Process of replacing your natural tooth.
There is no perfect substitute for a natural tooth, as your natural tooth provides a significant role in your overall health and ability to eat. However, there are wonderful options for tooth replacement, including dental implants with bone grafting procedures. At Alpine Surgical Arts, we are able to perform a dental extraction and place a dental implant during the same appointment, providing our patients with the closest substitute, both in function and aesthetics, for your missing natural tooth.
We know that this sounds scary to most, and we are here to put your mind at ease. Drs. Bailey and Haghighi will go over every detail with you or your loved one during a consultation and determine the treatment plan that will best suit your needs. We will discuss the option for sedation, a safe and comfortable method of suppressing your consciousness and anxiety during the procedure, which is typically performed in our office.
At Alpine Surgical Arts, Drs. Bailey and Haghighi do everything possible to make your experience safe, quick, and comfortable.
How does it work?
Dental implants are essentially the replacement for the tooth root and serve as a foundation for crowns, bridges, and fixed or removable dentures. They are surgically inserted into the jaw and integrate to the bone over time. Once the implant is integrated to the jaw, you will be ready for your dentist to complete the restorative work (crown, denture, etc.).
Anesthesia options include:
At Alpine Surgical Arts, we prioritize your safety and comfort. During the initial consultation, we’ll discuss a multitude of anesthesia options and determine what is best for you.
Local Anesthesia: Injectable anesthesia to numb a specific area for your procedure
Sedation Anesthesia: Intravenous (IV) anesthesia to help you relax at one of the following levels that is tailored for you:
Relaxed and awake: you can answer questions and follow directions.
Relaxed and drowsy: you may sleep through most of your procedure. You may hear sounds and voices around you and can be easily awakened.
Drowsy to lightly sleeping: you may have little to no memory of the procedure
General Anesthesia: IV anesthesia affecting the entire body, producing unconsciousness and blockade of pain during your procedure.
Have questions? Set up a consultation about dental implants with us.