Restore Your Smile With Dr. Dailley
Dental implants consist of a titanium implant post, a small connecting piece called an abutment, and your choice of restoration. Depending on your case, this can be a single porcelain crown, a multi-tooth bridge, or a full-arch denture. No matter which solution you choose, it will be customized to blend in seamlessly with your smile.
Unlike other tooth replacements, dental implants protect your long-term oral health in addition to enhancing your smile. This makes them a great investment for any patient who wants a beautiful smile that will last for many years to come.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer a range of unique benefits, some of which include:
- Natural appearance
- Restores chewing function
- Easy to maintain
- Never removed
- Stimulates healthy jawbone growth
- Can last a lifetime with proper care
The Dental Implant Process
Receiving dental implants is a three-step process that’s completed over the course of several months. These steps include:
- Initial Consultation — During this first visit, Dr. Dailley will evaluate your oral health and determine if implants are the right option for you. He’ll also explain the procedure in detail and answer any questions that you have.
- Implant Placement — Once he determines you’re ready, Dr. Dailley will place the titanium implant post directly in your jaw. After your surgery, you’ll need to allow four to six months for osseointegration, the process of your implant fusing with your jawbone.
- Final Restoration — When osseointegration is complete and your jaw is fully healed, you can return to our office for your final restoration. Once your new tooth is in place, you can enjoy all the benefits of a healthy and beautiful smile.
Dental Implant Candidacy
If you want a natural-looking, permanent solution for missing teeth, dental implants are likely the right choice for you. During your consultation, Dr. Dailley will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and jawbone to determine if you’re an immediate candidate for implants.
If you suffer from jawbone deterioration or gum disease, Dr. Dailley can prepare you for implants with a supplemental procedure. The most common supplemental treatments are bone grafting and soft tissue augmentation.
Visit Dailley Dental Care for Dental Implants
If you want to restore your smile with dental implants, Dr. Dailley will work with you to develop an ideal treatment plan that meets your specific needs. As a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), he can ensure your treatment will be safe and comfortable.
Call our office at (510) 848-0114 and schedule your consultation today.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants last for decades and can last for a lifetime with proper care. They’re created from sturdy, biocompatible materials that become a natural part of your jawbone. Implants are made to function and feel just like natural teeth, so you don’t have to worry about them throughout the day.
Taking care of your dental implants is also easy. Simply brush and floss your teeth as usual, treating your dental implants like any other tooth. They don’t require any special care, but a regular oral hygiene routine makes them likelier to last for a long time.
How much do dental implants cost?
Dental implant costs vary depending on your individual needs and insurance. The type of implant you need and whether you need supplemental procedures prior to implant placement are two of the most important factors in determining cost.
While less expensive dental implant procedures can be tempting, they often sacrifice your safety to reduce the price tag. Dr. Dailley cares about your safety throughout the procedure and will ensure you’re satisfied with your new tooth or teeth.
How do you take care of your dental implants after the procedure?
Taking care of your dental implants consists of simply brushing and flossing your teeth daily. They don’t require any special care — just make sure you use a non-abrasive toothbrush and a gentle floss so you don’t scratch your new teeth up.
While daily hygiene is easy, you’ll have to be careful while you’re healing from your surgery. This time period is vital to the success of your implant and your actions matter. Avoid using a straw, be careful when cleaning around the surgical site, spit gently, and eat soft foods until you’ve healed.
After your procedure, Dr. Dailley will provide you with detailed instructions on caring for your implants.
Are dental implants safe?
Yes, dental implants are safe. The procedure has one of the highest success rates and the implants last for a long time. This is because they’re made from high-quality, biocompatible materials that become a part of your natural jawbone.
They’re safe for your body and actually help keep your jawbone strong. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement solution that prevents jawbone deterioration, a consequence of tooth loss that makes you look older and threatens your other teeth.
Does insurance cover my dental implants procedure?
Insurance coverage for dental implants varies, but most providers help with at least part of the cost of treatment. To find out the details of your insurance plan, we recommend contacting your provider. They can help you find the coverage you have for dental implants.
If you’re concerned about the cost of dental implants, Dailley Dental Care can help. We accept many payment options and offer convenient financing plans. These plans break down your treatment cost into affordable monthly payments so you can get the beautiful smile you deserve.
What do I do in the event of a complication with my dental implants?
If there’s an issue with your dental implants, call our office at 510-848-0114 so we can help you. Complications with dental implants are rare but if you experience severe pain, Dr. Dailley can examine your oral health and correct the issue.
Dental implants have a very high success rate due to their biocompatibility and the advanced training implant dentists go through. Dr. Dailley is an experienced implant specialist who’s changed the lives of many patients by giving them a new smile.
Are implants the right decision for me?
Implants are made of titanium, a biocompatible material. They are used to replace one or more teeth, and can be an attractive option for most people. Some benefits to implants include:
- They are integrated into bone and act like a tooth root to support new teeth
- They do not decay or have the same gum disease risk as natural teeth
- Implants look, feel, and act like natural teeth, unlike other options
Are implants or bridges a better choice?
A missing tooth would historically be replaced by a bridge. To anchor a bridge, the majority of the external tooth structure of the teeth on either side of the gap must be removed. With an implant, you only need a crown made on top of the implant itself to restore it, leaving the neighboring teeth undisturbed and completely intact.
Can implants be used to restore multiple teeth?
Implants can also be used to restore multiple teeth, a full set of fixed or removable teeth or even a complete denture. If you experience tooth loss, the bony ridges in your mouth start to decrease and be lost as well. Implants are placed and prevent bone from shrinking, leaving you many future options for tooth replacement not available otherwise.
Are implants expensive?
To replace a single tooth an implant is usually less expensive than any alternative in our office. The cost of implant care increases with the complexity of the case, the history of tooth loss and the position of the implant in the mouth.
What if I do not have enough bone in my jaw for implants?
Minor grafting can improve and restore the bone lost from your extraction years ago. We do this in the office frequently where additional bone is required for success of our implant care. It is possible to have an implant for virtually any situation with expert care and planning.
When an implant is surgically placed, how long until I get my new tooth?
For front teeth we strive to place teeth the same day in a temporary form. Posterior teeth are often left to rest 6–8 weeks prior to placing a functional chewing force on them.
In cases where there is uncertainty about the strength of the bone, more time may be required to ensure longevity (7–10 months). In every case, clinical experience along with the prevailing research guides our decision to finalize the implant restoration. We always plan for long-term success and we do not rush.