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Implants Steps & Fees
|All Porcelain Crown||$700.00|
Dental Implants are a GREAT option for tooth replacement. Patients that are missing a single tooth would benefit with a dental implant instead of getting a bridge. The fees listed above are a true representation of the cost when a three unit bridge at our office runs $2607.00. Dental implants are an extraordinary blend of science and art. Made of titanium, dental implants are securely anchored into the jaw and serve as roots for dental crowns. In many cases, dental implants are considered the best option for tooth replacement.
The advantages of dental implants include:
Appearance: Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. They are designed to fuse to your bone and become permanent.
Speech: With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip.
Comfort: Implants become a part of you as they fuse to your bone. This eliminates the discomfort of removable dentures.
Easier eating: Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.
Improved self-esteem: Dental implants can give you back your smile and help you feel better about yourself.
Improved oral health: Dental implants don't require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
Durability: Implants are very durable and will last many years. With good care, many implants can last a lifetime.
Convenience: Removable dentures are just that; removable. Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.
SUCCESS: Implants have a success rate of up to 98%.
The Process - Single Tooth Implant
The titanium implant is placed in the bone with a slow-speed, water-driven handpiece. Once placed, the gum is sutured closed and the area is allowed to heal for 4-6 months for the implant to incorporate into the bone. After the appropriate healing time, a small incision is made in the gum at the top of the implant and the custom abutment is placed. An impression is taken and sent to the dental laboratory for the custom porcelain crown to be fabricated. The permanent crown is cemented on the custom abutment approximately 3 to 4 weeks later. Daily brushing and flossing as well as routine cleanings and exams will maintain the dental implant for many years to come.
Implant Supported Dentures
Many people struggle with ill-fitting dentures and have trouble keeping the dentures in place with adhesives. The lower dentures are usually the most troublesome and slip much more often then the top dentures due to the suction created by the palate to hold the top denture in. The number of implants needed, depends on the patient's anatomy and bone level. Some patients will require 4 implants, while others may only need 2 implants placed.
|2 Implants||$1500 x 2 = $3000.00|
|2 Locators||$500 x 2 = $1000.00|
The Process - Implant Supported Dentures
Two or four, titanium implants are placed in the bone with a slow speed, water-driven handpiece. Once placed, the gum is sutured closed and the area is allowed to heal for 4-6 months for the implant to incorporate into the bone. After the appropriate healing time, a small incision is made at the top of the implants and the custom abutments are placed. An impression is taken and our on-site lab will begin to fabricate the new permanent denture. There are two or three additional appointments for a wax bite and wax tryin, where you will see the teeth set in wax to confirm that they are centered properly and you like the shape of the teeth. Fortyeight hours later, you receive your dentures and they are snapped into place.
PLEASE NOTE: We do NOT provide sedation of any kind.
All of our Oral Surgery procedures are provided with LOCAL ANESTHESIA ONLY.