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Dental Implants in El Dorado Hills, CA

Long-Lasting Treatment for Missing Teeth

When faced with missing or damaged teeth, many patients turn to dental implants to restore their smile. Dental implants are the ideal tooth replacement solution because they look and function just like natural teeth.

Dr. Liberty uses the latest technology and high-grade dental implants to provide patients with more implant options and ensure beautiful, predictable outcomes. Each of our offices are equipped with 3D scanning technology, which we use to create detailed surgical guides that improve precision and success rates. If you have missing teeth, contact Golden Foothills Oral, Facial, & Dental Implant Surgery in El Dorado Hills, CA, today.

Should I Replace a Missing Tooth?

Without a tooth root to stimulate the jaw bone, the bone will deteriorate over time. This jeopardizes the facial structure and can lead to a sagging or uneven facial appearance. Tooth loss can also lead to dental shifting. Adjacent teeth may shift into the open spot, causing the rest of your teeth to shift out of place and lead to bite problems.

Missing teeth can also damage self-confidence. Patients with missing teeth may feel embarrassed and hide their smile or avoid eating and speaking in front of others. Replacing missing teeth, even if it's just a single tooth, can address these issues and leave you feeling confident in your smile.

Types of Dental Implants in El Dorado Hills, CA

Our surgeons offer many types of implants and will determine the right choice for your health and budget. We proudly offer implants from the top manufacturers around the world to provide patients with exceptional tooth restoration, including Straumann®, Nobel Biocare®, Astra®, and Zimmer Biomet®.

  • Single Implants. As long as there is adequate jaw bone, we can place a dental implant anywhere you need a new tooth, including front teeth, canine teeth, and molars.
  • Implant-Supported Bridge. One implant can typically hold up to three false teeth. Whereas traditional bridges rely on existing teeth for support, implant-supported bridges are self-supportive and are ideal if you have multiple teeth missing next to each other.
  • Same-Day Implants. If you need a tooth extracted and have sufficient jaw bone, we can insert a dental implant at the same appointment. Immediately replacing a tooth will save you time and money.
  • Full-Arch Restoration. Also called Teeth-in-an-Hour, this procedure involves using several implants to support a fixed denture. If you are missing most or all of your teeth or wear dentures, this is a life-changing treatment that completely restores your smile's health and appearance.

Dental Implant Surgery: What to Expect

First, you will meet with one of our oral surgeons for a consultation. We will examine your oral health and take 3D scans, create your custom treatment plan, and select the right form of anesthesia. Dental implants are a joint effort between your oral surgeon and restorative dentist. Your surgeon will insert the implant post, and your dentist will create the dental crown.

If you have experienced jaw bone loss or trauma, we may place a bone graft to restore bone and ensure the implants have a solid foundation for placement. Similarly, if you have any teeth that need to be extractions, we will do so before placing your implants.

Dental implant surgery takes 30–60 minutes for a single implant and several hours for multiple implants. We typically use IV sedation for implant placement in addition to local anesthesia to numb the area. Once you are comfortable, your surgeon will make an incision in the gum tissue and insert the implant post. It will take several months to heal and once you are ready, your surgeon will uncover the implant and your restorative dentist will place the crown.

Our surgeons use the latest surgical advancements and can place single-stage implants when applicable. These implants eliminate the need for a second visit to uncover the implant and only require a 6-week minimum healing time before we place your final crown.

Types of Anesthesia

We offer many anesthesia and sedation options for your safety and comfort.

Cost of Dental Implants

At Golden Foothills Oral, Facial, & Dental Implant Surgery, we offer top-notch dental implants at affordable rates. There are several factors that contribute to the cost of your dental implant treatment, such as:

  • The number of implants
  • If you require bone grafting or tooth extraction
  • Your choice of anesthesia
  • Your insurance
  • The procedure complexity

Our staff is happy to go over your payment options and ways to finance your dental implants. Contact our office today to schedule your visit and see how much your dental implants would cost.

Denture Replacement With Dental Implants

Dentures are a fast way to restore the appearance of missing teeth. However, dentures do not prevent bone loss and must be replaced every few years. Many patients with dentures avoid eating around others because they feel embarrassed to remove their teeth. If you wear dentures and seek a more convenient, healthier option, let's talk about your dental implant options.

Replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant is the healthiest choice that will leave you with the most natural-looking results. Dental bridges and removable dentures may be cheaper upfront, but dental implants are designed to last longer and are the only restorative option that prevents bone loss. Whether you wear full or partial dentures, full-arch restoration with dental implants can help restore your smile and provide comfortable, long-term results you'll love.

Dental Implants in El Dorado Hills, CA

We have three offices in the greater Sacramento area and proudly offer top-of-the-line dental implants to our patients. Contact us today to schedule your first visit and to begin your journey to a beautiful and healthy smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a dental implant with gum disease?

You must have healthy teeth and gums to receive a dental implant. If you have periodontal disease, you can still qualify for dental implants, but the disease must be treated prior to implant placement.

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants can last a lifetime when properly cared for and with good oral hygiene.

Are dental implants painful?

With IV sedation, you will be in a semi-conscious state and experience no discomfort during surgery. Once healed, your implant will feel just like a natural tooth and will not cause any discomfort.

Can you eat with implants?

You can enjoy all your favorite foods with dental implants. They remain in your mouth at all times and will not come out during meals.

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.