Our Dental Implant Process
Dental implants are a restorative treatment that provide you with long-term success. Here at Oakland Family Dental, we want you to feel comfortable and confident in your treatment plan, which is why we work with you through every step of the way.
Dr. Sheehan and our team want to make sure the entire process goes as smooth and stress-free for you as possible. With a healthy, happy smile, you’ll be able to eat, speak, smile, and laugh with confidence again.
Starting with Your Initial Consultation
During your first consultation, Dr. Sheehan will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and jaw. This will give us a better understanding of your current oral health, your treatment goals, and help us determine whether dental implants are the right restorative treatment for you.
Dr. Sheehan will sit down with you to discuss your treatment options and identify if there’s any need for supplementary treatments such as bone grafting or gum disease therapy.
Your Treatment Plan: Accurate and Precise
We integrate the revolutionary X-Guide™ Dynamic 3D Navigation system into the implant process to give your treatment a level of detail and accuracy never before possible. Using the X-Guide system we provide:
- Efficient treatment plans with a greater level of precision
- Digital imaging eliminating the need for messy dental impressions
- More comfortable visits with less time in the dental chair
We use the X-guide system in combination with our advanced CBCT scanner and intraoral scanner to help streamline the entire implant process. We’re dedicated to providing nothing less than the best treatment available with tooth loss solutions designed around your needs.
Completing Your Restoration
Once your implants have successfully integrated with your jawbone through the process of osseointegration, we can place your custom-crafted porcelain crowns. Before you leave the office, Dr. Sheehan will make sure your new implants fit properly and blend seamlessly with your smile.
After your procedure is complete, you’ll walk out of our dental office with a beautiful, healthy, and fully restored smile you can be proud of.
The Path to a Happy, Stunning Smile Starts Here
Using the latest in dental technology, we provide treatment plans that are tailored to meet your needs. Dr. Sheehan is delighted to answer any questions or concerns you may have, and our entire team is here to support you through every step of the dental implant process.
We can’t wait for you to discover all the amazing benefits dental implants will bring to your life and your smile. As a permanent, comfortable, and effective treatment option that can replace any number of missing or damaged teeth, you won’t be disappointed in the results.
When you’re ready for a transformed and rejuvenated smile, request your appointment with Dr. Sheehan by filling out the contact form below.
Questions About the Process?
At first, understanding the dental implant process can be overwhelming. We’ve put together a simple list of the most frequently asked questions about the dental implant process to help you feel comfortable in the decision you make.
How long does the dental implant process take?
Each patient is different and no two treatments are the same. Generally, the dental implant procedure is completed in two visits. Once is where we place your dental implant and the other is to complete your smile with a beautiful new restoration.
This can take be as short as just a few months or it could take more than a year, depending on your oral health and condition of your jawbone.
Are dental implants painful?
With local anesthesia available, receiving your dental implants is pain-free, easy, and efficient. Many patients say the experience slight discomfort within the first few days after their procedure, but it gradually diminishes.
By following our post-op guide for your dental implant recover, you’ll feel more comfortable and at ease during your procedure, as well as afterward.
Is the implant process safe?
Receiving dental implants from Dr. Sheehan is a safer and more trustworthy option than ever before. With her advanced experience and training in the placement of dental implants from the Implant Dentistry Continuum, the Mish Implant Institute, and ICOI, combined with the use of state-of-the-art implant technology, your treatment will be delivered with the utmost care and success.
How many dental implants do you need to place?
This depends on how many teeth you’re missing and which implant solution you choose. During your consultation, you’ll learn more about which treatment plan is right for you and how many implants you’ll need.
Does your dental implant technology benefit me?
Using the latest in dental implant technology, we’re capable of providing you with an easy and enjoyable treatment. Our technologies can help you remain stress-free throughout the entire process and receive a restored, personalized smile. Your treatment and recovery time will also be lessend because of the accuracy and customization our technologies provide to you.