Single Tooth Implants and Bridges

Single and Multi-Tooth Dental Implants.

About Implants and Bridges

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Frequently Asked Questions

About Implants and Bridges

Results and Testimonials

Explore Implants and Bridges Cost

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Single Tooth Implants & Bridges?

Single tooth implants and bridges are the best way to repair damaged or missing teeth in a localized area.

  • Natural appearance

  • Solid, natural chewing

  • Attached securely and permanently

  • Significantly reduces bone loss after removal of a natural tooth or teeth

  • No negative impact to nearby teeth like with other options (bridges)

How it Works

A dental implant is a titanium screw that serves as the foundation to replace a tooth or teeth.

There are 3 parts to a dental implant:

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Implant post (or body) | This is the foundation. It is placed in the jaw and acts as anchor.

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Abutment | This piece connects the implant post and crown

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Crown | This is the visible portion in the mouth. This could also be an implant bridge across multiple implants.

Life-Changing Results

Same-day smiles from actual patients

Single Tooth Implants and Bridges Cost

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This pricing is the best in the area while also providing the best final result. We are able to achieve this by having a highly trained dentist who performs the entire procedure from start to finish along with a highly trained in-house dental lab technician. They have performed this procedure from start to finish together more times than they can count.

Single Tooth Implant

Replaces 1 tooth
Includes the implant body, abutment, and crown
Does not include any necessary extractions and/or bone grafting

Implant Bridge

Replaces 3 Teeth
Includes 2 implant bodies, 2 abutments, and 3 unit bridge
Does not include any necessary extractions and/or bone grafting
More cost effective than placing 3 individual implants

Available Financing & Payment Options

Dental implants are an important investment in yourself, and having the option to break this investment down into monthly payments can help make these life-changing services more accessible and easier to fit into your budget. We work with multiple financing providers to offer payment plans to cover either all or part of your dental implant procedure.

Longer-term options for lower payments (up to 96 months)

Interest-free up to 6 months

Longer-term options for lower payments (up to 60 months)

Option to apply with a co-applicant increases chance of approval

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I need a dental implant for each of my missing teeth?

It depends. As each case is unique, our doctor will need to see you for an exam to determine the best course of treatment for you.

Can I get a temporary bridge or crown on the implant the same day it’s placed?

Unfortunately not at this time, we do not place temporary crowns or bridges on implants that have just been placed. The reason for this is that we want as little force being placed on the implants as possible while waiting for them to fuse with your jawbone.

How much do dental implants cost?

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

Most people are good candidates for dental implants, even those who've been told they were not in the past. Call our office to schedule your consultation and let's see what we can do to help.

What kind of after care will I need to perform with my dental implant(s)?

Take care of them like natural teeth:

  • Floss and brush twice a day.
  • Get professional cleanings at intervals recommended by your dentist.

What do implant teeth look like?

In your mouth, they look almost exactly like a natural tooth. The implant body (the screw) won't be visible in your mouth. It is under the gums in your bone.

Will it function and feel like a natural tooth?

Yes! It will feel different from a natural tooth but will function the same.

How much time should I take off work for recovery after my procedure?

Most patients are able to return to work either the same day or the next day. Some cases could require more time off from work.

What is the process for getting a dental implant?

Our process is very straight forward. The implant is placed in your jawbone and is left alone to fuse for 4-6 months. Afterward, we take impressions and have your tooth fabricated. If bone grafting is needed, this may increase treatment time.

Is my implant removable?

No, once your implant is completed, you will not be able to remove it.

Can I be put under for the procedure?

Our office does not currently use general anesthesia, however, we do provide both oral & IV conscious sedation. Click here to learn more about the options. The medication will help relax you and often makes it so you don’t remember your procedure. For this, the doctor writes you a prescription, and you can fill it at your pharmacy of choice. NOTE: You MUST have a driver both ways for your procedure, due to the oral sedation pill(s). You MUST NOT operate a motor vehicle or any machinery after taking your medication.

How long will I bleed after the procedure?

Significant bleeding will have ceased before you leave our office, however, expect to have some slight bleeding (oozing) for one to three days after the procedure. In addition, you can expect to notice increased salivation when we first put your denture(s) in. When this increased saliva mixes with a small amount blood, it can look like a lot of blood. If heavy bleeding continues, please call the office.

A home remedy which still works really well to encourage clotting and stop bleeding is to use tea bags. Get a regular tea bag, dampen it, squeeze out the extra water, place it on your extraction site (or sites), and the tea will help you clot. Multiple tea bags can be used if needed. Replace the tea bags if they get saturated with blood. This process can be repeated as many times as needed.

Can I expect pain after the surgery?

Though experiences will vary, you can expect some discomfort and slight swelling afterwards. Many patients come in the next day for their follow-up examination reporting very little discomfort. You will be prescribed pain medication to help alleviate any discomfort.

Is this procedure offered with zirconia (non-metal) implants?

Our practice does not currently offer this type of implant. While titanium dental implants have been used for decades with a long track record of success, zirconia implants are very new to dentistry, so we can't be certain what their viability will be long-term. We want the most successful, and predictable long-term results for our patients, and for these reasons, we do not offer zirconia implants at this time.

Can implants fail?

While titanium implants do have a 95+% rate of success, yes, they can still fail. Some of the things that may cause them to fail:

  • Failure to integrate into the bone
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes

If an implant fails during the first year, your dentist will replace it at no cost to you.

Dental Implant Timeline

The process typically takes 5-6 months from start to finish.

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Place implant body and wait 4 months for integration into jaw bone.

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Uncover implants and allow gums to form to correct shape for 2 weeks.

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Take impressions and send off to outside lab for fabrication of abutment and crown. This normally takes 3-4 weeks.

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Place abutment and crown.

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