Dental Implants in Madera, CA
Restore Your Smile With Healthy Tooth Replacement Options
Dental implants may be the right option for you if you are missing a single tooth or several teeth. Because dental implants provide the same look, feel, and function of natural, healthy teeth, many patients even forget they have dental implants. Dental implants are a long-term tooth replacement solution that allows you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
Dental implants are a versatile solution to your oral health needs. They can replace a single tooth or even an entire arch of teeth. Having a missing tooth or several missing teeth can not only make you feel self-conscious about your smile, but can also lead to other oral health complications such as bone loss and dental shifting. You may find your speech is also affected and you are unable to eat the foods you love comfortably.
A huge advantage to dental implants is that they allow you to eat the foods you love, speak clearly and without difficulty, and smile naturally. In addition, dental implants can prevent bone loss and dental shifting while preserving facial aesthetics. Our expert oral surgeons are highly trained in placing dental implants from our office in Madera, CA. For more information and to schedule a consultation, contact our office.
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
Enjoy Food Again.
By fusing to the jaw bone, your implant has a solid foundation, allowing you to eat your favorite foods without any moving parts or discomfort.
Prevent Bone Loss.
Missing teeth cause the jaw bone to deteriorate due to lack of stimulation. Dental implants are designed to replicate a natural tooth, providing stimulation to the jaw and preventing bone loss.
Your implant will remain in place during eating and brushing. Simply brush and floss regularly to maintain good oral hygiene and your implant can last a lifetime.
Protect Oral Health.
Dental implants prevent nearby teeth from shifting out of place and by keeping the jaw healthy, they prevent facial sagging associated with bone loss.
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 Madera, CA
During your first visit, we will discuss the goals for your smile and oral health, then determine the right type of implants for your treatment.
- Single Tooth Replacement. Wherever a tooth is missing or needs replaced, a dental implant can be inserted into its place, provided there is enough jaw bone.
- Immediate Implants. Following a tooth extraction, your surgeon can insert an implant post into the empty tooth socket. This reduces the number of appointments necessary to restore the tooth.
- Implant-Supported Bridges. Dental implants can support a bridge, which restores the appearance of several teeth missing next to each other. This protects your healthy teeth from needing to be ground down to fit the bridge.
- Full-Arch Restoration. Several dental implants can support a fixed prosthesis in one or both dental arches. This treatment completely restores your smile with natural-looking and fully functioning results.
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!
Dental Implant Surgery
We will take 3D scans of your mouth during your first visit to assist with treatment planning and creating surgical guides. We will also discuss your anesthesia options to ensure you are as comfortable as possible during surgery. If you need bone grafting or tooth extractions, you may have more or fewer appointments.
Your next appointment will be the day of the surgery. After administering the anesthesia, your oral surgeon will place the dental implant post into the jaw bone. Next, the surgeon closes the surgical site, and you will rest until the anesthesia wears off. If you have undergone IV sedation, a responsible adult must drive you home after your procedure and remain with you for 24 hours. Our office provides detailed instructions to follow before and after surgery. Doing so will ensure a smooth and speedy recovery.
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 implant procedure depends on how many and what types of implants you need, your anesthesia choice, your insurance, and if you require additional procedures. We discuss all of these items with you during the consultation and provide you with an accurate price estimate.
Removable dentures and bridges are an alternative to dental implants. However, these cheaper options come with many downsides. For example, dentures must be removed during eating and brushing, then cleaned using special rinses each day. Ill-fitting dentures can slide around and cause sores, and many patients find them inconvenient. Because there is nothing fused to the jaw bone where the teeth are missing, the jaw breaks down over time. Severe bone loss results in dental shifting, sagging facial features, and costly surgical repair down the line.
With dental implants, you avoid these issues. Your implant remains in your mouth at all times and because it looks and feels natural, you’ll likely forget you even have a dental implant.
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
Jack Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure
"The reason I wanted my implants was because I entertain, and I'm in front of an audience a lot, and so, therefore, when you smile, they can see where my teeth were missing. You learn to adjust to what you have, and so I would chew on the right side all the time, but I never realized how nice it was when you didn't have to worry about that — you could eat without thinking about it. I was not worried a bit when I came in. In fact, I had nothing but a good time when I was here. It was a lot of fun, and the team was outstanding. Everybody was pleasant, and I could tell they knew what they were doing. Dr. Barnhart was totally a professional, but at the same time, she had personality, and it was just really a pleasant experience. My recovery was so pleasant. I don't remember anything about it that was negative. If somebody said, "You have to do it again," I wouldn't even give it a second thought because it was never a burden."
Vicki Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"So, I had a tooth that needed to be replaced, so my dentist here in Fresno sent me here to have it taken out and replaced with an implant. He called in the morning, and I was here within an hour, and they looked at it, and I didn't wait more than five minutes in that waiting room. I was very nervous because I didn't know what to expect, but they put you pretty much at ease when you get here. Dr. K's wonderful. He made me feel really comfortable. My procedure was great. I chose to be asleep for a goodly portion of it; that was rather nice. I feel normal since the surgery. It's been fine. The tooth is great; there's no problems. For my friends living in Fresno and Hanford, CA, I recommend Fresno Oral Surgery. Absolutely."
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."
Ron Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure
"Fresno Oral Surgery was a very pleasant experience. It’s very clean. The staff is very friendly. They were very welcoming. Dr. Curiel is a very professional doctor. He very much explained to me the procedure, all the steps, what was going to happen, and my procedure went great and I’m very happy with my dental implant. I had a very good experience here at Fresno Oral Surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Curiel. "
Bea Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"My tooth was broken, so I needed to take the tooth out, and I wanted to try an implant. I came to Fresno Oral Surgery because my son, who happens to be a dentist, recommended coming here, and it was the only place he recommended. Living with a broken tooth was very uncomfortable, and I know I needed to do something. I was a little nervous, but then I knew Dr. Chien's reputation, so I kind of was half-nervous — a little bit. Once I got here, I felt very comfortable. The staff, they were so caring and nice. The thing I liked about the procedure that was done — it was not rushed. I was very relaxed. He gave a shot, and I didn't even feel it. The procedure went so quickly. When he finished, I said, "Is that all?" It was kind of enjoyable actually because I was expecting something a little more traumatic. It was very good."
Frequently Asked Questions
How painful is getting dental implants?
We make every effort to keep you comfortable during surgery and offer many anesthesia options to choose from. Many patients remain comfortable with local anesthesia, while others opt for IV sedation to relax in a semi-conscious state and wake up when the procedure is over. Any post-surgical pain can be managed with ice packs and over-the-counter pain medications.
Can dental implants be done in a day?
Yes, these are called immediate or same-day dental implants. As soon as a tooth is extracted, your oral surgeon will place the implant post into the empty socket. This reduces the number of appointments needed to restore the tooth and allows the bone to begin healing around the implant post immediately.
Who is not a candidate for dental implants?
You may not be suitable for dental implants if you have a suppressed immune system, cancer, or severe bone loss. We will discuss your medical history during the consultation. Generally, if you are healthy enough to undergo a generic surgical procedure, you are a candidate for dental implants.
Can you finance dental implants?
Our practice is an enrolled provider of CareCredit®. This healthcare credit card can be used to cover out-of-pocket expenses not covered by insurance. There are over 225,000 providers nationwide who accept CareCredit. To learn more about your financing options for dental implants, visit the CreditCare website or easily apply online.
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