IMPLANTS

At Dentists of Whittier we are committed to providing the highest quality care to our patients. Our team of highly accredited doctors and professional staff work continuously to provide excellence in patient care through precision dentistry. Find out if implants are right for you. Schedule a Free Consultation and get expert care.

DENTAL IMPLANTS

At the Dentists of Whittier we are committed to provide the highest quality of dental care to our patients. Our team of highly accredited doctors and professional staff work hard to provide the excellence in patient care through precision dentistry. Find out if implants are right for you. Schedule a Free Consultation and get expert care.

ABOUT DENTAL IMPLANT

WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?

Strong, attractive, and durable, dental implants are a comprehensive dental replacement system that mimics the look and feel of your natural teeth. Once they are in place, you'll enjoy worry-free eating, laughing, and grinning as they "turn back the clock" on previously lost, broken, or compromised teeth. Now that's something to smile about!

TYPES OF DENTAL IMPLANTS

The first type is the Full Mouth Implants, when patients are in the need of replacing the full upper and/or lower set of their teeth. While multiple dental implants are used when most patients are missing more than one tooth, but still has healthy gums and other healthy teeth surrounding the implant area. In the Single-Tooth Implant treatment case, the patient has lost a single tooth due to an accident or any form of periodontal disease. Please continue to reading to learn more about types of dental implants.

WHAT IS THE COST OF DENTAL IMPLANTS

The cost can vary based on factors like the dental office, your location, the number of missing teeth and your oral health. Nonetheless, you could expect to pay approximately around $2500 for a single dental implant. But for a full list of our dental implant specials, please book your next appointment today and ask to speak to one of our expert treatment coordinators who will assist you in finding the most affordable dental implant plan for your next treatment.

DOES INSURANCE COVER DENTAL IMPLANTS?

While some insurance plans can and do cover the cost of dental implants, those looking into the procedure should be aware that some insurance providers consider these implants elective and class them with procedures such as teeth whitening. In order to plan financially and proactively for dental implants, make sure to have a conversation with your insurance company about costs, coverage, and coinsurance.

HOW DO I PAY FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS?

The cost of dental implants is a serious consideration, but remember that it's a procedure that will literally restore your smile and bite. Many patients who have had the procedure consider it an improvement to their quality of life, and with a 98% success rate across the board, it's a safe step towards enjoying your life with a natural looking, brilliant smile. Book your next appointment today and ask to speak to one of our treatment coordinators to take a full advantage of some third party financial options such as CareCredit, Wells Fargo Financial, LendingClub & Green Sky.

TYPES OF DENTAL IMPLANTS

SINGLE TOOTH IMPLANTS

A single tooth implant, as the name suggests, works to replace one tooth that has become damaged or lost. The connection piece, called an abutment, is placed in or above the jawbone, where an external replacement tooth is locked permanently into place. This procedure does not require the support of surrounding teeth, making it an attractive alternative to a traditional removable bridge or "flipper tooth."

PARTIAL DENTAL IMPLANTS

For patients that have a mix of healthy existing teeth and missing or damaged teeth, partial dental implants may be the solution. These prosthodontics are similar to single tooth implants, but rely more heavily on the surrounding teeth, using them for support, alignment, and a more even bite pattern upon healing.

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IMPLANT SUPPORTED DENTURES

While most traditional dentures rely on suction or adhesives to remain in place, dentures supported by dental implants use strategically-placed abutments in or above the jaw bone to anchor dentures comfortably in place. The finished denture uses the abutments to rest on, relieving the gums of the pressure and support needs of traditional denture sets.

ALL-ON-4 DENTAL IMPLANTS

Innovations in dental replacement options have made an exciting new option available for patients in need of dental implants: the “All-On-4” dental implant. This technique involves implanting only four abutments in the jaw bone and using them to anchor a full upper or lower set of prosthetic teeth, rather than placing individual abutments for each tooth.

