Do you currently have one or more gaps in your smile where natural teeth once were? Even a single lost tooth can have big consequences for your oral health and quality of life. At Exceptional Dentistry, we recommend dental implants as the best reconstructive option available today here in Shepherdsville.
After an initial consultation, Dr. Carroll or Dr. Shoemaker will be happy to coordinate every step of your dental implant procedure. First, we’ll refer to a trustworthy oral surgeon nearby who will perform the surgical placement of your new implants directly into the jawbone. The implants are designed to replace the natural “root” of your tooth, and they will fuse naturally with your tissue and bone in order to create an enduring foundation for replacement teeth. After around for to six months of healing, you’ll return to our practice to have these restorations designed and placed.
When restoring a single implant, our team will utilize an all-porcelain dental crown that’s attached with an abutment. This porcelain material can be used to seamlessly mimic the natural feel, look, function of an original tooth – no one around you will even be able to tell the difference. If it’s a row of lost teeth, an implant-retained bridge can work wonders in building up the structure durably and beautifully. This version of a bridge is much better for your oral health than the traditional version that was anchored by crowns, as it doesn’t require any existing tooth structure to be negatively altered.
Do you have traditional dentures that regularly slip out of place or make noticeable, embarrassing clicking sounds? Dental implants can transform the effectiveness of your prosthetic for the better. It’s simple – our team will place a few strategic implants into the bone and secure the denture on top of them for added reliability and oral strength. As a result, your bite will be much more effective, and your face may even look fuller and more youthful as well.
All-On-4 dentures are an excellent tooth replacement method for patients who need to restore an entire row of teeth. As the name suggests, our team will use just four implants in strategic positions to support the full prosthetic. Better yet, we can typically place the implants and restore them with your new denture in the same appointment! This makes All-On-4 a lightning-fast method for giving patients back the gift of a full, confident smile.
One of the first questions patients ask us about dental implants is, “What does it cost?” The answer can scare some patients away. However, before you pick the cheapest option, we encourage you to consider how a higher initial investment may pay off down the line when you’re able to maintain your fully restored smile for the rest of your life. Our knowledgeable dentistry team is here to help you make dental implants affordable. We will work with your dental benefit provider to ensure you receive coverage whenever possible. While most plans don’t cover dental implants, they will usually cover the cost of other aspects of this tooth replacement process like tooth extraction, tissue grafting, sedation dentistry, and your replacement tooth or teeth. We can also work with CareCredit to provide low and no interest financing plans for qualified patients. Please don’t hesitate to ask about how we can help you fit the cost of dental implants into your budget.
All over the world, more and more people are starting to discover the countless benefits of dental implants. They provide a seamlessly natural appearance, plenty of oral function, and exceptional longevity. If you’d like to learn more or schedule your first implant consultation, don’t hesitate to contact our office!