Are you ready for dental implants or thinking about replacing your missing or loose teeth?
Our doctors have been successfully restoring missing teeth with dental implants for two decades. If you are unhappy with missing teeth or looking for a better option than what you have now, please come and talk to us. Our office is equipped with the start-of-the-art dental technology. We offer 3D CT imaging and comprehensive evaluation to provide the best customized treatment solution to meet your dental needs and budget. Sedation is also available if you need to be put to sleep while going through the procedure. Come and see us to begin your journey to restore your oral health.
If you want to find out more about the implant procedures we offer, please feel free to browse our information section below.
Single/Multiple Teeth Replacement
Implants can replace single or several missing teeth, or the whole arch. They restore chewing and esthetic functions without unnecessarily grinding down adjacent teeth or uncomfortable dentures.
Are you tired of your loose and uncomfortable dentures? You can now have much more stable dentures with just a few implants placed in your jawbone. This is an affordable option for those who want to feel secure about their dentures without spending a lot of money.
Fixed Implant-Retained Hybrid Prosthesis
This is a great option if you want to have your implant teeth fixed to your bone. You don't ever have to worry about the prosthesis getting loose, and it is just like having a new complete set of teeth.
Mini implants are an affordable treatment option for those of you who lack bone volume to receive regular sized implants. These mini implants are placed and your dentures are snapped into them providing increased retention and support.
When there is not enough bone present at the implant sites where teeth are missing, you need a bone graft. This bone graft procedure will restore the volume of the bone that has been lost over time and create a healthy and strong bone for implants to be placed.
Am I a candidate for dental sedation?Ideal candidates for dental sedation are individuals who have dental anxiety, an active gag reflex, trouble sitting still for long periods of time, or who are undergoing an invasive dental procedure. However, dental sedation does have some limitations and may not be ideal for everyone. Certain medical conditions, allergies, and medications can increase the risk of dental sedation. Because of this, a thorough consultation will be conducted by Dr. Kim prior to administering any form of dental sedation. To find out if dental sedation is a safe and effective option for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Paul H. Kim at Dream Dental today!
How do I prepare for my dental sedation appointment?Before your dental sedation appointment, Dr. Kim will discuss the specific preparations you will need to follow depending on the type of dental sedation you are planning to have. You will likely be asked to fast for a designated amount of time before your appointment. Oral sedation will require you to fast for at least 6 hours and IV sedation usually requires an 8 hour fast. If you are not sure which sedation method you will end up using, you will likely be asked to fast for the longest time span. With oral sedation, you will also be given instructions on when to take the oral medication. In some cases, the medication is only needed the morning of your appointment, but in other cases it may also be needed the night before. If you are taking the medication the night before or before arriving at our office, you will need to find a driver to bring you to and from your appointment because you will not be able to drive safely. IV sedation also requires that you have a driver to take you home afterwards. Additionally, you may need to avoid taking certain medications the morning of your procedure. Since IV sedation requires an 8 hour fast, most procedures using IV sedation are scheduled for the morning to make the 8 hour fast easier.
What should I expect during my dental sedation appointment at Dream Dental?During your dental sedation appointment at Dream Dental, you can expect to feel completely calm and anxiety-free while your dental work is performed. While under dental sedation, most people report feelings of calmness and drowsiness. Additionally, you will likely be aware of what is happening around you. However you will be indifferent to the sights, smells, and sounds you are experiencing. Dental sedation is usually used in combination with dental anesthetics, which means you also won’t feel any pain or discomfort during your procedure. With oral or IV sedation, you may also fall into a light sleep, but you can easily be woken. Finally, with IV sedation, you may or may not remember your procedure.
What can I expect after my dental sedation appointment at Dream Dental?You may experience different things after your dental sedation appointment. With oral sedation, you can expect to feel the full effect of the medicine for about 1-2 hours. However, even once the full effect has worn off, you may still feel slightly drowsy and “out of it” for the rest of the day. Because of this, you will need to have someone drive you home and you should rest for the remainder of the day. With IV sedation, you can expect to feel pretty groggy and “out of it” for the majority of the day after your procedure. Because of this, you will need to have someone drive you home and keep an eye on you for at least a day until the effects of the sedation have worn off.