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 the best way to repair broken or missing teeth in a small area.

  • Natural appearance

  • Solid, natural chewing

  • Permanent and secure attachment

  • Significantly reduces bone loss after removal of a natural tooth or teeth

  • No negative impact to nearby teeth often seen with other options (bridges).

How Single Dental Implants Work

A dental implant is a titanium screw which serves as the base to replace a missing tooth or teeth.

There are 3 parts to a dental implant:

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Implant post (or body) | This is the foundation. It is inserted in the jaw bone and functions as the anchor.

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Abutment | This piece joins the implant post to the crown

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Crown | This is the visible part in your smile. This could also be an implant bridge attached to multiple implants.

Life-Changing Results

Same-day smiles from actual patients

Single Tooth Implants and Bridges Cost

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Our pricing is the best in Grand Junction and also provides the best end result. We are able to accomplish this by having a highly trained dentist who does the full procedure from start to finish along with an experienced staff dental lab technician. Our team has performed this procedure from start to finish together many, many times.

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 Financing & Payment Options

Dental implants are an important investment in yourself, and being able to divide this investment into monthly installments can help make these life-changing services more available and easier to fit into your budget. Our office works with multiple financing providers to offer payment plans covering either all or part of your dental implant treatment.

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. Since each case is unique, our doctor will need to see you for a consultation to figure out the best course of treatment for you.

Can you put a temporary crown or bridge on the 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 we wait for them to fuse with the jawbone.

How much do dental implants cost?

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

Most people are candidates for dental implants, even those who have been told they weren't in the past. Call us to schedule your free exam and let's see what we can do to help.

What kind of after care will my dental implant(s) need?

Take care of them like natural teeth:

  • Floss and brush twice a day.
  • Get cleanings regularly 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) will not be visible in the 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 to recover after the procedure?

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

What is the process for getting an implant?

The process is very straight forward. The implant is placed in the jawbone and is left alone to fuse for 4-6 months. Afterward, we take impressions and have the replacement tooth fabricated. If bone grafting is required, this can 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 to sleep for the procedure?

Our office does not currently put patients to sleep, we do, however, offer both IV and oral conscious sedatives. Click here to learn more about the options. This medication will provide relaxation and typically makes it so you don’t even remember the procedure. For this, we write you a prescription, and you can fill it at your local pharmacy. NOTE: You MUST have a driver both ways for this procedure, because of the sedation medication. You MUST NOT operate a motor vehicle or any machinery after taking your medication.

How long will I bleed after the procedure?

Most of the bleeding will have stopped before you leave our office, however, expect to have some slight bleeding (oozing) for 1-3 days after the procedure. In addition, you might notice increased salivation when we first put your denture(s) in. When this increased saliva mixes with a small amount blood, it can look like a lot of blood. If heavy bleeding does not stop, please call the office.

A home remedy which still works really well to help clotting and reduce bleeding is the use of tea bags. Just get a standard tea bag, dampen it, 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 a lot of pain after the procedure?

Though experiences will vary some, you can expect mild discomfort and some swelling after your procedure. Many patients come in the next day for their follow-up appointment reporting very little pain. All patients are prescribed medication for pain to help reduce any discomfort.

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

We do not currently provide this type of implant. While titanium dental implants have been around for decades with a long track record of success, zirconia implants are very new to the market, so we can't be certain what their success will be long-term. We want the most successful, most predictable long-term results for our patients, and for these reasons, we do not offer zirconia implants at this time.

Can implants fail?

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

  • Failure to bond to the bone
  • Tobacco use
  • Diabetes

If an implant fails during the first year, our doctor will replace it at no cost 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 amd 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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