Dental exams and cleanings are an essential part of your overall health. If you have untreated gum disease, missing teeth, or other oral health problems, you have an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and even diabetes. Our dentist in the Sacramento area specializes in dental implants and other restorative procedures to improve your dental health. Dr. Binon’s patients often have questions regarding their treatment options and what to expect before their procedure or routine exam. We understand that you may have odontophobia (fear of the dentist) and are prepared to ease your anxiety.
Schedule your bi-annual dental exam or dental implant consultation with Paul Binon, DDS in Roseville today at (916) 786-6676 or fill out the form on this page. We proudly serve patients in Sacramento, Rocklin, Citrus Heights, Granite Bay, and surrounding California areas.
Some of the common questions our patients ask include:
How Long has Dr. Binon Been Doing Dental Implants?
The scientifically proven implants were first introduced to North America by Dr. PI Branemark, the Swedish orthopedic surgeon who developed them in 1982. Dr. Binon obtained training at the University of Washington the following year from Dr. Branemark. He and his team have been restoring and placing implants ever since.
That amounts to over 40 years and many thousands of implants!
Dr. Messenger and Dr. Binon were the first team to introduce the Swedish implant to the Sacramento area. The technical and scientific advancements that have been made during that time have been phenomenal. Dr. Binon has had the privilege of being a part of that progress by contributing research that impacted several aspects of the design and engineering of implants.
Dr. Binon has the skill and experience to give you natural-looking dental implants that look just like your natural teeth.
How Much Does an Implant Cost?
Implants are used in many different capacities to solve many dental problems. The surgical cost to place a single implant cost about $1,900. From that point on, it ultimately depends on what the implant will be used for.
If it is intended to replace a single tooth, then there is frequently the added cost of an “abutment” and a crown. If the implant is used as an anchor for dentures or replacements for partials, then typically two implants are involved. There are connective elements such as bars, balls, clips, and snaps to keep the prosthesis in place.
If dental implants are intended to anchor a denture bridge so it functions as a non-removable replacement for missing teeth, then 4, six or more implants are necessary.
So, the answer to this question depends upon what needs to be accomplished with the implant treatment. It’s like asking how much an airplane costs: Is it a Piper Cub or a 747 jet liner?
The best way to find out specifics is to have an exam, tell Dr. Binon what you would like to accomplish with treatment and discuss the options available to you. You will be told the pros and cons of treatment, how long it takes and how much it costs. Then you have the correct information on which to base a decision.
How Long will Implant Treatment Take?
Again, one of those questions with many answers. A single tooth replacement can take 4 to 6 months. Sometimes we can place the tooth immediately, but it depends on the quality of your bone.
How long will it take to build a road? Is it from Sacramento to New York or from Sacramento to Roseville? There is a significant difference in the time for those two projects, and the same holds true for growing bone. Other considerations include how many implants are involved and what type of bridge, crown, or denture are we placing?
It does take time for the bone to grow and integrate with the implant, and that runs from 3 to 5 months or more depending on patient specifics. If the process is sped up any further, the risk of losing the implant increases greatly.
Can I Have Teeth In a Day™?
Sure you can. However, it’s not as it is advertised by some multi-location corporate franchises.
Teeth in a Day start well before you get the teeth the day of the surgery. You have considerable preliminary work done before the teeth are made by the technician.
Once they are ready, we complete the surgery and place the teeth that same day. Having the teeth placed on the same day of the surgery requires precise planning. It also has limitations as to the applications in which it can be used. The procedure is most commonly used for full dentures, fixed bridges, and variations thereof.
I am Afraid of the Dentist. Can You Help Me Overcome this Fear?
Dr. Binon and our skilled staff of dental professionals offer sedation dentistry so that you can have a stunning, healthy smile without the anxiety and fear you may associate with dental treatments.
There is no reason to put off dental treatment because you are fearful of what is involved. All of us have different pain tolerances. Sometimes we have had a terrible experience and are fearful that we may experience the same thing again. Today, there are options.
We have provided sedation dentistry for many years. The medicine administered removes any anxiety and anticipated pain. You are sedated in a safe manner with the confidence that you will not experience or remember what occurred.
We also offer oral sedation. Medication is administered in pill form that relieves the anxiety associated with your dental visit. It is less effective than the IV sedation but does help many people overcome the anxiety and fear related to dental treatment.
You likely have a longer list of questions regarding dental implants and other services available to you. Dr. Binon would be happy to answer your questions and ease your fears.
Schedule your dental exam or consultation in Roseville today at (916) 786-6676 or complete the form located on this page. We welcome patients throughout the Sacramento, California area, including Rocklin, Citrus Heights, and Granite Bay.