Our Dental Implant Process
Your visit to our office is more than just an appointment, it’s an experience. We seek to make your experience the best it can be from start to finish. Our philosophy is built around you, your health, and achieving the stunning results you seek.
Read this resource to know more about our dental implant process and what you can expect at each stage. The bottom line: we make it easy for you to change and rejuvenate your life.
Your Initial Consultation
The very first step is your consultation with Dr. Henninger. This consultation is your opportunity to get a professional recommendation and to learn about what options might be right for you.
We pride ourselves in being able to provide people with several options that can transform their smiles. We realize that healthcare isn’t a “one size fits all” business, and we really are interested in getting to know you and what has motivated you to improve your lifestyle. By the end of the consultation, you should expect to have estimates for several options that can work for you. We utilize a “one fee” approach to financing, making choosing what is right for your budget easy.
Our all-inclusive fee presentation will include all the treatment you may need, start to finish, with no hidden fees.
Your Treatment Plan: Accurate and Precise
Excellence in dental implants combines experience, skill, and technology to provide precise results. That’s the approach we take at our office and the magnificent results our patients achieve reflect our process.
Using i-Cat 3-D CT imagery and digital treatment Planning technology, we are able to plan your treatment with amazing detail and accuracy. This technology will provide:
- Better precision
- Quicker treatment times
- More comfort
- Treatment options that others might have thought to be impossible
Digital planning allows us to provide a more comprehensive diagnosis and preform treatment more accurately. We strive for the higher standard of excellence that you deserve.
IV Sedation: Safe and Comfortable
During your treatment, comfort is our primary concern. Dr. Henninger is certified by the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology in IV Sedation. He is one of just 5% of restorative dentists who are certified in this area.
IV sedation can help you relax during the procedure, enjoying the dental care you need without having to worry, stress, or feel uncomfortable during the procedure. This form of sedation is fast acting, effective, and it is one of the safest forms of dental anesthesia because we can precisely control your level of consciousness.
IV sedation not only keeps you comfortable during the procedure, you will have very few if any memories of the procedure. IV sedation is a great option for patients with complex treatment needs, dental anxiety, or complex medical histories.
The Path to a Happy, Stunning Smile Starts Here
Dental implants are incredibly precise because they are such a comprehensive solution to tooth loss. Strong, stable, and long-lasting, implants replace missing teeth starting at the root.
Enjoy a better life where you can eat your favorite foods, speak without being afraid to slur, and live without being nervous to smile. Experience life from another perspective, where you’re full of confidence proud to show off your smile.
Dental implants change lives. They have helped people enjoy relationships they otherwise would not have pursued. They have helped fill people with self-confidence, positively influencing them in their careers, with friends, and at home.
Don’t you want to see if they can do the same for you?
Frequently Asked Questions About the Implant Process
How long does the dental implants process take?
From start to finish the traditional dental implant process takes several months completed in a series of appointments. It’s important to give you time to heal between every stage of the implant process to enhance durability and ensure that they last a lifetime.
During this healing process, your new implant will integrate into the jawbone, creating a stable, strong root for your new implant. Once your mouth is fully healed, you’ll return to our office in Vista, CA to have permanent replacement teeth fitted.
Some patients who need a full arch replaced may qualify for Teeth in a Day, allowing us the place a full-arch dental prosthetic the day you have your implants placed. With this method, you don’t have to wait to have your new teeth until your mouth has healed.
Can a dental implant be placed the same day as extraction?
Dental implant treatment is different for every patient. Depending on your oral health, how many teeth are being restored, and other factors, it may be possible to place implants the same day as your extraction.
If your oral health is in good enough condition, Dr. Henninger may be able to extract and place your implants in one visit. This usually depends on the condition of your jawbone as well as your overall health. Schedule a consultation today to see if you are a candidate for same day dental implants.
How painful is it to get dental implants?
At North County Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry we are dedicated to keeping you comfortable during your procedure. Using sedation dentistry, we can ensure that you will have little to no pain during the procedure and remember very little about the surgery after its complete.
You may experience some swelling and discomfort as you heal, and our San Diego dentist can prescribe medications to ease your soreness in days following surgery.