Dental Implants • El Dorado Hills

Dental Implants Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.

A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food), and both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The implant post is made of titanium — the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints.

When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.

For more information about Dental Implants or to schedule a consult with Dr. Straw, please use our online Appointment Request form or call our offices in El Dorado Hills at El Dorado Hills Oral Surgery Office Phone Number 916-933-3332 or in Placerville at Placerville Oral Surgery Office Phone Number 530-626-3300.

Please also read our dental implant Patient Reviews »

After a short time for healing the dental implant has integrated into the bone, the bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.  A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In some cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.

Photo of a smiling elderly man

“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”

For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, some patients are candidates for single stage implants. These implants require a minimum of six weeks before restoration. There are also cases where an implant can be placed at the same time as tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.

Dental implant placement is a team effort between your oral and surgeon and your dentist.  Dr. Straw will perform the initial tooth extractions, bone grafting if necessary, and implant placement.  The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent crown or prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporaries needed during the implant process.


Patient Reviews: Dental Implants

Please read testimonials below from our patients. Visit the Patient Review form to leave a review about your dental implant experience with El Dorado Oral Surgery. Call our office if you would like more information: El Dorado Hills Oral Surgery Office Phone Number 916-933-3332.

El Dorado Oral Surgery

5 out of 5 stars based on 22 Dental Implants reviews.

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If you are thinking of having a tooth implant this is the place to have it done.

- Anonymous

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I recently had to have several teeth pulled and implants installed. Since I am a real nervous dental patient I appreciated the concern shown me by both the staff and Dr. Straw. All the procedures were done with minimal discomfort to me and after just 1 or 2 days my mouth was no longer sore and I did not require much in the way of pain medication. I am now in the process of getting the crowns installed by my regular dentist and cannot thank Dr Straw and his team enough for the wonderful job they did and the care they gave me. I would highly recommend Dr Straw to anyone looking for a great place to get implants.

- Patricia K

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Re: Dr. Jason A. Straw I have been a patient of Dr. Straw’s since 2014 and I am 85 years old. An aging and failing set of dental work required that I had several extractions and subsequent implants. In my long experience Dr. Straw is unsurpassed in the skill he possesses in doing extractions. I had all my work done with local anesthetic including four implants. All of them were virtually painless. Although I had access to much stronger painkillers all I ever needed was ONE aspirin subsequent to the work.. I can HIGHLY recommend Dr. Straw for any kind of dental procedures. Poul

- Poul G

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During my last visit, I felt almost pampered. She explained each step before beginning, was very careful not to cause any pain, was thorough and conscientious, and made me feel well-cared for. On prior visits, my experiences have been similar.

- Nancy D

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I have been to both their El Dorado Hills and their Placerville offices and found them to be very professional, extremely clean, and the staff quite personable. I liked that during the procedure, they kept me informed of what was going on. I would certainly recommend Dr. Straw at El Dorado Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

- Elaine M

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Beautiful facility, state of the art equipment and spotless. Doctor Staw and staff were friendly and professional. Having a tooth pulled and having to replace it with an implant is no fun but they made it a great experience. Highly recommend.

- Jim W

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My mother at 90 years old went to Dr. Jason Straw for teeth extraction with teeth that needed to be be pulled. Her teeth were beginning to abcess and cause a major health issue. She had no problems and healed timely. My experience was just as professional, and I am extremely happy with the initial visit, the surgery and follow up appointments.

- Merry T

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If you are reading the reviews to decide where you want to have needed oral surgery done, stop right now. You have found the right place. Just with every profession, you will find that there are A+ doctors and D- doctors. Dr. Straw is A+++. He takes his time with you to make sure you completely understand your procedure and is just a great guy. After my first appointment, I felt like he was an old friend. But it's not just him. His staff is fantastic. They all go the extra mile to help you out and make you fell comfortable. They even took on my insurance carrier to cover all the work I needed to have. The surgery, a sinus lift and 12 implants was pretty much painless for the amount of work they did, and they scheduled everything with my dentist and the lab so it was all done at the same time. I feel absolutely blessed that I found them!

- Royce W

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Dr. Straw and his team are the best. They turned me into a fan of oral surgery....well not quite, but i wouldn't even consider going to another surgeon if I ever needed more work done.

