Dental Implants in Fresno, CA
Long-Term Solutions for One or More Missing Teeth
Dental implants are a secure and healthy option to permanently replace missing teeth. The implant replaces the root and the crown of your tooth, which creates a natural function and appearance to your mouth. Dental implants are a popular tooth replacement solution because they provide the look, feel, and function of natural teeth.
If you are missing a single tooth or many teeth, dental implants may be the right option for you. Dental implants can replace just one tooth as well as an entire arch of teeth through full-arch restoration. The results are so natural that many patients forget they even have a replacement tooth. Dental implants can also prevent oral health problems, such as bone loss, gum disease, and dental shifting, while preserving your facial bone structure. In fact, dental implants are often recommended by dental professionals as the healthiest tooth replacement option for patients who can undergo outpatient dental procedures.
Our expert oral surgeons in Fresno, CA, specialize in implant dentistry and restorative techniques. For more information and to schedule a consultation, contact our office in Fresno, CA, today.
Dental implants are a life-changing tooth replacement solution. When placed by our oral surgeons, your implants will improve your oral health and serve you for many years. Watch the video to learn more!
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Eat the foods that you love.
Your replacement teeth will function just like healthy, natural teeth, allowing you to enjoy eating without any moving pieces or discomfort.
Protect your oral health.
The implant post fuses to the jaw bone, keeping the bone healthy while preventing nearby teeth from shifting out of position and preserving your facial aesthetics.
Results that look and feel natural.
The crown is custom-made to match the color of your other teeth, so your dental implant will look indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
Bring confidence back to your smile.
With a long-term solution that looks and feels natural, you won’t feel the need to hide your smile or cover your mouth when you eat and laugh. Dental implants allow you to take pride in your smile again.
Dental implants are incredibly versatile and can replace a single tooth, several teeth, or both arches of teeth, as well as protect your oral health. Watch the video to learn more!
Types of Dental Implants in Fresno, CA
During your consultation, one of our board-certified oral surgeons will evaluate your restorative needs and determine the right type of implant for you. Fresno Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implant Center offers a variety of implant options to make implant dentistry possible for more patients and their specific needs.
- Single Tooth Replacement. Wherever there is a missing tooth or teeth in your mouth, a dental implant can replace it.
- Immediate Implants. On the same day as a tooth extraction, we can place an implant post to immediately restore the missing space, provided you have enough jaw bone to support the implant.
- Implant-Supported Bridges. Dental implants can be inserted and adjusted to fit a bridge, protecting the need to grind down your healthy teeth.
- Full-Arch Restoration. Only a few dental implants are needed to support a full fixed denture in one or both arches, producing a brand new and fully functioning smile for patients in need of a complete smile replacement.
Immediate implants can replace broken, failing, or missing teeth can be replaced in a single surgical visit. The number of appointments is reduced, and you enjoy your new teeth immediately. Watch the video to learn more!
The Dental Implant Surgery
Based on your individual needs and circumstances, the dental implant process can vary. However, it usually requires three or more office visits: one consultation appointment, one surgery appointment, and a couple of follow-up appointments. If you need bone grafting, tooth extractions, or want immediate implants, you may have more or fewer appointments.
At your consultation, your oral surgeon will evaluate your condition and examine your medical and dental history before determining your treatment plan. 3D scans will be taken at this time to review your facial anatomy and develop your custom treatment plan. These scans can also assist in the creation of custom 3D surgical guides. If you have any questions about your dental implant procedure, your consultation is a perfect time to ask. Your oral surgeon will address all of your questions and will help you to feel comfortable and informed about your upcoming procedure.
Your next appointment will be the day of the surgery, which is when you will receive your dental implants. After administering the anesthesia, your oral surgeon will place the dental implant post into the empty tooth socket. Next, the surgeon closes the surgical site with dissolvable sutures, and you will rest until your anesthesia wears off. Your particular procedure and how many dental implants you receive will determine the duration of the surgery.
Your dentist may make a set of temporary teeth for you to wear so that you won’t have to go without teeth during this time. Once your surgical sites have healed, your restorative dentist will place the new crown, which is custom-designed to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.
Our practice uses the highest grade dental implants, bone grafting, and surgical techniques available to ensure remarkable results for every patient. Watch the video to learn more!
Cost and Value of Dental Implants
The cost of your dental implants depends on several factors: how many implants you need, your choice of anesthesia, your insurance, and if you require extractions or bone grafts. We will discuss all of these factors with you during your first visit and provide you with a cost estimate.
