Pineville Dental Implants

Restore Your Smile With Dental Implants

Dental implants with our Pineville office are an ideal way to restore one or more missing teeth. With a long lifespan, completely natural look and feel, and minimal requirements for care and upkeep, implants are convenient, cost-effective, and durable.

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Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants look and feel completely natural, and will never shift or move in your mouth
Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care
Implants help preserve and stimulate your jaw and gum, preventing resorption after tooth loss
Simply brush and floss normally to care for your dental implant

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are small, screw-shaped pieces of titanium that are used to replace the roots of your missing teeth. Titanium has the unique ability to bond permanently to bone and gum tissue, keeping your mouth strong after the loss of a tooth. Once you’ve had an implant placed and it heals, a dental crown is permanently attached to restore your missing tooth. If you’re missing more than one tooth, you may also be able to restore your smile with an implant-supported bridge or dentures.

Are Dental Implants Safe?

Yes! Dental implants are extremely safe, and complications are very rare. About 98% of all dental implant surgeries are completely successful, making this one of the safest oral surgeries. 

Dr. Babb works with only the best implant specialists and will refer you to a trusted colleague for your implant placement. By going to an implant specialist for your placement, you can rest assured that you will be in skilled hands. After your placement, Dr. Babb will create your custom crown to complete your restoration.

What Are The Different Types Of Dental Implants?

There are a few different types of dental implants that are available to replace missing teeth:

  • Single-Tooth Implants – Single-tooth implants consist of two parts: the implant itself (a small titanium post that acts as an artificial tooth root) and a dental crown (the restoration that looks like the crown of a tooth).

    These implants are placed directly into your gum and jaw tissue by an implantologist. Then, it heals through a process called “osseointegration” until it becomes permanently bonded to your mouth. This allows it to be used as an artificial “root,” and support a restoration like a dental crown.
  • Mini implants – Mini implants work the same way as traditional implants, but they are usually much smaller and thinner, making them a good option for patients who do not have enough jaw bone to support a traditional implant.

    Usually, mini implants are not used to restore a single tooth. Instead, multiple mini implants are used to support an implant-supported bridge or denture.
  • Full-Arch Implants – These implants are used to restore an entire arch (or both arches) of missing teeth. Supported by a series of 4-6 implants, a restoration is attached. These restorations include implant-supported dentures and fixed bridges.

At Pineville Family Dentistry, Dr. Babb specializes in creating custom implant restorations. To learn more and schedule an appointment, just contact us now. 

What Can I Expect From The Implant Process?

If you’re approved for dental implants, Dr. Troy Babb will refer you to a trusted implant specialist. You will visit them for your implant placement and come back to our practice to complete your restoration.

At your placement appointment, your mouth will be cleaned and numbed and an incision will be made into the gum to insert the dental implant. The area will be cleaned and disinfected, then sutured shut, completing the first phase of the implant procedure.

Your implant will then heal and bond with the surrounding tissue, which usually takes 3-6 months. During this time, Dr. Babb will begin to create a customized porcelain dental crown that will replace your missing tooth. After the healing process, Dr. Babb will make sure your crown fits perfectly, then bond it to your implant using special dental cement. Your new tooth will be cleaned and polished, and you’ll leave our office with a restored, beautiful smile.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

The cost of a dental implant can vary quite a bit based on the location of your missing tooth, your oral health, the need for additional surgical treatments like bone grafting or alveoloplasty, and other details.

For this reason, it’s not easy to provide you with an accurate cost estimate without first examining your mouth. Contact Pineville Family Dentistry for a consultation with Dr. Babb if you’re interested in dental implants in Beausheen, Legacy Point or Richfield.

After a comprehensive exam, Dr. Babb can provide you with an accurate cost estimate for your personalized treatment and discuss the financing options available at our office, so you can determine if an implant is right for your budget and your needs.

Am I A Good Candidate For Dental Implants?

To be approved for implant surgery, a patient must be in good overall health and have a healthy mouth. This means that you must not have any decayed teeth or be suffering from periodontal disease. Your jaw must also be strong enough to support a dental implant. During your consultation, Dr. Babb will assess your health to determine whether you are a candidate for treatment.

Are Dental Implants Covered By Insurance?

In most cases, dental implants are not covered by insurance. However, some insurance companies will pay for part of the implant procedure. For more information, contact your dental insurance provider, or ask the team be glad to help you understand your insurance coverage and maximize your benefits!

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