Our Implant Solutions
Dental implants restore your smile and preserve your health. They also do wonders for your self-esteem because they look just like your natural teeth. Whether you’re looking to restore one or more teeth or a whole arch, we have your implant solution.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are permanent prosthetic replacements for missing teeth that are like another set of teeth. In fact, you care for your dental implants the same way you take care of your natural teeth — with regular brushing and flossing.
They’re custom-crafted to blend in with your smile and they work just like your natural teeth.
What is the Dental Implant Process?
Your free consultation with Dr. Larson is the first step in restoring the spaces in your smile with beautiful and functional dental implants. He’ll talk to you about your goals and recommend the treatment that’s right for you.
Placing dental implants involves surgery to attach the implants, followed by a recovery period as your body osseointegrates to the implant. After that, Dr. Larson will attach the porcelain implant crown and you’ll be ready to enjoy your new smile.
For patients who are looking to restore an arch, we feature the full arch prosthesis. With this option, a full arch porcelain prosthesis is fitted to a number of implants determined by the treatment plan.
Every treatment plan is individualized according to the needs of the patient.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
If you’re ready for a permanent solution for your missing teeth, then it’s time to talk to Dr. Larson about dental implants. There have been several major advances in implant technology in the last few years, making it easier to find a solution that works for you.
The only way to know for sure is to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Larson.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do people prefer dental implants over the alternatives?
People prefer dental implants because they’re the most natural looking and feeling tooth replacement option available. Unlike dentures or other replacement options, dental implants won’t move around when you eat, speak, or laugh.
They’re also the only replacement option that stimulates healthy jawbone growth. Another benefit is that unlike dentures, dental implants preserve your facial structure and prevent your cheeks from sagging.
Can any dentist perform dental implant surgery?
Dental implants require precise placement to minimize complications and prevent implant failure. For the best outcome, it’s important that you choose an implant dentist who has the essential education, training, and experience to do the job right.
Luckily, Dr. Brooks Larson has the necessary skills to safely place your dental implants. He’s a graduate of the prestigious Misch International Implant Institute’s Surgical and Prosthetic Programs.
How long does the procedure take?
Surgery time varies depending on the number of dental implants you need. One implant usually takes about an hour and a half. Multiple dental implants generally take no longer than three hours to complete.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants last longer than dentures or dental bridges, the two most common alternative treatments. If you take care of them properly with daily brushing and flossing and maintain good oral health, your dental implants could last a lifetime.
Do dental implants hurt?
It’s natural to experience some discomfort, swelling, or bruising in the days following implant surgery. The use of ibuprofen or other over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs can mitigate these effects.
One useful tip is to apply ice to the affected area on and off in 20-minute intervals, which will reduce the swelling and inflammation.