Oak Tree Dentistry
Pritpal Gill, DDS

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Implants

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When you choose Oak Tree Dentistry for your family’s dental care, we want you to feel confident in your choice. We welcome questions and are here to help you enjoy a comfortable, beautiful smile!

Some of our most commonly heard questions are listed below. If your specific inquiry is not listed here, we will be happy to take your call. Our friendly team is here to help.

Dental Implants

You may experience some swelling and mild soreness for a few days, but it shouldn't affect your daily activities. Because the bone where Dr. Gill places the dental implant does not have the same nerve structure as teeth and gums, most patients report that dental implant surgery was much easier than they anticipated.

Once the dental implant is in place, Dr. Gill will cover it with a healing cap during the time it takes for your implant to integrate (fuse) with the bone. He will monitor your healing closely to make sure your treatment is on track.

Implants usually take about 12 to 14 weeks to integrate with your jawbone. After your implants have healed, you are ready for the final phase of dental implant treatment, and your crown can be placed. 

Unlike dental crowns on natural teeth, we will not need to prep the dental implant. Instead, we will place it on a tiny attachment, called an abutment, which secures it to the dental implant post.

You can care for single dental implants in much the same way that you care for your natural teeth. Brushing, flossing, dental exams, and professional dental cleanings will improve the longevity of your dental implant and your natural teeth.

To learn more about dental implants in Elk Grove, CA, contact Oak Tree Dentistry today!

Dental implants are the most natural-looking and natural-functioning replacement for a missing tooth. Unlike dentures, implants don’t slip or click on daily activities like laughing, talking, or eating. 

When compared to the cost of dentures or bridges, you might not see the big difference you expect. Dr. Gill performs the entire dental implant procedure here in our Elk Grove dental office, including any additional necessary treatments such as bone grafting or sinus lifts that make dental implants possible for patients with bone loss.

Implants help in maintaining healthy jawbone, hence keeping the facial structure intact. They also hold your healthy teeth in place by preventing the shifting and tilting that are common when you leave a gap in your smile.

Many more insurance companies are recognizing the long-term benefits of dental implants, and while it is unlikely they will completely cover the dental implant procedure, you may receive some benefits when choosing this tooth-replacement option.

We also offer patient financing to help spread the costs of dental implant treatment over time. We will help you find a solution to achieve the healthy, attractive smile you want – even when facing tooth loss.

Call our Elk Grove dental office to learn more about dental implants or to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Pritpal Gill at Oak Tree Dentistry.

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