Bowers & Oki Family Dentistry
  • What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

    "From the minute you walk in the door until you leave the office - a positive experience! Professional and hospitable. Highly recommend this practice" - L&GW

  • What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

    "As always, very excellent and professional service. We are very happy that Drs. Bowers and Oki took over this dental practice. We were patients of Dr. Cullen for so many years and were just happy to know that the same kind of professionalism is still with this office, with both the doctors, Mary, Cece and all the staff. Thanks" - Del

  • What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

    "Excellent dental care with a gentle, caring and professional approach. Be it a routine cleaning or repairing an old filling I have always felt comfortable and cared for. I wouldn't think of going anywhere else!" - P Gonzalez

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Implants

How can we help you?

Dental Implants

Dental implants can be a timely process, but the results are worth it when you have an easy to maintain, aesthetic, functional tooth.  The entire process can range from 4 months to 1 year.  The length of time involved varies based on many variables including: bone health, gum health, the patient's individual health history, and whether a tooth is already missing or needs to be removed. At your consultation appointment, our dentists will review these factors with you to determine your individual treatment plan.

Dental bridges and Dental Implants are both excellent ways to replace a missing tooth in your mouth.  Both options have advantages and disadvantages, and our knowledgeable dentists can help you make the best decision for your mouth. 

Dental Implants are like a screw that goes into the bone in your mouth. They can replace one or more teeth without cutting down another tooth in your mouth. They can look very esthetic and are easier to maintain, especially for those who have difficulty flossing. 

Bridges can be used to replace one or two missing teeth, when the missing teeth are between healthy natural teeth. Dental bridges use the teeth on either side of the missing tooth/teeth as anchors. The missing tooth is then replaced by a "pontic" that sits above the gum tissue (held in place by the anchor teeth), creating a functional tooth. Bridges do require preparation of the anchor teeth in order to create space for your bridge.



For more information on the details of dental implants and dental bridges, visit our services page.

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We are excited to say our office will reopen May 18, 2020! While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety and dental health. We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have. Our practice will be open on a modified schedule:

For the month of May, our practice will be open 7:30-5:30 M-F
From June 1-December 31 we will be working 7:40-6 on M/T and 7:40-4:50 on W/Th, 8-1 on Fridays

To make an appointment please call our office at (505) 884-6408