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Implant FAQs

Answers to Your Most Asked Questions

Do dental implants look natural? I don’t want chiclet looking teeth.

Believe it or not, dental implants actually become an integrated part of your mouth because they adhere to the jawbone, just like “real” teeth. You’ll be able to brush, floss, eat, and smile as if you’d had these teeth your entire life. You can even work with our master lab technicians to determine the shape, color, and size of your teeth to make them look completely natural.

Are your Doctors good at what they do?

We recommend our patients do their research and understand how important the Doctor’s experience is in this process.  The GPS team of doctors are board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons, the highest level of surgical specialist.  GPS doctors treat the most complex cases.   Dental Implants GPS uses the highest quality materials.  Our implant bridges are custom fabricated in our proprietary FAS+ Lab.   

How do I know if I am a candidate for Dental Implants GPS?

Our doctors haven’t seen a case they haven’t been able to treat.  They are board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons who have advanced training in the most complex cases.   Several of our doctors are also Medical Doctors.   We encourage you to schedule a free consultation so we can assess your situation and show you how we can help you. 

Can I expect the dental implant procedure to be painful?

Our patients would say that they felt minor discomfort. In fact, many tell us they felt great in a few days.  The GPS Doctor team helps manage any possible discomfort and do everything they can do to make you as comfortable as possible.  We have a medication protocol depending on your procedure. 

What is the recovery process after my procedure?

Recovery time is individual just as you are.  Many patients say they felt good a day or two after their transformation day.  We’ve also heard minor swelling and discomfort resolves shortly, often without prescribed pain medications. Expect to be on a soft food diet for a period of time to allow the implants to osseointegrate and heal.  Your Dental Implants GPS doctor will advise you of your customized plan. The best news, you’ll be able to once again eat the food that you loved after this short healing window. 

Will my dental implants function just like real teeth?

Dental Implants GPS smiles look and feel the most natural.   You will regain your chewing power and the ability to eat what you want again.  Smile, chew, laugh like a 20 year old. 

Are there payment plans available?

Yes!  At Dental Implants GPS we work with you to make our treatments fit your personal, medical and financial situation.   Dental Implants GPS offers affordable third-party financing options from leading lenders.   We help teachers, carpenters, Lyft drivers, homemakers, people just like you.  Don’t let the cost be a reason you don’t come in for the consultation and see what we can do to help you and learn about affordable payment plans.   

How long will the journey to a beautiful new smile take?

At Dental Implants GPS, our proprietary process is all digital so your journey takes much less time than some other clinics you might visit.  The day of your procedure, you leave with high quality teeth that you can use that day.   In the traditional All-on-4 process, you could be in temporary teeth for several months.  At Dental Implants GPS that healing period is just a few weeks and then you are off to celebrate your new smile and eat the things you’ve missed. 

Can my dentist refer to Dental Implants GPS?

Yes! We partner with hundreds of Southern California dentists who trust their patients to our doctor team.  Give us a call and we can walk you through the steps to have your dentist talk to our Specialists about your care. 


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