Jerrold D Guss, DMD & Carmen Rahimi DMD
Jerrold D. Guss, DMD
Carmen Rahimi, DMD
Family Dentistry Complete Dental Care
Call: (805) 527-9300

Dental Implants

Achieve Your Best Smile with Dental Implants

If you are looking for tooth replacement options to improve your smile, dental implants are a great solution. Our Simi Valley dental office offers implant placement and restoration to bring your oral health back to full form and function.

Dental implants are surgically placed to support the loss of a single tooth, several teeth, or a full arch. They provide a solid and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth to give you the look, feel, and function of natural teeth. Call our team today to find out if you qualify for dental implants!


Do You Qualify for Dental Implants?

3d render of dental implantIf you want to know if dental implant solutions are right for you, we will start with a thorough evaluation of your oral health. We use advanced technology to take x-rays of your mouth with a particular focus on the health of your jawbone and gums. We will also ask questions about your medical history to make sure that the implant process will work for you.

During this consultation, we can also discuss your sedation options. We offer a variety of sedation choices to keep you as comfortable as possible throughout your treatment.

Based on your current oral health, your treatment plan may require preliminary procedures to get the best results. These services may include gum disease therapy, extraction, or bone grafts to strengthen the targeted bone area for placement.

  • Gum Disease Treatment: To make sure your gum tissue is free from disease and infection and will perform dental scaling and root planing treatment if you have periodontal disease.
  • Extraction: We perform tooth extraction when you have untreatable teeth, or we need to prepare your mouth for a full denture.
  • Bone Graft: When the jaw does not have enough bone to support the implant properly, a graft will help strengthen the targeted area.

The high success rate of implants starts with precise placement. Our dentists are trained in implants and use their knowledge and experience to place implants effectively. Once placed, the implant post will fuse to the bone through a process called osseointegration, providing a permanent anchor for your implant-supported restoration.

happy blonde mature mother and young daughter isolated on greyAfter a short healing period, we take an impression of your mouth and have your restoration designed. The implant process may take 3-4 months or more, depending on how many preliminary services are needed and how fast healing takes. Once the final restoration is set in place, you will return for routine appointments so we can inspect for signs of wear.

Your comfort is an important part of the treatment plan. If you have dental anxieties or a low pain threshold, talk to us. We want to educate you about the process, so you are confident each time you visit. Our compassionate staff and dentists will help answer all your questions and can talk to you about sedation options and how they can help make the experience more relaxing.

What Restorations Work with Implants?

The type of restoration you receive will depend on how many teeth need replacing. For a single missing tooth, we use a crown. This crown sits on an abutment which is attached to the implant. We use an implant-supported bridge or partial denture to replace multiple teeth in a row. This is a stand-alone, permanent solution that does not compromise nearby teeth. Implant-supported dentures are used to replace the bottom, upper, or both arches of teeth. This type of denture can be supported by as few as four implants.

Are Dental Implants Affordable?

Portrait of smiling middle-aged womanAn implant will address problems that a traditional cosmetic solution cannot. During your consultation, we answer questions about the cost of implant dentistry in comparison to other cosmetic dental services. We explore all options and discuss the benefits of each so you can make an informed decision about your oral health.

Several dental services will address smile design goals, like veneers, flappers, bridges, and dentures with less up-front costs. Understanding your oral health goals will help you decide which treatment works best for you. Dental implants are an investment in your long-term oral health. Many benefits result from choosing implants over other tooth replacements.

Top 7 Benefits of Dental Implants?

  1. Helps preserve jawbone integrity
  2. Supports facial structure
  3. Stops the shifting of neighboring teeth
  4. Improves confidence when smiling or eating
  5. Gives the freedom to eat all your favorite foods
  6. Limits future costs and time spent at the dentist
  7. Easy to care for as natural teeth

What If My Restoration Breaks?

Replacement for a dental implant restoration is easy. Since the implant post is secured in your jaw bone, we only need to order a new restoration from the lab. Once the lab sends us the new replacement, we simply attach the new one in place. There is no additional work to the area or the need for a temporary while you wait.

Choose High-Quality Dental Implants

If you live or work in the Simi Valley, CA area, schedule a dental implant consultation with our experienced team. We look forward to helping you achieve a smile you will love!



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