service-1 Dental Care Professional dental cleanings help remove built-up plaque that is not removable using conventional brushing and flossing.
service-2 Invisalign Invisalign is a clear appliance used to inconspicuously treat crooked and crowded teeth in adults and teens.
service-1 Children of All Ages Pediatric dentists have specific training that qualifies them to provide care for children’s teeth and gums...
service-4 Teeth Whitening Your smile is the first impression, so it makes sense that you would want it to be bright, white and healthy.

FAQ: Dental Questions

Q. How Much Does a Dental Implant Cost?

A. Fees from Dental Implants vary from dentist to dentist. Always schedule an Implant Consultation to discuss the procedure and all fees involved.

Q. How Much Does a Dental Implant Cost?

A. Fees from Dental Implants vary from dentist to dentist. Always schedule an Implant Consultation to discuss the procedure and all fees involved.

Q. What does the Dental Implant Procedure Involve?

A. The average Dental Implant Procedure takes 3 – 4 visits. The first visit is to x-ray the area and take an impression for a surgical guide and a temporary prosthesis to cover the Implant. The next visit is to place the Implant. A local anesthesia is applied to the area. (Any additional sedation is no longer necessary unless deemed by the dentist). The dentist will then make a minor incision to place the implant. The implant is placed into the jaw bone. The area will then be covered with sutures. The procedure is usually completed with minor pain. You will next return in approximately 3 months to begin creating the Porcelain Crown to place over the Implant.

Q. Who is a candidate for Dental Implants?

A. With major advancements in dentistry and dental implants, most people are candidates. There may be exceptions due to chronic illness, heart disease, and severe osteoporosis.

Q. What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

A. Dental Implants look and function like your natural tooth. Dental Implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. Dental Implants are maintained by routine hygiene visits to your dental office. Dental Implants decrease the possibility of bone loss, periodontal disease, tooth movement, and further tooth loss. Dental Implants replace the need for a Removable Full or Partial Denture. Dental Implants focus only on the tooth or teeth that are missing. A traditional bridge would involve the two or more adjacent teeth being compromised to create a false tooth in between.

Q. What is a Dental Implant?

A. Dental Implant is a “man-made” replacement for a missing tooth or tooth root. Made from titanium, this screw-like object is inserted under the gum and directly into the upper or lower jaw bone. There is usually minimal discomfort involved with this procedure. After a period of a few months, the Dental Implant and the bone fuse together. This creates an anchor for the new tooth to be placed onto the dental implant.

Q. How often should I see the dentist?

A. The American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines recommend visiting a dentist at least twice a year for a check-up and professional cleaning. Our office also recommends a minimum of two visits.

Q. How often should I get x-rays?

A. For most people, a complete radio graphic survey should be done every 3 years, and a “check up” or “recall” set every 6 to 12 months. A complete set of x-rays is estimated to expose you to the same amount of radiation you get on a flight from San Francisco to Seattle. Doctors use x-rays as an aid in diagnosing problems. Without x-rays “seeing” the problem will be difficult if not impossible.