Commonly Asked Questions
At 1899 Dental Implant, we realize that choosing prosthetic teeth is a major decision and one you should always take seriously. Dental implants are a life-changing investment that we want our patients to feel confident in. Therefore, we always encourage you to ask questions about the dental implants process and discuss any concerns you may have regarding your specific case. We find that by keeping patients informed at every step, we can make the experience as rewarding as it should be. Here are some commonly asked questions to ease your anxiety about restoring your smile at 1899 Dental Implant:
- Will the procedure hurt?
Your comfort is a top priority at 1899 Dental Implant. Along with carefully guiding you through each step of the process, we are equipped to administer local anesthesia as well as sedation dentistry. For a large majority of our patients, the implant procedure is not painful at all.
- I've been told my case is too complex for dental implants; can you help me?
Since implant dentistry is our primary focus, we are able to help many patients who have otherwise been told they are not candidates for dental implants. Not only do we have a skilled team of experienced dentists, but we also pursue the latest technology and technique in implant dentistry. We can recommend a certain type of implant for those that have lower bone quality or perform no flap gum surgery for a patient who needs advanced periodontal treatment before getting implants. We also perform extractions and bone grafting on-site. In general, your age or the severity of your case should not disqualify you from taking advantage of this life-changing procedure. We promise to exhaust all possible options to help you rebuild your smile at 1899 Dental Implant.
- Will my new smile look and feel like real teeth?
Dental implants are designed to anchor into your jawbone just like natural teeth. Therefore, most patients report that their dental implant teeth are fully secure and nearly indistinguishable from their natural teeth. As far as looks, dental implant restorations are custom fabricated to replicate your real teeth in shape, color and size.
- Is the recovery period long or painful?
Recovery time and healing after dental implant surgery varies for each patient, depending on how many implants were placed and the type of restoration or implants that were used. You can expect minimal discomfort and swelling after the procedure, but this dissipates within days. You will be restricted to a soft food diet for up to three weeks so that your implant can properly heal and fuse to the underlying bone.
- Are dental implants expensive?
While dental implants are more expensive than many other restorative options, our practice is known for making them as affordable as possible. At only $1899, our cost is nearly half of the U.S. National Average for a dental implant placement, abutment and crown. We do our best to make sure finances don't stand in the way of patients receiving the unrivaled benefits of dental implants.
- What can I expect the day of the procedure?
At the beginning of your procedure, one of our dentists begin sedation dentistry. We will perform the dental implants procedure and allow you to rest comfortably until the anesthesia wears off and you are ready to go home. We do recommend that you bring a family member or friend with you to your appointment.
When you leave the office, you will walk away with your new smile! You will be given temporary restorations (crown, bridge or denture) to wear until your permanent teeth are ready to be placed, which is typically about six months. Don't worry; your temporary teeth are a beautiful replica of your final smile and durable enough to enjoy everyday life.
- What is the benefit of choosing 1899 Dental Implant?
Choosing 1899 Dental Implant means that you have done your research and know that we are not only experts in implants dentistry, but offer a promise to give you the most value for your money. When it comes to your smile, you deserve nothing less than the highest quality materials available. Our dedication to patient satisfaction is unrivaled in the Sacramento and Napa Valley region, and the smiles we create are proof of our workmanship.
Have more questions about dental implants? Please don’t hesitate to contact our office today. We always welcome the opportunity to tell patients how dental implants can be one of the most significant investments they’ll ever make.