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What you should know before getting dental implants.

There are many factors that can influence the success, comfort, result and aesthetics of your dental implant.

From the experience of your dentist to the cost of your procedure, we encourage you to look at every detail and learn as much as you can about dental implants before choosing a dentist. Here are 7 things to consider before getting a dental implant.

Benefits of Dental Implants from Sierra Smiles Dentistry

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There’s a reason dental implants are quickly becoming the most popular treatment for missing teeth, and that’s because the results are stunning. At Sierra Smiles, we carefully diagnose and plan every implant procedure to ensure each one results in a natural-looking and comfortably fitting tooth restoration.

Our dental implants provide a strong foundation to replace missingteeth and provide results that look and feel natural.

How does it work?
To begin the implant process, a metal post is surgically positioned into the jaw. This post will act as a permanent “root” for the implanted tooth. Once it is in place and the surrounding bone and tissue have healed, the restoration is completed with a beautiful crown that looks, acts and feels like a natural tooth.

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Benefits of our dental implants:

  • Look, act and feel like your own teeth
  • Improve functionality—both eating and speaking
  • Minimize oral bone loss
  • Reduce compromise to adjacent healthy teeth
  • Eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures
  • Improve oral health and hygiene
  • Give you back your smile
  • Boost self-confidence

Benefits - what dental implants can do for you

While we do our best to work with you to keep your smile healthy and whole through preventive and general dentistry services, the truth is that most people will lose at least one tooth over the course of a lifetime. But the good news is that all hope is not lost after one or more teeth go missing! There is a wealth of benefits associated with dental implants in Pasadena for patients dealing with gaps in the smile. We’ve got the top 6 benefits below! incisions, less pain and faster healing for our patients with more functional and aesthetically pleasing results.

Nothing else replaces one or more missing teeth as well as dental implants, which take care of the missing tooth’s supportive root as well as the visible crown. This method provides unsurpassed stability for the crown, bridge, or denture that is affixed on top.

Because dental implants mimic the natural tooth structure, you do not have to worry about them slipping or sliding around while you are trying to eat your favorite meal. Patients who choose to replace their teeth with comprehensive dental implants can eat a balanced, nutritious diet which supports their overall health as they age.

Missing teeth result in the loss of bone structure that can lead to a sunken jaw that makes you look older than you really are — unless those teeth are replaced with dental implants. Because the titanium posts bring blood flow to the jaw, the bone is preserved, and you can enjoy your youthful glow.

Dental implants help you retain your remaining natural teeth for life by promoting excellent oral health. Plus, you won’t have to worry about them moving around and causing orthodontic issues since there is a sturdy replacement filling in the gaps.

Dental implants mimic your natural tooth’s structure, which means they are just as easy to clean as the rest of your smile. Simply remember to brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day and floss daily to keep your teeth and gums healthy for the long haul.

While dental implants may cost more upfront than other options in tooth replacement, they almost always end up being the best investment over time. That’s because, in eligible candidates, dental implants are over 95% successful. What’s more, with proper care and a healthy lifestyle, dental implants can be expected to last for a lifetime. And you really can’t go wrong when you invest in your smile!

Are you interested in finding out more about dental implants in Pasadena, including whether or not this option is right for your smile? We would love to discuss this option with you in full detail. Go ahead and contact us to schedule a dental implant consultation today!

Our Experience — You’re in expert hands

When considering dental implant placement, it’s important to choose the most experienced hand. Our dentists have been placing implants successfully for nearly 40 years and can handle both simple and complex cases.

Dr. Christopher Sierra

Doctor As a graduate of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX, Dr. Chris went on to extend his education, receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery from The University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston, TX. In addition to his DDS, Dr. Chris holds oral conscious sedation, Invisalign and CEREC certifications. Dr. Chris also completed a year-long implant certification course that included hands-on implant dentistry training of complex surgical procedures.

Dr. Linda Sierra

Doctor Dr. Linda completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. Beyond her general dentistry education, Dr. Linda completes hours of continuing education each year, and is certified in oral conscious and nitrous oxide sedation, Invisalign, and CEREC. She has also completed training in dental implant placement and restorations.

Financing Options

CareCredit A price you can afford
We don’t want the cost of an implant to keep you from receiving the treatment you need. Our team at Sierra Smiles offers various financing options to make dental implants more affordable, and we will work with you to find a payment solution that meets your needs and budget.

Care & Service

Dental We treat you like family. As with any treatment you receive at our office, we will look after you from start to finish. Our caring team will remain attentive to your needs, work at a pace that is appropriate for you to ensure your comfort and confidence through each step of your procedure. You will be treated like family.

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What to Expect

Dental implants are an oral surgery procedure that typically require multiple visits to the dentist. The implant process involves removal of the damaged tooth, preparation of the jawbone, and placement of the implant, abutment and artificial tooth with healing time in between. Knowing what to expect for each procedure is paramount to your comfort and confidence, and our team will explain the entire timeline before treatment begins.

As with any surgery, it is typical to experience various forms of discomfort including swelling, bruising, pain and minor bleeding. We have post-procedure tips to share to ensure your recovery goes as smoothly as possible, and if appropriate, Dr. Sierra can prescribe medication to lessen any pain.

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As your trusted dentist in Pasadena, we want to help you recomplete your smile. If it is finally time to replace that missing tooth, contact us to schedule a consultation or learn more about your treatment options.

Are you a good candidate for

Sadly, many people who have a missing tooth choose not to replace it. They may believe that doing so isn’t necessary because they can still eat without much trouble, and they might not be too concerned about aesthetics. However, even a single missing tooth can have dire consequences for your oral health! Over time, the bone that once supported the tooth will deteriorate. The surrounding teeth may also drift out of place, leading to painful misalignment and bite problems.

We strongly encourage all of our patients who have lost even one member of their smile to consider their options for single tooth replacement in Pasadena. Thanks to leading technology, more and more patients are qualifying for dental implant placement and these candidates include patients who:

  • Are missing one or more teeth
  • Are looking for a permanent solution
  • Want results that look and feel natural
  • No longer want or cannot wear dentures
  • Have adequate structure in their jawbone
  • Have healthy oral tissues
  • Want to improve speech and function
  • Can commit to several months of treatment


Our Consultation or Second Opinion Includes:

One-on-One Doctor-Patient Education —
We will explain all the details of your oral health in an easy-to-understand manner and go over the entire treatment process. We will answer any questions you might have.

Customized Treatment Planning —
Your treatment will be designed around your specific needs, timeline and budget. We will also review pricing and financial options, if needed.

Intraoral Exam —
A thorough exam of your mouth will be performed prior to planning treatment and will include 3D x-rays taken with our cone beam CT scanning technology. This will allow us to properly assess your oral condition and plan treatment.

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