Implants

  • What are Dental Implants?

    • Dental implants allow your dentist to replace teeth directly on a metal post that has been surgically positioned in your jawbone.  ​As your body heals from this surgery, the implants fuse directly with your bone, making this tooth replacement option most closely resembles the physiology and functionality of your natural tooth. 

  • Who is a good candidate for implants?

    • To be a good candidate for implant placement, you must have healthy gum tissue and an adequate amount of jawbone. Additional surgery may be required to facilitate placement of the implant if either of these requirements are insufficient. 

  • How will you know if I’m a good candidate?

    • A free consultation appointment is suggested for you.  At this appointment, Dr. Bryn will examine your tissue and bone levels, as well as your occlusion (how your teeth come together) and your health history.  A CBCT (otherwise known as a 3D Scan or Cone Beam Tomography) may be prescribed by Dr. Bryn in order to measure your bone width and height.  This technology is so accurate, it can measure your bone levels down to the half millimeter!

  • What is the timeline for getting an implant?

    • The timeline for complete dental implant therapy depends on a variety of factors.   Your health status, if additional surgery is needed to facilitate placement, or if a bone graft is needed are all factors that influence how long it takes to successfully place and restore an implant.  In general, the process can be finished in approximately six months.  To some, this may seem like a long waiting period – but because dental implants most closely resemble a natural tooth, almost all dental implant patients will tell you that it is worth the wait!

  • Will my insurance cover dental implants?

    • Every insurance company is different.  This is why our office manager or another team member will be happy to submit a “pre-authorization” to your specific insurance company to receive a more accurate estimate of your own out-of-pocket expenses.  Unfortunately, some insurance companies do not have implant coverage.  Other companies might pay up to 50%.  Let us submit a quote for you!

  • How much do implants cost?

    • We understand that investing in a dental implant can be costly for some.  Because every situation and every insurance company is unique, we suggest you schedule a free consultation appointment in order for us to treatment plan for your case specifically.

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