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Dental implants consist of artificial tooth roots and new artificial teeth. These dental implants are installed into a person’s jawbone by a skilled surgeon.

The artificial implants roots are typically metal material screws that insert into the patient’s jawbone to provide a place for the new artificial tooth. Then, the new teeth are installed and bonded to the artificial tooth root. At this point, the implants will be quite sturdy, and they will continue to get even stronger as time goes on.


The cost of dental implants can vary greatly depending on the number of implants required and the complexity of the surgery. We would love to sit and talk with you about your options. Believe it or not, implants can be just as cost-effective as dentures or bridges in the long-term.

If you would like to learn more about implants or schedule an appointment with Riviera Smiles, contact us now or call us at 805- 617-0686.

Benefits of the New Implants

This new healthy mouth provides patients with a whole new sense of self-esteem, ability to eat, to smile, and to enjoy their personal lives.

Dental implants are widely considered the best permanent tooth-replacement treatment.

How Long Does the Healing Process Normally Take?

The intensity of the procedure can affect the healing time because each person seeking dental implants may have different needs. The healing process can vary with the number of teeth implanted, the health condition of the patient, and whether the implants required bone grafting.

But, typically speaking, implants will heal at the site of the surgery within a few weeks. This is only the beginning of the implant’s totaling healing process though. Over the next several months, implants will fuse with your natural bone to create an extremely sturdy support for your remaining teeth and face.

Once healed, people can instantly feel the difference between their new mouth and their old one that may have had decayed, damaged, or missing teeth.

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