Dental Implants

Dental Implants In Lake Forest, CA

At Pankaj Narkhede, DDS, we want to help each of our patients love their smiles. For patients experiencing tooth loss, Dr. Narkhede offers treatment to help restore your natural-looking, comfortable smile with dental implants.

Same-Day Dental Implants

During the All-on-4 dental implants process, your dental implants are stabilized together with a prosthesis to allow you to use your teeth immediately.

What To Expect During Your Free Dental Implants Consultation

Scheduling a free dental implant consultation is the best way for you and Dr. Narkhede to decide if implants could be the right solution to your tooth loss. Dr. Narkhede will use digital x-ray imaging to get a complete picture of your remaining teeth and oral structures. During your consultation, he will review your health history, speak with you about what you're looking for as a solution to your tooth loss, and why dental implants appeal to you.

We may also use our Trios 3D intraoral scanner to show you exactly what we're seeing inside your mouth. Dr. Narkhede will explain how your dental implants will work, where your implants could be placed or if there is a better option for your oral health.

We want to make sure all of your questions about dental implants are answered during your consultation and that you leave our office comfortable with your decision whether or not to proceed to the next step in the implant process.

Are Dental Implants Right For Your Smile?

Older couple enjoying a morning breakfast because the dental implants make eating easier with no issues. Are you missing one or more of your teeth? Regular brushing, flossing, and preventive checkups allow some people to maintain their natural smiles for a lifetime. However, sometimes our teeth just can’t keep up with our busy lifestyles!

If you’ve lost a tooth (or teeth) due to injury or decay, dental implants could be the right solution to help repair your oral health and rejuvenate your smile.

Tooth loss can be caused by a variety of situations: oral trauma due to an accident or altercation, illness, stress, age, decay, and more. Sometimes it’s just bad luck that causes someone to suffer the loss of a tooth!

Even though the reason for tooth loss varies, what everyone wants as the solution remains the same: their natural, healthy smile back. Dr. Narkhede believes in giving a variety of real options for tooth replacement to our patients.

Dental implants are often the best solution for anyone facing tooth loss because they:

  • Look Natural: You don’t want a replacement tooth that looks fake, drawing even more negative attention to your smile than a lost tooth. Instead, imagine being able to experience your smile the way it was before tooth loss!
  • Don’t Hurt: A replacement for your lost tooth (or teeth) needs to fit in your mouth easily, allowing you to enjoy any food without irritating your gums or adjacent teeth. Once healed, dental implants are a pain-free, permanent solution!
  • Are Easy To Take Care Of: Dental implants are permanent - no slipping dentures or removable bridges! You can take care of your dental implants the same way you do your natural teeth: simple brushing and flossing.
  • Keep Your Mouth Healthy: Bulky dental appliances can cause bone loss and irritation to your gums, as well as increase your risk of periodontal disease and tooth decay. Dental implants remove that risk because they fit perfectly with your natural smile.
  • Can Last A Lifetime: Your dental implants are created to last the rest of your life! No other tooth replacement solution can make that claim.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Modern tooth restoration has never been better! Dental implants are titanium posts implanted in your jaw that act as artificial “tooth roots”, permanently anchoring your new tooth, bridge or denture.

Each implant is topped with a dental crown, providing a chewing surface and restoring the appearance of the missing tooth. As a prosthodontist, Dr. Narkhede believes in creating "crown-driven implants". This simply means that Dr. Narkhede designs the optimal shape of your dental crown to fit alongside your natural teeth before placing your implant. This is the ideal way to place dental implants because it ensures your dental implants both look and feel natural.

What Type Of Dental Implant Do I Need?

At Pankaj Narkhede, DDS we offer several types of dental implants to our patients suffering from tooth loss. A consultation with Dr. Narkhede can help determine what type of dental implant will work best for your smile.

Before Dr. Narkhede recommends the best type of implant for you, he may recommend a gum graft procedure to make sure your mouth can successfully support your dental implant. Gum graft surgery replaces missing or damaged gum tissue to help support a dental implant and protect your underlying bone. Just like your natural teeth, your dental implants need to be supported with healthy gum tissue in order to function properly!

Single Dental Implant

If you’ve lost a single tooth due to decay or trauma, a single dental implant can be the best way to help you smile with confidence again. Your natural tooth can be replaced with a single titanium dental implant and natural-looking dental crown.

A dental implant will replace your natural tooth’s root and surface, allowing you to smile, speak and enjoy your favorite foods just like you could with your natural tooth!

Image showing the parts that make up dental implants and how they fit into the jaw.

Implant Retained Dentures

Implant retained dentures can significantly restore the quality of life for many patients. Our Lake Forest dental patients can be more confident during their daily activities with the superior chewing and speaking functions our durable implant retained dentures provide.

Using mini dental implants, Dr. Narkhede can install your prosthesis in just one appointment, with minimal surgery.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

The simple answer to how much dental implants cost is this: it depends. Just like any surgery, there are numerous factors that can influence the cost of dental implants. We can provide you an accurate estimate after a consultation with Dr. Narkhede. Considerations include:

  • The quality, amount, and location of bone. If you require bone grafting, the total costs associated with your implants will be higher.
  • The number of teeth that need to be replaced and the type of dental implant that will be used.
  • Dental insurance. Some insurances cover only parts of implant treatment, or have a waiting period for eligibility.

If you’re concerned about the cost of dental implants, call our Lake Forest dental practice to schedule your consultation.

A consultation allows us to spend time with you to understand your oral health goals and financial considerations, while giving you the best possible information about dental implants.

Whether you’re on a budget, have a fixed income, or aren’t sure if your dental insurance covers dental implants, we have a variety of financing plans available to you.

Dental Implant Restoration

Problems with dental implants are rare, but they can happen. If you notice your dental implant has loosened, is causing your gum to swell, or the crown on top of your implant is cracked, call Dr. Narkhede right away!

A dental implant can’t fix itself and if you try to treat it at home, you could end up causing more damage to your mouth.

Schedule Your Dental Implant Consultation With Pankaj Narkhede, DDS Today!

If you have question about dental implants, tooth pain, or any other services Pankaj Narkhede, DDS offers, give our office a call.

A consultation with Dr. Narkhede is the perfect way to answer all of your question and determine if dental implants could be the best solution for your smile!

Just finished an implant, I normally dread dentists but Dr Narkhede was pleasant m, fun and super professional. You can tell he loves what he does, you'll see it as he works, driving for perfection. Something you would hope for when it's your smile on the line. Totally go here! Staff is great!

— Jeff M.