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Dental Implants Concord, California

Permanent tooth replacement options

Anatomy of a dental implantWhat Are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a custom-made, permanent replacement for your tooth. Other solutions such as bridges and dentures are only temporary and can cause many additional health complications.

The best solution for one or more missing teeth.

Many people think of the implant as the “tooth part.” That’s not the case; the implant is a very advanced titanium piece permanently inserted by Dr. Robert L. Stirm into your jaw and designed to be adopted by your body and bone as part of yourself.

The History Of Dental Implants

Dental ImplantsThe FDA first approved implants in 1982. The technology has a proven track record of over 40 years, with implants lasting in patients throughout their lives. Over the past few years, the technology has continued to improve, bringing better fit, quicker body acceptance, and overall a better solution.

Implants are clinically the only permanent solution to a missing tooth, and can be used in instances where you need one, two, or all teeth replaced. Two other options exist — bridges or dentures — but these options have problems that an implant does not.

The Only Permanent Solution

Only the implant is a permanent solution to your needs. And dental implants help preserve remaining jaw bone and gum tissue, as well as anchoring replacement teeth so you can chew and eat like you have natural teeth again.

Dr. Robert Stirm is uniquely focused on helping you live life with passion and confidence. Dental implants will allow you to reengage and improve the quality of your life, while looking your best. Come in and see us — the consultation is completely free!

Dr. Stirm is Your Best Choice For Dental Implants

Call 925-682-3223 for your free dental implant consultation!

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs About Dental Implants

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Who is a candidate for dental implants?

Dental implants can be placed in most adults who are in good to moderate health. They are not typically placed in adolescents until they have reached their full expected physical maturity. Certain uncontrolled medical conditions may decrease the effectiveness of implant treatment, so be sure to discuss your full medical history with your doctor before beginning treatment.

Every patient is different and patient results may vary. Only a trained clinician can determine the best treatment plan for you. Please ask your doctor to explain the benefits and risks to see if tooth replacement with implants is right for you.

Is the implant placement painful?

No, it is usually done under local anesthesia. Most procedures can be done in our office.

How much pain will I feel after implant placement?

The discomfort you may feel should be minor. Your dentist may prescribe medication to alleviate any pain you may have.

How long does it take to place dental implants?

Usually 30-60 minutes, depending on the location and the number of implants.

What can I eat after having an implant placed?

Our doctors will outline a diet for the next few days including some soft foods.

How long does placement, healing and construction of the replacement teeth take?

The entire process usually takes from 3 to 9 months, depending on your treatment plan.

How do I care for my implant?

Home care for your implants consists of brushing and flossing. Regular dental visits are required for long-term health and success.

How long does an implant last?

If your body accepts the implant, it should last many years if cared for properly. Many implants have been in place for more than 40 years.

If my body rejects an implant, what happens?

The implant is removed and the site is allowed to heal. Another implant can usually be placed after healing.

Are dental implants covered by insurance?

Like most elective procedures, dental implants are not covered by most dental insurance plans. However, your dentist may offer payment plan options.

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Dental Implant Financing

Dental financing from CareCredit

Dr. Robert L. Stirm is pleased to accept CareCredit, North America’s leader in patient financing. CareCredit lets you begin your treatment immediately – then pay for it over time with monthly payments that fit easily into your budget.

Your healthcare credit card.

Logo - CareCredit℠CareCredit is the credit card exclusively for healthcare services. With CareCredit, you can pay over time and free up cash and credit cards for the other things you want or need. CareCredit offers special financing on purchases of $200 or more and can be used for procedures not commonly covered by insurance, including dental treatments. Plus, you can use your card again and again to pay for additional treatment for yourself or family members in any CareCredit practice.*

Learn more by visiting carecredit.com or by giving our office a call at 925-682-3223.

Ready to apply?

Apply online for your CareCredit card today. You’ll be smiling bright in no time.

Before and After Photos

Before Dental Implant
After Dental Implant

The above photos are actual patients of Robert L. Stirm, DDS.