Dental Implants in Thousand Oaks, CA
Restore Your Smile With Dr. Siddappa
If you want a permanent, natural-looking solution for missing teeth, look no further than dental implants. These convenient restorations can replace a missing tooth from root to crown, fusing with your jawbone for unmatched stability. Best of all, implants can last up to a lifetime with proper oral care.
Explore our guide to learn more about dental implants and how they can improve your smile.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer many benefits that other tooth replacement solutions can’t match, including:
- Natural appearance and function
- Secured to your jaw
- Easy to maintain
- Resistant to decay
- Prevents jawbone from shrinking
- Can last up to a lifetime
Our Dental Implant Process
Restoring your smile with dental implants is a 3-step process that can be completed in a few months. These steps include:
- Initial Consultation -- During this visit, Dr. Siddappa will examine your teeth, gums, and jaw to determine if implants are the best treatment for you. She’ll also explain the process in detail and answer any questions you have.
- Implant Placement -- Once she determines you’re ready, Dr. Siddappa will place the titanium implant directly in your jaw and protect the surgical area with a temporary restoration. From this point, you’ll need to allow three to six months for your jaw to heal.
- Final Restoration -- After the healing process is complete and the implant has fully integrated with your jaw, you can return to our office and complete your restoration. Depending on your needs, Dr. Siddappa can attach a stunning porcelain crown, a natural-looking dental bridge, or a set of customized dentures to your implants.
Are You a Candidate For Dental Implants?
If you want a restoration that allows you to live your life unrestrained, dental implants could be the right choice. Unlike dentures, implants will never fall out or slide around in your mouth. They also restore full chewing function to your teeth and can be kept clean with daily brushing and flossing. Best of all, they stimulate your jawbone to preserve your oral health, helping you maintain a more youthful appearance.
Ideal candidates for dental implants will have a strong, dense jawbone and healthy gums. If you suffer from jawbone deterioration or receding gums, Dr. Siddappa may be able to prepare you for implants with a supplemental procedure. Any supplemental treatments will be discussed during your consultation and factored into your treatment plan from the start.
Visit Prism Dental Group For Dental Implants
If you have any number of missing teeth, dental implants could be the attractive solution you’re looking for. Once your treatment is finished, you’ll be able to eat, speak, and smile with confidence for many years to come.
Call our Thousand Oaks dental practice at(805) 241-5353 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Siddappa today. It’s the first step on your journey to a new smile!
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do dental implants last?
Once your treatment is complete, the success of your dental implants rests in your hands. In most cases, your implants will last for at least 25 years. If you maintain excellent oral hygiene and visit Dr. Siddappa for regular checkups, your implants can last up to a lifetime.
How do you take care of your dental implants after the procedure?
The first week or two after surgery is crucial to the success of your treatment. Make sure to follow any post-op instructions from Dr. Siddappa, such as avoiding hard or crunchy foods and rinsing your mouth with warm salt water after meals. It’s also important to avoid drinking alcohol or smoking during this phase of your treatment.
After your surgical area has healed, caring for dental implants becomes much easier. All you need to do is brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day.
Are dental implants safe?
As long as your implant surgery is performed by an experienced and qualified dentist, there’s no reason to worry. In fact, dental implants have an overallsuccess rate of 98%. Implants are also the only restoration that prevents your jawbone from shrinking, making them the safest option in the long run.
Will insurance pay for my dental implants?
Unfortunately, most insurance providers will only offer partial coverage for dental implants and some may offer none at all. The amount of payment you receive can vary based on the terms of your plan and your chosen provider. If you have any questions, our team will be happy to help you maximize your insurance benefits.
What do I do if there’s a complication with my dental implants?
If something goes wrong with your dental implant, it’s important that you remain calm and call us right away. Don’t attempt to fix the problem yourself, as this may result in permanent damage and set your treatment back. Dr. Siddappa will make sure you get the care you need as soon as possible.