Dental Implants

Implant dentistry is considered the “gold standard” for replacing missing and/or damaged teeth. Composed of two main parts—a titanium post capped by a single- or multi-tooth restoration—dental implants are secured in the jawbone to serve as an artificial tooth root, offering a biomimetic tooth replacement solution that provides exceptional strength and stability when chewing, speaking, and smiling. In addition, the crown(s), bridge(s), or denture(s) fixed on top of the implant posts can be custom-designed to match one’s smile preferences, ultimately providing a completely natural-looking and -functioning result.

At I.Dentical – All About Your Smile, Dr. Rafael Yanez is greatly skilled and top dentist in tailoring dental implant treatments to meet the unique needs and goals of each patient. If you are considering dental implants to replace one or multiple teeth, we encourage you to continue reading the sections below to learn more about implant dentistry, or simply contact our practice today to schedule a consultation.

What Are the Main Benefits of Dental Implants?

Dental implants can provide a permanent solution for missing teeth, and their popularity continues to grow for numerous reasons. Unlike other dental restoration options, this innovative method of tooth replacement does not require messy adhesives, they don’t slip along the gums, they help to prevent jawbone deterioration, and they can ultimately enhance both the form and function of your teeth with results that look and feel entirely natural. Since dental implants function just like individual teeth, they can also be cleaned and maintained with simple brushing and flossing.

In short, key benefits of dental implants can include:

  • Lasting—often permanent—tooth replacement
  • Improved ability to chew and speak
  • Enhanced comfort in comparison to alternatives
  • Prevention of future dental complications
  • Zero additional maintenance
  • Reduced wear to the gums
  • A natural look and feel

Dental Implant Before-and-After Photos


What Are My Tooth Replacement Options with Dental Implants?

Depending on your particular case, Dr. Yanez can utilize one or more of the following implant-anchored tooth replacement options to restore both form and function to your smile.

Single-Tooth Implants

Single-tooth implants consist of a solitary implant post topped by a porcelain dental crown. This implant solution can be used to replace one tooth or several individual teeth.

Implant Bridges

Implant bridges are comprised of one or more implant posts strategically placed to support a dental bridge (or partial denture) for the replacement of multiple consecutive teeth. Unlike traditional bridges, this restoration does not require adhesives and/or the support of adjacent natural teeth for stability.

All-on-4® Implant Dentures

All-on-4® is an implant-supported denture technique that utilizes four implant posts to anchor a full-arch denture in place. This can be a more comfortable, convenient, and effective alternative to traditional dentures for individuals who need to replace an entire row of upper and/or lower teeth. For more detailed information, please visit our page devoted to All-on-4® implant dentures.

Full Mouth Reconstruction

Full mouth reconstruction, sometimes referred to as full mouth restoration or full mouth rehabilitation, is a customized procedure that can include several treatments designed to restore dental function, health, and appearance. A full mouth reconstruction can be an ideal solution for patients who are experiencing a range of serious dental conditions, such as missing teeth, damaged teeth, misalignment, deep stains, or others. Dental implants can often be part of a full mouth reconstruction for individuals who can benefit from high-quality missing teeth replacement.

You can learn more about this remarkable procedure on our full mouth reconstruction page.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

If you are in good general health, have one or more missing or damaged teeth, and have sufficient bone structure in your jaw to accommodate the implant post(s), dental implants may be the right tooth replacement option for you. Some patients lack adequate bone density for the procedure; however, modern techniques and bone grafting make it possible to strengthen this area so you can still undergo treatment. At the time of your consultation, Dr. Yanez will conduct a thorough oral evaluation to determine if dental implants are right for you. If it is decided you are a good candidate, he can proceed with developing a customized treatment plan with the aid of state-of-the-art iCAT® Cone Beam 3D imaging.

iCAT® Cone Beam 3D Dental Imaging

To make your dental implant experience as fast, comfortable, and effective as possible, Dr. Yanez uses iCAT® Cone Beam 3D dental imaging technology. This advanced system allows him to virtually place dental implants in the ideal position using visualization software. By producing more accurate images than traditional radiography, the iCAT® technology removes the guesswork during planning and surgery, which results in higher success rates for dental implantation. The 3D imaging platform also delivers high-definition images with low radiation in as little as eight seconds. We prioritize your safety and results in every procedure, and the iCAT® is one more way Dr. Yanez can supply exceptional care.

