Dental Implants


 Smiles4Life Dental understands that the cost of services to keep your mouth healthy and to look its best is an important consideration. For this reason, we accept many dental insurances. We help our patients navigate the insurance process and maximize their benefits. We also introduce them to options to minimize the financial burden associated with out-of-pocket costs. At our office in the heart of Visalia, California, cost concerns never stand in the way of getting a smile that you can be proud of and that supports your overall health and well-being.

Dental implants are an excellent option for many of our patients. Since they are designed like natural teeth, implants are built to last and last. So, they are a terrific value and investment in your smile and quality of life. Furthermore, our dentist, Dr. Mehwish Rashid, does not cut corners when it comes to techniques, products, and materials used to plan, position, restore, and sustain your implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures. In turn, we set you up for success with your replacement teeth. You can enjoy healthy function and an attractive, confidence-boosting smile for years.


Dental implants are versatile. They may be used to stabilize or hold a single replacement tooth (dental crown) in the jaw. They may also be used to support a few replacement teeth or all of the prosthetic teeth in the upper or lower jaw – as part of a bridge or denture.

Our natural teeth are held in place by tooth roots. The roots of our teeth extend upward from the bone in the jaw to the gum line. Replacement teeth supported by dental implants are designed like natural teeth. The implant is shaped like a cylinder. It is positioned in the jawbone. The implant is made from a biocompatible material, like titanium or zirconium. So, it is designed to fuse or integrate with the surrounding bone. Once the implant has fused to the bone, it can function like a tooth root.

The replacement tooth is attached to the implant. Now, the implant can secure the dental crown in the jaw. Since the tooth is not going anywhere, patients enjoy natural chewing and other functions. Plus, the crown attached to an implant keeps the bone in the jaw strong. The jawbone gets the stimulation it needs from the functioning crown and behaviors such as ripping apart and grinding down chewy foods. These characteristics all add up to durable new teeth and the long-term satisfaction our patients get from their implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures.

Furthermore, using advanced and precision techniques, we can make the most of available bone when placing more than a few implants to support several replacement teeth. This approach to planning and placing implant dentures (“overdentures”) means we can minimize the number of implants needed to rebuild your smile. When the number of implants are minimized, we also reduce the number of treatment sites. The time spent at our office and the total cost of treatment is also contained.

Few dental treatments are as life-changing as dental implants. Experience the benefits for yourself. Start the process today. Call (559) 678-9114 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Rashid at the office of Smile4Life Dental in Visalia, CA.



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