Dental implants have been successfully placed since the 1950s. With ongoing technological advancements and more durable implant materials, ten-year success rates have been reported at 93 percent or better. Benefits of dental implants include:
“I love my dental implant, it looks great and feels natural and strong. The procedure was a breeze. If I ever get another implant, it’ll be with Dr. Owens and his team”
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Certain dental offices offer significantly discounted prices for dental implant procedures, but those discounts may actually come at a high cost to you in terms of quality. Dr. Owens only uses Nobel Biocare™ or Zimmer™ dental implant systems, which have been manufactured in the US for more than 30 years. Unfortunately, other dental offices typically offset their significantly discounted prices by using low cost generic or foreign-made dental implants that do not have the substantial high quality track record of Nobel Biocare™ and Zimmer™ dental implants.
Dr. Owens is Board Certified in Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery and has been placing implants for more than 20 years. If your surgeon is not a board-certified surgeon or is using low-quality dental systems, you should ask yourself why.
Most dental implant procedures involve less discomfort than a tooth extraction. When we see patients for follow-up visits, most of them tell us how surprised they were with how little discomfort they had! Our office is equipped with a doctor and team trained to safely provide anesthesia. Oral sedation may also be chosen.
The procedure itself may be as short as 20 minutes for a single implant. Times will vary depending on the number of implants placed.
Implant treatments range from the immediate replacement of an extracted tooth to over six months when bone grafting is needed. The average treatment is three to six months. Most of the time required to complete implant treatment is taken up just by waiting for the bone to fuse completely with the implant. This usually takes a few months and occurs below the gum line without any feeling or awareness on your part. In more complex cases, treatment may be longer.
Most patients may return to work the same day or next day, depending on the complexity of the procedure and type of anesthesia chosen.
During the initial healing period, dentures or partials may be worn over the implants while they mature. The temporary teeth will be made prior to the removal of the existing teeth in cases where tooth removal and implant replacement is required.
Yes. In many cases, implants are actually considered stronger than natural teeth and provide full functionality. After treatment, patients will be able to enjoy all of their favorite foods while benefiting from healthy, aesthetically-pleasing prosthetic replacement teeth.
Anyone who is healthy enough to undergo a tooth extraction is likely a suitable candidate for dental implants. There are no age restrictions for dental implants. However, there are certain contraindications that may complicate or prohibit implant treatment. Dr. Owens will determine whether or not this treatment is right for you after a complete physical exam and evaluation of your medical history.
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