Comprehensive Dental Implant Solutions in Berkeley
Dental implants have revolutionized restorations, allowing you to retain the look and feel of your natural teeth. At Berkeley Dentistry, we stay on the cutting edge of dental implant technology and treatment. Whether you need one tooth replaced or top and bottom arches, implants can improve your oral health and smile aesthetics.
Dr. Ricky Singh is a Certified Medicare Dentist and has been providing affordable dental solutions, including dental implants, in Berkeley since 2010. Our team is dedicated to restoring your smile and your confidence. Call us and schedule your consultation today!
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What is a Dental Implant?
Implants are titanium posts surgically placed in the jaw. The post integrates with the bone, then custom restorations are securely placed on top of the implants. Successful implant treatment requires you to have healthy gums and adequate bone density to support the posts. We can perform bone grafts and sinus lifts to increase your chances for optimal results with implant restorations.
Good News! The Cost of Your Dental Implants May Be Covered
Medicare and many other insurance companies are now covering at least a portion of the dental implant treatment. MetLife, Delta, and Signa typically pay around 30-40%. We also offer CareCredit and Lending Club to help finance the procedure. In some cases, Medicare will pay for 30-50% of your surgical procedure.
For more information on medical reimbursement for dental implants, see our FAQ section below.
Benefits of Today’s Implant Technology
Dr. Singh uses state-of-the-art computer-guided surgery to plan your treatment and place your dental implants. Using 3D images produced by a CBCT (cone beam computed tomography) scan, we create a high-precision surgical template. Dr. Singh uses this template and specialized tools to place your implant for optimal results. Advanced software allows him to clearly see where to place your implant with clean, precise incisions. With computer-guided surgery, you’ll experience:
- Reduced discomfort, swelling, and bruising
- A more efficient procedure and a shorter appointment
- Quick recovery and healing
- Less need for additional surgeries like bone grafts
- A greater chance you can qualify for treatment
Our advanced implant surgery process allows us to study the smallest details and tailor your treatment to lower the possibility of complications. Each implant post is aligned at the best angle and level to maximize your results.
The technology also allows you to be more involved in your treatment plan. Virtual representations let you see each step and visualize your options and your results. The precision accuracy makes every step of the process take less time, so you can begin enjoying your beautiful, natural smile sooner than you think!
Can I Be Sedated During My Dental Implant Procedure?
Your comfort is a priority, and Dr. Singh offers sedation options in his Berkeley office to make the whole process more comfortable. Our sedation options include nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation. Nitrous oxide is a reliable solution if you want to drive to our Berkeley office for your appointments, as the effects wear off within a few minutes after the procedure is complete.
If you experience significant dental anxiety, oral conscious sedation will help you relax before and during the procedure. It is a pill taken 90 minutes before your procedure. With this option, you will need a driver to transport you to and from your appointment.
Look and Feel Younger with Implant-Supported Dentures
Dr. Singh is a highly-experienced Berkeley implant dentist and uses the latest technology to improve your denture experience. Implant dentures are a single removable unit that snaps securely to titanium implants to stay in place, instead of suction or adhesives. You only need 4-6 implants per arch, so the surgery is less invasive and may be more affordable than you think. They can be removed for easy cleaning and will last for many years with proper care. If you need any extractions before receiving implant-supported dentures, we can integrate the procedure into your treatment plan.
The Benefits of Dentures Secured with Dental Implants
Implant-supported dentures offer many significant advantages over traditional dentures. They give you a chance for better oral health after tooth loss, no matter your age. Here are some of the benefits:
- Dental implants stimulate surrounding tissue and bone, helping you maintain a youthful appearance.
- Because dental implants fuse with the underlying bone, they look and feel like your real teeth.
- Dental implants eliminate harmful and costly adhesives used to hold traditional dentures in place.
- There are no unattractive metal clasps so that you can smile fully and confidently.
- Your new implants will be as strong and as functional as your natural teeth so you can eat anything you want.
- Dental implants won’t slip in your mouth the way traditional dentures and partials often do.
- Implant-supported dentures leave your palate exposed so that you can taste and enjoy all of your favorite foods.
- They are easy to take care of and don’t require overnight soaking. Brush and floss your teeth regularly, and schedule biannual checkups and cleanings with our dentist.
- Implant denture restorations are made of zirconia, a beautiful metal-free material that provides you with a radiant smile.
Improving All-On-4® with CBCT Technology
We use our CBCT digital expertise to provide immediate implant placement, commonly known as the All-On-4 protocol. The virtual treatment plan is created and then sent to a dental lab to fabricate your dental appliance. With the plan and your custom prosthetic at hand, we can place your four implants and functional set of teeth all in one appointment.
The All-On-4 method maximizes your available bone using precise implant placement. The result is a permanently fixed restoration that looks and feels natural.
FAQs on Medicare Reimbursement for Dental Implants
If you are age 65 or older and have Medicare, you may be able to use your benefits to cover dental implants, bone grafts, and extractions. We offer free video consultations to discuss your options and determine if you qualify for treatment with a low out-of-pocket cost. Additional questions often asked about implants funded by Medicare include:
Medicare reviewed Dr. Singh’s credentials and approved his application. There are a limited number of dentists approved, and Dr. Singh is one of the few providers in the state. As a Medicare dentist, we can bill for procedures and accept your copay.
Medicare will only cover medically necessary oral surgery. For instance, if you have a bone infection, they will pay for the cleaning, bone graft, and dental implant, but you will need to pay for the restoration. This could be a crown, bridge, or denture, depending on your needs.
If your dental problem prevents you from maintaining a proper diet or creates digestive issues, you may qualify for reimbursement of the cost for specific surgical procedures.
Yes, we can check your eligibility in real time through our Medicare portal. We can let you know very quickly if you can use your benefits for your procedure.
Experience Your Best Berkeley Smile with Dental Implants
Dental implants might be the perfect tooth replacement solution for you. Berkeley implant dentist Dr. Ricky Singh is happy to meet with you for a free dental consultation. Together, we can find the right dental implant treatment for you. Call us today!
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