Dental Implants – Hanford, CA
Prosthetics That Mimic Mother Nature
Dental implants are a leading-edge, modern treatment that allows our team to restore any number of missing teeth from the roots upward. Thanks to the technological advancements of the dental world, you can now rebuild your smile to be lifelike in every way, and with the proper maintenance, your dental implants in Hanford can last 30 years or more! Call our office today to schedule a consultation and learn how to start your journey towards a complete and confidence-boosting smile.
Why Choose Hanford Family Dental Center for Dental Implants?
- Start-to-Finish Dental Implant Treatment
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- Family-Focused, Comprehensive Dentistry
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants themselves are small titanium posts that look like screws. They’re surgically inserted below the gumline and into the jawbone to replace the root structure of missing teeth. Due to their biocompatible nature, they’re able to undergo a process called osseointegration, which is when they fuse with the bone structure. This allows them to stimulate the area and keep it from eroding over time. Once osseointegration has occurred, any type of prosthetic can be attached to your implants to rebuild the entire structure of your missing teeth.
The 4 Step Dental Implant Process
- Consultation: The first step of every dental implant treatment is an in-depth consultation with our team at Hanford Family Dental Center. One of our implant dentists will examine your mouth, ask about your medical and oral health history, and help you determine whether this is the right treatment for you. We’ll develop a detailed treatment plan that we’ll walk you through as well, allowing you to get a better understanding of what to expect moving forward.
- Surgical Placement: After you consent to moving forward with our treatment plan, we’ll schedule your dental implant placement. Our team of professionals has ample continuing education and specialty training, allowing us to complete the entire treatment from beginning-to-end under one, convenient roof.
- Osseointegration & Abutment Placement: The following months after your surgery, it’ll be important to rest and allow your implants to fuse with the jawbone, also called osseointegration. Once this has occurred, our team will call you back in to attach small, metal connector pieces to your implants, called abutments.
- Final Restoration: The abutments will anchor your final prosthetic in place, which will be secured within your mouth as soon as it has arrived from our dental laboratory.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are one of the most popular treatments for replacing missing teeth because they offer a wide variety of benefits that distinguish them from traditional solutions, like dentures and bridges. With your new implant restorations, you won’t have to worry about having them replaced for decades to come, as their average lifespan is 35 years with good dental hygiene. Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy replacement teeth that not only give the illusion of a full, healthy grin, but actually restore the feeling and health of your smile.
Who Dental Implants Can Help
At your initial consultation, based on our team’s findings during your examination, we’ll put together a treatment timeline and plan for you, which could include any of the pathways below. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about the process and want you to feel comfortable and confident moving forward with your treatment.
Missing One Tooth
To restore a single tooth, we can secure one dental implant below the gumline where the space is located within your mouth. Once it has fused with the bone and the abutment has been attached, we can secure a free-standing replacement tooth to it to complete your grin.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Instead of needing to alter your natural teeth to support a traditional bridge, we can secure the prosthetic to dental implants that are located at either side of the space in your grin. After osseointegration has occurred, we’ll be able to attach a dental bridge to rebuild your arch.
Missing All of Your Teeth
Dentures are known to lead to slipping and shifting that makes completing basic daily tasks, like eating and speaking, difficult. Instead of having to deal with this, you can get your prosthetic anchored to anywhere from four to eight dental implants located along your gumline. Not only will the added support and strength allow you to restore up to 80% of your natural bite power, but it will also make your dentures feel completely natural.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
Each dental implant treatment that we create is customized to fit our individual patients’ needs, which is why there’s no set price tag associated with this procedure. During your consultation, once we’ve had a chance to determine key details, like how many implants you need to have placed and the type of prosthetic you require, we’ll be able to provide you with a cost estimate. Our team will also walk you through all of your payment options, helping you maximize your savings to the best of our abilities.