First! What are dental implants?
Let's cover the basics
If you've lost a a tooth or several teeth due to an injury or health disease, don't worry! We provide dental implants that can completely rejuvenate your smile and oral health. Dental implants look, feel & function just like your natural teeth. You won't know what your missing!
One Team. One Location.
From beginning to end, your implant treatment is managed by one team working closely to ensure you receive the best results possible and that your life-long investment lasts.
Meet Your Dental Implant Specialist
"I just completed an implant with Dr. Choi and Dr. Sun, it turned out great! They have all the latest technology combined with expert technique, attention to details. Well trained, friendly staffs of assistants."
"He's gentle, has great energy, very through and he aims to please all his patients. I highly recommend Dr. Sun if you're looking for a periodontist. Dr Sun is exceptional and well-experienced"
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What are dental implants?
A dental implant is a titanium post that acts like tooth root and is surgically placed in the jawbone. In order to place the dental implant, we make a small surgical incision in the gum line to access the jawbone. Once the implant is placed and secured, we are able to mount a replacement tooth or a dental bridge.
One of the key benefits from dental implants is that a dental implant doesn't come loose like a denture. Another benefit of dental implants is that they benefit your general oral health as they do not have to be anchored to other teeth like dental bridges.
Why us for dental implants?
In-house specialist: Your implant will be overseen by our highly-trained periodontist, Dr. Stanley Sun. An expert in his field and a noted lecturer, Dr. Sun, has successfully placed countless implants.
Affordable financing options: We offer interest-free financing, and accept most insurances and major credit cards.
How long do dental implants last?
What's the cost for dental implants?
With insurance coverage, and financing, your monthly payments can start as low as $150 a month for one year. Total fees can vary depending on each individual patient's needs, ranging from $4,000 to $6,000 for each implant. Most dental insurances today cover dental implants up to 50%.
Single or multiple dental implants?
Dental implants are a flexible way to restore your smile. If you are missing one tooth or several teeth, implants can be strategically placed to restore full function of your mouth. We will recommend a few options, however, here are two approaches to implants:
Single implants are a great option if cost or recovery time is not a concern. It is also the preferred solution for those who want a lifetime of durability, natural-look and feel with relatively low maintenance. Single unit implants are also a great choice if you are looking to replace one tooth or a couple of teeth in different locations.
Multiple implants are a great option if you are looking to replace multiple adjacent teeth. Similar to single implants, multiple implants also generate high quality results and last longer than bridges and non-implanted dentures.
Implant-supported dentures vs. Traditional dentures
If you are missing most if not all your teeth, you are probably considering dentures. However, because dentures are placed on top of gums without support, you may experience, gum disease, gum recessions, bone loss, and face shape alteration. In addition, you may experience, gum irritation, slipping, sliding, impaired ability to talk and clicking sounds.
Alternatively, implant-supported dentures act as the tooth roots, provide you support while maintaining gum and bone structure! Implant-supported dentures give you the natural ability to chew, speak, and protect you from high risk of gum disease.
What are mini dental implants?
All-on-4® same-day teeth replacement
All-on-4® is an alternative approach to ill fitted dentures. With All-on-4®, we can replace your traditional dentures in one single visit and fastest way to wake up to a new smile.
The All-on-4® treatment is a treatment that is cost-efficient, graft-less, and provides you with a fixed full-arch prosthesis on the day of your visit. By simply using four dental implants to attach a full dental restoration, we can provide you with stable, functional, and natural-looking teeth.
Rapid improvement in quality of life: With All-on-4, a fixed full-arch prosthesis on the day of surgery quickly leads to improved functional and cosmetic appearance
Shorter treatment times: All-on-4 removes time consuming bone grafting procedures
Lower costs: All-on-4 is the least costly in comparison with conventional implant treatment
What happens before placing dental implants?
Computer enhanced treatment planning: Our advanced 3D software allows us to assess and analyze your bone quality, quantity and location for the best optimal placement of implants.
Sinus lift augmentation: Sometimes people who have lost their teeth in the upper jaw, such as the back teeth or molars, don't have enough bone to support implants. How does this happen? Once teeth are gone, the teeth bone begins to be absorbed back into the body. With a sinus lift, we can add bone to your upper jaw in the area of your molars and premolars allowing us to place an implant.
Autogenous bone grafting: Sometimes people may not have enough bone to place implants. However, we can use bone from another tooth extraction site to graft it into the deficient area. This is an innovative approach as your own live bone contains living cellular organisms that promote growth and recovery.
How to take care of dental implants?
Dental implant maintenance is key for the success of your implant and overall dental health. Once your dental implant is completed, make sure to maintain the area clean by brushing and flossing. Just like natural teeth, implants can accumulate plaque and tartar! Here are some tips on how to care for implants:
Be consistent with your oral hygiene such as brushing, flossing twice a day and bi-yearly dental cleanings
Avoid chewing or biting down on hard surfaces like pen tips or pencils. Definitely avoid opening things with your teeth.
Checking-in with us to ensure your dental implant is stable and if you notice anything abnormal, call us right away
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle
Dental implants vs. Bridges
A dental bridge is a common solution for a row of missing teeth. The bridge rests over the top of the gums, leaving the gums and bone to eventually deteriorate. This causes your jawbone to become weak and thus gums begin to recede. Sometimes a dental bridge can cause irritation, plaque buildup, higher risk of gum disease and more tooth loss.
As an alternative to bridges, implant supported dental bridges provide a long-term solution for tooth replacement. Rather than having to reshape the adjacent healthy teeth, implants are placed into the gums to function like tooth roots. This provides you with chewing support and prevention of bone loss, gum recession, and irritation.
Bone Augmentation Services
To give your implants a stable foundation, we offer bone augmentation services including sinus lifts for upper mouth support, ridge augmentation to widen jaw bone, and socket preservation to preserve bone structure after an extraction.