Know Your Loftin Dental Team OPermanent 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.
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!
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For your convenience, our new patient registration forms can be filled out prior to your arrival. Access both here: NEW PATIENT FORMS. Make 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.
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.