Dental implants offer a permanent solution for missing teeth, and they will look and feel completely natural. Whether you’re missing one tooth or many, West Central Dental has you covered with:
Single Tooth and Full Arch Implants
Get your entire implant treatment process under one roof! At West Central Dental, we offer our patients the latest technology including CEREC crowns. This means we do not need to take messy impressions or wait on a lab to make your custom crown. Instead, we can do it in-house. At West Central Dental, we can take care of your entire implant process from root to crown.
We understand that sometimes life gets in the way of getting the dental care you deserve. You will always feel welcomed and understood at West Central Dental.
Dental Implants provide a beautiful, functional restoration that will last a lifetime with proper care.
With both local anesthetic and sedation options, you will feel no pain throughout the treatment process.
Dental implants consist of two main parts: the implant and the restoration. The implant is a small titanium post that will function as the artificial tooth root. The restoration is a custom-made crown that will function as the new tooth.
Just as the implant itself consists of two parts, so does the implant process. Whether you are getting a single tooth replaced or a full arch of implants, Dr. Jake or Dr. Olness will begin the placement process by making a small, precise incision in your gums. The titanium post will then be inserted and your gums will be sutured shut. You will come back in 3-6 months for the prosthetic tooth to be placed after your gums have healed properly and the implant has bonded to your jawbone.
Once your gums have fully healed from the placement process, Dr. Jake or Dr, Olness can begin the restoration phase of treatment. You will come back in to have the restoration (typically a dental crown) placed, which will complete the procedure.
We will take images and scans of your entire mouth to help us create a beautiful replacement tooth that fits seamlessly in your smile. Once it is placed, you will be able to speak, smile, and eat again with confidence. To care for your implant, simply treat it like a regular tooth! Continue to brush and floss normally and come in for regular exams and cleanings.
Dental Implants have the unique ability to prevent bone loss, or resorption, after tooth-loss. When you are missing a tooth, your other teeth can begin to shift toward the empty space, changing your bite and your bone structure. When you chew, the root of your tooth applies pressure to the jaw bone, stimulating it and keeping it strong.
When a tooth is missing, however, this pressure is no longer applied where the tooth used to be, so the bone begins to deteriorate. A dental implant prevents this by functioning as an artificial tooth root as it bonds to the existing bone structure permanently through a process called osseointegration. Once the small, titanium implant is fully osseointegrated and the restoration is in place, you will be able to bite and chew with your implant as a normal tooth, providing the pressure and stimulation necessary to keep your jaw bone healthy and strong.
If you are missing a tooth or need to replace a severely damaged tooth that can not be saved with a root canal and crown, you may be a good candidate for a dental implant. One of our doctors will examine your mouth to make sure your gums and jaw bone are healthy enough to support a dental implant. If you want to know whether this treatment option is right for you, come in for a consultation as soon as possible.
The cost of implant treatment varies depending on individual needs, including the location of the implant, how many implants you may need, and your level of dental health. To get an accurate assessment of how much your dental implant treatment will cost, come in to our office for a consultation today. We will also work with you to bring the cost of treatment within your budget using our flexible financing options. Call our front desk at (320) 231-1739 to find out more about our accepted insurances and our payment plan options.