← Back

Dental implants

Dental implants are a permanent and complete tooth replacement solution that can restore oral health and function—not to mention, many patients love to smile after they receive their new dental implants!

Dental implants

About dental implants

Millions of Americans have one or more missing or broken teeth. Dental implants are a permanent and complete tooth replacement solution that can restore oral health and function—not to mention, many patients love to smile after they receive their new dental implants! Dr. Zarrinkelk and Dr. Siavash specialize in dental implant placement at their practice and can design the right dental implant treatment plan for you.

Questions about dental implants? Visit our Dental Implants FAQ section to learn more.

A dental implant has three parts: the medical-grade titanium post, the crown to go on top of the post, and the connecting abutment. Placing a dental implant involves surgically placing the implant post into the jaw bone. The surgical procedure for placing an implant can take as little as half an hour. However, it will take several weeks for the post to fuse with the jawbone and create a permanent and stable foundation for the rest of the implant.

Dr. Zarrinkelk and Dr. Siavash of Greater Ventura Oral & Facial Surgery truly care about providing each patient with respect, dignity, and kindness. Every treatment plan is customized to the patient and every effort is made to ensure patients feel safe, comfortable, informed, and confident about their treatment. Restoring patients’ smiles with implant-based tooth restorations are specialties of Dr. Zarrinkelk and Dr. Siavash and is performed in one of their state-of-the-art surgical suites at their practice.

The benefits of dental implants

Patients and providers alike love dental implants—and for good reason!

Greater Ventura Oral & Facial Surgery provides oral surgery services to the greater Ventura and Ojai communities. As qualified oral surgeons who are committed to the health and happiness of their patients, Drs. Zarrinkelk and Siavash take the time to get to know their patients, employ a highly qualified and caring team, utilize the latest digital technology, and provide customized treatment plans for every patient who seeks treatment at Greater Ventura Oral & Facial Surgery.

The value of dental implants

Dental implants are a widely popular tooth replacement solution for patients who are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth. If you are experiencing tooth loss, we encourage you to call Greater Ventura Oral & Facial Surgery to schedule a consultation appointment. Dr. Zarrinkelk and Dr. Siavash specialize in dental implant-based tooth replacement options, such as All-On-4® treatment.

Dental implants are a permanent, long-lasting tooth replacement solution. Dental implants look, feel, and function just like natural teeth, as well as preserve oral health. Most patients are extremely happy with their new smile after receiving dental implants!

Since dental implants are an advanced and permanent way to restore a smile, they can cost more upfront than alternative tooth replacement methods. However, many patients not only enjoy a restored smile, but a restored quality of life from their dental implants. In addition, when dental implants are properly cared for, they can last a lifetime.

The fee for an oral surgery service will vary between patients. At Greater Ventura Oral & Facial Surgery, we make every effort to help our patients receive the right oral surgery care they need at a cost they can afford. The type of insurance, number of dental implants to be placed, other procedures to be performed, and other factors can affect the final cost of services. Please review our Financial & Insurance Policy for more information. If you have any questions, please call our office to have your questions and concerns addressed directly.

To determine an accurate estimate of your cost of treatment, please schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Zarrinkelk or Dr. Siavash. We will be able to present the most accurate estimate for your cost of treatment after this appointment.

Zygomatic dental implants

Patients with extensive bone loss or otherwise insufficient bone structure may require additional treatments, such as a bone grafting procedure, before a dental implant can be placed successfully. As a quicker and more cost-effective alternative, Zygomatic implants may be used. Greater Ventura Oral & Facial Surgery is always on the cutting-edge when it comes to the latest technology and advancements in the field and are proud to offer Zygomatic implants at their practice. Zygomatic implants are ideal for many patients who were previously not a dental implant candidate due to lack of supporting bone.

While a traditional implant is placed into the jawbone, a Zygomatic implant is placed into the cheekbone, or zygoma. The zygoma is denser than the bone of the upper jaw and supports a dental implant in much the same way as a traditional dental implant does. To place the implants, one or two zygoma implants are placed on each side of the upper jaw, along with traditional dental implants, which form a supportive foundation for a full upper arch to be placed. The prosthesis and implants are placed on the same day, so patients leave our office with a brand-new smile in just one visit!

