Dental Implants in Auburn, CA
The Healthiest Tooth Replacement Option
Dental implants are a remarkable way to restore teeth that are missing, damaged, or infected beyond the point of saving. With the same strength and appearance as a natural tooth, dental implants have restored countless smiles, and our board-certified oral surgeons proudly offer the most advanced implant technology and options to improve our patients' lives.
Dr. Liberty and Dr. Song stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry and use advanced imaging and surgical guides to enhance the dental implant experience for our patients. If you have missing or failing teeth, contact Golden Foothills Oral, Facial, & Dental Implant Surgery in Auburn, CA, today to schedule a consultation.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants provide tremendous benefits over other tooth restoration options, such as:
Dental implants become a fixed part of your smile. They have high success rates and with proper care, they can last for the rest of your life.
Improve Oral Health
The implant post stimulates the jaw bone, preventing bone loss and preserving alignment and facial structure.
Eat and Smile Comfortably
Implants are just as strong as natural teeth, giving you the freedom to enjoy eating and speaking with total comfort.
Your surgeon tailors every aspect of your treatment to fit your needs, and the final dental crown is custom-made for your smile.
The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth
When a tooth is missing, jaw bone deterioration will occur, which can lead to facial sagging. Tooth loss can also lead to existing teeth shifting out of place to fill the gap, resulting in misalignment throughout your smile.
There are many options to consider when replacing missing teeth, such as dentures, bridges, or dental implants. Dental implants are the only option that fully restores oral function and prevents bone loss. Our oral surgeons recommend restoring a missing tooth as soon as possible to improve your oral health and help you feel more confident in your smile.
Types of Dental Implants
We provide high-grade dental implants from the top implant manufacturers, giving you more options to find the right implant for your specific needs. Our practice proudly offers implants by Straumann®, Nobel Biocare®, Astra®, and Zimmer Biomet®. There are many types of implant treatments available including:
- Single Tooth Replacement. One dental implant can be used anywhere in the mouth to restore a tooth. Implants can replace any type of tooth as long as there is adequate jaw bone.
- Implant-Supported Bridge. Traditional bridges rely on existing teeth for support, which can cause them damage. Implant-supported bridges support themselves and can hold up to three replacement teeth, which is ideal if you're missing multiple teeth.
- Same-Day Implants. Immediate implants save time and money by combining extraction and implant placement into one visit. If you have adequate jaw bone, we can place the implant post the same day as extraction.
- Full-Arch Restoration. Ideal for patients missing most or all of their teeth, this treatment, also called Teeth-in-an-Hour™, uses implants to support a fixed denture. After just one surgical visit, you can leave our office with a brand new set of healthy teeth.
Dental Implant Surgery
Your oral surgeon will examine your oral health and take 3D scans during your first appointment. We will create your treatment plan, which includes selecting the type of anesthesia or sedation. Prior to surgery, we will generate advanced surgical guides to improve precision using the latest dental imaging technology.
On the day of your surgery, we will administer the anesthesia and wait for it to take effect. Once you are comfortable, your surgeon will make an incision in the gum tissue and insert the implant. Sutures are placed as needed, and we will provide you with instructions to follow during recovery.
The implant post will fuse to the jaw bone over the next few months. Once fully healed, you will return for a second visit and we will uncover the implant. Your dentist will place the final crown, completing your treatment.
In some cases, we place single-stage implants which only require a 6-week minimum healing time and eliminate the need for a second appointment to uncover the implant.
Cost of Dental Implants
During your first visit, we will provide you with an estimate for the cost of your dental implant treatment. Several factors contribute to this cost, including:
- How many implants you need
- If you require bone grafting or tooth extraction
- Your choice of anesthesia
- Your insurance
- The overall complexity of your procedure
Our office accepts many insurance plans and payment methods to help make oral surgery care more accessible. Contact Golden Foothills Oral, Facial, & Dental Implant Surgery for a consultation to see how much your dental implants would cost.
Denture Replacement With Dental Implants
When missing teeth, some people turn to removable dentures because they are cheaper upfront and do not require surgery. However, dentures do not prevent bone loss because they rest on the bony ridge in the mouth. By not stimulating the jaw bone, dentures may lead to facial sagging and a loss in jaw bone density. You must replace dentures every few years due to wear and tear, making the total cost accumulate over time.
You can replace dentures with dental implants. This procedure is called full-arch restoration and uses multiple implants to secure a fixed denture. You will not have to remove your teeth to eat or brush, and you can enjoy your favorite foods naturally because dental implants are designed to restore your teeth's appearance and functionality. Contact our Auburn office today if you wear dentures and seek a healthier, long-term restoration option.
Hear From Our Patients
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to replace all teeth with implants?
The surgical portion of full-arch restoration, or Teeth-in-an-Hour, takes about one hour to complete and we will place a temporary denture for you to wear while you heal. Complex cases or those combined with other treatments may take several hours. The implants will heal over the next few months and once fully healed, we will place your final fixed denture, completing your smile transformation.
Can I get dental implants with gum disease?
You must have healthy teeth and gums to receive dental implants. Any gum or periodontal disease should be resolved beforehand. After the disease is managed, we can use bone grafts to rebuild the jaw bone and create a healthy foundation for future implants.
How do you clean your mouth with implants?
Clean your implants just like your natural teeth. Proper oral hygiene is important, so maintain regular brushing, flossing, and dental appointments to keep your implants and other teeth healthy.
Can you eat with a dental implant?
Your implant functions just like a natural tooth. You can bite and chew with your implants just like your other teeth. Follow your oral surgeon's instructions immediately following implant placement to avoid damaging the implant while it heals.
The New Standard of Oral Surgery and Patient Care
We are honored to be a part of the greater Sacramento area and help others improve their health and confidence through oral and maxillofacial surgery. Please contact us in El Dorado Hills, Folsom, or Auburn today to learn more about our services or to schedule your consultation.