Drs. Kroll: Ventura Family, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentist

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Replace many teeth with just four or six implants.

All-On-4 Implants

A way to add volume and density to the jawbone.

Bone Grafting

Synthetic teeth that are custom-made to replace missing teeth.

Dentures

An advanced way to precisely place dental implants.

Guided Implant Surgery

An effective way to replace many missing teeth.

Locator or Bar Attachment Dentures

Ensures that you have sufficient bone density for dental implants.

Sinus Lift Surgery

Preserves your jawbone level and volume after a tooth extraction.

Socket Bone Graft

Removal of a tooth that's endured extensive unrepairable damage.

Tooth Extractions

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​Insurance may cover up to $2,500 for orthodontics. Combine it with your FSA or HSA for extra savings.

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What are dental implants?

Dental implants consist of artificial teeth (known as crowns) that are connected to your implant root replacement. We surgically place the implant into your jawbone; the implant functions as a replacement root for your implant crown and holds your artificial tooth in place using a connector piece known as an abutment.


Preparing for Dental Implants


We’ll examine your teeth and mouth to determine if you have enough jawbone to support your dental implants. If your jawbone mass isn’t sufficient, we’ll perform a bone graft that will restore your bone density and volume.


You’re more likely to need a bone graft if your tooth has been missing for a long time. Without your tooth’s roots to stimulate your jawbone, your bone deteriorates. If you need a bone graft, it needs to heal for four to six months before we can insert your implant root replacement.


Before your Ventura dental implant surgery, it’s important to make lifestyle changes that encourage your body’s healing process. Stop smoking at least a month before and after your surgery date. Avoid alcoholic drinks a week before your surgery. Smoking tobacco or marijuana and drinking alcoholic beverages impede your healing process. You’ll need to stop eating and drinking six to eight hours before your Ventura dental implant surgery if you are being sedated for your procedure.


The process for placing Dental Implants


Before your dental implant surgery in Ventura, you’ll receive IV sedation, oral sedation, or local anesthesia to ensure you’re comfortable. We surgically insert the implant root replacement into your jawbone. It takes approximately four to six months for your mouth to heal before we can create your crown and attach it to the implant using the abutment.


What to expect after your Dental Implant procedure


It’s normal to experience swelling, facial bruising, minor bleeding, and discomfort throughout the process of placing Ventura dental implants, but getting a dental implant placed is almost always easier and faster to heal than having a tooth removed.


You can use ice packs and over-the-counter pain medication (like ibuprofen or acetaminophen) to alleviate soreness and discomfort. We will also give you antibiotics after your implant placement to minimize the risk of infection and promote quick healing. Plan on taking a few days to rest and heal after the procedure. If we use stitches during the procedure, we’ll remove them two weeks a week or so after your surgery.


Avoid smoking before and after you get your dental implants. The ingredients in and smoke from cigarettes, vapes, cigars, or marijuana interfere with your body’s healing processes by reducing blood flow and can even cause your body to reject your dental implants.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants in Ventura help you enhance your oral health. Missing teeth put you at risk of gum recession, bone deterioration, tooth movement, and poor nutrition. Your dental implants stimulate your jawbone so that it maintains a healthy level of bone density to protect your remaining teeth, while also allowing you to eat all types of food and enjoy a high quality of life.

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How do dental implants improve your oral health?

There are multiple benefits associated with Ventura dental implants that make them an excellent treatment for many of our patients:


Dental Implants don’t rely on your other teeth


Some options for replacing missing teeth require you to have nearby healthy teeth to support the restoration of your missing teeth. We don’t need other teeth to successfully place dental implants.


You’ll improve your smile, appearance, and self-confidence


Missing teeth can cause your face and smile to appear sunken and droopy. Dental implants in Ventura make your face appear fuller and more youthful and help create a flattering smile that will boost your self-esteem.


Dental Implants are a long-term solution for replacing missing teeth


When properly cared for, dental implants in Ventura have a lifespan of 25 years or more.

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Missing teeth negatively affect your appearance, oral health, and overall quality of life. Ventura dental implants are an excellent alternative for permanently replacing your missing teeth.

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"We are elevating the experience of oral health care by providing dental treatment you need from a team you can trust in an understanding and caring environment."

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Dr. Steph, DDS, FAGD

Family, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentist