Dental Implants

An Affordable Option For Restoration

Dental implant before & afterIn the past, patients could only choose between a partial denture or a dental bridge to restore the function and aesthetic of a missing tooth, but the last 30 years of dental treatments have shown that dental implants are an easier to install alternative that offers a better quality of life in a more affordable solution.

A dental implant is a direct replacement for the root of a tooth and is used to hold an artificial tooth or bridge that looks and feels like a real tooth. Dental implants are a good option for candidates that don’t want a bridge or partial denture, but have suffered from tooth loss from: periodontal disease, failed root canal, or have had their tooth knocked out. If you’re looking for an experienced implant dentistry then give us a call today at Carson & Carson, DDS in Oxnard and Camarillo (805) 983-0717.

Dental Implant Implant Procedure

4 Steps to getting a dental implant.

During the implant procedure, the original tooth is first removed. Then, a titanium screw is surgically mounted to the bone where the tooth previously stood. After the gum has healed properly, a post is attached to the screw & the implant is prepared for the crown to be mounted onto it. To wrap up the process, a porcelain crown is then attached to the titanium dental implant and the end result is a natural looking, artificial tooth that maintains the look of your smile and normal function of your bite.

Watch Dr. Derek Carson complete the second half of the procedure in the video below. View in fullscreen 1080p for the best quality.

Advantages of A Dental Implant

The significant advantage of getting a dental implant is that it provides a more comfortable feeling of chewing food as it is the functionally closest thing to a real tooth. The success rate of dental implant treatments is very high and it is becoming a popular procedure for many patients needing replacement teeth as it is not too expensive. Learn more about the average cost of a dental implant.

Natural Tooth VS Dental Implant graphic.Compared to dentures, an implant allows you to keep your teeth in your mouth, rather than in a cup. As well as feeling more natural, dental implants allow you to speak easily and normally. Unlike dentures, a dental implant never has to be removed when eating or fixed when speaking. Implants cause less damage to other teeth when compared to dentures because they are not sliding around in your mouth or brushing against your teeth or gums constantly.

When a tooth is removed from your mouth, the jaw bone can deteriorate because it is no longer actively supporting the bone of a tooth. By fusing with your jawbone, dental implants are the only restorative treatment that preserves and stimulate the natural bone of your jaw. Implants are so similar to the look and functionality of a natural tooth, that even your jaw believes it’s a real tooth.

More predictable than other restoration treatments, dental implants with crowns are less vulnerable to cavities or tooth decay. Although they do have to be cleaned just like any other tooth, implants are practically invulnerable to the damage that plaque and tartar can cause to normal teeth, meaning they can literally last a century when taken care of properly.

Carson & Carson, DDS was the first Oxnard dental practice to provide our patients with our own dental CT scan. This allowed us to offer great dental care at lower costs with less extra travel time and waiting for results. Our state of the art dental CT scans allows for more accurate planning and safe placement of dental implants without causing any unnecessary trauma or complications during the procedure.

If you want an implant that will last you a lifetime, visit the offices of a 45 years experienced Oxnard Dentist – Carson & Carson, DDS (805) 983-0717.

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Types of Dental Implants

Dental implants are divided into two main categories: Endosteal Implants & Subperiosteal Implants. The main difference being whether or not the implant is placed into the jawbone or not.

Endosteal Implants: This type of dental implant is placed directly into the jawbone typically through oral surgery. After the implant is placed, the tissue surrounding the site is given time to heal, and a second surgery is needed months later to complete the placement of the post into the implant itself which then can have a crown or bridge placed over it. Endosteal are commonly used dental implants that are often made of titanium material.

Subperiosteal Implants: This type of implant is placed above or onto the jawbone without entering the bone itself. After it is placed, the patient is given time to let the surrounding tissue heal and allow the implant to settle onto the jawbone. Different from Endosteal implants, Subperiosteal implants have posts that protrude through the top of the gum which allow a crown or bridge to be placed over them.

Same Day Dental Implants Available

At Carson & Carson, we offer our patients the option of setting up an appointment for a same day dental implant. The main drawbacks to getting a same day implant is that they are higher risk & higher cost. Getting an implant is a serious dental procedure that often takes months of healing before the end result can be achieved with the placement of a crown or bridge over the implant itself. Having an implant & crown installed in a single day increases the risk that you will lose implant & crown as a whole.

If a same day implant is something you are in need of, you can get brand new looking teeth in just one trip to our office with no temporaries, no second injection, and no need for a second visit for awhile. Call today for a consultation for same day dental implants (805) 983-0717.

