Single Tooth Implants and Bridges

Single and Multi-Tooth Dental Implants.

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About Implants and Bridges

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are Single Tooth Implants & Bridges?

Single tooth implants and bridges are the best way to fix damaged or missing teeth in a small area.

  • Natural appearance

  • Solid, natural chewing

  • Permanent and secure attachment

  • Significantly decreases bone loss after removal of a natural tooth or teeth

  • No negative effect on neighboring teeth like with other options (bridges).

How it Works

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

There are 3 components of a dental implant:

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

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Abutment | This piece joins the implant post to the crown

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Crown | This is the visible part in your smile. This could also be an implant bridge attached to multiple dental implants.

Life-Changing Results

Same-day smiles from actual patients

Cost of Single Tooth Implants and Bridges

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Our pricing is the most affordable in Birmingham while also offering the best final result. We are able to accomplish this by having a highly trained dentist who does the complete procedure from start to finish along with an experienced staff dental lab technician. Our team has performed this procedure from start to finish 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 having the option to break this investment down into monthly payments can help make these life-changing services more obtainable and easier to fit into your budget. Our office works with multiple financing providers to provide payment plans to cover either all or part of the dental implant procedure.

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. Since every case is unique, we'll need to see you for an exam to figure out the best course of treatment for you.

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

Unfortunately not at this time, we do not place temporary bridges or crowns 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 your jawbone.

How much do dental implants cost?

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

Most patients are candidates for dental implants, even those who have been told they were not previously. 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 perform with my dental implant(s)?

Take care of them like natural teeth:

  • Brush and floss twice a day.
  • Get regular cleanings 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) 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 for recovery after the procedure?

Many patients are able to return to work either the same day or the next day. Certain cases may 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 the jawbone and is left alone to fuse for 4-6 months. After this, we take impressions and have the replacement tooth fabricated. If bone grafting is required, this can 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 to sleep for the procedure?

We do not currently use general anesthesia, we do, however, provide both oral & IV conscious sedatives. To learn more about these options click here. The medication will help relax you and often makes it so you don’t even remember the procedure. For this, the doctor writes you a prescription, and you can pick it up at your pharmacy of choice. NOTE: You MUST have someone driving you to and from for your procedure, because of the sedation medication. You MUST NOT operate a motor vehicle or any machinery after taking your medication.

How long can I expect to bleed after the procedure?

Most of the bleeding will have stopped before you leave our clinic, however, expect to have a bit of bleeding (oozing) for one to three days after the procedure. Also, you might 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 the office.

An old home remedy that still works really well to encourage clotting and reduce 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 bags 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?

While experiences will vary, you can expect mild soreness and some swelling after your procedure. Many patients come in the following day for their follow-up appointment reporting minimal soreness. 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 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 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 dental implants fail?

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

  • Failure to integrate into the bone
  • Tobacco use
  • Diabetes

If your implant fails within 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 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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