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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've often sung the praises of my dentist Dr. Todd Loftin and his staff to people in my life. I've been lucky to have not needed much more than cleanings and/or the occasional filling. I was a little concerned when an old root canal had weakened one of my back molars to the point of extraction. Dr. Todd recommended an implant. I was very skeptical as I've heard mixed stories about these. But as I trust Dr. Todd and his opinion, and I very much wanted a permanent tooth, we moved forward with the implant. Dr. Todd and his staff were excellent. From the extraction of the tooth he prepared me for the process. Making sure that the area was solid and ready for the implant . He explained the process step by step and couldn't have made it easier or more painless. It is a long process as you have to heal after the post is put in before you can do the final implant. He and his staff checked on me through the healing and the final implant went better than I ever imagined. It's been almost a year with my new tooth and not a single problem. I would highly recommend them if you need an implant or any dentistry issues. Thank you to Dr. Todd and all of his staff. Such a great dentist and staff! "
- Christine L.

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.

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Call us at 925-672-7997

New Patient Forms

For your convenience, we have provided our new patient forms here on this page for you to fill out prior to your arrival.  We’ve also provided our privacy practices for your review.  We’re happy to mail or email either if that’s your preference. Just let us know!

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We Accept All Patients

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

  • If you are 62 years or older, we offer a 10 percent courtesy off all our treatments.
  • If you are new to us and don’t have insurance, we have a new patient special for $99. This includes your comprehensive exam, all necessary x-rays and your first teeth cleaning.
  • We have our own in-house dental plan, The Club, for adults and children. For $379 per adult, $259 per child 14 and younger, you will receive your two regular cleanings, exams, X-rays and screening (a $500 value itself), a courtesy 20% off any treatment and a courtesy 10% off Invisalign.

We do not accept MediCal, Medicare or HMO plans.