Dental Implants in Reedley, CA
Your Long-Term Solution to Missing Teeth
If you are missing a single tooth or many teeth, dental implants may be the right option for you. Dental implants offer a secure tooth replacement solution that provides the same look, feel, and function of healthy, natural teeth. Many patients even forget they have dental implants!
Dental implants can replace a single tooth or an entire arch of teeth, making them a versatile solution. Tooth loss can lead to other oral health issues, such as bone loss and dental shifting. It can also affect your speech as well as the kinds of foods you can comfortably eat. Dental implants can prevent bone loss and dental shifting and preserve your facial bone structure.
Dental implants offer a healthy tooth replacement option for patients who can undergo outpatient dental procedures. Our expert oral surgeons are highly trained in placing dental implants from our office in Reedley, CA. For more information and to schedule a consultation, contact our office. A member of our staff will be happy to assist you.
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
Protect Oral Health.
The implant post fuses to the jaw bone, preventing bone loss and maintaining integrity of the jaw. They also prevent dental shifting and preserve facial aesthetics.
Improve Confidence in Your Smile.
The crown is customized to blend in with your other teeth and your dental implant does not need to be removed for meals or brushing, like removable dentures, allowing you to eat the foods that you love with confidence.
You will care for a dental implant just like a natural tooth with regular flossing, brushing, and dental visits. No special rinses and no moving parts are required to benefit from dental implants.
You can receive as many or as few dental implants as you need to achieve a complete smile, even a brand new set of teeth through full-arch restoration.
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!
How Do Dental Implants Work?
A significant advantage of dental implants is that they function just like natural teeth. The implant, which is a post composed of medical-grade titanium, is surgically placed beneath the gum tissue and into your jaw bone. The dental implant fuses with your bone over time, which creates a sturdy foundation for your replacement teeth. The abutment piece is attached to the implant post and supports the custom-designed crown. The results are beautiful, healthy, and permanent.
Types of Dental Implants in Reedley, CA
When designing your treatment plan, Dr. Chien, Dr. Kheradpir, Dr. Barnhart, Dr. Huh, and Dr. Curiel, will determine the right type of implants for your needs. This treatment is very customizable, allowing our surgeons to formulate a plan that works specifically for your smile.
- Single Tooth Replacement. Anywhere a tooth is missing, a dental implant can replace it. This includes front and back teeth.
- Immediate Implants. We can place a dental implant post on the same visit as your tooth extraction, provided there is enough jaw bone to support it, which minimizes the necessary appointments for tooth removal.
- Implant-Supported Bridges. Traditional bridges require teeth adjacent to a gap of missing teeth to be reshaped in order to support the bridge. Instead, dental implants can support the prosthesis, protecting your natural teeth.
- Full-Arch Restoration. A fixed denture is secured in one or both dental arches using dental implants. You will walk out of our office with a completely new, fully functioning smile that looks and feels natural.
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
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. We will take 3D scans to review your facial anatomy and create surgical guides for implant placement. 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.
Fresno Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implant Center offers many anesthesia and sedation options to choose from. We will go over your anxiety level, procedure complexity, and more to determine the right choice for your treatment. Many patients are comfortable with only local anesthesia to numb the surgical site, while others opt to rest in a sleep-like state throughout the procedure with IV sedation.
On the day of surgery, your surgeon will administer the chosen anesthesia, make a small incision in the gum tissue, and place the post. Dissolvable sutures will be placed if necessary. You will rest until your anesthesia wears off. If you have undergone IV sedation, a responsible adult must be present in the office to take you home and remain with you for 24 hours. We may provide a temporary tooth to wear while the post heals with the jaw bone.
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!
Dental Implant Cost and Value
Your restorative procedure cost will vary depending on your insurance, number and type of implants needed, anesthesia, and if you need additional procedures. During the consultation, our staff will provide you with a cost estimate.
There are cheaper options for tooth replacement, such as removable dentures or bridges, but these options come with many downsides. Removable appliances must be taken out during eating and brushing, which many patients find embarrassing. You must replace dentures every few years and use special rinses when cleaning them.
More importantly, these options only sit in the mouth and do not fuse to the jaw bone. Without stimulation, the jaw bone will deteriorate, resulting in sagging facial features, teeth shifting out of place, and even more severe bone loss. These conditions require costly and extensive treatment down the line, and with dental implants, you do not need to worry about any of them. Your implant becomes a long-term addition to your smile and is there to stay, serving your smile for many years.
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
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."
Diane Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"I had a tooth that needed to be extracted. I had bone deterioration, so I needed a graft before they could do an implant. The staff here is absolutely wonderful. You feel comfortable from the minute you walk in. I always felt very relaxed while I was here. Dr. Kheradpir is wonderful to deal with. He is knowledgeable, he is very concerned with how you feel, and everything looks good, and I’m extremely comfortable, and I’m very happy with the procedure. It was a wonderful experience, and I would come back if I had to. For my friends in Fresno and in Prather, 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."
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."
Zach Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure
"I had a tooth that was chipped, and I had a dental implant from Dr. Kheradpir. When you walk in the front doors, you’re greeted with a friendly smile. Definitely a very friendly staff; here to help you, here to assist you, and basically make your experience very, very comfortable. Dr. Kheradpir definitely answered all my questions and made me feel comfortable. The surgery went really, really good. More than happy with what he did. He’s a very calm person who’s willing to listen to what you have to say. He wants the experience to be as best as possible. For my friends in Prather and Friant, I would definitely recommend Fresno Oral Surgery."
Frequently Asked Questions
Does it hurt to get dental implants?
Our surgeons aim to make your surgical procedure as comfortable as possible. We offer both local and general anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation so that you remain at ease during your procedure. Any post-operative pain can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications, ice packs, and rest.
Can I get a dental implant years after an extraction?
You can receive a dental implant at any age, any number of years after a tooth extraction, as long as there is enough jaw bone to support the implant. If you have an upcoming tooth extraction, consider immediately replacing the tooth with a dental implant so that you never have to go without a tooth and enjoy all the health benefits of having a dental implant.
How long does a dental implant procedure take?
A typical procedure takes about 1 hour per dental implant. This can vary depending on your procedure’s complexity and if you require additional procedures.
What happens if you don't have enough jaw bone for dental implants?
If the jaw bone has weakened so much that there is not enough to serve as a stable foundation for a dental implant, we will place a bone graft. To do this, we expose the weakened jaw bone and insert a grafting material, which serves as a framework for new bone growth. Once healed, your jaw will be strong enough to support an implant.
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