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 damaged or missing teeth in a localized area.

  • Look natural

  • Solid, natural chewing

  • Attached securely and permanently

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

  • Zero negative impact to neighboring teeth like with other options (bridges).

How it Works

A dental implant is a titanium screw that acts as the foundation to replace a missing 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 and serves as the anchor.

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Abutment | This portion connects the implant post to the crown

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

Life-Changing Results

Same-day smiles from actual patients

Cost of Single Tooth Implants and Bridges

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This pricing is the most affordable in St. Louis and also provides the best end result. We are able to accomplish this by having an extensively trained dentist who performs the complete procedure from beginning to end along with a highly trained staff dental lab technician. Our team has performed dental implants from start to finish together more times than they can count.

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 Payment & Financing Options

Dental implants are an important investment in yourself, and being able to divide this investment 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 companies to provide payment plans to cover either all or part of your 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 a dental implant for each of my missing teeth?

It depends. As every case is unique, we'll need to see you for a consultation to determine the best course of treatment for you.

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

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

How much do dental implants cost?

Am I eligible for dental implants?

Most patients are candidates for dental implants, even those who've been told they were not previously. Call our office to schedule your free exam and let's see what we can do to help.

What kind of after care will I need to perform with my dental implant(s)?

Take care of them like natural teeth:

  • Brush and floss twice daily.
  • Get regular cleanings at intervals recommended by your dentist.

What do prosthetic teeth look like?

In your mouth, they look almost exactly like a natural tooth. The implant body (the screw) won't be visible in your 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 for recovery after my procedure?

Most patients can return to work either the same day or the next day. Certain cases may require more time off from work.

What is the process for getting a dental implant?

Our process is very straight forward. The implant is placed into the jawbone and is left alone to fuse for 4-6 months. After this, we take impressions and have your tooth fabricated. If bone grafting is needed, this may 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 the procedure?

Our office does not currently put patients to sleep, however, we do offer both IV and oral conscious sedation. To learn more about these options click here. This medication will provide relaxation and often makes it so you won't even remember your procedure. For this, we write you a prescription, and you can fill it at your local pharmacy. NOTE: You MUST have someone driving you to and from for this procedure, because of the oral sedation pill(s). You MUST NOT operate a motor vehicle or any machinery after taking your medication.

How long can I expect to bleed after the procedure?

Most of the bleeding will have ceased before you leave the 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 much more. If heavy bleeding does not stop, please call our office.

A classic home remedy which still works quite well to encourage clotting and reduce bleeding is to use tea bags. Just get a regular tea bag, get it damp, squeeze out the extra water, place it on the extraction site (or sites), and the tea will help you clot. 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 you need.

Can I expect pain after the procedure?

Though your experience may vary some, you can expect mild soreness and slight swelling afterwards. Many patients come in the next day for their follow-up exam reporting very little soreness. You will be prescribed pain medication to help reduce any discomfort.

Do you offer this procedure with zirconia (non-metal) implants?

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

Can implants fail?

Although titanium implants do have a 95+% success rate, yes, they can still fail. Some of the things that may cause them to fail:

  • Failure to integrate into the bone
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes

If an implant fails during the first year, our doctor will replace it at no charge to you.

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 and 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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