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Dental Implants

What are dental implants? How do they work?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are permanently linked to the jawbone. The jawbone fuses with the metal after the implant is put in the jawbone, a process known as osseointegration. This creates a strong bond, similar to that of a natural tooth root. They are strong, permanent, and have the appearance and feel of real teeth.

  1. Crown: This is the new replacement tooth that is visible when you smile. Our dental implant doctors and lab technicians use expert workmanship to make these out of porcelain or zirconia. Your crown will be custom-made to match the color, size, and shape of your natural teeth.
  2. Abutment: The abutment is not visible in your mouth, but it serves as a connecting component that connects your new tooth to the titanium implant.
  3. Implant: An implant is a screw-like post that provides a secure foundation for your new tooth. The implant is fused into the jaw bone.

How much are dental implants? Do you offer financing?

Dental implant costs vary based on several different factors. Things that can affect price may be based on your anatomy, your specific treatment needs, and how long it may take your jaw to heal. 

Financing – Yes! We offer financing through LendingClub, CareCredit, and Proceed Finance. When you come in for your free consultation, we’ll see if you qualify for financing and payment plans. 

We’ll also check your insurance plan to see if it provides coverage for a portion of the procedure. We’ll assist you with the entire process, making it as easy as possible to pay for your implants.

Does getting dental implants hurt? What about recovery and post-op pain?

Dental implant procedures cause little to no pain, and you may have IV sedation from our IV sedation certified oral surgeon. With our state-of the art digital scanning, minimally invasive full-jaw implants, and fully custom temporary teeth the same day of your procedure, you will leave your appointment with a secure, strong, and comfortable set of ceramic-resin teeth.

It can take anywhere from 1-3 months or more for your jaw to fully heal, but there are hardly any nerve endings in that part of your mouth. This means you will hardly feel them while you heal. We will prescribe the appropriate medications and send you home with simple care instructions. 

You then treat them just like normal teeth–brush, floss, use mouthwash, and don’t chew ice!

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

If you suffer from any of these issues, you may qualify for dental implants:

  • Trouble chewing
  • Teeth hurting
  • Unable to eat certain foods 
  • Missing teeth, dentures, bridges, or flippers
  • Bone loss or resorption
  • Insecure about smiling
  • Tooth decay
  • Grinding teeth

You can resolve these problems and discover a genuine, long-term solution while saving time and money without losing quality.

What is the dental implant procedure like?

You will receive a beautiful 3D-printed smile on the same day. This is temporary while your jaw heals for 1-3 months*. During this time, you will have post-procedure checkups until your jaw is fully healed and we give you your permanent smile!

It consists of: 

  • The Free Consultation
  • Pre-Procedure Exam
  • Procedure Day (surgery and 3D printed full custom teeth)
  • Lab Technicians Engineer Your Permanent Custom Smile
  • Post-procedure Checkups
  • New Permanent Teeth

You get to decide the shape, color, size, and fit of your new smile!

Are You Ready to Get Started?

Are you ready to find out for yourself if dental implants are right for you? Schedule a free consultation now and receive a free 3D CT scan. You’ll meet with an EON doctor to discuss your treatment choices as well as the cost and payment alternatives available to you.