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Dental implants in Ventura, CA

Dental implants are a long-term tooth replacement solution that restores oral health and function. With beautiful teeth that look and feel natural, dental implants will help you smile confidently again! We offer dental implants at both of our offices in Ventura and Ojai, California.

Dental implants

What is a dental implant?

Millions of Americans struggle with tooth loss and turn to dental implants, which are designed to replicate the appearance and function of natural teeth. Dr. Zarrinkelk and Dr. Siavash specialize in dental implant placement at Greater Ventura Oral & Facial Surgery Dental Implant Experts and will create the right treatment plan for your smile. Our oral surgeons perform implant placement in our state-of-the-art surgical suites to ensure our patients’ health and safety. Contact our office in Ventura, CA, to schedule your consultation.

A dental implant has three parts: the medical-grade titanium post, the crown which is attached to the implant, and an 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 months for the post to fuse with the jaw and create a permanent and stable foundation for the rest of the implant.

Benefits of dental implants

Dental implants offer many benefits that removable tooth replacement options do not, such as:

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. They are the only tooth replacement option that prevents jaw bone loss and preserves facial structure. While removable dentures require special care and must be replaced every few years, dental implants require only regular brushing and flossing and can last for many years when properly cared for.

Removable dentures or dental bridges may be cheaper upfront than implants, but these options do not restore full oral function or prevent jaw bone loss. Dental implants are an investment in your smile, health, and confidence, and provide you with the freedom to enjoy your favorite foods with total comfort. Many patients who wear dentures switch to dental implants because of the convenience and health benefits. If you wear dentures or are exploring your tooth restoration options, contact our office in Ventura, CA, to see if dental implants are right for you.

Cost of dental implants in Ventura, CA

The fee for an oral surgery service will vary between patients. At Greater Ventura Oral & Facial Surgery Dental Implant Experts, 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 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.

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

Types of dental implants in Ventura, CA

There are different types of implant-based restorative options available to replace missing teeth. During your first visit, we will evaluate your oral health, discuss your options, and help determine the right type of implant for your needs.

Zygomatic dental implants in Ventura, CA



Zygomatic implants are ideal for many patients who were previously not a dental implant candidate due to insufficient jaw bone. While a traditional implant is placed into the jaw bone, 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 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. The prosthesis and implants are placed on the same day, so patients leave our office with a new smile in just one visit!

As one of the first certified ZAGA Centers in the USA, Greater Ventura Oral & Facial Surgery Dental Implant Experts provides patients with information on maxillary atrophy and access to zygomatic implants. Dr. Zarrinkelk and Dr. Siavash are at the forefront of this groundbreaking technology and serve as key opinion leaders in southern California, responsible for delivering the exemplary Zygoma Anatomy-Guided Approach philosophy to their patients. This philosophy trains seasoned professionals to empathize with a patient's suffering and create a treatment plan specific to the patient's anatomy. Certified ZAGA Centers specialize in treating bone loss in the mouth and have established protocols for achieving superior long-term results using state-of-the-art technology.

Zirconia dental implants in Ventura, CA

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 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.

Mini dental implants in Ventura, CA

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 and consist of a one-piece screw with a ball on the end that supports the replacement tooth. Placing a mini dental implant is much less invasive than traditional dental implant surgery. Only local anesthesia is necessary and the healing process is much faster compared to traditional implants.

Treatment for knocked-out teeth in Ventura, CA

When a tooth gets knocked out or needs to be replaced immediately we can, in some oral emergency situations, provide same-day dental implant services. Contact our office immediately if one or more teeth get knocked out of your mouth and we will make every effort to reattach it. If the tooth cannot be reattached, we may be able to insert a dental implant, so you don’t have to go without a tooth.

If you have a knocked-out tooth, place the tooth in a container of whole milk or saliva. Do not handle it by its roots—only touch the crown portion of the tooth. You should see an oral surgeon or a dentist as soon as possible, ideally within 30 minutes. The faster you can see a dental professional, the higher the chance of successful reattachment.

Permanent denture replacement with dental implants

If you wear dentures and are looking for a more comfortable alternative, you may qualify for the All-on-4® treatment concept. This procedure uses four dental implant posts to hold a fixed denture. This eliminates the inconveniences associated with traditional dentures, such as removable parts, oral sores, and special products.

A fixed denture looks, feels, and functions like an arch of natural teeth. You can eat and speak with total confidence and if cared for properly, your replacement teeth can last a lifetime. Dental implants can replace full or partial dentures, as well as traditional dental bridges. Contact our office to learn more about denture replacement in Ventura, CA, and see if you qualify for the All-on-4 treatment concept.

Where can I get dental implants in Ventura, CA?

Greater Ventura Oral & Facial Surgery Dental Implant Experts is proud to offer oral surgery services in Ventura, CA. To learn more about dental implants and how our oral surgery experts can restore your confidence and oral health, contact our office to schedule a consultation.



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Dental implant FAQ

AM I A CANDIDATE FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS?

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 implants. For some patients, a bone grafting procedure may be necessary to create sufficient bone or gum tissue to support the implant. Patients with periodontal disease or severe jaw bone atrophy may not qualify for implants.

HOW DO I CARE FOR MY DENTAL IMPLANTS?

When dental implants are cared for in the right way, they can last a lifetime. Keep your teeth and gums healthy with regular brushing and see your dentist for routine checkups.

HOW LONG IS THE RECOVERY PERIOD AFTER DENTAL IMPLANT SURGERY?

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 will be able to give you a more accurate timeline based on your unique condition and treatment plan.

HOW MUCH DO DENTAL IMPLANTS COST IN VENTURA, CA?

The final cost of treatment is dependent upon a lot of factors, such as the number of implants received, additional treatments, insurance coverage, and more. To find out how much your dental implants would cost, contact our office in Ventura, CA, to schedule a consultation.

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 post-operative discomfort.

WHY SHOULD I GO TO AN ORAL SURGEON FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS?

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 experts in the field of oral surgery and specialize in restoring missing or failing teeth with implant-based restorations. 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.

OTHER QUESTIONS?

We are always happy to help our patients throughout their treatment. Please call Greater Ventura Oral & Facial Surgery Dental Implant Experts if you have any questions.