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 fix damaged or missing teeth in a localized area.

  • Natural appearance

  • Solid, natural chewing

  • Permanent and secure attachment

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

  • No negative impact on nearby teeth like with other options (bridges).

How Single Dental Implants Work

A dental implant is a titanium screw that functions as the anchor to replace a tooth or teeth.

There are 3 components of a dental implant:

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Implant post (or body) | This serves as the foundation. The post is inserted in the jaw bone and functions 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 part in the mouth. This could also be an implant bridge over multiple implants.

Life-Changing Results

Same-day smiles from actual patients

Single Tooth Implants and Bridges Cost

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This pricing is the most affordable in Tacoma and also offers the best final result. We can accomplish this by having a highly trained dentist who performs the full procedure from start to finish along with a highly trained staff dental lab technician. Our team has performed dental implants from beginning to end 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 having the option to break this investment down into monthly payments can help make these life-changing services more accessible and easier to fit into your budget. We work with multiple financing providers to offer 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 an implant for each of my missing teeth?

It depends. As each case is unique, our doctor will need to see you for an exam to determine the best course of treatment for you.

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

At this time, we do not place temporary bridges or crowns on implants that have just been placed. This is because we want as little force being placed on the implants as possible while we wait for them to fuse with your jawbone.

How much do dental implants cost?

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

Most patients are good candidates for dental implants, even those who've been told they were not in the past. Call our office to schedule your consultation 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 a day.
  • Get cleanings regularly at intervals recommended by your dentist.

What do implant teeth look like?

In the mouth, they look almost exactly like a natural tooth. The implant body (the screw) will not 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 to recover after my procedure?

Most patients are able to 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. Your implant is placed into your 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 required, 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 to sleep for my procedure?

We do not currently put patients to sleep, we do, however, offer both IV and oral conscious sedation. Click here to learn more about your options. The medicine will help to relax you and typically makes it so you don’t remember the procedure. For this, we write you a prescription, and you can fill it at your local pharmacy. NOTE: You MUST have someone driving you 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 can I expect to bleed after the procedure?

Most of the bleeding will have stopped before you leave the clinic, however, expect to have a bit of bleeding (oozing) for one to three 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 small amount blood, it can look like a lot of blood. If heavy bleeding continues, please call the office.

An old home remedy which still works really well to encourage clotting and reduce bleeding is the use of tea bags. Just get a regular tea bag, dampen it, squeeze out the extra water, place it on the extraction site (or sites), and the tea will help you heal. 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.

Will there be a lot of pain after the surgery?

Though your experience may vary some, most patients can expect some discomfort and possible swelling afterwards. Many patients come in the following day for their follow-up appointment reporting very little discomfort. All patients are prescribed pain medication to help reduce any discomfort.

Is this procedure offered with zirconia (non-metal) implants?

We do not currently provide this type of implant. While titanium implants have been used 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, and predictable long-term results for our patients, and for these reasons, we do not use zirconia implants at this time.

Can implants fail?

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

  • Failure to bond to the bone
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes

If an implant fails during the first year, our dentist 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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