Dental Implants – Hanford, CA

Prosthetics That Mimic Mother Nature

Dental implants are a leading-edge, modern treatment that allows our team at Hanford Family Dental Center to replace 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?

Illustration of dental implant in Hanford being placed in lower jaw

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

Illustrated dental implant with crown and abutment being placed

Dental implants made of titanium are well-known for their ability to bond with the jawbone via osseointegration. At Hanford Family Dental Center, our skilled implant dentist can successfully complete the entire process from start to finish, right here in our office. Not only can you receive convenient treatment from a team you already know and trust, but you can save plenty of time and money from having to travel all around town for your care. While every patient’s journey will vary, click on the button below to learn about the four basic steps you can expect.

Initial Dental Implant 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.

Dental Implant Surgery

After you consent to move forward with our treatment plan, we’ll schedule your dental implant placement. Our team of professionals has completed extensive continuing education and specialty training, allowing us to complete the entire treatment from beginning to end under one, convenient roof.

During your surgery, we’ll start by creating small incisions in the gums to access your jawbone. Then, we’ll drill tiny holes into your bone for the placement of your implant posts. Once those are inserted, we’ll stitch the holes closed, and the healing process commences.

Dental Implant Osseointegration & Abutment Placement

The following months after your surgery, it’ll be important to rest and allow your implants to fuse with the jawbone via a natural biological process called osseointegration. Once this is complete, our team will call you back into our office to attach small, metal connector pieces to your implants, called abutments. It typically takes about two weeks for the gum tissue to heal around the abutment, creating a natural-looking gumline while also keeping harmful bacteria out.

Delivery of Dental Implant Restorations

While you’re recovering from your procedure, our trusted dental laboratory will be hard at work creating your final bridge, crown, or denture. These restorations are usually made of all-ceramic materials to mimic the natural look and feel of your old teeth. Once it’s been crafted to match your exact specifications, it’ll be attached to your abutments to complete your smile! The abutments will anchor your final prosthetic in place, preventing it from slipping around your mouth  

Benefits of Dental Implants

Smiling dentist holding a model of a dental implant

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. Continue reading to learn about some of the exciting benefits you can experience daily, for your health, and in the long term.

Day-to-Day Benefits

Dental implants feel just like natural teeth do, so you shouldn’t notice them much in your daily life. Here are some of the exciting advantages that dental implants have to offer:

  • Bite Force: Your bite force can be restored anywhere from 80-100%! This is much more than what you can expect from dental bridges or dentures.
  • Easy Maintenance: Caring for dental implants is just like caring for your natural teeth. Brush twice, floss, and use mouthwash every day.
  • Increased Confidence: You don’t have to worry about visible gaps in your smile or a poor-fitting restoration.

Health Benefits

In addition to the benefits that you can experience daily, your health will also be positively influenced when you replace your missing teeth. Here are some benefits you can enjoy:

  • Dental Health: Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants puts you at a lower risk of gum disease, infection, and additional tooth loss. None of your natural teeth need to be altered for this restoration either.
  • Better Overall Health: Having excellent dental health has a positive influence on your overall health. It even lowers your risk of serious medical issues, including diabetes and heart disease.
  • Prevents Bone Loss: When you’re missing teeth, jawbone deterioration follows. Dental implants stimulate the jawbone just like tooth roots, keeping it strong.

Long-Term Benefits

When you choose dental implants, you are investing in the future of your smile. Here are some of the exciting benefits you can experience for the rest of your life:

  • Successful: Dental implants have an amazing success rate of over 95%! The chances of your implant failing are very slim.
  • Permanent: Dental implants are made to be permanent. You can enjoy them for multiple decades or even the rest of your life.
  • Save Money: You don’t have to worry about stocking up on adhesives or soaking solutions. You also don’t need to pay for frequent repairs or replacements. Dental implants also reduce your risk of many oral health issues, saving you time, discomfort, and money.

Who Dental Implants Can Help

Close up of mouth with a missing tooth

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

Illustrated dental crown being placed over a dental implant

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

Illustrated dental bridge being placed over two dental implants

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

Illustrated full denture being placed over six dental implants

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

Man smiling at dental office receptionist

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.