If you have missing teeth, a dental implant can be one of the most cost-effective treatments. An implant can fully restore the aesthetic look and function of a missing tooth for not too steep of a cost. Implants are also the only restorative treatment that help to preserve the natural bone of your jaw. Restore your smile today with an affordable dental implant from Carson & Carson, DDS in Oxnard, California.
Average Cost of A Dental Implant in Ventura County
A dental implant can cost upwards of $1,000 in the Ventura County area. Beware of cheap implants. A higher quality dental implant can cost you close to $3,000 but is be much more durable than cheaper implants. This price for a dental implant is all inclusive and covers the cost of the implant itself, the abutment to attach the crown to, the dental crown that fits onto the implant abutment, and the cost of labor to produce and install the implant. There might be extra costs involved in getting a dental implant if additional treatment is required first such as a root canal or tooth extraction.
Factors Affecting the Longevity of A Dental Implant
Dental Implants can last a lifetime when cared for properly. Some lifestyle choices and medical conditions can make a dental implant more likely to fail during your lifetime. Some of these factors include:
Smoking: Smokers suffer from a decreased ability to fight off dental infections, and will have a rough time keeping a dental implant for life without giving up the habit. Smoking decreases the ability for your gums to receive the proper nutrients needed to produce antibodies and properly fight bacteria.
Diabetes: Similar to smokers but without a choice in the matter, the gums of diabetics are less able to repair themselves and are less capable of fighting off dental infections. Good oral hygiene habits will always help a diabetic lengthen the lifetime of their dental implants.
Periodontal (Gum) Disease: An improper oral hygiene routine can lead you quickly into periodontal disease problems. These issues affect the gums in areas surrounding teeth and implants alike, causing cavities and tooth decay of exposed roots or causing the gums around an implant to recede and reduce its ability to stay in place or a lifetime.
Radiation to the mouth, head, or neck: Those who are receiving radiation treatment to the head, neck, or mouth will have trouble keeping a dental implant for life. Radiation can drastically affect the ability of the gums to heal properly causing the loss of teeth and implants over time.
A dental implant itself is only the screw that provides the anchor for the crown to be placed upon, it is not an entire replacement by itself. The 3 parts that comprise a working dental implant are:
Implant: A titanium screw that acts as the replacement for the root of the tooth. The implant is inserted into the gums where a tooth is missing, the bone fuses with the implant creating a solid support, and then an abutment and crown can be placed over the implant completing the procedure.
Abutment: Connecting piece between the implant and the crown. Abutments are usually composed of titanium, but can also be made of a ceramic material. Once the implant is in place in the gums, the abutment can be firmly attached to it.
Crown: The final attachment in a dental implant. The crown is attached to the abutment after both the implant and abutment are firmly in place. We produce our Crowns, Dentures, and Veneers on site in our laboratory in just minutes at Carson & Carson, DDS.
45 Years of Experience Providing Excellent Dental Care – Carson & Carson, DDS
Get care from the Oxnard dentist with extensive dental experience dating all the way back to 1970. We have been providing dental implants in our dentistry for over 40 years now, and have done thousands of them over the decades. We ensure that the quality of the implant, abutment, and crown are produced with top of the line dental materials that give your implant a better chance of lasting forever. Find affordable dental services and high quality dental care at Carson & Carson, DDS in Oxnard, California.
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.
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.
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!
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 🙂
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.
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!
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.
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.