Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants

Will my replacement teeth look natural?

The results will likely exceed your expectations in regards to appearance, comfort and function. They will feel and look like a second set of permanent teeth. It has been said that dental implants are the most successful body replacement part known to man.

What is the standard of care for replacing missing teeth?

A Dental Implant. Patients aged 19 to 79 years, were involved in a study where 2,847 implants were placed in total of 482 lower jaws that were followed during a 5-20 year period. The success of the implant supported bridge work on the lower jaw at 5, 10 and 15 year check-ups was 99%. A single tooth implant is thought of as the Standard of care for replacing a missing teeth.

Who is a candidate for dental implants?

Almost everyone whose jawbone has fully developed is a candidate for dental implants. The main limitation is the amount of available bone. A consultation is necessary to determine if dental implants are right for you. If you suffer from significant general health conditions a thorough medical work up is necessary to determine if you would be a candidate.

 Who will perform my procedure?

Dental implant treatment typically uses a team approach involving an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, a restorative dentist, and a dental laboratory.

 Can this be done in the office?

Yes! We have assembled a world class team to support you from your initial to final appointment. Oakley Oral Surgery brings together a team of providers to ensure you a custom smile. The team includes a dental laboratory technician, restorative support, and a product specialist. Our goal is to create a safe secure state of the art environment for your total care.

 How will the procedure feel?

With modern anesthesia, you are unlikely to experience any discomfort during implant placement. Most patients tell us the benefits of their implant far outweigh any discomfort they may experience. The surgery is quite delicate and the implants placed are tiny, so most patients are very comfortable throughout and after the procedure.

 How will I care for my dental implants?

Your new teeth must be cared for and checked regularly, just like your natural teeth. You will be able to brush and floss as recommended by your dentist or dental hygienist. We will provide you with detailed instructions on care at every phase of your treatment.

 Is financing available?

Yes, we can help you set up various means of financing to achieve your dream of a new smile. Please inquire at your consultation visit.

 What has led to the increased popularity of dental implants?

Recent advancements have led to predictable, safe and successful treatment. The surgery has become less involved and thus more widely accepted. In many cases only one surgical procedure is necessary.

 Cutting Edge Technology: Computer Guided Planning and Placement

Our in office CT scan allows for quick convenient 3 dimensional assessment and planning. This technology takes the predictability and accuracy of implant placement to new levels.


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