We have received quite a few questions about dental implants from patients like you here in Tehachapi, CA. But we have realized that a lot of these questions are pretty similar. We’ve compiled the most common ones we’ve heard here and have answered them for your convenience.
Yes, to a degree. There are large gaps of time between treatments where you can freely travel without fuss. But if you plan on being gone for months at a time, let us know! This way, we can adjust your dental implant schedule accordingly to fit your plans.
This will depend on your child’s age and development. If your child is not yet a teenager, their bodies are still developing, so placing an implant could negatively impact that growth. However, if your child is closer to the age of adulthood, contact us to speak with Dr. Sanchez. We will have to evaluate their oral health to determine their candidacy.
Yes! The primary goal is to get evaluated by Dr. Sanchez first, but we have had many patients with dentures who have successfully made the switch. To qualify for dental implants, it’s necessary that patients have a good foundation of jawbone for the implant. During your consultation with Dr. Sanchez we’ll take a look at the volume of jawbone in your smile, and if supplemental treatments will be needed.
Every dental implant needs to be embedded into a certain volume of jawbone. Unfortunately, a common side effect of tooth loss is also jawbone depletion. If you have been told that you need more jawbone to receive dental implants, it may be recommended that you invest in a bone graft. This treatment applies new bone material to the jaw and helps it to regenerate, creating a more successful dental implant case.
No; in fact, during the placement process itself, we utilize safe sedation dentistry to ensure that you feel no pain and have no memory of the procedure. After the procedure, over-the-counter pain medication can help with the effects of pain and soreness. If you have any unusual pain or excessive bleeding, please contact us right away.
There’s no maximum age! That’s the beauty of dental implants. Many patients, regardless of their age, can qualify for dental implants or implant-supported dentures. While there is also no minimum age, there is a minimum condition to meet in order to qualify for dental implants. The best way to uncover your candidacy is to speak with Dr. Sanchez in a one-on-one consultation.
Did we answer your dental implant questions? If not, don’t be afraid to ask us yourself! Schedule a consultation with Dr. Sanchez or speak with one of our team members to get the answers you need.
Jose David Sanchez
20370 Valley Blvd.
Monday: 9AM – 5PM
Tuesday: 9AM – 5PM
Wednesday: 9AM – 5PM
Thursday: 9AM – 5PM
Friday: 9AM – 5PM