Single Tooth Implants and Bridges

Single and Multi-Tooth Dental Implants.

About Implants and Bridges

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Frequently Asked Questions

About Implants and Bridges

Results and Testimonials

Explore Implants and Bridges Cost

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Single Tooth Implants & Bridges?

Single tooth implants and bridges are an excellent way to replace broken or missing teeth in a small area.

  • Look natural

  • Solid, natural chewing

  • Permanent and secure attachment

  • Significantly decreases bone loss after extraction of a natural tooth or teeth

  • Zero negative effect on nearby teeth often seen with other options (bridges).

How Single Dental Implants Work

A dental implant is a titanium screw that acts as the foundation to replace a tooth or teeth.

There are 3 components of a dental implant:

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Implant post (or body) | This is the foundation. It is placed in the jaw bone and acts as the anchor.

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Abutment | This portion joins the implant post and crown

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Crown | This is the visible portion in your smile. Crowns can also be an implant bridge across multiple dental implants.

Life-Changing Results

Same-day smiles from actual patients

Single Tooth Implants and Bridges Cost

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Our pricing is the best in Idaho Falls and also provides the best end result. We are able to achieve this by having an extensively trained dentist who does the entire procedure from start to finish along with a highly trained in-house dental lab technician. They have performed this procedure from start to finish together many, many times.

Single Tooth Implant

Replaces 1 tooth
Includes the implant body, abutment, and crown
Does not include any necessary extractions and/or bone grafting

Implant Bridge

Replaces 3 Teeth
Includes 2 implant bodies, 2 abutments, and 3 unit bridge
Does not include any necessary extractions and/or bone grafting
More cost effective than placing 3 individual implants

Available Financing & Payment Options

Dental implants are an important investment in yourself, and being able to break this investment down into smaller payments can help make these life-changing services more obtainable and easier to fit into your budget. Our office works with multiple financing providers to offer payment plans to cover either all or part of the dental implant procedure.

Longer-term options for lower payments (up to 96 months)

Interest-free up to 6 months

Longer-term options for lower payments (up to 60 months)

Option to apply with a co-applicant increases chance of approval

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I need an implant for each of my missing teeth?

It depends. As each case is unique, our doctor will need to see you for a consultation to determine the appropriate treatment for you.

Can I get a temporary crown or bridge on the implant the same day it’s placed?

Unfortunately not at this time, we do not place temporary crowns or bridges on implants that have just been placed. The reason for this is that we want as little force being placed on the implants as possible while we wait for them to fuse with the jawbone.

How much do dental implants cost?

Am I eligible for dental implants?

Most patients are good candidates for dental implants, even those who've been told they weren't previously. Call us to schedule your free exam and let's see what we can do to get you smiling again.

What kind of after care will my dental implant(s) need?

Take care of them like natural teeth:

  • Floss and brush twice a day.
  • Get cleanings regularly at intervals recommended by your dentist.

What do prosthetic teeth look like?

In your mouth, they look almost identical to a natural tooth. The implant body (the screw) won't be visible in the mouth. It is under the gums in the bone.

Will it function and feel like a natural tooth?

Yes! It will feel different from a natural tooth but will function the same.

How long should I take off work to recover after the procedure?

Most patients are able to return to work either the same day or the next day. Some cases may require more time off from work.

What is the process for getting an implant?

Our process is very straight forward. The implant is placed into your jawbone and is left alone to integrate for up to six months. Afterward, we take impressions and have the new tooth fabricated. If bone grafting is needed, this can increase treatment time.

Is my implant removable?

No, once your implant is completed, you will not be able to remove it.

Can I be put under for my procedure?

Our office does not currently put patients to sleep, we do, however, offer both oral & IV conscious sedatives. Click here to learn more about your options. The medicine will help to relax you and often makes it so you won't even remember your procedure. For this, the doctor writes you a prescription, and you can pick it up at your local pharmacy. NOTE: You MUST have a driver to and from for your procedure, because of the oral sedation pill(s). You MUST NOT operate a motor vehicle or any machinery after taking your medication.

How long will I bleed after the procedure?

Significant bleeding will have ceased before you leave our office, however, expect to have some slight bleeding (oozing) for 1-3 days after the procedure. Additionally, you will most likely notice increased salivation when we first put your denture(s) in. When this increased saliva mixes with a little blood, it can look like a lot of blood. If heavy bleeding continues, please call our office.

A classic home remedy which still works really well to encourage clotting and stop bleeding is to use tea bags. Get a regular tea bag, dampen it, squeeze out the extra water, place it on your extraction site (or sites), and the tea will help you heal. Multiple tea bags can be used if needed. Replace the tea bags if they become saturated with blood. The process can be repeated as many times as needed.

Can I expect pain after the surgery?

While your experience may vary some, most patients should expect mild soreness and possible swelling after your procedure. Many patients return the following day for their post op appointment reporting very little pain. All patients are prescribed pain medication to help reduce any discomfort.

Is this procedure offered with zirconia (non-metal) implants?

Our practice does not currently provide this type of implant. While titanium implants have been used for decades with a long track record of success, zirconia implants are very new to the market, so we can't be certain what their success will be long-term. We want the most successful, and predictable long-term results for our patients, and for these reasons, we do not offer zirconia implants at this time.

Can dental implants fail?

Although titanium implants do have a 95+% success rate, yes, they can still fail. Some of the things which can contribute to failure:

  • Failure to integrate into the bone
  • Tobacco use
  • Diabetes

If your implant fails during the first year, our dentist will replace it for free.

Dental Implant Timeline

The process typically takes 5-6 months from start to finish.

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Place implant body and wait 4 months for integration into jaw bone.

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Uncover implants and allow gums to form to correct shape for 2 weeks.

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Take impressions amd send off to outside lab for fabrication of abutment and crown. This normally takes 3-4 weeks.

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Place abutment and crown.

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