Zirconia dental implants

A traditional dental implant post is made of titanium, which can cause concern for patients with metal allergies. Zirconia implants are an alternative to traditional titanium ones and are made of biocompatible non-metal ceramics. They function just like traditional dental implants and pose no risk to patients with metal or titanium allergies. Many patients claim that zirconia implants look more natural due to their white color.

Zirconia implants are lightweight and fuse to the jawbone just as traditional implants do. They can last for many years with proper oral care. To learn more about which type of implant is right for you, schedule a consultation with one of our specialists.

Mini implants

Mini implants are a tooth restoration option for patients who don’t want or cannot receive conventional restorations. Some patients want to avoid invasive surgery, whereas others lack the required bone stability and mass in their jaw to support an implant. Mini dental implants have the same structure as traditional implants. They consist of a titanium post with a ball on the end, and a socket with a rubber O-ring that attaches the tooth to the post.

Mini implants can replace nearly every type of tooth. Patients can undergo a bone graft to promote the growth of more jaw bone, but sometimes there is too much deterioration to receive a full-size implant. In these cases, a mini implant can be inserted in only one visit. Visit our office to learn more about how mini implants can restore your smile.

Emergency implant services

When a tooth gets knocked out or needs to be replaced immediately we can, in some oral emergency situations, provide one-day implant services. We use a digital intraoral scanner, which provides 3D imaging of your mouth and face without the use of impression material in your mouth. Then, we work with a lab that can create a custom-made crown in 24 hours, so we can restore your smile quickly and preserve the health and stability of your dental arch.

Dental implant FAQ

AM I A CANDIDATE FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS?

Good news! Many patients who were previously ineligible to receive other forms of tooth replacement are happy to find out they can be candidates for dental implants. In general, if a patient is healthy enough to undergo a minor dental procedure then they are healthy enough to receive dental implants. For some patients, a bone grafting procedure may be necessary to create sufficient bone for the dental implant. Zygomatic dental implants may be another option for patients with insufficient bone.

HOW DO I CARE FOR MY DENTAL IMPLANTS?

When dental implants are cared for in the right way, they can last a lifetime. Be sure to brush, floss, and see your dentist for regular checkups. Care for them just like natural teeth!

HOW LONG IS THE RECOVERY PERIOD?

In general, the average time for the titanium dental implant post to fuse with the jaw bone ranges from three to six months. Healing and recovery time are dependent on several factors, including age, jaw bone health, and lifestyle. Your oral surgeon should be able to give you a more accurate timeline based on your unique condition and treatment plan.

HOW MUCH DO DENTAL IMPLANTS COST?

The final cost of treatment is dependent upon a lot of factors, such as the number of dental implants received, additional treatments, insurance coverage, and more. The best way to learn about your treatment plan, including an accurate cost assessment, is to schedule a consultation appointment with us.

ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS PAINFUL?

Placing dental implants is a minor surgical procedure. Like any surgery, some discomfort can be expected. We want you to be as comfortable as possible throughout your treatment and will discuss your options for anesthesia prior to your procedure. Your surgeon may prescribe medications to manage any postoperative discomfort.

WHY CHOOSE AN ORAL SURGEON?

An oral surgeon is an expert of the head, neck, face, and jaws, including the hard and soft tissues of the mouth. Oral surgeons Dr. Zarrinkelk and Dr. Siavash are specialists in the field of oral surgery and understand the delicate structures of the oral and maxillofacial area. Oral surgeons complete several years of education and training beyond dental school in order to be qualified to perform the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures safely, effectively, and confidently. In addition, oral surgeons are uniquely qualified to administer anesthesia safely.

WHERE CAN I GET DENTAL IMPLANTS?

Greater Ventura Oral & Facial Surgery is proud to offer oral and maxillofacial surgery services at their two office locations in Ventura and Ojai, CA. To learn more about dental implants, Dr. Zarrinkelk, Dr. Siavash, and the rest of the team at Greater Ventura Oral & Facial Surgery, please schedule a consultation appointment.

OTHER QUESTIONS?

We are always happy to help our patients throughout their treatment. Please give us a call if you have any questions.