and your chewing ability will not be improved. In addition to that, there will be costs for future denture adhesives and cleaners. Your denture will cause you soreness and pain and may lead to a worsened condition as the jawbone deteriorates.
As dental implants have become the standard of care, more insurance companies and policies are providing some coverage for these services. We have a professional team that will be more than happy to look into your policy for you and will process your claim submission as your services are rendered.
Dental Implant Consultation
If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, we encourage you to come in for a consultation. Allow us to show you all the ways your life could be improved with dental implants.
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