What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth. The implant post replaces the missing root structure and stabilizes the bite and jaw bone. The implant is capped with an abutment and final dental restoration for a natural functioning and looking missing tooth replacement. Dental implants can be used to replace one missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, or a full arch of missing teeth.

Is the dental implant procedure painful?
Most patients experience little to no discomfort during their dental implant procedure. Buckle Advanced Dental Care offers sedation dentistry options for patients optimal comfort. Dr. Buckle will discuss sedation options with patients prior to treatment. Sedation methods will be decided based on the health and preference of the patient.

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?
A good candidate for dental implants has adequate healthy gum and bone tissue. Dr. Buckle will provide each patient with a thorough oral health exam and bone analysis to determine if they are a good candidate for dental implants. Dr. Buckle uses state of the art implant dentistry 3-D digital imagining for precise planning for predictable results.

What if I do not have enough healthy bone for dental implants?
For patients with compromised bone structure there are options. Bone grafting may be necessary to provide ample bone structure to secure a dental implant. New implant techniques, such as All On Four, uses precise planning and angling of the dental implants to maximize healthy bone with out the need for bone grafting. Dr. Buckle will help patient determine which treatment option will support their long term oral health.

Will I have to see an oral surgeon or an outside specialist for any phase of my dental implants?
No, Buckle Advanced Dental Care offers full service dental implants under one roof. We manage all phases of your dental implant treatment in house. We handle treatment planning, bone grafting (if necessary), surgical implantation, and post recovery follow up and restoration design.

Are there dental implant alternatives?
While there are other missing tooth replacement options, such as dentures or bridges, Dr. Buckle will generally recommend dental implants. Dental implants provide superior stability. A denture or bridge can be secured using dental implants. Dental implants are the most natural way to replace missing teeth for oral health and aesthetics.

How much do dental implants cost?
The cost of your dental implant treatment will vary depending on the number of dental implants needed, the type of restoration you choose, and any additional treatments necessary to restore your oral health. Our dental care team will outline all treatment costs before your implant surgery.

Can dental implants prevent bone loss?
Yes. Dental implants are designed to naturally fuse with the jaw bone. The titanium post helps to stimulate bone tissue regeneration. Implants stabilize the bite and prevents further bone deterioration and additional tooth loss

How many teeth can I replace with dental implants?
Dental implants can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or a full arch of missing teeth. Dental implants can successfully secure a dental crown, dental bridge or a full denture.

Will a dental implant affect the adjacent teeth?
Unlike a dental bridge, dental implants do not affect adjacent teeth. Dental implants simply replace the missing tooth root. Implants do not require adjusting any surrounding teeth, supporting a natural and stable bite and smile.

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