Our Implant Solutions
Dental implants are a permanent solution for your missing teeth. They’re the only tooth replacement system that protects your oral health while enhancing your appearance. Whether you’re missing one tooth, several teeth, or all your teeth, Dr. Klym will find the right treatment to restore your smile.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is comprised of three parts. The implant fixture is a titanium post that’s placed directly in your jawbone. After the post has had time to properly integrate with your bone tissue (in a process known as osseointegration), we’ll attach a small connecting piece called the abutment and then top your implant with a beautiful porcelain crown.
What is the Dental Implant Process?
The dental implant process starts with your free consultation with Dr. Klym. You’ll be provided with a complete dental exam and Dr. Klym will ask you some questions so we can learn about your treatment goals. That way, he can design a treatment plan to meet your needs.
Step 2–Preliminary Treatments (If Necessary)
In some cases, Dr. Klym recommends one or more supplemental treatments such as bone grafting or treatment for gum disease to help the patient prepare for the implant process. As soon as your supplemental care is complete, we can begin the implant process.
Step 3–Placing Your Crown
After your initial surgery, it will take about 3 to 6 months for your jawbone to integrate with the implant fixture. As soon as you’re ready, you’ll return to our office so Dr. Klym can attach your permanent restoration.
Porcelain is an outstanding choice for dental restorations because it’s white, durable, and it reacts to light the same way your natural teeth do. You’ll leave our office ready to face the world with a fully restored smile.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
No other restoration offers the benefits you get with dental implants. The best way to find out if they’re right for you is to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Klym today. He’ll make sure you get the right treatment for your smile.
Conditions such as jawbone deterioration and gum disease will interfere with the dental implant process unless they’re effectively treated. That’s why we feature supplemental procedures including bone grafting and soft tissue augmentation to prepare your smile for dental implants.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants are known for their durability and longevity. If you care for them properly and visit our dental office for regular checkups, they can even last a lifetime. While the number of years depends on what age you get them and your oral health, dental implants typically last for at least 25 years.
How much do dental implants cost?
The cost of dental implants depends on how many you’re getting and how much your insurance provider will cover. The average price of one dental implant ranges from $3,000-$4,500. Full mouth restorations typically cost around $30,000. Give us a call for a specific price estimate.
How do you take care of your dental implants after the procedure?
If you want your dental implants to last for as long as possible, it’s crucial that you follow the care instructions provided by your dentist. When brushing your teeth, make sure to use a toothbrush with soft bristles so you don’t scratch your implants.
Dr. Klym also recommends using nylon-coated floss to ensure it glides smoothly between each implant. Lastly, using an alcohol-free mouthwash will wash away any leftover bacteria hanging around your gums or restoration.
Are dental implants safe?
Dr. Klym is an experienced implant specialist and takes extra precautions to make sure your dental implants are placed safely. He fully evaluates each patient and uses advanced technology during the dental implant process.
Dental implants are made of only the safest materials to minimize complications. In fact, dental implants have about a 98% success rate.
Does insurance cover my dental implants procedure?
Dental insurance can help you afford dental implants and achieve the smile of your dreams. While your provider may not cover the entire cost of the implant, they can help pay for a large portion of the dental crown that’s placed over the titanium fixture.
What do I do in the event of a complication with my dental implants?
If you experience a complication with your dental implants after they’re placed, contact our dental office right away to be evaluated. These can consist of an infection, nerve damage, or injury to your surrounding teeth.
Dr. Klym may recommend that you apply a warm compress, rinse your mouth out with saltwater, and get plenty of rest until you’re able to come into our office.