Removable dentures or bridges are often cheaper upfront, but they do not preserve or fuse to the jaw bone. This can lead to costly and extensive bone repair surgery down the road. Many patients with dentures find that they are clunky and dislike having to remove them during cleaning and eating. Dental implants remain in your mouth at all times, eliminating the need for special rinses or any removable parts during meals.
Dental implants protect your oral health while restoring your smile. Practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing all of your teeth regularly, and your dental implants will last for many years. They have a high success rate and are designed to function just like a natural tooth, completely restoring your ability to eat and smile with confidence. Dental implants promote healthy teeth and gums by preventing bone loss, which reduces the risk of periodontal disease and other medical conditions.
Types of Anesthesia
Our surgeons offer many options for anesthesia and sedation to ensure your comfort during treatment.
Hear From Dental Implant Patients
These patients can tell you about the firsthand experience undergoing dental implant treatment at our office.
Reviews From Our Dental Implant Patients
Jacquie Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"The practice here is professional, courteous, makes you feel right at home. The staff is personable. They’re very likeable, they’re awesome. The doctors here are very friendly. They explained everything explicitly, in detail. Asked me if I was comfortable with every single step that they were going to do. I’m very happy that I chose Fresno Oral Surgery because everything, through every procedure, the process, everything has been handled absolutely great. My experience here was fantastic. I would highly recommend the doctors at Fresno Oral Surgery."
Linda Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"I had had a root canal and a crown, and the tooth failed that the crown was on. And so I had to do something, and I knew that I did not want to have a bridge, and so I elected to have a dental implant, and Dr. Barnhart did it for me. One of the wonderful things about Dr. Barnhart and her staff is everything is explained, and everything is very calm. The first thing that had to happen is I had to have the tooth extracted — that was step number one. Well, she did a bone graft after the tooth was pulled because I do have osteoporosis. It was very gentle and very well done. Dr. Barnhart was very nice, very kind, and fun to talk to. I would absolutely recommend Fresno Oral Surgery to all my friends in Fresno and Tulare, CA."
Kelley Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"The practice here is wonderful. Everyone from the doctors, the nurses, the receptionist, they make you feel comfortable from the minute you come in. The doctors really care here, and they have your best interests at heart. They treat you completely like family. It was a smooth recovery. My quality of life has improved, and I’m very happy to say I’m happy with my smile. My experience has been just absolutely wonderful. I would highly recommend Fresno Oral Surgery. The doctors and the staff definitely make it worthwhile."
Dollie Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"I was eating popcorn; I cracked my tooth on a kernel. I went to my dentist right away. He referred me to Dr. Barnhart. Their team and Dr. Barnhart put me at ease. It was a really good and very positive interaction. Dr. Barnhart was a great surgeon. They took a genuine interest in me. I was very impressed with the team she has. I had a wonderful experience. I would definitely give Fresno Oral Surgery five stars. For my friends in Madera and Coarsegold, I would highly recommend Fresno Oral Surgery."
Jan Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"I came here because I was missing a good portion of my teeth. I had to have them removed in my twenties. I just couldn't afford dental care. So, I just left them alone, and at one point, my current dentist said that if I didn't get them replaced, that I was going to lose my front teeth because they were starting to get loose. I'd gone to a couple of other oral surgery places, and the dentists there told me there was no way. They wouldn't touch my mouth. When I came here and talked to Dr. K, he said he was going to have to do a major sinus lift. He was going to do the dental implants at the same time. Now, after the surgery, I feel great. I can chew. I can bite into things, and I can chew up my food. I can't recommend him enough. I tell everybody about him. He is just a sweetheart. He has done miracles. He really has."
Frequently Asked Questions
How many days off do I need for dental implants?
The surgical sites take a few weeks to fully heal. However, most patients find they can resume their normal routines within a few days following surgery.
Are you put to sleep for a dental implant?
Your anxiety level and the extent of your surgery will depend on the anesthesia used. Some patients are comfortable with only local anesthesia for single or immediate implants, while others prefer to rest during the procedure and wake up when it is over. We will discuss your options with you during the consultation and determine the right choice for your needs.
Do tooth implants hurt?
We try to make your surgical experience as pleasant as possible by discussing the details of your treatment beforehand and offering anesthesia and sedation options. Most patients experience little to no discomfort during the surgery, but some discomfort can be expected following any type of surgical procedure. You can manage pain with ice packs or pain medications, which we outline in your post-operative instructions.
Can dental implants be done in one day?
Yes, same day dental implants or immediate implants are placed at the same appointment as a tooth extraction. Choosing to replace a missing tooth immediately saves you time and money because less appointments are needed to restore the tooth. Plus, as your socket heals from the extraction, it can heal around the implant post, maximizing your recovery time.
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