Dental implants are a long-lasting choice that are as close as possible to growing new teeth. They function as a sturdy anchor for porcelain crowns that look and function so life-like you may completely forget they aren't your natural teeth. What's more, implants are also an excellent choice for providing strong, stable support for dentures. Implant dentistry is a service that offers one of the best values in modern health care while also allowing you to regain your sense of confidence about your smile.
The Implant Process
Many patients find the procedure of implant placement easier than they anticipated. Using the latest 3D imaging, advanced training, and unique material technologies, Dr. Flower can create a customized plan to guarantee that each patient enjoys a result that is secure, stable and long-lasting. The implant post itself is an "artificial root" that is made of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body. Dr. Flower's experienced hands expertly place the implant into the jaw. Most patients experience minimal discomfort during and after the implant procedure. Several types of sedation are available to accommodate each patient's comfort level.
After the implant is placed, the patient undergoes a healing period of about 3-4 months. Dr. Flower will review several options with each patient to identify the best method to ensure they are comfortable with their appearance and with the function of their teeth throughout this time while the bone becomes firmly attached to the implant. After the implant is secure, Dr Flower will create and attach a custom-made crown or bridge to the implant with small screws or dental cement. Dr. Flower uses numerous components to deliver a result that looks beautiful and feels natural.
Benefits of Dental Implants & Crowns
- Permanent, stable replacement for missing teeth
- Look & function like natural teeth
- No restrictions on what you can chew and eat
- Smile with confidence that the implant will not come loose
- Help reduce bone loss which results from missing tooth
- Help preserve placement & stability of surrounding teeth
- No discomfort caused by dentures
- No additional costs for denture cleaners
The Cost of Dental Implants
We recognize that the cost of dental implants is an important consideration when creating a complete plan that works for you. Because every patient’s case and circumstances are different, there is no one-set cost when it comes to dental implants. The best way to get an accurate idea of what your dental implants will cost is to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Flower. One thing is absolutely certain: You’ll get the highest value possible in modern implant dentistry. That means you can look forward to years of enjoying a beautiful smile that you can flash proudly with full confidence that it will fit and function naturally.
If you have dental benefits, please be aware that many dental insurance plans provide no coverage for dental implants. For those that do, they help with part but not the full cost of the implants and the restorations. We will work with your dental insurance to get the most help possible for any portion of your procedure. Additionally, we accept major credit cards and offer affordable payment plans to help you get the dental care you need.