FULL MOUTH DENTAL IMPLANTS

For patients that need dental prosthetics for the entire upper jaw, entire lower jaw, or both at once, full mouth dental implants are the answer. This procedure involves placing abutments at regularly-spaced intervals in the jaw (4-6 for upper, 3-4 for lower) to anchor a full set of new manmade replacement teeth.

BEFORE DENTAL IMPLANTS

WHO NEEDS DENTAL IMPLANTS?

Dental implants are a great way for those born without adult teeth or living with damaged, broken, or missing teeth to achieve a natural-feeling smile and bite again. A permanent solution to tooth damage or loss, permanent dental implantsdon’t need to be removed to be cleaned like bridges or dentures do.

WHEN DO YOU NEED DENTAL IMPLANTS?

After a consultation and diagnostic testing such as X-rays, your dentist will be able to tell you if you’re a good candidate for dental implants. In general, implants are used in cases where the patient wants a permanent solution rather than a removable one, or in more serious damage or loss cases where a dental crown or bridge can’t achieve the desired appearance and function.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF DENTAL IMPLANTS?

One of the biggest advantages of dental implants is an obvious one: they can’t get cavities! Additionally, a permanent implant can’t be misplaced or lost the way a removable dental prosthetic can. Finally, implant recipients don’t have to worry about discomfort and messy adhesive creams and gels, but still enjoy the look and feel of a natural smile.

DENTAL IMPLANTS VS DENTURES & BRIDGES?

The primary difference between implants, dentures, and bridges is that implants are permanently attached to the jaw bone, while dentures and bridges are removable. For this reason, a patient can expect to enjoy their implants for 20 years or more, while bridge and denture wearers will need replacements for their prosthodontics well before then.

WHAT TYPE OF DOCTOR TREATS DENTAL IMPLANTS?

While a dentist may first recognize your need for the potential benefits of dental implants, it’s traditionally an oral surgeon or periodontist that will actually perform the procedure for you. In some cases, however, highly-trained dentists are certified to perform implants as well. As a whole, you should expect to consult with and work with a team of dental professionals for the best implant results.

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DURING YOUR DENTAL IMPLANT PROCEDURE

WHAT ARE THE RISKS FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS?

Dental implant surgery carries many of the same risks as other surgeries: infection at the surgery site, soreness, and potential nerve damage in the jaw, face, and neck in the unlikely event that complications arise. As a general rule, however, implant surgeries are very safe and effective, with a 98% success rate across all patients.

CAN I GET SEDATION FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS?

Sedation is typically used for dental implant surgery, but the type(s) used will vary based on how many implants you’re having placed. For one or two implants, some recipients prefer local (numbing at the site of surgery) anesthetic in conjunction with a “conscious” anesthetic or anxiety-relieving oral medications. For multiple implants, a general anesthetic may be delivered through an intravenous (IV) tube to gently induce a state of unconsciousness.

HOW LONG DOES A DENTAL IMPLANT TREATMENT TAKE?

Because you may need one implant or an entire jaw full, the time it takes to complete a dental implant procedure can vary. You should expect, however, to work through several stages of implant placement, including the initial surgery to attach the implant to your jaw bone, potential bone grafts to support it “taking,” the placing of the abutment on the healed surgery site several months later, and finally the fitting of your replacement teeth onto the abutment(s).

ARE DENTAL IMPLANT PROCEDURES PAINFUL?

During the procedure itself, you’ll be able to rely on local anesthesia and sedation for comfort, and after the procedure(s), your dental professional will prescribe pain medication and antibiotics. While some pain is to be expected with any surgery, it’s important to contact your dental team right away if you experience any significant pain or swelling.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING A DENTAL IMPLANT PROCEDURE?

A dental implant procedure is a gradual process, and you should expect several visits over several months before your new teeth are in place. You’ll need to be examined and X-rayed, and your dental professional can advise you if additional steps will be needed, such as a bone graft to shore up a potential implant site on your jawbone.

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After Your Dental Implant Procedure

WHAT IS THE RECOVERY PROCESS?

