Single or Multiple Dental Implants
A Permanent New Quality Smile
If you have a tooth that needs to be extracted or you have one or more teeth that have been missing for some time, you’re probably wondering about your options for getting a whole, natural-looking smile again. While dentures and dental bridges are still viable choices for some patients looking for restorative dentistry, dental implants present an attractive alternative.
We offer all types of dental implant services, including Nobel and Biohorizons, and all-on-4 implants for implant-supported dentures.
WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
A dental implant is a permanently installed prosthetic tooth. In most cases, the implant is a metal (usually titanium) stud or screw that’s implanted into the jawbone; this is called an endosteal implant. In some cases, when there is not enough bone mass for an endosteal implant, a subperiosteal implant will be used, which will sit on top of the jawbone under the gum tissue.
In either case, the implant will have an anchor for a permanent dental crown. The whole procedure involves two phases and usually takes about three to six months to complete. In the first phase, the implant will be surgically installed, and a temporary crown will be put in place while the jawbone and gum tissue heal. Once they are healed, your permanent crown will be created and adjusted to fit perfectly with the rest of your teeth and with your bite.
ADVANTAGES OF DENTAL IMPLANTS OVER OTHER SOLUTIONS
Once the dental implant procedure is complete, you will have a completely natural looking, a functional tooth or teeth where you once had a gap(s). You no longer have to worry about adjacent teeth shifting, damaging their roots, or bone loss in your jaw. Unlike full or partial dentures, dental implants are permanent and do not require you to care for them in any special way other than brushing and flossing as normal.
ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS RIGHT FOR YOU?
Every patient is different, but if you have enough bone mass in your jaw and you want to restore your natural, healthy smile, you may be a great candidate for dental implants. Dental implants offer a great alternative to dentures, with many benefits for those who are missing one or more teeth.
Dental Implants and Healthy Gums
It is important for a good candidate for dental implants to have healthy gums. Gum disease is, however, often present in restorative dentistry patients, because it causes tooth loss. We will first treat any gum disease before setting an implant.
Dental Implants and Bone Density
If you do not have sufficient bone density to support the implant, the procedure may fail. If this is the case, your dentist may recommend a bone graft, where bone or synthetic bone material is injected into the site of the implant to boost density.
Other Requirements for Dental Implants
You cannot be suffering from an untreated medical condition like diabetes or have had any treatments involving bisphosphonate medications. You may not smoke during the implant process.
“I had been dealing with bad, or at least embarrassing, teeth for pretty much all of my life.” – Corey, HollowBrook Dental Patient
If you can relate to Corey, we want to hear from you. We are here to let you know that we can help. We are here to make you feel comfortable and safe…and give you your SMILE BACK.
We are passionate about this procedure and love seeing how it can change the lives of our patients, but we are well aware that cost can be a factor. This truly is an investment in your health and while it is a big one you can rest easy knowing it will be your final. No more expensive root canals, crowns and emergency dental visits. We are proud to offer a 5-year warranty on our bridges and our pricing is inclusive of any and all things needed relating to your new bridge.
In order for us to help you afford the needed care, we do take dental insurance and will submit for payment on any insurance plan but we cannot guarantee payment from your insurance company. We are dedicated to work at maximizing your insurance benefits for covered procedures.
PAYMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE
If you would prefer to cover your treatment costs over an extended period of time, we have partnered with two of the nations leading patient payment programs. Care Credit and Proceed Finance have payment terms available from 6 months to 60 months and will allow you to start your treatment immediately! Both companies are third-party financing companies and opting for financing is completely at your sole discretion.