Dental Implants

Implant Dentistry in Roseville, CA

There are three major causes of tooth loss, a condition that affects more than 150 million people throughout the US: gum disease, trauma, and tooth decay. At Ascot Family Dental, we believe the only way to truly achieve a sense of wholeness, eat the food you wish to eat, and speak without alteration is through dental implants.

A dental implant is a small metal post that is used to replace natural root of the tooth. This dental implant serves as a stable base onto which an artificial tooth (restoration) can be anchored.

X-ray of an implant in position

How are implants different from bridges and dentures?

Traditional treatment of a bridge to replace a missing tooth involves grinding down two healthy adjacent teeth and fabricating a three-tooth bridge. Two side teeth of the bridge would anchor on the two ground down teeth and the middle bridge tooth would replace the lost tooth. For the patients missing multiple teeth, traditional treatment would be dentures. Dentures can have serious cosmetic (alteration of facial features because of continued bone loss), functional (inability to eat proper food leading to undernourishment), and psychological (personality changes because of altered appearance) consequences.

implantsImplant treatment does not involve grinding the adjacent teeth. On the contrary, implant treatment not only stops bone loss but also stimulates bone and maintains jaw size. Facial features are not compromised, and chewing efficiency can be returned to near normal limits.

Caring for Your Dental Implant

Implants have a very high success rate (close to 98%). Like natural teeth, dental implants require thorough, daily maintenance and professional cleanings at our Roseville, CA dental office. This will help you to:

Why choose Dr. Parikh for implant dentistry?

Many general dentists only offer implant restoration, and refer patients to an oral surgeon for the implant placement. Dr. Parikh not only restores implants, but places them as well. This puts him in a unique position to see the big picture of a patient’s total implant experience. He can truly begin with the end in mind, customizing the whole treatment and patient experience.

Dr. Parikh has treated more than 200 implant patients over the past ten years, and is a graduate of the esteemed Boston Institute of Implant Dentistry and Bone Augmentation and the Sacramento Implant Continuum. He is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and has taken more than 400 hours of continuing education courses in implant dentistry.

What Our Patients have to Say

“He is very kind, gentle and he is a ‘perfectionist.’ You want that in a dentist when you get an implant.” – Sara C.

“I was very impressed with the care and workmanship that went into the implant procedure that I had done. Dr. Parikh is very gentle and makes every effort to ensure that your visit is as pleasant as possible. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone.” – Troy C.

“Had to have an extraction and choose to have an implant. I had a pleasant experience with all the staff; it was quick and pain free.” – Illene M.