Dental Implants – Waverly
Replace Missing Teeth for Life
Missing teeth are a problem that plagues nearly 180 million Americans, and if this includes you, then you’re well aware of the problems they can cause-- unclear speech, a weaker bite, and an unconfident smile are all too common. At Amberly Dental, we can now help you reclaim your full smile with the most complete replacement available today: dental implants. Whether you are missing one tooth or an entire mouthful, we can turn back the clock and make it seem like your teeth never went missing in the first place.
Dental Implant Education Videos
The videos below are excellent at explaining the consequences of missing teeth, different options, and the process of restoring a tooth with an implant.
Why Choose Amberly Dental for Dental Implants?
- Member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- Implant placement & restoration provided in-house
- 98% success rate & able to last for decades
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are the only treatment that restores a tooth both above and below the gum line. A small titanium post is placed directly into the jawbone to mimic the root of a tooth, and this is used to support a number of restorations that show within the smile. This makes them much more stable than other traditional replacements, and it also enables them to stop and even reverse the bone loss that’s common after tooth loss.
Utilizing porcelain-made restorations, the final result with implants is practically indistinguishable from nature, both when it comes to function and aesthetics. And, thanks to modern techniques and technology, implants are extremely reliable as well, sporting an impressive 98% success rate. They are also extremely durable—all it takes is standard oral hygiene and routine dental visits for an implant to last for 30 years or more.
Indications for Dental Implants
Depending on your needs, dental implants can be used to support a number of different, custom-made restorations. Which kind would be best for you? Read on to learn more about your options:
Missing One Tooth
After an implant post is firmly secured within the jawbone, it can be topped with a single dental crown to fill in the space. Unlike a traditional bridge, this replacement tooth won’t require the surrounding teeth to hold crowns that keep the new restoration in place, better preserving a patient’s natural smile.
Missing Multiple Teeth
For a patient with consecutive missing teeth, instead of replacing them with individual implants, one or two posts can be used to support multiple replacement teeth, forming a strong and reliable bridge. Implant bridges are more stable and natural-looking than regular ones, plus they can be trusted to last much longer.
Missing All Teeth
Even patients who are missing all of their teeth can benefit from dental implants. Using a few strategically placed posts, a full or partial denture can be secured directly to the jawbone to provide a fit and stability a traditional prosthetic simply can’t match. While normal dentures typically bring back about 10% of a patient’s bite strength, implant dentures have been shown to restore as much as 70% or more.
Start to Finish Convenience
The dental implant procedure is usually broken up into two distinct phases: placement and restoration. Most practices refer their patients to an outside specialist for the surgical placement, which typically adds time, expense, and stress to the process. Thankfully, our own Dr. Vacek has the advanced training to perform the entire treatment right here at Amberly Dental. With us, you’ll be able to rebuild your smile in the same convenient location while working with the dentist and team you trust the entire time.
Cost of Dental Implants
While dental implant restorations do tend to cost more than traditional ones, they are actually the most cost-effective option long-term. Why? Largely thanks to their longevity. Dental implants can easily last for multiple decades, while other replacements typically need to be completely redone every 5-10 years. With implants, a patient will enjoy superior function, aesthetics, plus they’ll save thousands in maintenance and retreatment.
It’s also important to know that the cost of the procedure can vary quite a bit from person to person depending on their needs, such as how many teeth they want to be replaced and where they are located. To learn more about what your particular procedure may cost, we invite you to schedule an implant consultation today.