Dental Implants in Folsom, CA
Healthy, Long-Term Tooth Restoration
Many patients with missing or damaged teeth choose dental implants to restore their smile. Dental implants are designed to look, feel, and function just like natural teeth and provide beautiful results that can last a lifetime.
At Golden Foothills Oral, Facial, & Dental Implant Surgery, our surgeons use high-grade implants and advanced technology to create detailed surgical guides and ensure amazing outcomes. Contact our office in Folsom, CA, today for a consultation with Dr. Liberty or Dr. Song to find out how dental implants can benefit your health and confidence.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
There are many advantages to dental implants over more traditional tooth replacement options, including:
Improved Oral Health
The implant post fuses to the jaw bone, acting as an artificial tooth root. This fusion prevents jaw bone loss and preserves facial structure.
Implants are a fixed restoration and are very strong, giving you the freedom to enjoy your favorite foods without discomfort or removable parts.
Dental implants are designed to last for many years. With regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits, your implant could last a lifetime.
Every dental implant crown is custom made to blend in with your other teeth and treatment is fully customizable to fit your needs.
Should I Replace a Missing Tooth?
Teeth may fall out or become severely damaged due to trauma, disease, medications, or poor oral hygiene. Replacing a missing or failing tooth can improve your oral health and prevent complications associated with missing teeth. For example, adjacent teeth can shift into the open space left by a missing tooth, causing the rest of your teeth to shift.
Teeth roots stimulate the jaw bone to keep it healthy. When even just a single tooth is missing, the jaw bone does not receive stimulation and will deteriorate over time in that area. Jaw bone loss can cause facial muscles to droop, resulting in a sagging appearance. Replacing missing teeth will protect your oral health and help you feel more confident about your smile.
Dental Implant Options in Folsom, CA
Our oral surgeons offer many types of dental implant treatments. During your consultation, we will determine which type of implant is right for your needs and create your custom treatment plan. We proudly offer premium implants from the top manufacturers, including Straumann®, Nobel Biocare®, Astra®, and Zimmer Biomet®.
- Single Tooth Replacement. Whether you need to restore a front tooth, canine tooth, or molar, we can place a dental implant anywhere as long as there is adequate jaw bone to support it.
- Implant-Supported Bridge. A dental implant can typically hold up to three crowns to restore multiple missing teeth. Implant-supported bridges do not rely on adjacent teeth for support, unlike traditional bridges.
- Same-Day Implants. If you are having a tooth extracted and have healthy jaw bone, we can place a dental implant immediately following extraction. Immediate implants save money and reduce the total length of treatment time.
- Full-Arch Restoration. Also known as Teeth-in-an-Hour™, this life-changing procedure restores your entire smile in about one hour. We use several implants to support a fixed denture in one or both arches, providing beautiful, fully functioning, and healthy results.
Dental Implant Surgery
During your first visit, we will design a custom treatment plan that includes the type and location of implants, anesthesia or sedation, and any other procedures. By using the latest CBCT scanning technology, we can generate detailed images of your mouth and create surgical guides, which enhance precision during surgery for better results.
On the day of your surgery, we will administer the anesthesia and begin the procedure when you are comfortable. Your surgeon will make an incision in the gum tissue and insert the implant, then place sutures as needed. This procedure generally takes 30–60 minutes for one implant.
The post will heal over the next few months. Once you are ready, you will return to our office, and your oral surgeon will uncover the implant and your restorative dentist will place the final dental crown. In some cases, the final crown is attached during implant placement and you will not need to return for a second visit to uncover the implant.
Cost of Dental Implants in Folsom, CA
Our practice offers dental implants at an affordable rate so that more patients have access to the oral surgery care they need. Several factors contribute to the cost of your dental implants, including:
- The number of implants
- If you require additional procedures like bone grafting or tooth extraction
- The type of anesthesia
- Dental/medical insurance
- The overall complexity of your treatment
We will provide you with a cost estimate during the consultation. Contact us in Folsom, CA, today to find out how much your dental implant treatment would cost.
Denture Replacement With Dental Implants
Removable dentures are a fast way to replace missing teeth, but they do not restore functionality or oral health. Dentures sit on the bony ridge in the mouth and do not prevent bone loss or dental shifting. Some people who wear dentures feel embarrassed when they have to remove their teeth to eat or brush. Dentures must also be replaced every few years and can cause sores if not professionally fitted.
Dental implants serve as a healthy and functional alternative to dentures. They preserve facial structure, allow you to eat and speak comfortably, and can last a lifetime with proper care. Dental implants have high success rates and many people who wear dentures or bridges qualify for implant-based tooth replacement. If you wear dentures and wish for a better option, contact our office today to learn about dental implants and full-arch restoration.
Hear From Our Patients
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you get tooth implants with gum disease?
You need healthy teeth and gums to support a dental implant. If you have gum (periodontal) disease, it should be treated before implant placement.
How soon after tooth extraction can I get an implant?
You can receive an implant immediately following extraction if you have adequate jaw bone. Prior to extraction, we will take 3D scans of your mouth and face to see if you qualify for same-day implants. If there is not enough jaw bone, we may extract the tooth and place a bone graft. Once the graft has healed, your surgeon will place the implant.
Are dental implants painful?
The implant procedure itself is not painful because we use anesthesia or sedation to ensure your comfort. Most patients undergo IV sedation, which will put you into a semi-conscious state during surgery. Some discomfort can be expected following any surgery, but this will subside quickly.
Do dental implants look real?
Every dental implant is custom made to match the shape and color of your existing teeth. They are designed to be indistinguishable from natural teeth and are so lifelike, many people can't tell the difference between an implant and a natural tooth.
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.