What’s Included in Dental
The first time you meet with us is extremely important. This Free Consultation includes much of the planning for the rest of the treatment. Our doctors will assess the health of the teeth and jaws. Diagnostic 3D imaging (valued at $405) will be obtained and treatment options will be discussed.
After the initial consultation, you are scheduled for surgery where the dental implants are placed and the new teeth are fitted and adjusted. While these won’t be your final restoration, you will leave our office after this visit with beautiful, fixed, functional teeth.
After 3-6 months, when the implants are fused to the natural bone, the dentist will take new impressions of your mouth and prepare a final, stronger, permanent set of teeth adjusted to a perfect fit. This helps ensure that the teeth will last for decades, and provide maximum support, beauty, and function to the patient.
Some patients may choose to (undergo general anesthetic during ) be sedated during the dental implant procedure, as they might be too nervous during the surgery if they are completely awake. If this is a problem you should consider asking for a sedative to ease your anxiety.
Patients who have lost a lot of bone may also require bone grafts. Bone grafts may be performed in a separate procedure, several months before the implant is placed, and will require several months to heal and for the graft to fuse into the regular bone. This extra procedure may, of course, mean additional costs. This also means you may not be able to have the procedure done in one trip since the graft will take time to grow into the bone and you need to allow tissues to heal. However, we also offer an option that does not include bone grafting called a Zygomatic Implant.
Which teeth are being replaced also influences the cost of treatment. Front teeth are much harder for the surgeon to work on and require more skill to make the implant look like a natural tooth. As a rule, visible teeth tend to be more expensive, and the surgery tends to be longer.