Know Your Loftin Dental Team OPermanent Teeth Replacements
Dental implants provide a durable and convenient solution to missing teeth without the need for dentures. Implants are made of two main parts including an artificial root and a tooth. The root is placed into the upper or lower jawbone with a surgical procedure. This integrates it with the bone of your jaw and brings the stability that implants offer. The teeth are carefully customized to match your surrounding teeth and make them look natural. Dental implants are extremely durable and require very little upkeep.
The process for dental implants usually happens over several months. You’ll come into our office where we’ll then take X-rays and molds of your teeth and jaw. This helps determine the natural bone structure and spacing of your mouth and teeth. Afterward, we’ll numb the area where the implant is to be placed and insert it into the bone. After that, we’ll leave the implant to heal and allow the bone to strengthen around it for up to six months. Concurrently, 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 and will require several adjustments and fittings. This is an important step and allows the final product to provide perfect stability and remarkable comfort for the patient.
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and give you a solution to having removable, partial, or complete dentures. Dr. Loftin will discuss all options with you and explain the pros and cons of each scenario. Additionally, we’ll review your financial options so you’re able to make the best decision for your budget.
They 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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Please note that filling out the on-line forms DOES NOT automatically schedule you for a new patient exam. Please call us at 925-672-7997 to schedule your appointment.
You can 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.
If you haven’t already done so, please call 925-672-7997 to schedule an appointment at a time that works for you.
We do accept most PPO dental plans. We do not accept MediCal, Medicare or HMO plans.
We are OUT OF NETWORK for most insurances but are IN NETWORK for Delta Dental.
If you don’t currently have dental insurance coverage, we offer:
*A 10 percent Senior courtesy off of all our treatments.
*Our own in-house dental plan, The Club! Details here.