After your dental implant surgery is finished, you’ll need to secure a ride home, as the anesthesia and grogginess will make driving unsafe. Your dental team will provide you with instructions on when to take any medications, which food and drinks should be avoided, and how to care for your surgery site to prevent infection.

ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS SUCCESSFUL?

Dental implant procedures are extremely successful, with 98% of patients across the board reporting that their procedure(s) worked as intended. The success of your particular dental implant plan will require following your dental professional’s instructions and advice, and keeping your surgery site clean and protected during the healing process.

CAN I EAT OR DRINK WITH DENTAL IMPLANTS?

While you may need to adhere to a soft “no-chew” food-and-liquids diet for a prescribed period (ranging from a few days to two weeks) after your surgery, you’ll be able to enjoy any fare you like once healing has finished. Because implants are designed to stay in place and offer the same usefulness as natural teeth, you’ll be able to look forward to enjoying all of your favorite foods.

WHEN DO I NEED A CHECK UP AFTER DENTAL IMPLANTS?

Your check-up schedule will depend largely on how many implants you’re having done, and if you’re experiencing any complications during the healing process. While you’ll definitely enjoy the “no cavities” aspect of your new implant(s), you’ll still need to visit your dentist twice a year to ensure you have no damage or infections to worry about along your gumline.

HOW DO I TAKE CARE OF DENTAL IMPLANTS?

Because your replacement teeth aren’t made of bone, they’ll need to be treated a little differently: notably, you’ll need to use a soft-bristle toothbrush to avoid undue surface scratching. Just like your original teeth, you’ll need to brush your new teeth with a low-abrasion toothpaste twice a day, and keep the spaces between each tooth clean with unwaxed dental floss.

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ABOUT OUR OFFICE

Being proactive about your oral health will have you smiling for years to come. That's because regular dental check-ups by qualified dental professionals can improve your overall health and well-being by catching problems before they start. That is the mission of Dentist of Whittier and it’s friendly staff.
When you visit our practice, our dentists and team keep our focus on you to ensure that you receive the high-quality dental care you need in an environment that is relaxed, warm, and professional. We are dedicated to changing the way you feel about visiting the dentist while also helping you achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. We welcome you to call us today to schedule your appointment at Dentists of Whittier.

WHY CHOOSE US?

01.
Se Habla Espanol
Agradecemos que haya depositado su confianza en Dentistas de Whittier para su cuidado dental y el de su familia. Dentistas de Whittier es orgullosamente manejado por una minoría, la mayor parte de los doctores y empleados son multiculturales y multilingüe. Estamos orgullosos de ofrecer una variedad de servicios y procedimientos dentales, así como las especialidades de pediatría, cirujano dental, implantes dentales, ortodoncia y mucho más. Contáctenos para aprender más acerca de nuestros servicios, para hacer una cita, ó para encontrar la ubicación más conveniente para usted, reserve en línea.
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Accreditation
Dr. Omid Barkhordar, DDS, has an outstanding reputation in Whittier and the surrounding communities for providing gentle and effective dental care, with the best patient service.
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Doctors and Staff
We go the extra mile to bring quality and customized dental care to our patients. We feel that everyone should have a smile they love, which is why we provide affordable, high-quality, and convenient treatments. We make sure Saturday, evening and emergency appointment slots are available so you don’t have to struggle to find time for your oral health.

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WHY OUR PATIENTS LOVE US

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Best Experience I had at a dentist's office. Everyone made me feel comfortable. I was honestly really scared to extract my teeth but Victor was really nice and he made me feel comfortable and calm. The whole crew honestly is really nice. I’m glad I had such a good experience.

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JULIA S.

Omg! Just the best experience with a dentist office ever! From the front office staff to the doctor I never felt so comfortable. Everything was explained to me in a way I could understand. They were so detailed and informed. Easy financing too. Thank you!

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INSURANCE ACCEPTED

We will be glad to file a predetermination for you to verify coverage of any necessary dental treatment. We accept most PPO insurances.

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