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Single Tooth Implants & Bridges

Advantages Of Dental Implants Over Other Treatment Options

  • Achieving a Natural Look
  • Dental implants provide a natural appearance.
  • Improved Chewing Capability
  • They offer solid, natural chewing.
  • Secure and Permanent
  • Implants are attached securely and permanently.
  • Reduced Bone Loss
  • They significantly reduce bone loss after the removal of a natural tooth or teeth.
  • Preservation of Nearby Teeth
  • Unlike other options such as bridges, dental implants do not negatively impact nearby teeth.
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What Is A Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a titanium screw used as a base for replacing one or more missing teeth. It comprises three main parts:
  • Implant post (or body): This serves as the foundation, anchored in the jaw.
  • Abutment: This piece connects the implant post to the crown.
  • Crown: This is the visible part in the mouth, which can also be an implant bridge spanning multiple implants.

How Does The Process Work?

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Let’s Go Over The Steps!

First, the implant post is placed in your jawbone. This titanium screw, similar to those used in hip and knee replacements, is surgically implanted while ensuring you’re thoroughly numbed. Over the next 4-6 months, your bone will fuse with the implant in a process called osseointegration. Next, impressions are taken to create your crown and abutment. The crown is the visible part of the implant tooth, and the abutment connects it to the implant body. Finally, once the implant is fully integrated, the crown and abutment are attached to the implant body, completing the restoration process.

How Long Does The Process Take?

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The procedure usually spans about 5-6 months from beginning to end. After implant placement, we allow 4 months for the implant body to integrate with the jawbone. Following this, we uncover the implants and give the gums approximately 2 weeks to form into the correct shape. Impressions are then taken and sent to an outside lab for the fabrication of the abutment and crown, a process that typically takes 3-4 weeks. Finally, the abutment and crown are placed. It’s important to note that for certain patients, the process may take longer than outlined here.

How Much Does A Dental Implant Cost?

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Single-tooth dental implant

Price: $2,899

This package includes the implant body, abutment, and crown, providing a complete replacement for a single missing tooth.
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Implant bridge, 3 unit

Price: $5,899

This comprehensive package comprises two implant bodies, two abutments, and a 3-unit bridge, effectively replacing three missing teeth. It offers a more cost-effective solution compared to placing three individual implants.

Financing / Payment Options

Investing in dental implants is an investment in yourself. We understand that managing this investment can be challenging, so we offer flexible payment options to make these transformative services more accessible and budget-friendly for you. We collaborate with several financing providers to provide payment plans that can cover the entire cost or a portion of your dental implant procedure.
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  • Loans up to $40,000
  • Pre-qualifying DOES NOT impact your credit
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  • Longer-term options for lower payments (terms up to 10 years / 120 months)
  • Pre-qualifying DOES NOT impact your credit
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  • Interest-free up to 6 months
  • Longer-term options for lower payments (up to 60 months)
  • Co-applicants welcome! Lending Club allows you to co-apply with a family member or friend for better approval and interest rates.
There are many different kinds of dental implants – single tooth implants, All-On-4, denture implants, etc. For more information on costs, please visit our cost of dental implants page.

Will my insurance cover any of my treatment?

Most insurances will pay toward your treatment at Justin Dental and Braces. These are just a few of the insurance companies we work with:
  • Aetna Dental Insurance
  • Metlife PDP Plus & Federal
  • Cigna Dental DPPO
  • United Health Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • GEHA Dental Insurance
  • Guardian Dental Insurance
If you don’t see your insurance, don’t worry. Give us a call at (940) 242-2022 and we’ll be glad verify your policy and see what we can do to maximize your coverage at our office.

Can implants fail?

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

Does Medicare cover dental implants?

Medicare itself does not cover dental implants or any other dental services; however, there are certain supplemental Medicare Advantage plans that do provide coverage for dental implant services. When choosing a supplemental Medicare Advantage plan, you’ll want to make sure that the plan provides coverage for dental implant services and that it’s a plan that allows you to choose which dental office you go to. Some plans have extremely small networks, which limit where you’re able to utilize your benefits.

Frequently asked questions - FAQs

Do I need an implant for each of my missing teeth?

It depends. Since every case is unique, we’ll need to see you for a consultation to figure out the best course of treatment for you.

Can you put a temporary crown or bridge on my implant the same day it’s placed?

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 we wait for them to integrate with your jawbone.

How much do dental implants cost?

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

Most people are candidates for dental implants, even those who have been told they weren’t in the past. Call us to schedule your consultation and let’s see what we can do to get you smiling again.

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

Care for them like natural teeth:
  • Brush and floss twice a day.
  • Get cleanings regularly at intervals recommended by your dentist.

What do implant teeth look like?

In the mouth, they look almost exactly like a natural tooth. The implant body (the screw) won’t be visible in the 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 long 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. Certain cases could require more time off from work.

How long will I bleed after the procedure?

You may continue to bleed slightly for the first 24 hours after your implant placement. If you feel that you are bleeding more than you should be, please call the clinic.

An old home reemedy that still works really well to help clotting and stop bleeding is the use of tea bags. Just get a regular tea bag, get it damp, ring out the excess water, place it on your extraction site or sites, and the tanic acid in the tea leaves will help you clot. Multiple tea bags can be used if needed. Replace the tea bags as they get saturated with blood. This process can be repeated as many times as you need.

Can I be put to sleep for my procedure?

Yes, we offer the option of IV sedation for your convenience and to help alleviate dental anxiety. To learn more about various sedation options, click here. This medication will help to relax you and often makes it so you don’t even remember your procedure. For this, we write you a prescription, and you can pick it up at your pharmacy of choice. NOTE: You MUST have a driver for this procedure, someone who can drive you after you have taken your oral sedation pill(s). You MUST NOT operate a motor vehicle or any machinery after taking your medication.

Will there be pain after the procedure?

While experiences will vary, there could be some discomfort and possibly swelling after your procedure. Many patients report very little discomfort after their procedure. You will be prescribed pain medication to help alleviate any discomfort.

What is the process for getting an implant?

The process is very straight forward. Your implant is placed into your jawbone and is left alone to intergrate for 4-6 months. After this, we take impressions and have your tooth fabricated. If bone grafting is needed, this can increase treatment time.

Is my implant removable?

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

Do you offer this procedure with zirconia (non-metal) implants?

We do not currently offer this type of implant. While titanium implants have been around for decades with a long track record of success, zirconia implants are very new to the market, so we do not know what their success will be like long-term. We want the most successful, most predictable, best long-term results for our patients, and for these reasons, we do not offer zirconia implants at this time.