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Dental Implants

Advanced Training

Our commitment to continual training makes a huge difference in the kinds of results we get. We ensure the very best techniques in order to get the very best results. 

Implant Technology

Our technology makes our implant process safer and streamlined. From 3-D imaging to the newest in guided implant placement.

Attention to Detail

All dental implants are not created equal. And the difference is in our attention to detail that make your smile shine! 

Why Dental Implants?

Missing teeth can result in daily inconveniences. You may find it difficult to eat and talk. It may even make you conscious of your smile. With all these hurdles considered, cosmetic problems can actually affect your oral health.

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What is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are a popular solution for missing teeth, closest in appearance and functionality to the real thing. A dental implant procedure involves having a hole drilled into the jaw bone at the site of a missing tooth. A titanium post is then inserted into the bone. Over the course of three to six months, the jaw bone will bond to the post during the healing process.

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Dental Implant Types

While there are several options for dealing with gaps in your mouth due to a lost tooth, dental implants offer one of the most promising alternatives. There are different types of dental implants, providing you with the flexibility to choose the best solution for your problem.

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Testimonial

  • I had an implant and seven veneers on my top teeth. People comment all the time on how nice my smile is, even those who don’t know what happened to me. The whole team is friendly and welcoming. Around here, if you want ‘top notch’ dentistry, Dr. Imm’s office is the place to go.

    Megan
    Actual Patient

Implant FAQ's

What’s the difference between dentures, bridges, and dental implants?

Dentures involve having a complete or partial set of artificial teeth. They are generally the last resort when there has been extensive tooth loss. A bridge will fill the gap for one tooth or several adjacent teeth. Caps are placed on neighboring teeth and a false tooth is held in place. In many cases, the bridge can cause discomfort, irritating the gums. Dental implants involve the insertion of a titanium post into the jaw bone. Once healing has occurred and the bone grafts to the post, an artificial tooth, or crown, is attached to the post. This is a good solution when you only need to replace one or a few teeth. Dental implants have also been found to be helpful in securing dentures, making them more comfortable for patients.

Are dental implants removable and do they look natural?

loss. They are made of a durable material that is as effective as a healthy tooth. We will carefully match the color of your crown to your other teeth, taking a mold of your teeth in order to create a good match.

Who should perform the procedure and will it hurt?

Dental implant surgery should be performed by experts when it comes to this type of procedure. Generally, an oral surgeon places the titanium post in the jaw bone, although periodontists can perform this phase of treatment as well. Once healing has occurred, a prosthodonist will place the artificial tooth in place. In addition, some general dentists have had the intense training that is necessary to perform implant surgery. As far as pain is concerned, anesthesia is used during the procedure to insert the titanium post. It is normal to experience some pain and discomfort for a week or so after the procedure. There may be some bruising and swelling as well. Patients find that the placement of the artificial crown involves minimal discomfort.

How long is the process to get dental implants?

After the titanium post is inserted, it will take three to six months for healing and bonding to the bone. A temporary replacement tooth will be worn for that time. Next, a small post made of metal will be attached to the implant. After another two to six weeks, you will finally have your artificial tooth attached to your implant.

What are the risks associated with getting dental implants?

As with any type of surgery, there are potential risks. However, patients rarely experience problems. Possible risks include infection, nerve damage, damage to neighboring teeth or gum tissue, and sinus problems. Individuals with underlying health conditions may experience complications and should discuss their particular situation with their dentist.

How long do dental implants last and how do I care for them?

Dental implants can last a lifetime if they are well-cared for. Care for dental implants is the same as for the rest of your teeth. You should always maintain an excellent oral hygiene regimen. Visit the dentist regularly and make sure your implants are carefully evaluated. If you keep your mouth healthy, you should have your implants for the duration.

How much do dental implants cost and are they covered by insurance?

The costs of dental implants varies, depending on the extent of the surgery. Prices can range anywhere from $1500 to $5000. Some insurance companies provide coverage, while others do not. In some cases, medical insurance will cover the procedure when there has been extensive tooth loss and implants are recommended to assist in chewing. Know your insurance policy in order to understand your costs.

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