Restore Your Smile With Dental Implants in Oxnard
Missing teeth can impact a patient’s oral health, overall health, and quality of life. Cosmetic dentistry is not the only way to solve this problem. Dental implants provide the most natural replacement options for patients with damaged teeth and lost and missing teeth. An experienced restorative dentist in Oxnard, Dr. Haddad is a dental implant specialist and has been providing comprehensive implant dentistry treatment plans for over 15 years.
Dental implants are a secure, natural-looking option to replace missing teeth. Many patients prefer implants to other prosthetics because they look and feel just like natural teeth. Dental implants can renew your appearance, rejuvenate your oral health, and return your ability to eat, laugh, and smile with confidence.
Dental implants are small titanium posts that we surgically implant into healthy jaw bone structure. The biocompatible material fuses with the jaw bone forming a secure and stable bond for a permanent dental restoration.
The post acts as a replacement root structure and helps to stabilize and promote natural bone regeneration. It also helps prevent further bone loss. We fit the dental implants with a high-quality dental restoration for a natural-looking and comfortable prosthetic tooth.
Dental Implants Under One Roof
Beach Cities Dental Group offers patients the convenience and consistency of all-inclusive, affordable dental implant services at our Oxnard, CA dentist office. From preliminary planning to surgical implantation and all through recovery, Dr. Haddad and our dental care team will handle every aspect of your dental implant procedure.
Best dental implant services are all-inclusive and streamline the procedure while eliminating the need for trips to specialists. Patients enjoy consistent and predictable results all from the comfort of our Oxnard dentist office.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are a permanent dental restoration that your dentist uses to replace missing teeth or repair tooth damage. They support a stable, beautiful, and functional bite. Dental implants can help improve speech and self-confidence and enjoy a diet without restrictions.
Our dentist uses dental implants to replace a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, or a whole arch of upper or lower missing teeth. Implants have revolutionized the way dentists replace missing teeth due to their natural appearance and long-term health benefits.
When possible, we prefer the dental implant method over traditional options for replacing lost teeth. We can replace ill-fitting dentures and secure them using dental implants for improved aesthetics, function, and confidence.
The Benefits of Dental Implants Include:
- Natural-looking and durable results
- Promotes natural bone regeneration
- Reduces the risk of gum disease and receding gums
- No eating restrictions
- Reduce the risk of tooth decay and further tooth loss
- Minimizes the chance of facial sagging
Types of Oxnard Dental Implants
The type of dental implant you receive will depend on the number and location of your missing teeth. Dr. Haddad will help you determine which missing tooth replacement option best suits your oral health, lifestyle, and budget.
Single Tooth Dental Implant: We can use a single dental implant (or mini implant) to replace one tooth. We perform oral surgery to place the titanium post into the root socket. Once healed, we will design a custom dental crown to secure the implant.
Multiple Teeth Dental Implant: For patients missing multiple teeth there are a few options, depending on the location of the missing teeth. We can secure a dental bridge using one implant, or multiple single tooth implants.
All-On-Four Implants: The All-On-Four dental implant procedure allows patients who are missing all of their teeth to receive the benefits of traditional dentures without the bulkiness. Through strategic planning, Dr. Haddad utilizes the healthiest bone structure to surgically place four titanium screws into the jaw to permanently secure a denture. The all-on-4 dental implant is also known as an implant-supported denture.
The Dental Implant Procedure
The dental implant procedure is typically spread out over several visits to our Oxnard, CA dentist office. Your initial visit will begin with a comprehensive dental exam to determine the best course of treatment to meet your oral health needs and cosmetic goals. Dr. Haddad will build a personalized treatment plan that will help restore form, function, and health to your smile.
The next step is the surgical implantation of the dental implant. Dr. Haddad offers cost-effective and comprehensive implant procedures under one roof. In most cases, Dr. Haddad will perform the surgical implantation of the dental implant.
We will place the implant into a healthy and clean root socket. The implant will take 3-6 months to fully heal. Dr. Haddad may fit you with a temporary dental restoration depending on the placement of the missing tooth.
Once your gums and implant(s) fully heal, Dr. Haddad will custom design and fabricate your final dental restoration. Dr. Haddad uses the most modern dental materials. She has an artistic eye when color-matching and shaping all dental restorations to blend beautifully with your natural smile.
Using an abutment, we will permanently secure your final restoration to your implant for a natural-looking and functioning prosthetic tooth.
If you need additional dental services to restore your smile, Dr. Haddad will coordinate these procedures to ensure a successful and stable dental implant result.
Dental Implant FAQs
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
Dr. Haddad will evaluate the condition of your smile to determine if dental implants are the right solution for your needs. Most patients are candidates for receiving dental implants. If there are concerns or issues that could affect your result, Dr. Haddad offers sinus lifts and bone grafting to re-establish a stable oral foundation for placing implants.
Are dental implants covered by dental insurance?
In most cases, traditional dental insurance benefits do not cover the cost of dental implants. However, Dr. Haddad accepts payment with Medicare PPO supplemental for implant-related treatments and the placement of implants. The total cost of your implant procedure depends on the location and number of missing teeth.
Our dental care team will provide detailed pricing for your affordable dental implant procedure so you know there are no hidden costs or fees.
Are dental implants painful?
Patients are often happy with how comfortable they were during and after their treatment. The actual dental implant procedure is often less painful than having an extraction. You are likely to experience some tenderness and swelling immediately following the procedure, but these symptoms should subside within 2 – 3 days.
I have more than one missing tooth, can I still use dental implants?
Yes, we can use a dental implant to replace one missing tooth or all of your missing teeth by supporting a denture or over-bridge. If you need the implants to support a denture or over-bridge, Dr. Haddad may place as few as four dental implants to secure the restoration. This is the All-on-4 dental implant method or implant-supported denture.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants can last 20 or more years with good oral hygiene. This includes routine dental visits where Dr. Haddad can monitor the condition of your dental health and your implant, spotting concerns early on. The success rate is very high at 95%.
Do dental implants require special care and maintenance?
No! Dental implants only require the same oral hygiene that you practice every day. Brushing and flossing and visiting the dentist at least twice a year for professional cleanings can help keep the gum and bone health to support your dental implant for many years to come.
Will anyone be able to tell I have a fake tooth or artificial teeth?
Our dental implant specialist uses the most modern dental materials for all dental restorations. Made from high-quality ceramic your restoration will look and feel like a natural tooth. We will design your dental restoration to blend in precisely with your smile.
Request a Dental Exam Today
Dr. Georgia Haddad is your Oxnard dental implants specialist. Our Oxnard dentistry provides comprehensive implant dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, affordable dental treatments, and more. Schedule a visit with our dentist today by calling (805) 312-9164. You can also leave us a message anytime using our contact form. We look forward to seeing you smile!