Our identity can feel lost when our smile is incomplete. At Greater Modesto Dental Implant & Oral Surgery Center, we want you to feel like you again. We can help you achieve the complete and healthy smile that you deserve by utilizing the revolutionary tooth replacement option of dental implants.
Our patients have shared their positive experiences receiving dental implants from our practice. Learn more about the benefits of dental implants from some of our patients.
If you are missing a single tooth or need to have multiple teeth replaced, dental implants are one of the best restorative solutions available. Whether you need a single replacement tooth, or multiple implants to support a bridge or full fixed denture, they are highly recommended as a secure, long-term solution for tooth replacement. They are designed to provide replacement teeth that function, look, and feel like natural teeth. Patients in who have lost teeth or have failing teeth can regain the ability to eat their favorite foods again and chew with confidence. Dental implant patients at our trusted practice will be able to smile proudly knowing that their new teeth look and function just like healthy, natural teeth. Dr. Barber and Dr. Springer are trusted experts in dental implant placement.
They are a 3-part tooth restoration option that consists of a medical-grade and biocompatible titanium screw (also known as a post), which is inserted into the jaw to replace the missing tooth root, a custom-made prosthetic crown, and a connector piece called an abutment that securely connects the implant screw to the crown. Unlike removable dentures and fixed bridges, the implant screws are permanently anchored in the jaw bone through a process called osteointegration, providing a sturdy foundation for a custom-made prosthetic tooth.
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In some cases, this restoration method can also be used to attach permanent fixed bridges or dentures to replace missing teeth, multiple teeth, or even a full arch of teeth.
Multiple considerations help determine candidacy. During your initial consultation, the experienced oral surgeons at our practice will perform a thorough oral examination, review your medical history, and take X-rays to determine if you are a candidate. For the new replacement teeth to successfully take hold, candidates must have proper bone density and have a strong immune system for the healing process. In all cases, successful dental implants require that you maintain excellent oral hygiene. Some implants fail because patients do not practice good oral hygiene—including flossing and brushing—following the procedure. In addition, regular cleanings by a dental professional are required to ensure the success of your new tooth or teeth. You should treat your implants with the same care as your natural teeth.
It’s possible that your oral surgeon may determine that you require an additional procedure, such as bone grafting, to achieve successful placement of dental implants. Our oral surgeons are highly trained in bone grafting procedures and will develop a treatment plan based on your unique oral health and condition. See our section on Bone Grafting (below) for more information about this innovative treatment that opens the door for dental implants to people who have lost jaw bone density.
Patients who undergo a dental implant procedure find that their tooth restoration offers a variety of benefits not offered by other forms of dental restoration. If you are considering alternative options such as removable partial dentures, fixed bridges, or full-arch dentures, you should consider this permanent and healthy solution to tooth replacement.
Implants are the optimal tooth replacement solution for the following reasons:
If you are interested in learning more, we encourage you to contact our office at 209-527-5050. Our skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeons will be happy to meet with you for an initial consultation to discuss your needs and develop a personalized strategy for your treatment.
Our trusted practice with skilled oral surgeons specializes in dental implant surgery. The practice’s comfortable and friendly atmosphere reflects a commitment to providing each patient with the highest level of care. We believe that a well-informed patient will be more at ease before their procedures, so we always welcome any questions you may have. Please give us a call at our practice if you would like to learn more about dental implants or would like to schedule your consultation with one of our surgeons.
At Greater Modesto Dental Implant & Oral Surgery Center, we offer implant treatment at costs that are competitive in the surrounding areas. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to restore their smile, so we provide the highest-quality treatments at fair prices. We have options for financing and accept many different methods of payment.
Determining the cost of your procedure relies on several factors. The number of teeth requiring replacement, the need for additional procedures such as bone grafting to prepare the mouth for successful placement, and your insurance coverage will all contribute to the final cost of your treatment. You may have seen offers for bargain implants, but we urge you to be cautious of these claims. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are experts in placement and are the best-qualified providers to perform a thorough exam and accurately estimate the price for treatment.
