Dental Implants – Auburn, CA
The Final Answer to Tooth Loss
Tooth loss is a problem that has vexed people since the beginning of time, but in the past few decades, dentists may have finally conquered it. With a dental implant, Dr. Haddad can basically give you the next best thing to a real tooth, one that looks lifelike and can be trusted to stay firmly in place no matter what you are eating. If you’re ready to take care of your tooth loss forever, dental implants are the best way to do it, and now, you can get them right here in Auburn at Sierra Dental Care.
Why Choose Sierra Dental Care for Dental Implants?
- Entire procedure completed in-house
- Dentist with nearly 30 years of experience
- Custom-made restorations designed to last for decades
Benefits of Dental Implants
Most traditional tooth replacements only restore the top portion of a tooth, or the crown. While they may look great, this makes them much less stable compared to real teeth, and they are likely to wear down much quicker as well, meaning they need to be replaced multiple times.
What makes dental implants so special is that they replace both the crown and the root, providing a new tooth with a firm foundation just like a real one. A small titanium post is positioned within the jawbone where a tooth used to be, and it actually bonds with the surrounding bone similar to an actual tooth root. Implant roots even stimulate the jawbone and prevent the bone loss that is normal after tooth loss. They are the only treatment that can do this!
Implants don’t have any noticeable metal attachments needed to keep them in place, making them a seamless addition to any smile. Plus, thanks to their high-quality materials, they can be trusted to last for about 30 years or more.
Indications for Dental Implants
Dental implants are actually quite versatile, so no matter how many teeth you are missing, Dr. Haddad can likely use them to help you with one of the following restorative options:
Missing One Tooth
A dental crown can be attached directly to an implant root to fill in the lone gap in a smile. Unlike with a bridge, this new tooth won’t require those on either side of it to be altered in any way.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Instead of replacing multiple missing teeth in a row with separate implants, just two can be used to support a bridge. The implants will be placed on either side of the gap in a patient’s smile, and the prosthetic teeth will simply sit on top of them.
Missing All of Your Teeth
A full denture can be firmly anchored in place using just 4-6 implants to replace an entire row of teeth, and if your jawbone is too weak to support regular implants, mini-implants can still be used to support a strong and reliable prosthetic.
Start to Finish Convenience
Dr. Haddad is one of the few dentists in the Auburn area who is able to perform the surgical placement of implants as well as finish them with restorations. Most other offices have to send their implant patients to multiple doctors to complete the procedure. This “all-in-one” approach is much more convenient for patients, helping them save time while also giving them the peace of mind of getting to work with the same dentist from beginning to end.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
There is no fixed cost for a dental implant procedure. It’s always dependent on a patient’s specific situation, such as how many teeth they want to be replaced or what kind of restoration is used. Additional procedures necessary to get someone ready for implants can be a cost factor as well, as some patients require tooth extractions or a bone graft in order for the new roots to be safely placed.
Implants are certainly expensive, but they are definitely worth it. Not only do they provide superior aesthetics and function compared to regular dentures and bridges, but they also last much longer as well. Traditional restorations tend to have a 7-10 year lifespan, while many patients report having the same implants for 30 years or more, saving them thousands in retreatment over time.