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Permanent Teeth Replacements

Dental implants offer a durable and convenient solution to missing teeth without the need for dentures. Implants are made of two main parts, an artificial root and a tooth. The root is placed into the upper or lower jawbone with a surgical procedure. This causes it to integrate with the bone of your jaw and is the reason for the stability that implants offer. The teeth are carefully customized to match your surrounding teeth and to look natural. Dental implants are extremely durable and require very little upkeep.

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"I had not been to the dentist in quite some time, and I was somewhat apprehensive about visiting a new office. But from the second I walked in the door Imaani made me feel right at home, and did an excellent job of informing me about my procedures and relevant office policy. Zulay was a joy to work with regarding my payment options and working with my schedule for a future appointment. Izzy handled my X-rays professionally, and made sure I was comfortable during my full circular X-ray procedure that requires being still for about 30 seconds. Lastly, I found Dr. Loftin extremely professional and knowledgeable while also being quite friendly and relaxed. Needless to say I found the whole Loftin Dental experience about as pleasant as I imagine a trip to the dentist can be."

How the Process Works

The process for getting dental implants will generally be spread over several months. When you come into our office, we will take X-rays and molds of your teeth and jaw. This will help determine the natural bone structure and spacing of your mouth and teeth. We will then proceed to numb the area where the implant is to be placed and then insert it into the bone. Next, we we’ll leave the implant to heal and allow the bone to strengthen around the implant for up to six months. We’ll begin crafting the artificial tooth to fit on the end of the implant’s post. This step takes anywhere from one to two months, as several adjustments to the fitting are often required. However, this is an important step, as the final product will provide perfect stability and remarkable comfort for the patient.

Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable, partial or complete dentures. Dr. Loftin is happy to discuss all options with you and explain the pros and cons to each scenario. We’ll also review the financial side of each option so you can make a clear decision of what’s best for you.

Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances. The artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone. The artificial teeth attached to implants are natural looking and often restore or even enhance a patient’s smile!

Dental implants are strong, stable and durable and will last many years, but on occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.
There are many reasons for dental implants, here are a few:
  • Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
  • Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space
  • Restore your confident smile
  • Restore chewing, speech and digestion
  • Restore or enhance facial tissues
  • Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable
After treatment, we’ll develop the best care plan customized just for you. The best practice is to continue good daily oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing. Periodic follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor your implant, teeth and gums to make sure they are healthy, as well as regular cleaning visits with your hygienist. Special instruments are necessary to clean dental implants that will not damage their metal surface beneath the gum tissues. Your dentist will need to monitor your implants to ensure stability and proper function.
Implant crowns and other false tooth replacements are made to be remarkably failsafe. They are removable and replaceable (only by your dentist), so that if damage or wear necessitates replacement, this can be accomplished without affecting the implant(s) or attachment to the bone.

Ready to schedule an appointment?

Our friendly front desk team is available during business hours to get your appointment scheduled!  If you call after hours, leave a message and we’ll return your call the next business day!

Call us at 925-672-7997

New Patient Forms

For your convenience, our new patient registration forms can be filled out prior to your arrival. Access both here: NEW PATIENT FORMSMake sure to fill out both forms: (1) New Patient Registration and (2) Medical History. You will not be automatically redirected to the second form, so please click on it to complete. We’ve also provided our privacy practices for your review here: HIPPA FORM.  

After this initial registration we will ask you for formal updates every 2 years.

Patient Plan Options

We do accept most PPO dental plans and are considered in network for Delta Dental. If you don’t currently have insurance coverage, we offer options:

 *If you are 62 years or older, we offer a 10 percent courtesy off all our treatments.

 *We have our own in-house dental plan, The Club! Details here.

 *Pay using CareCredit here.

We do not accept MediCal, Medicare or HMO plans.