The cost of dental implants reflects the significant amount of value they add to patients’ lives. They are the only tooth replacement treatment that can last a lifetime while also helping to maintain your overall oral health. The benefits below are just a few of the reasons that implants are a worthy investment:
Overall, dental implants are the best solution for replacing missing teeth, and their long-term value far outweighs their cost. If you’re interested in learning more about this option for tooth restoration, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at our office. After a thorough oral examination, our team can give you an accurate estimate of the price of your treatment.
Placing the screw into your jaw bone requires surgery, so our patients receive a local or IV anesthetic and, if necessary, antibiotics to prevent infection following the procedure. Your unique treatment plan will depend on the number of implants being placed, whether you have bone loss and require a bone graft, and if you will require any additional procedures, such as tooth extractions. The process at our practice will usually involve 2 or 3 visits to the office over a few weeks or months. Your oral surgeon and your dentist will work as a team to complete the dental implant process.
Usually, the process goes as follows:
The experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeons at Greater Modesto Dental Implant & Oral Surgery Center are experts in dental implant treatments. We look forward to scheduling your initial consultation where we will discuss your tooth replacement goals and develop a plan to restore your oral health and smile. Please feel free to call our front office to learn more about the procedure at our trusted practice.
Some of our patients in need of dental implants face a challenge because the area of their jaw bone where the implant will be inserted has deteriorated due to prolonged tooth loss, gum disease, or other factors. Most commonly, our patients who have been missing a tooth or several teeth for an extended period will need a bone grafting procedure for success.
The grafts of bone used in bone augmentation procedures can usually be taken from inside the mouth, chin, jaw, or in rarer cases, the hip or knee. On occasion, a synthetic bone graft substitute can also be used to restore the affected area of the surgical site. There are a variety of different bone and soft tissue grafting treatments available to meet each patient’s specific needs, including
If you are considering tooth replacement, bone grafting may be necessary to ensure that your implants are successful and long-lasting. Dr. Barber and Dr. Springer are happy to discuss your bone grafting options and develop a treatment plan that restores your oral health and smile.
If you are healthy enough to undergo minor dental surgeries like tooth extractions, and you are interested in a healthy, permanent, and cost-effective solution to your missing or failing teeth, you may be a candidate for dental implants. Schedule an appointment with one of our skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeons to find out if they are the best tooth restoration option for you.
Each patient’s recovery time will differ depending on their procedure and their body’s healing abilities. Typically, dental implants take between 3 and 6 months to heal well enough for full chewing ability. Most patients are back to their normal routines just a few days after the procedure, although a diet of soft foods may be required for some time. You will receive detailed post-operative instructions from our doctors after your surgery. Click here to review them online.
Once your surgical sites have healed, your new teeth will feel nearly identical to natural, healthy teeth. While patients may experience some discomfort the first few days after surgery, your oral surgeon should provide you with a prescription for pain medication to relieve any discomfort.
Our practice offers high-quality dental implant procedures from the comfort of our office. Dr. Barber and Dr. Springer are highly experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeons with extensive training.
If you have other questions about the procedures, the recovery period, or any of the other procedures we offer, feel free to contact our office.
The success of your treatment requires that you pay close attention to both our pre- and post-operative instructions before your procedure to make sure your recovery goes as smoothly as possible, and remember, like any tooth replacement restoration, implants require ongoing diligent oral hygiene and proper care to ensure they last as long as possible.
Women, please note: Some antibiotics may interfere with the effectiveness of your birth control pills. Please check with your pharmacist.
Click here for our post-operative instructions and video. This video will cover specific important information regarding proper post-surgical care for dental implants. It is imperative that you follow the instructions listed carefully, to maximize your healing and improve the long-term outcome of your dental implant(s).
Thank you for trusting our surgeons with restoring your smile. Always feel free to contact us with any questions. Our friendly team is here to help you feel at ease about your treatment.