- Kassy P

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I have been a patient Dr Straw's for over 2 years. Each time I came in for an appointment, the staff was ALWAYS friendly,polite and professional. I had never had a implant before. After my first appointment, I was greatly relieved. Dr. Straw explained the procedure in detail which helped to relieve some of my apprehension. The extraction of my wisdom teeth and implant went flawlessly. Since then, I have had 2 more implants. No problems at all. I would highly recommend Dr Straw and his staff to anyone. Good people and a great oral surgeon.

- Don B

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I have had the pleasure of being treated by Dr. Straw & his staff on two occasions. Both times I received excellent care. They are very kind and patient! I hope I never HAVE to go back for anything, but I know if I do I will be well cared for!

- Nina A

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Dr. Straw and Office staff are very friendly and nice. Excellent service.

- Korry B

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I had an implant that from another dentist that was done wrong! This was tragic! Implants are such a long process and frustrating, and expensive. Everything that was just done was going to have to be ripped out, repaired and done completely over. Dr. Straw was very sympathetic, very professional and informative. He spent a lot of time with me and also returned all my calls personally and answered all my questions and concerns. I choose to go with Dr. Straw because of his integrity and successful testimonies of others. The first stage has now been completed and his staff was awesome. I am very happy with Dr. Straw and recommend him very highly.

- Mark P

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I had a screw put in by another oral surgeon. It was placed too deeply and put pressure on the nerve. I had numbness, tingling, pain, and a burning sensation. It affected my speech and ability to chew food. That Dr. Did not have concern for my well being whatsoever. I sought help from Dr. Straw. He immediately got me in to his office. Did a cat X-ray, saw the screw was on my nerve and right then removed the screw to avoid any further damage to my nerve. He was wonderful, kind, understanding, and informative . I think of him with the utmost respect. For any future dental issues, the only dentist I will see is Dr. Straw. Oh by the way, with the removal of the screw, the feeling is slowly returning to my mouth and chin. Thank you Dr. Straw

- Patricia T

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I had a screw put in by another oral surgeon. It was placed too deeply and put pressure on the nerve. I had numbness, tingling, pain, and a burning sensation. It affected my speech and ability to chew food. That Dr. Did not have concern for my well being whatsoever. I sought help from Dr. Straw. He immediately got me in to his office. Did a cat X-ray, saw the screw was on my nerve and right then removed the screw to avoid any further damage to my nerve. He was wonderful, kind, understanding, and informative . I think of him with the utmost respect. For any future dental issues, the only dentist I will see is Dr. Straw. Oh by the way, with the removal of the screw, the feeling is slowly returning to my mouth and chin. Thank you Dr. Straw

- Patricia T

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Patient Review by Jane W

I went thru having my teeth pulled and was made ready for transplants. There was no pain at all and was cared for in this ordeal. They monitored all vitals to make sure nothing would happen. I felt like I was in good hands. Dr. Tuttle was in attendance and was very helpful in making my teeth. A great doctor. I would recommend both doctors. As of today there is some bruising which is mild and healing.

- Jane W

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Patient Review by Eric M

Recently I had the pleasure of being treated by Dr. Straw and his staff. I had an infected tooth that was causing much pain, it was split at the root and needed to come out! I was seen on a Friday with very little notice. Dr. Straw pulled that sucker out immediately, I was very happy. At the time of the extraction I received a bone graft for an implant. I have been back for a couple rechecks at both the Eldorado and Placerville offices. Great office staff and great dental staff. I have my shiny new post now waiting to heal up and receive a new tooth. The drilling and placing of the implant post was without pain and flawlessly executed. I would recommend Dr. Straw and his staff to anyone, I cannot thank them enough.

- Eric M

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I will definitely recommend him to anyone and always looking forward to visits with Dr Straw and his staff. Please stay in EDH. BEST Oral Surgeon I ever had!!!! 🙂

- Theresa S

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Always very professional staff. The office is inviting and relaxing. The staff are very knowledgable. I appreciate the promptness with Appointments. I realize sometimes wait times are unavoidable,however this has not been a problem for me or my son. Courtesy call the next day. I received a beautiful flower bouquet post implant. I really lifted my spirits. I highly recommend this practice for all you dental surgery needs

- Sharon M

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After my experiences with Dr. Straw and his staff, I would recommend him to everyone that needs his type of service. He was kind and helpful in making me feel comfortable with my procedure. He explained everything that would be done. I honestly never had any pain, just a little soreness, and I was really dreading it before I had it done. I also appreciate that he has an office in Placerville and El Dorado Hills. Please visit him for help and don't keep putting it off like I did. You will definitely be much happier after it is all finished.

- Jerri A A.

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