What Does the Dental Implant Procedure Entail?

All dental implant procedures at I.Dentical – All About Your Smile are custom-planned and performed by Dr. Yanez himself, as opposed to referring out to other specialists like some practices do. The first step of the procedure is to surgically implant the titanium implant post(s) through the gums and into the jawbone in order to ensure a stable and lasting tooth replacement. The optimal location and angle for insertion into the bone is previously identified using iCAT® Cone Beam 3D dental imaging technology, leaving any guesswork out of the equation.

Once successfully placed, the implant(s) will need time to heal and fuse to the jawbone (a process called osseointegration). During this period—which typically takes a few months— temporary restorations can be worn, allowing you to speak, smile, and chew with ease throughout treatment. When osseointegration is eventually complete, you will return to our office to receive your final restoration(s) designed for the most comfortable, precise, and natural fit possible. If necessary, Dr. Yanez can make any last touch-ups at this time in order to yield an optimal outcome.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implant posts are designed to be permanent structures in your mouth, and the restoration(s) placed on top can often last decades with proper care. As long as you maintain your oral health with regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups, your implants should remain in good shape for many years to come. Injuries, dental damage and decay, and disease can affect the longevity of implants, so it’s important to stay on top of your dental care throughout your life.

What Is the Cost of Dental Implants?

Broadly speaking, dental implants can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $6,000 (and sometimes even more) per tooth. When researching dental implant pricing, it’s important to keep in mind that several factors will play a role, including the skill, training, and experience of the dentist, the quality of materials used, the type of technology utilized in the planning stages, the complexity of the treatment, and the number of dental implants needed. While the expense may seem daunting at first, when all is said and done, the cost of implants is typically comparable to—or even less than—some alternatives that require occasional replacements or another form of upkeep. Even choosing not to replace missing teeth can lead to considerable financial consequences down the line, as well as the potential for a significant decrease in quality of life.

To find out how much dental implants from our practice will cost, we recommend you schedule a consultation with Dr. Yanez. He will cover every detail of your plan and explain what goes into the fees to help you become knowledgeable about your options. To further assist you, we are “in-network” for many leading dental insurance companies, and we also work with reputable dental financing agencies in the event you would prefer a payment plan. Talk to us today; we’re here to help you find the best way forward for your needs, goals, budget, and lifestyle.

“I received first-class treatment with Dr. Yanez and his staff. He installed four dental implants for me and crowned several teeth a couple years ago. I received an EXCELLENT price as well as incredible results. I highly recommend Dr. Yanez! ”
- Elissa T.

Are There Alternatives to Dental Implants?

If dental implants are not right for you, other options are available at our practice. If you have one or more missing teeth in a row, a traditional dental bridge may be able to help address your concerns. In the event you have a damaged tooth that doesn’t require extraction, a traditional dental crown may provide an effective alternative. Traditional dentures are also a popular choice for replacing several consecutive teeth or even an entire row, although this method does not suit everyone. At the time of your visit, Dr. Yanez can discuss all of your options with you, helping you select the most appropriate treatment for your needs and goals.

How Do I Choose the Best Implant Dentist?

Choosing the best implant dentist to perform your dental implant procedure is the first step, and can be the most important one. Some factors to evaluate as you research your options include:

  • The dentist’s credentials, background, and experience
  • The number of dental implant procedures they have performed
  • The overall success rate the dentist has had with dental implant procedures
  • The planning technology and treatment techniques the dentist utilizes
  • Reviews of the dentist by previous patients, which can provide a general idea of their approach to care
  • Before-and-after photos, which can illustrate the results the dentist is capable of achieving

Scheduling a consultation with the dentist to talk about your needs and evaluate your rapport is also a crucial step. This initial meeting can help you determine your level of confidence with the prospective dentist and give you an overview of their general philosophy of care.

Learn more about Dr. Yanez here

Additional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Dental Implants

To help you determine if this procedure is right for your needs and goals, Dr. Yanez has included some answers to other common questions not addressed above. If you would like to know more, we’re happy to help. Simply contact our team for more information and to schedule a consultation.

To learn more about dental implants, or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.

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