Dental Implants – Casper, WY
Replacing Missing Teeth Made Simple
Tooth loss is a serious problem for many adults, and one that affects both oral health and quality of life. After tooth loss, simple, fun activities like eating meals and speaking to friends suddenly become difficult – not to mention the embarrassment that a majority of patients experience. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could simply turn back the clock and regain your complete, confident smile? While that isn’t possible, your Casper dentist, Erin Prach, DDS, provides the next best thing – dental implant restoration. In collaboration with an oral surgeon, this revolutionary reconstructive solution creates amazing, truly seamless results for oral health, beautiful look, and sense of self-esteem. When you’re ready to get started, call Dr. Prach’s dental office to schedule your tooth replacement consultation. We look forward to working with you to recreate your flawless smile.
Benefits of Dental Implants
The valuable benefits of choosing dental implants include:
- Implants are the only reconstructive option that replicates the entire tooth, root and all. This helps to preserve the health of your jawbone and ensures a more youthful facial appearance as years go by.
- There are no changes to your diet or oral hygiene routine required with dental implants.
- Dental implants don’t require additional structure from neighboring healthy teeth to be removed, allowing you to maintain the rest of your natural smile.
- With proper maintenance, dental implants can last for the rest of the patient’s life.
The Dental Implant Process
If you’re interested in receiving dental implants, Dr. Prach will be happy to recommend you to a trusted specialist in the area who handles the surgical portions of your procedure. During this time, the implants themselves will be placed within the gums and jawbone, where they serve as the new “roots” of missing teeth. Once the surgery is complete, you undergo a significant period of healing. This time is necessary because implants are slowly forming a strong bond with your natural structures, creating a solid foundation. When this is complete, you’ll return to our Casper, WY dental office so that we can create and place custom-made restorations!
Indications for Dental Implants
Depending on the number and location of missing teeth, we can use one or more dental implants to support a dental crown, fixed bridge, partial, or full denture, recreating your beautiful smile.
Missing One Tooth
When restoring single teeth, Dr. Prach uses all-ceramic dental crowns personalized to match your natural teeth supported by one dental implant post.
Missing Multiple teeth
Our Casper team also offers implant-retained fixed bridges and partials designed to fit over a number of strategically placed implants to replace several teeth in a row or both consecutive and nonconsecutive teeth. These appliances resemble traditional dentures or bridges, but by being securely attached to dental implants, they offer patients more security and confidence.
Missing All Teeth
To replace a full row of teeth, we can use four to six dental implant posts to support a full denture.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
Like other dental treatments, the cost of your dental implant tooth replacement plan will vary based on your specific situation. During your tooth replacement consultation, we’ll review your current situation, and carefully explain every step of the dental implant supported tooth replacement plan and the costs associated with each. Some of the factors to consider include:
- Need for preparatory treatments like gum or bone grafts
- Use of dental sedation to maintain comfort
- Material and manufacturer of your dental implants
- Number of teeth to replace
- Type of restoration (crown, bridge, or denture)
In most cases, your dental insurance will not offer coverage for your dental implant posts or their surgical placement. You will need to work with one of our knowledgeable local oral surgeons to create a payment plan that fits your budget. Most oral surgeons are happy to work with third party financiers like CareCredit to offer low and no interest financing options. Your replacement tooth or teeth will usually be covered by your insurance, and our team will help you to maximize these benefits to offset the costs of your tooth replacement plan.
An entire arch of missing teeth can be restored using an implant-retained denture. Instead of relying on an adhesive or suction to hold your denture in place, you can secure it to your jawbone using strategically placed implant posts. This eliminates slipping and irritation while also giving you a solution that offers exceptional advantages. Dr. Prach will rebuild your smile using a treatment that can last for a lifetime.