Dental Implants in Visalia, CA
Healthy Replacement Teeth That Look and Feel Natural
At Fresno Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implant Center, we understand that losing one or more teeth can feel stressful, and we are proud to offer dental implants as a healthy, long-lasting tooth restoration option. Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth and can restore as many teeth as you need to help you achieve a complete, fully functioning smile you will love.
Dental implants are inserted into the jaw bone and act just like natural teeth roots. By restoring a missing tooth with a dental implant, you help prevent teeth from shifting out of place and preserve facial structure. To care for your implants, simply brush and floss them like natural teeth and they have the potential to last a lifetime.
Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Dr. Chien, Dr. Kheradpir, Dr. Barnhart, Dr. Huh, Dr. Curiel, and Dr. Salim, design a custom treatment plan for every patient and are experts at replacing missing or failing teeth with implant-based treatments. If you are missing one or more teeth, we encourage you to contact our office in Visalia, CA, to learn more about dental implants and see how our team of oral health experts can restore health, confidence, and functionality to your smile.
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
Prevent bone loss.
Dental implants are the only type of tooth restoration that fuses to the jaw bone, which prevents bone deterioration caused by tooth loss.
Every implant crown is custom-made to blend in with your other teeth for natural-looking results.
Your implants stay in your mouth at all times and because of their sturdy foundation, you can enjoy your favorite foods comfortably.
Love your smile.
Having a complete smile that you feel proud of will boost your self-esteem and help you feel more confident about eating, smiling, and laughing around others.
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 Visalia, CA
Our oral surgeons offer a variety of implant-based treatments. During the consultation, we will take 3D scans of your mouth, examine your oral health, discuss your restoration goals, and determine the right type of implant treatment for you.
- Single Tooth Replacement. We can replace a missing or damaged tooth anywhere in the mouth as long as there is adequate jaw bone to support the implant.
- Immediate Implants. Immediate or same-day dental implants are inserted immediately following tooth extraction. This reduces the overall treatment time by eliminating the need for a separate surgical visit, saving you time and money.
- Implant-Supported Bridge. If multiple teeth are missing, we can place an implant-supported bridge. Typically, one implant post can support up to three replacement teeth.
- Full-Arch Restoration. As few as four implants are needed to support a fixed denture in one or both arches. The results are a beautiful new smile that stays in place and functions like natural teeth.
Immediate implants can replace broken, failing, or missing teeth 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 Procedure
At the consultation, your oral surgeon will explain your treatment options and walk you through every step of your oral surgery journey. We will also discuss your anesthesia options and help you choose the right type for your comfort. The details of your procedure will vary depending on your treatment plan and if you require additional procedures, such as bone grafting or tooth extraction.
On the day of your procedure, we will administer the selected form of anesthesia. After it takes effect, your surgeon will make an incision in the gum tissue and insert the dental implant. The site will be closed with dissolvable sutures, and you will rest until the anesthesia wears off and we feel you are ready to go home.
Sometimes we attach the abutment during the initial procedure. If not, you will return for a second surgical visit where we will uncover the implant post and attach the abutment. In some cases, we will attach a temporary crown to the implant, which will provide you with a temporary restoration to wear while your implant heals. After the implants have healed, you will visit your restorative dentist to receive your final crown.
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!
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost in Visalia, CA?
The cost of dental implants varies for every patient. Several factors determine the total cost, including:
- The number of implants you need
- Your choice of anesthesia
- If you require additional procedures
- Your dental/medical insurance
During your first visit, we will provide a cost estimate and outline all of your payment options, so you know exactly what to expect. Contact our office in Visalia, CA, to schedule an appointment and find out how much your dental implant treatment would cost.
Denture Replacement With Dental Implants
Removable dentures or bridges are another option for restoring teeth, but they do not prevent bone loss or restore full functionality. Many patients who wear dentures dislike having to take their teeth out during meals and brushing. Although dentures may seem cheaper upfront, the maintenance costs can accumulate over time. Dentures should be replaced every few years, and without a tooth root or implant post present to prevent bone loss, costly bone repair treatments may be necessary.
An implant-supported denture prevents bone loss, preserves facial structure, and stays in place at all times. Whether you are looking to restore one or both arches of teeth, full-arch restoration can help you achieve the beautiful and fully functional smile you deserve. Contact us in Visalia, CA, to see how full-arch restoration can provide you with a comfortable, convenient, and healthy alternative to traditional dentures.
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
Dave Reviews His Dental Implant Procedure
"I was actually referred here from another local dentist. I need a couple of implants and to do that, they have to do what’s called a sinus lift. They have to do surgery to do that. Met the staff and they were real friendly — got me right in, did the surgery. The recovery process went very well. The staff was excellent — everybody, very friendly. It was very down-to-earth as far as talking about what the surgery was, what it entailed. Great experience. So I always appreciate when somebody does a good job, and I always take the time to call them and tell them they did. So five stars — great job."
Leslie Reviews Her Dental Implant Procedure
"I told so many people when I left here how impressed I was with everything from the front desk to the doctor and his assistants. They were excited to be here; they made you feel comfortable. The doctor and the staff are very professional. They are efficient, got right to what they had to do, and got you in and out. I look forward to completing the process and having an amazing smile. I am so happy that I chose Fresno Oral Surgery to have my surgery done. It was really a nice place to come to."
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."
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
Who is not a good candidate for implants?
Patients with certain medical conditions, periodontal disease, or who cannot undergo a surgical procedure may not qualify for dental implants.
How long is the dental implant healing process?
The surgical site will heal in a few weeks, but it will take several months for the implant to fuse with the jaw bone. You can expect to resume your normal activities within a day or two following surgery.
How do I care for a dental implant?
Brush and floss your implant twice every day, just like a natural tooth. Proper dental care and oral hygiene habits will contribute to the long-term success of your implant.
Are dental implants painful?
We use anesthesia or sedation during implant placement to ensure a comfortable and safe surgical procedure, although some post-operative discomfort can be expected as with any type of surgery. The dental implant itself will not cause pain and will feel just like a natural tooth.
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