Dr. Beech and Dr. Reid at Beech & Reid Oral & Dental Implant Surgery specialize in dental implant placement and implant-based tooth replacement options that can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even an entire arch of teeth if needed. Our trained and compassionate team is committed to providing comfort and knowledge to every patient to ensure they are safe and informed every step of the way. Listen to our dental implant patients talk about their treatment at Beech & Reid Oral & Dental Implant Surgery.
When a patient comes to us hoping to restore a single tooth or multiple teeth, they often choose dental implants as their solution. Dr. Beech and Dr. Reid are highly trained in dental implant placement and regularly perform these types of procedures in the comfort and safety of their practice. Patients receiving dental implants regain the ability to eat the foods they want with the comfort that their implants will appear natural.
Dental implants are a true tooth replacement solution because they replace the entire structure of the tooth, not just the top chewing surface. Three parts work together to create a complete dental implant:
Dr. Beech and Dr. Reid are able to place single stage implants, which means they do not require an additional procedure to uncover them. Implants require a minimum of 12 weeks of healing time before the final prosthesis can be placed. Sometimes, an implant can be placed on the same day as a tooth extraction, which further minimizes the number of surgical procedures.
Both of our doctors are board-certified, which means that they have completed all of the requirements listed by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS). This organization strives to improve the knowledge and skills of oral surgeons nationwide and develop high standards of certification to assure public safety and care.
To learn more about dental implants, we encourage you to visit our Dental Implant FAQ.
The design and implementation of dental implants provide the same benefits as natural teeth. If you are missing many teeth, full-arch restoration may be the right solution for you.
Dental implants have many great benefits, including the following:
During your consultation, you will have a complete evaluation to discuss if a dental implant or another implant-based solution is right for you.
While each case is different, a single implant placement usually takes between 10 and 30 minutes, and the time increases for multiple implants. You can expect your dental implant process at our practice to go much like the following:
Contact one of our offices to learn more about dental implants.
Every patient’s condition is different, and the cost for a dental implant or implants at our practice varies depending on many factors, but we work hard to ensure that our care is offered at competitive prices for the South Bay area. Our helpful and dedicated team will work with you to maximize your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures. Our office is conveniently in-network with MetLife PPO, Cigna PPO, Delta Dental PPO, and other payment plan options.
Some factors that will determine your cost include:
For an accurate estimate of your dental implant cost that considers all factors of your treatment and surgical plan, we recommend you request a consultation with our oral surgeons.
When you lose several teeth, whether it’s a new situation or something you have lived with for years, chances are you have never become fully accustomed to losing such a vital part of yourself.
Dental implants can renew your self-confidence and help you achieve a smile you can be proud of. A Swedish scientist and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Per-Ingvar Brånemark developed this concept for oral rehabilitation over 35 years ago. With his pioneering research, Dr. Brånemark opened the door to a lifetime of renewed comfort and recovered self-confidence for millions of individuals facing the frustration and embarrassment of tooth loss.
A single prosthesis (crown) is used to replace one missing tooth, while a partial prosthesis (fixed bridge) can replace two or more teeth and may require only 2 or 3 implants. A complete dental prosthesis replaces all of the teeth in your upper or lower dental arch. A removable prosthesis (over denture) attaches to a socket. A fixed prosthesis is permanent and is only removable by the dentist.
There are several reasons, one of which is to keep in mind that if it is not necessary to sacrifice the structure of surrounding good teeth, then an implant is a great option when considering the surrounding healthy teeth. Additionally, removing a denture or partial at night may be inconvenient, not to mention that dentures can slip and slide around in your mouth.
Usually, dentists will refer patients to oral surgeons when necessary dental work is outside of their normal practice. Oral surgeons specialize in dental implants, jaw joint disorders, facial pain, and oral surgery, and spend an extra 4 to 8 years in dental school. Additionally, oral surgeons have extensive training in a particular field, such as implant placement, and have a greater in-depth surgical training background than general dentists.
If you are considering implants, your mouth must be thoroughly examined and your medical and dental history reviewed. If your mouth is not ideal for implants, other solutions such as bone grafting may be recommended.
It usually takes between 3 and 6 months for the most important part of post-operative healing to occur, which is the fusion of the implant post to the jaw bone. Your age, jaw bone condition, and other factors will affect the time it takes to fully heal. Following all pre- and post-operative guidelines provided by our office will help you keep your recovery on track.
The majority of dental implants and bone graft procedures can be performed in the office under local anesthesia, with or without general anesthesia. We offer many anesthesia and sedation options to choose from to ensure you are comfortable and at ease during your procedure.
It is normal to be concerned about discomfort regarding any type of surgery. While patients should anticipate some level of discomfort during the recovery period, it is our goal to keep you as comfortable as possible throughout your treatment. During your procedure, you will have the decided form of anesthesia that will manage pain and discomfort. We will go over all of this with you in detail when we see you for your initial consultation appointment, so you can rest assured that our team will take excellent care of you.
Simply brush and floss your teeth daily to care for your dental implant. Visit your dentist for your regular check-ups as well.
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