Dental Implants Before and After

Dental implant and bridge before & after.

View more of our dental implant case studies from over the years.

45 Years of Experience in Implant Dentistry – Carson & Carson, DDS

In order to be a candidate for a successful implant placement you need: the correct amount of bone, good oral hygiene habits, and to refrain from smoking. Request an appointment today at the Oxnard dental office with over 45 years of experience – Carson & Carson, DDS (805) 983-0717. You can find more detailed information about the average cost of dental implants here.

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Reviews

Lamont Yvon
Lamont Yvon
22:50 15 Mar 18
I have had a lot of procedures including 8 implants. There is no better dentist office than Carson and Carson. Dr. Derek Carson (the son of Dr. Leroy Carson) is FANTASTIC! He has learned well from his father (who still works there). Papa is the MAN!, and has been for years. Insane amount of knowledge. The Doctors are THE BEST! The support staff is fun and professional always. I will never go anywhere else.
Casandra Sorenson
Casandra Sorenson
23:05 08 May 18
A dentist that truly understands how much the whole dental trip petrifies me - and helps me overcome it. For the first time, and certainly not the last, he used nitros oxide and I can honestly say I can look at future visits without abject terror. No more waiting until the tooth needs pulled! I may even get my teeth cleaned.
Laura Lassiter
Laura Lassiter
18:32 15 Mar 18
The BEST dental office in Ventura County!! Super friendly staff, easy to schedule appts, no issues with insurance processing, and Dr. Carson makes sure you are always comfortable and pain-free when getting any work done. I've been a patient for over 7 years now and I couldn't be happier! I highly recommend!
Ivon valdez
Ivon valdez
18:13 18 Mar 18
Great office...great dentist ....great staff...very kind and helpful .....
Angel Garcia
Angel Garcia
15:26 27 Jan 18
Fun, friendly staff, that makes you feel comfortable immediately and accommodating...excellent work, i highly recommend'em.
Max Patrick
Max Patrick
19:31 19 Feb 19
This dental office is beyond professional. A landmark of our city, to say the least. Dr. Carson has been serving our community for quite some time, with true care and concern for his patients. If you want a true dental experience, then I would highly advise you to make an appointment with them 🙂
Lucia Vieira
Lucia Vieira
15:18 16 Mar 17
Dr. Derek, you have a hand and a heart of gold. That spirit of help that you have is praiseworthy. I'm amazed at all the treatment you've done and I feel no pain after, not even the pain of the anesthesia sting, I say with propriety because I am very sensitive to pain. Congratulations on your work that loves what you do so you have been successful, not counting on your last generation machine that I do not know how to explain. Much gratitude, you're the best.
Keila Carson
Keila Carson
04:44 24 Apr 19
Today I had a procedure wisdoms teeth extracted with Dr Derek Carson. All staff it was the kindest people ever they stayed room and for the all time asking how I was feeling. The Dr was absolutely amazing! I had several shots and no leave one I feel it and about the extraction when I was thinking he will start it he ready did the extraction out me feeling any pain absolutely any discomfort. I had rest of my day as a normal day and not swallowing.I really want to thank you Dr Derek Carson to be an amazing Dentist so gentle and very professional with absolutely confidentiality.I highly recommended this office if you need to visit just for your regular cleaning or any procedure. Thank you very much!
Yazmine Givens
Yazmine Givens
23:15 14 May 19
All of the ladies that work here are extremely nice, and they show that they care. The orthodontist is amazing, and helped along the way of my road w/ braces.
Hermenegildo Gutierrez
Hermenegildo Gutierrez
06:25 04 Jun 19
Both doctors, father and son (Dr. Leroy and Dr. Derek), are the best of the best. I have been to different dentists due to change on my insurance coverage, but i keep coming back to Carson and Carson (even if it means paying out of pocket) because they take care of the issues others can not or are not willing to. Furthermore, the staff is truly amazing, friendly, knowledgeable, professional. I am in good hands, my family's hands.
Hermenegildo Gutierrez
Hermenegildo Gutierrez
06:57 04 Jun 19
Both doctors, father and son (Dr. Leroy and Dr. Derek), are the best of the best. I have been to different dentists due to change on my insurance coverage, but i keep coming back to Carson and Carson (even if it means paying out of pocket,) because they take care of the issues others can not or are not willing to. To be honest, their fees are actually low and their work far superior compared to other dentists. Furthermore, the staff is truly amazing, friendly, knowledgeable, professional. I am in good hands, my family's hands.
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