The Expertise to

Answer All Your Implant Questions

We have been placing dental implants for decades and have helped many patients transform their smiles and lives by providing permanent replacements for their missing teeth. Dr. Thomas Mattern holds Fellowship status with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, a distinguished title that sets him apart from many of his peers in the field of implant dentistry.By merging this expertise with some of the most advanced technologies in our field, we are able to consistently provide patients with life-changing solutions through dental implants. As a team also dedicated to patient education, we invite you to read our answers to the most common questions our patients ask about implants.

Frequently

Asked Questions

Missing one or more teeth can lead to many functional issues that harm overall health and a loss of facial aesthetics. Without teeth, it becomes difficult to chew and eat, affecting nutrition and health. Missing teeth also leads to bone loss, making you appear more aged as the cheeks and lips sink inward.

Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that mimics the look, feel, and function of your natural teeth. Implants can restore 99 percent of function, allowing you to eat anything you want while looking completely natural and beautiful.

Dental implants placed by our experienced dentists have a 95 percent success rate. With proper care, they can successfully last your lifetime.

The cost of dental implants varies from patient to patient. During your consultation, we will take into consideration the number of teeth that need to be replaced, how much bone is available or if we will need to perform a bone graft prior to surgery, any tooth extractions, and if any infection is present

Whether you have one missing tooth or an entire arch, we have dental implant solutions to accommodate you. For full-arch tooth loss, we can place as little as two implants that support an entire denture or bridge, giving you a secure fit.

If you have one, many or a full arch of missing teeth you are likely a candidate for dental implants. You should be in good overall health and be free of any gum disease or infection. We have the knowledge and experience to treat those who do have any underlying conditions.

Even if you have been told you don’t have enough bone to support dental implants, you may still be a candidate. Through bone grafting or sinus lift procedures we can rebuild bone in your jaw so you can get any number of implants placed.

A qualified dentist who has received advanced training in implant dentistry can place implants, but it is important to seek care from an experienced team who also use state-of-the-art technology. Dr. Mattern has placed thousands of implants and uses the most advanced dental technology to aid in treatment planning and the surgical process to ensure the long-term success of your implants.

This is a common misconception we often hear. Having dental implants placed is generally not painful and actually feels similar to having a tooth pulled. In fact, many of our patients say they hardly felt anything at all!

We first provide an exam and take x-rays to check bone levels in your jaw and make sure you are a candidate for implants. Next we digitally scan both arches so that we can create a surgical guide which will be used during surgery to precisely place the implant(s) in the jaw bone. Our team treats each implant case uniquely, guaranteeing your experience is customized and that you feel comfortable throughout.

In the unlikely event that you experience complications, Dr. Mattern and his team is trained to handle it. We are always available via our 24/7 emergency line.

When placed by an experienced dentist and cared for properly, dental implants can last your lifetime. The crown or restoration piece may need to be replaced due to normal wear and tear, but the titanium screw should last many years.

Your dental implants can be cleaned like your normal teeth. We recommend brushing twice a day and flossing daily, and maintaining regular cleanings with your general dentist.

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