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The process of receiving dental implants is a transformative and life-changing experience, so we want you to know what you can expect throughout your treatment. Dr. Michael Clark, our oral surgeon, and Dr. Ashkan Haeri, our restorative dentist, encourage you to ask questions and are here to provide you with comprehensive dental implant information in Mission Viejo, CA. Our goal is to ensure you feel confident and comfortable even before you schedule your first appointment with us!

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Dental Implant FAQs

Our 5 Most Common Questions

We’re a dedicated team consisting of a highly trained oral surgeon, restorative dentist, and surgical staff. Our doctors collaborate to provide you with truly personalized and comprehensive treatment, with all procedures conveniently offered within the same building. We offer full-service dental implant care and are equipped with advanced technologies and anesthesia services to offer same day dental implants.

Yes, virtually all patients who have previously been told they’re not candidates for dental implants qualify for treatment at Same Day Smile Designs. Our oral surgeon, Dr. Clark, is an expert in dental implant surgery, with experience in tooth extraction, bone grafting, and anesthesia. Rarely is a patient case too complex for our team to treat, even if you have a compromising medical condition.

Because our treatment facility is comprehensive, we can streamline your overall treatment process and bundle costs, keeping fees at a competitive rate. However, our fees do reflect the expertise of our doctors, advanced surgical technology, and high-end quality of our care. If needed, we can help you pay for treatment through third-party financing from Proceed Finance.

Your treatment length depends on your unique situation. As our practice name suggests, we’re able to offer most patients a complete smile on the same day as surgery! For those in need of preliminary treatments, treatment time may increase. Many patients can expect to complete a consultation, surgery with temporary teeth, and final restoration in just a few months.

With our use of local numbing agents and personalized anesthesia services, our patients report a comfortable and pain-free surgical experience. To ease your anxiety, we’re trained and certified to offer nitrous oxide, oral sedation, IV sedation, and general anesthesia in our state-of-the-art surgical suites.

General Dental Implant Information

Dental implants are titanium or ceramic screw-like posts that are inserted into the jawbone. They permanently support a single dental crown, a dental bridge, or a full arch prosthesis.

Dental implants are the only permanent way to replace one or more missing teeth. They provide an over 99% return to biting and chewing function, in addition to looking completely natural.

Dental implants have retained a 95% success rate since their first use decades ago. At Same Day Smile Designs, our expertise and quality care raise this success rate to 99%.

You can take care of your dental implants just like you would real teeth. This means brushing twice a day and flossing once a day.

Many factors can influence the lifespan of dental implants, but in general dental implants are designed to be a permanent solution for missing teeth. By maintaining professional appointments, and good oral and physical health habits, dental implants have the potential to last the rest of your life.

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Dental Implant Surgery

We’ll provide you with a list of pre-operative instructions and answer any specific questions you have at your consultation. In general, patients should refrain from eating and drinking for at least six hours before surgery and only take the approved medications. For maximum comfort, wear loose clothing and don’t wear jewelry, perfume, or contact lenses.

We use the sophisticated Digital Smile Design software to provide digital smile previews for all patients interested in dental implants. These previews offer a virtual representation of your new smile with dental implants.

We use advanced technologies like Digital Smile Design and nSequence® to plan your surgery and create custom surgical guides. With the expertise of our oral surgeon and these innovative tools, your surgery will only take a few hours to complete.

Our oral surgeon is specially trained to provide treatment for patients who are medically compromised. With both dental and medical training, he has the expertise to treat patients with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and autoimmune disorders.

Yes, at Same Day Smile Designs our goal is to provide you with a complete smile the day you have your dental implants placed. Your temporary teeth will look and feel completely natural.

We’ll prepare you for your recovery phase just like we will for your surgery. Directly after surgery and for the next few days, you can expect some swelling and discomfort. Most patients can return to normal activities within 24 hours and resume exercising within a week.

Pricing, Financing, and Warranties

Dental implant cost depends on many factors, including the extent of bone loss, how many teeth are missing, and the number of preliminary treatments needed. We’ll be able to determine your personalized treatment cost at your consultation.

We partner with Proceed Finance, a third-party dental financing company that provides low-monthly payment plans with competitive interest rates. With loan terms up to 96 months, you’ll be able to find a rate and payment amount to fit your budget.

Yes, we offer a 5-year warranty for all our dental implants and final restorations. To maintain an active warranty, patients must adhere to the guidelines and restrictions we’ve set in place, including maintaining routine maintenance and cleaning appointments, and refraining from smoking.

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