Dental Implant Services
Durable, natural-looking dental implants
A dental implant is a titanium post that is anchored into the jaw and functions as a replacement tooth root. A connecting piece known as an abutment is placed on top of the implant and acts as the attachment point for a dental crown, a dental bridge or a denture.
Dental implants are the most durable, long-lasting and lifelike tooth replacement option. They are the modern gold standard of tooth replacement.
Expert and experienced dental implant treatment
Dr. Sagar Lunagaria provides full dental implant services in our office and is highly trained and experienced in minimally invasive dental implant treatment. He has placed hundreds of implants and holds Fellowships in the American Dental implant Association and in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
He can provide the full range of dental implants options, from implants to replace individual missing teeth to an implant-supported full arch of new teeth.
Complimentary Dental Implant Consultation
Dr. Lunagaria offers a complimentary consultation for patients considering implant treatment. In your consultation you will review the different options available for missing teeth or teeth that need to be extracted.
Your consultation will include:
- any needed digital X-rays
- consultation with the Doctor
- find out more about dental implants
- find out if you are a candidate for dental implants
- get all your questions
The entire procedure in the comfort of our office
Dr. Lunagaria performs the entire procedure from the comfort of our office. This includes all digital X-rays, treatment planning, needed extractions, implant placement and follow-up appointments. He personally designs and places of your new crowns, bridges or dentures. He will also oversee your hygiene care in our office to ensure your implants and general oral health are maintained.
If you need a 3D CT scan as part of your diagnostics or treatment planning, Dr. Lunagaria orders it to be done by a professional dental imaging service at the convenience of your home or office.
State-of-the-art implant treatment that can last a lifetime
Because Dr. Lunagaria uses advanced 3D imaging technology, computer guided implant planning and placement, expert bone grafting and minimally invasive procedures, he is able to provide implants that will be fully functional, stable and will last a lifetime with proper hygiene maintenance care.
Our Dental Implant Services
Dr. Lunagaria provides the following dental implant options to replace missing teeth:
- Implants to replace individual missing teeth
- Multiple implants to support a dental bridge
- Implants to strengthen support for a current denture
- Implant-supported new removable dentures
- Implant-supported new non-removable fixed-in dentures for New Teeth in a Day
- New Teeth in One Day
Our Dental Implant procedure
Dr. Lunagaria is very precise and meticulous in diagnostics and planning of your treatment so your dental implant placement is fast, accurate, minimally invasive and comfortable.
Thorough, high-tech diagnostics
Dr. Lunagaria starts with thorough diagnostics which include digital X-rays and, when needed, detailed 3D imaging. To obtain a 3D view of your jaw bone, teeth and related anatomy, Dr.Lunagaria has you receive a 3D CT scan from a dental imaging service. The scan will be done in the comfort of your home of office.
These images can be magnified and viewed from any angle. He will use the information obtained to precisely plan your implant treatment, including any bone grafting that will be needed for adequate implant support.
Precise planning using computer technology
Using the Xrays and 3D images, Dr. Peto determines the precise placement point for the implant.He has the images loaded into a special implant planning software and digitally maps the implant’s precise position, angle and depth of insertion.
When needed for difficult placements, Dr. Lunagaria has the imaging lab take the implant planning information from the software and manufacture a surgical guide. A surgical guide is a template that fits over the implant site and marks the exact placement position for the implant. This makes the implant placement efficient, accurate and safe.
Bone grafting to regenerate needed bone
Where there is inadequate bone present in the jaw to support the implant, Dr. Lunagaria willplace bone graft material at the site of the implant to regenerate the needed bone. He uses the latest materials and procedures for efficient and minimally invasive bone grafting.
When rear teeth in your upper are missing, the floor of the sinus cavity above those teeth can drop in addition to the bone loss that occurs in the space left by the missing tooth. This causes the bone under the affected teeth to be too shallow to support an implant. In this case, Dr. Lunagaria will place bone graft material on the sinus floor and build back the depth for an implant. This procedure is known as a sinus lift.
When Dr. Lunagaria needs to extract a tooth before the implant is placed, he gently removes the tooth so as to cause little to no damage to the surrounding gum and bone tissue. This minimizes swelling, speeds healing time and can reduce the amount of bone grafting needed.
Ensuring your comfort
We offer many other comfort amenities to make your treatment as relaxing as possible. You can have a blanket in your chair for added comfort and if you wish, headphones for listening to music or viewing a movie. For heightened anxiety or if you need help to relax, Dr. Lunagaria can provide nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation.
Temporary teeth the same day
When an implant is placed in a visible area of your smile, Dr.Lunagaria will make and place a temporary restoration that puts no pressure on the implant and maintains the aesthetics of your smile. You can have temp teeth made for implants placed for rear teeth as well.
Your temporary teeth will be made for individual missing teeth, multiple teeth or an entire arch of missing teeth as applicable. Your final restorations will be placed after you implants are fully healed.
Your beautiful new teeth
Dr. Lunagaria designs your final new teeth and ensures they are both fully functional and aesthetic. Your new teeth will be made to look totally natural, blend in completely with your other teeth and will align well with the rest of your teeth for a proper bite.
“I had a tooth removed and needed an implant. The staff were very courteous, and Dr. Lunagaria was very professional and explained the procedure well.
The treatment was quick, comfortable and met all the expectations outlined by Dr. Lunagaria. My bite and smile have never been better, and I can chew now without pain or concern.”