Dental Implants are a truly miraculous modern invention that allows you to replace missing or irretrievably damaged teeth with an implant that looks and acts like natural teeth. No matter how many of your teeth need an implant, this dental solution could be perfect depending on your circumstances. Consulting with a full service dental practice is your smartest decision, as they can explain fully the benefits and risks of any procedure, the resulting costs, and time required. This knowledge helps make you a true partner in any dental decision you make.
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Dental Implants are not a temporary solution, nor are they a fixed, partial or removable bridge, or dentures. Dental Implants are surgically placed into healthy jawbone and act as a permanent root for a crown. It is usually necessary for the implant to require a healing process of 3 – 6 months before the crowns can be applied. This process is called osseointegration where the direct attachment or connection to bone and surrounding tissues will be complete. But luckily you don’t need to fully understand the scientific process, just trust the dental practice you are using.
This is a circumstance where you need to read the fine print of someone offering you dental implants in a day- they can only be done in a day AFTER you allow the 3-6 months healing process to take place.
Here is definitely a circumstance where you want to have a full dental service giving you the knowledge you need and offering the choices as to what will work in your circumstances. Only then can you make a fully informed decision regarding your dental care.
When considering dental implants, there are questions that you should ask. The first is concerning the safety of dental implants themselves. A simple fact is that there are always risks associated with any dental procedure, but our practice will fully explain what these risks are and how we minimize them for the best possible surgical outcome for you. You will not need to seek outside specialists to have your implants done as we offer expertise, knowledge and experience in all aspects of your care.
To minimize the risk of infection and other complications, we will perform a comprehensive dental exam to determine your suitability for dental implant surgery. Dental implants might be the right choice for you if you are looking for permanent, non-removable teeth that will look, act and feel natural, if you have missing, loose or worn down teeth that cannot be repaired, or are unable to wear dentures.
There are general requirements for dental implants, such as having a mature, healthy and adequate jawbone to allow the implants to be anchored. You also have to be in good general health to allow for the healing necessary for the procedure. That is why the dental examination needs to be thorough and complete. It generally allows for a successful surgery without surprises.
Dr. Carley has the experience you are looking for when considering dental implants, and adheres to the strictest safety standards available. Any dental implants you receive while under our care will always conform to the highest standards of technology and safety.
Once you determine that dental implants are right for you, you no doubt will want to know how much do dental implants cost? Once your comprehensive examination is done, we will be in a situation that allows us to fully explain what you require, the time frame for achieving it, and the cost associated with the treatment. As is fully expected, each patient is unique and the extent and complexity of your dental implants will vary. For example, your surgery may consist of a single, multiple or full dental implant replacement. You might require additional procedures such as sinus augmentation or ridge modification. Once again, you don’t need to know what that even means as we will fully explain what is necessary in your circumstances and help you arrive at an informed decision.
We accept most major dental insurance, and will be more that happy to make payment arrangements that will work within your budget.
Michael D. Carley, D.D.S. Dentistry is a trusted provider of dental implants in Santa Barbara, Montecito, Goleta and the surrounding areas. Call (805) 681-4848 or e-mail us to learn more about our dental implant procedures and to schedule your free consultation. We offer Flexible Financing for most of our dentistry services.
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