Dental Implants

Because everyone
deserves to smile!

Sacramento’s top dental implant doctors are at Fine Touch Dental.

Call to schedule a free dental implant consultation 916.900.7000

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Dental Implants

Because everyone deserves to smile!

Sacramento’s top dental implant doctors are at Fine Touch Dental.

Call 916.900.7000

Can’t call right now?

What is a
dental implant?

Unlike traditional treatments of crowns, bridges, root canals and dentures, dental implants offer a permanent solution for your missing teeth.

A dental implant takes the place of a missing tooth, restoring function and aesthetics that can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or all of the teeth.

The implant is a titanium post that is surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. This replaces the missing tooth root and ensures that your dental restoration is stable. A dental crown is attached to the implant, becoming your new tooth.

dental implant tooth illustration

the parts that make up a
dental implant

There are 3 primary parts that make up a dental implant.

    This screw is the implant, even though the word “implant” is often used to describe all 3 components. 
    The implant goes into your jaw bone, below the gum line and cannot be seen.

    The abutment is a connector that connects the implant to the tooth. It’s  attached to the implant above the gum line. Eventually, it will be covered by the crown.

  3. CROWN
    The crown is the “tooth” and attaches to the abutment, covering the abutment.

Dr. Barnes makes
you feel really comfortable.
And that’s key for a dentist.

– Judy

Dr. Barnes makes you feel really comfortable. And that’s key for a dentist.

– Judy

Why should you consider dental implants?

Losing one or more of your teeth creates a gap in your smile, affects your ability to chew properly, and can alter your diet and nutrition. While these are all serious issues, did you know that tooth loss also leads to bone loss?

When a tooth is lost, the jawbone beneath it begins to shrink (or atrophy) and becomes brittle from lack of exercise. Not only does losing a tooth affect your smile, it also changes the shape of your face causing you to look prematurely aged.

bone loss illustration

Dental Implants vs. traditional denture

If all upper or lower teeth are missing, multiple dental implants may be used to support a denture.

Due to bone loss, traditional dentures may become loose and unstable over time. Dental implant supported dentures and maintain bone so dentures remain stable in your mouth.

With dental implant supported dentures you don’t need any messy adhesives to keep them in place. You don’t need to worry about them slipping or sliding in your mouth at an inopportune moment. And there is no uncomfortable rubbing as is often the case with traditional dentures. 

implant supported denture vs denture

I could really feel that Dr. Barnes cared about me as an individual.

– Teresa

The benefits of dental implants

The benefits of dental implants are many and significant.

Below are a few of the most important.


Smile big and wide, laugh out loud with no concern about showing a missing tooth or unattractive teeth. No more passing on social engagements, selfies, family photos. You can finally stop hiding from behind your hand.

Has  less than perfect teeth kept you from getting a promotion or a date? When you don’t have to feel embarrassed about your smile, your confidence will soar.

With dental implants you’ll be noticed and remembered for your smile in the way that you want to be.


The list of health benefits is long. Restoring your ability to chew is not least among them. If you’ve been suffering with painful teeth or no teeth at all, you’re well aware of how limited your food selection has become. Your body needs the many beneficial nutrients found in crunchy, chewy, crisp foods. Digestion is extremely important too. Chewing your food properly helps aid in good digestion. 

Dental implants aren’t a procedure just done to your mouth – they’re a procedure for your whole body.


The first things people notice are eyes and smile. Withholding a smile gives off a negative impression and less than perfect teeth are also often unfairly judged. You can change both of these with dental implants.

If you’ve been without teeth for a while you’ll have noticed a change in the structure of your face. Maybe a little sunken? A little older? A weaker jawline? This is a result of a lack of tooth roots. A tooth root stimulates your bone encouraging healthy growth.

Dental implants replace missing teeth roots restoring facial structure and getting bone healthy again for a more youthful appearance.


Dental implants are permanent. Unlike with dentures which, need to be removed daily to clean, implants remain in your mouth. Caring for them is just like caring for natural teeth: brush, floss and/or use a waterpik. 

Gone are the days of cavities and root canals.

You never have to worry about them slipping or sliding out of place at an inopportune moment. And no messy glues are needed.

No other tooth replacement option is more like real teeth than dental implants.

Types of Dental implants

There are several different implant systems available to dentists, but at Fine Touch Dental, we use Biohorizons Dental Implant Systems.

Biohorizons implants work using a special Laser-Lok technology. They are lightweight, biocompatible, titanium implants that secure prostheses/crown to look and feel like your natural teeth.

Biohorizons cone-shaped implants are made with micro engineered grooves that provide an attachment surface for both bone and gums that aid to fuse the implant and bone together, resulting in a strong and secure foundation for your new teeth.


dental implant posts

We understand your missing teeth contribute to missing out on the foods you love, social moments, and inhibit the basic human expression of smiling.

are you ready to smile?

Dr. Stephen Barnes and the team at Fine Touch Dental CAN HELP YOU take back control over your life. 

To schedule a consultation just call 916.900.7000.

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