Dental Implants are used when one tooth or several have been extracted or may need to be extracted. It is an alternative to a movable denture. The implant looks, feels and acts like a normal tooth.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants are used to replace lost teeth.
When you’ve had, or need to have, a tooth extracted, the resulting open gap in your mouth can cause problems.
Your teeth can shift, leaving you with a misaligned bite and possible pain when eating.
Dental implants involve the placement of a titanium post that mimics the root of a tooth.
This is implanted in your jaw, and then a crown (replacement tooth) or bridge is attached to the post.
Unlike dentures, this crown and bridges stay in place and are not removable.
You can have one or more dental implants depending on how many teeth you’re missing.
After your consultation with one of our in-house Periodontists, there will be two main phases in your implant therapy.
During the first phase, a small titanium post will be inserted into your jawbone to mimic the presence of a tooth root.
Over time, your jawbone will naturally surround and bond with the titanium, which creates a strong foundation for the crown to be placed
The second phase of your treatment will be completed by a general dentist.
A tooth-coloured crown is placed on the titanium post, and you will have a sturdy, natural-looking, replacement tooth.
EVENING & WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS
We understand that you are busy and don’t always have time to visit a dentist for a routine checkup in the middle of your Monday. That’s why we offer extended hours from 7:00 AM to 8:30 PM Monday through Thursday.
We are also open all throughout the weekend. That’s right, we’re open every day of the week.
DIRECT BILLING TO INSURANCE PLANS
To support our clients, we offer direct billing, predeterminations of treatments, and financial arrangements to all our patients to ensure smooth and easy payment transactions.
PAYMENT PLANS & FINANCING AVAILABLE
We understand that dental services can be an unexpected expense. That’s why we offer flexible payment plans and options to suit our patients’ needs. Speak with one of our dental assistants to learn more.
At Sierra Dental, you will never struggle to find parking. Our clinics offer convenient parking options that are free of charge to our patients. It’s one more way we work to put a smile on your face.
Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes. It is also easier to treat and control compared to type 1 diabetes. Because of this, patients who have type 2 diabetes are generally considered better candidates for implants than those with type 1 diabetes.
Teeth extraction and dental implants can be done simultaneously if you understand the procedures and have the right dentist to apply them. Consult with your dental professional to determine the best options for your needs.
While every case is different, in general, the short answer to this question is that, yes, you can still be considered a candidate for Invisalign. Invisalign can also be used after someone has had bridges, crowns, and fillings as well. With that said, your treatment plan will likely involve a little bit of compromise, the reasons for which will be outlined below.