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 an excellent way to replace damaged or missing teeth in a small area.

  • Natural appearance

  • Solid, natural chewing

  • Permanent and secure attachment

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

  • Zero negative effect to neighboring teeth like with other options (bridges).

How Single Dental Implants Work

A dental implant is a titanium screw which acts as the foundation to replace a missing tooth or teeth.

There are 3 parts to a dental implant:

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

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Abutment | This piece joins the titanium post to the crown

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Crown | This is the visible part in the mouth. This could also be an implant bridge attached to 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 most affordable in Springfield and also provides the best final result. We are able to accomplish this by having a highly trained dentist who performs the complete procedure from start to finish along with an experienced staff dental lab technician. Our team has performed dental implants from start to finish together many, many times.

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 obtainable and easier to fit into your budget. We work with multiple financing providers to offer payment plans to cover either all or part of the dental implant treatment.

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

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

It depends. As each case is unique, we'll need to see you for an exam to figure out the best course of treatment for you.

Can I get a temporary crown or bridge on my 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. This is because we want as little force as possible placed on the implants while we wait for them to fuse with the jawbone.

How much do dental implants cost?

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

Most patients are good candidates for dental implants, even those who've been told they weren't previously. 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:

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

What do prosthetic teeth look like?

In the mouth, they look almost exactly like a natural tooth. The implant body (the screw) will not 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 the procedure?

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

What is the process to get a dental implant?

Our process is very straight forward. The implant is placed into the jawbone and is left alone to fuse for up to six months. After this, we take impressions and have your 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?

Our office does not currently use general anesthesia, however, we do provide both oral & IV conscious sedatives. To learn more about your options click here. The medicine will help relax you and typically makes it so you don’t remember the procedure. For this, we write you a prescription, and you can pick it up at your local pharmacy. NOTE: You MUST have someone driving you both ways for this 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 the office, however, expect to have a bit of bleeding (oozing) for 1-3 days after the procedure. In addition, you will most likely 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 much more. If heavy bleeding continues, please call our office.

An old home remedy that still works quite well to encourage clotting and reduce bleeding is to use tea bags. Just 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 heal. 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.

Will there be a lot of pain after the procedure?

While your experience may vary, you should expect mild soreness and possibly swelling afterwards. Many patients return the following day for their post op appointment reporting minimal pain. All patients are prescribed pain medication to help alleviate any discomfort.

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

We do not currently provide this type of implant. While titanium 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 success will be long-term. We want the most successful, most 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+% success rate, yes, they can still fail. Some of the things which can contribute to failure:

  • Failure to bond to the bone
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes

If an implant fails within the first year, your 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 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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