Regain Your Smile with Dental Implants
Implant Dentistry is a great way to regain your confidence and a healthy smile. Here at Clear Dental, we thrive to bring our patients’ dream smile to life.
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What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a metal post or frame that is placed in your jawbone underneath your gums. Once the frame is placed, your dentist will mount replacement tooth onto them which will appear as your natural teeth.
Dental Implant Process
Depends on a specific condition, if missing all your teeth, an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can replace them. If only missing a few teeth, implant-supported bridges can replace them.
During the consultation, our specialist will answer any questions you may have about the procedure as well as discuss if dental implants is the best option for your health. Our specialist will examine your teeth closely and the areas where implants are required. You can expect to have a few X-rays taken during this time.
Before our specialist can successfully place your dental implants, removing any damaged teeth will be required. For your comfort, you will have the option to be frozen.
After any damaged teeth are removed and the jawbone is prepared, our specialist will begin affixing the implant so it is snug in place. Patients don't feel anything during this procedure aside from pressure.
A few weeks after your implants have been put in, our specialist will contact you for a follow up apointment to ensure that everything is in place and performing as it should.
What are Implant-Supported Dentures?
An implant-supported denture is used for patients who do not have any teeth in the jaw but who have enough bone in the jaw to support dental implants. These are a type of overdenture that are attached to and supported by dental implants.
Implant-Supported Dentures Process
During your consultation, our specialist will be able to answer any questions or concerns that you may have about receiving this treatment. You will also be informed if implant-supported dentures is the right treatment for you and what payment plans are available. Our specialist will do an oral exam to make sure you meet the necessary requirements to have implant-supported dentures placed.
Small screws that are made of titanium are surgically placed in your jaw bone for the implant-supported dentures to attach to, typically 6-8 are placed. After your gums have healed, the abutment is placed which reopens the gums in preparation for the implants.
After two weeks of healing for the gums, you will return for the final and most exciting part of the procedure which is tooth restoration. At this time, your custom made dentures are secured and attached to the implants.
After a few weeks, our specialist will follow up with you to ensure your gums have healed properly and that there will be no further problem with your dental work.
Candidates for Dental Implants and Implant-Supported Dentures
If you’re considering dental implants or implant-supported dentures, it’s important to make sure you’re a good candidate for them.
Ideally, you will have:
Good Overall Health
This is important whereas the implants are connected with the gum tissue and underlying bone in the mouth.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants and Implant-Supported Dentures
Below are answers to questions many of our patients have asked when considering dental implants and implant supported dentures.
Dental implants are the most natural way to replace missing teeth. Implants are made of titanium and are supposed to replace the root structure of missing or imperfect natural teeth.
This procedure is expected to have little to no discomfort but those who feel pressure after the procedure can find relief in knowing it will only last about four hours.
Treating your implants as if they were regular teeth is the key to having them last a long while. By brushing, flossing and going to your dentist for regular cleanings, your implants could last a lifetime!
Each insurance plan is unique, some will cover your implants and others won’t. It is not predictable what will be covered, however, our staff is dedicated to helping you get the best deal possible.
Unlike a bridge, dental implants require much less maintenance and are not prone to cavities.
Caring for dental implants is very much like caring for your natural teeth. Maintaining good oral hygiene and a good oral hygiene routine will keep your implants strong and healthy.
No, your dental implants can not get cavities. Although it looks like a natural tooth, it is not a natural material that can grow cavities.
With proper oral hygiene care, your implant supported dentures can last up to 20 years.
Implant supported dentures can vary in cost depending on each patient's unique needs, our specialist will be able to give you an estimated cost during your consultation.
Most insurance companies do not cover dental implants as they are considered to be a cosmetic treatment. However, we are pleased to offer affordable payment plans that suit the needs of all our patients individually
Thanks to advanced placement techniques, our patients find comfort in knowing there is a 98% success rate when it comes to dental implants.
Implant-supported dentures require oral surgery to complete the process, like any surgery you can expect some downtime. However, thanks to advanced dental technology, our dedicated staff at Clear Dental are able to provide you with fast and accurate placing which requires less recovery time.
Your implant-supported dentures should not cause you any pain or discomfort after they have been placed and your gums have recovered. After surgery, patients can expect to feel mild discomfort and pressure on their gums for around 5-7 days after the procedure.
There is a long list of ways you will benefit from this type of treatment, here are just a few:
- No dentures slipping from your mouth
- Little to no dietary restrictions
- Great for physically active individuals
- They will help you look and feel your best
Regular dentures rest on top of the gum which implant dentures do not. This can cause serious irritation of the gums from rubbing on them frequently. Regular dentures, unliked implant ones, are much more likely to fall out as there is nothing holding them in. This can also cause difficulty chewing.
Fantastic experience! I needed a tooth removed and prepped for an implant, and was referred to Clear Dental for help with this. I can't explain how happy I've been with everyone at the clinic. I've had lots of dental work over the years and seen several specialists. The doctors at Clear Dental are top-notch, friendly, gentle and I would recommend them to anyone. Keep up the great work!
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Our Dental Specialists
Our specialists are committed to providing patient-centered experience and personalized care.
DR. BEOM (MIKE) PARK
BMSC, DDS, MSD, FRCD(C)
PERIODONTIST & PROSTHODONTIST
DR. CHIUNGYUN (KIRI) CHANG
DDS, MSD, FRCD(C)