Single Tooth Implants and Bridges

Single and Multi-Tooth Dental Implants.

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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 an excellent way to fix broken 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

  • Zero negative impact on nearby teeth like with other options (bridges).

How Single Dental Implants Work

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

There are 3 components of a dental implant:

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Implant post (or body) | This serves as the foundation. It is inserted in the jaw bone and functions as the anchor.

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Abutment | This portion joins the titanium post to the crown

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Crown | This is the visible part in the mouth. Crowns can also be an implant bridge attached to multiple dental implants.

Life-Changing Results

Same-day smiles from actual patients

Single Tooth Implants and Bridges Cost

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Our pricing is the most affordable in Louisville while also providing the best final result. We are able to accomplish this by having a highly trained dentist who performs the entire procedure from beginning to end along with an experienced staff dental lab technician. Our team has performed dental implants from beginning to end 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 Payment & Financing Options

Dental implants are a significant investment in yourself, and being able to break this investment down into monthly installments can help make these life-changing services more accessible and easier to fit into your budget. Our office works with multiple financing companies to offer payment plans covering either all or part of your dental implant treatment.

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

It depends. As every case is unique, our doctor will need to see you for an exam to figure out the appropriate treatment for you.

Can I get 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 which 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 fuse with the 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 previously. Call our office to schedule your free exam and let's see what we can do to get you smiling again.

What kind of after care will my dental implant(s) need?

Take care of them like natural teeth:

  • Brush and floss twice daily.
  • Get regular cleanings at intervals recommended by your dentist.

What do prosthetic 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 the 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 to recover after my procedure?

Many patients can return to work either the same day or the next day. Certain cases could require more time off from work.

What is the process to get an implant?

Our process is very straight forward. Your implant is placed in your jawbone and is left alone to fuse for up to six months. Afterward, we take impressions and have the new tooth fabricated. If bone grafting is required, 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 my procedure?

We do not currently put patients to sleep, we do, however, offer both IV and oral conscious sedatives. Click here to learn more about your options. The medication will help to relax you and often makes it so you won't even remember your procedure. For this, the doctor writes you a prescription, and you can fill it at your local pharmacy. NOTE: You MUST have a driver to and from 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?

Most of the bleeding will have stopped before you leave our office, however, expect to have a bit of bleeding (oozing) for 1-3 days after the procedure. In addition, you might notice increased salivation when we first put your denture(s) in. When this increased saliva mixes with a little blood, it can look like much more. If heavy bleeding does not stop, please call the office.

A home remedy that still works quite well to encourage clotting and stop bleeding is to use tea bags. Get a regular tea bag, dampen it, squeeze out the excess water, place it on the 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. The process can be repeated as many times as you need.

Can I expect a lot of pain after the surgery?

Though your experience may vary some, you should expect mild soreness and slight swelling afterwards. Many patients return the next day for their post op exam reporting minimal discomfort. You will be prescribed pain medication to help reduce any discomfort.

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

Our practice does not currently use 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 do not know 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 use zirconia implants at this time.

Can implants fail?

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

  • Failure to integrate into the bone
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes

If an implant fails during the first year, our dentist will replace it for free.

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 amd 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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