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The key to successful Dental Implant placement and restoration is a knowledgeable, experienced, and caring Team.
The above fee includes the Implant and the Implant placement only (the Surgical Phase). All other fees related to the complete dental implant treatment (Surgical and Restorative Phases) are explained on the Dental Implant Fees page. For example: A single implant with abutment and crown, at the Leigh Smile Center, will cost $3,600. This includes the dental implant, the implant abutment or post, the final implant crown, and the surgical facility fee. Additional implant crowns, complete, are $2,800 each (in the same arch, on the same surgery date). If the second or more implants are in a different arch, the price will be $3,200 each for the first implant, and $2,800 for the second or more implants. The 3-D X-ray and the surgical guide are included in the fee.
We stand behind our work. Some dental implants do fail; however, this is rare. At the Leigh Smile Center, we have a very high success rate. If the implant does fail, Dr. Leigh will refund the $1,000 dental implant placement fee, or replace the implant at no additional charge, within one year of placement.
Dental Implants are designed to provide a stable foundation for replacement teeth.
Dental Implants are small, surgical titanium, screw-shaped, threaded fixtures that are placed into the bone in the upper (Maxillary) and/or lower (Mandibular) arches of the mouth. They are used to replace one or many missing teeth, or to stabilize dentures. Titanium is an inert metal that is capable of creating a very tight bond with bone. Titanium is used in other operations such as knee or hip r
eplacements -- so it is a proven surgical component.
The implant acts like the root of a natural tooth, and bone actually forms around a special coating or rough surface on the implant to hold the implant firmly in place. This process is referred to as osseointegration. A crown, with the look, feel, and function of regular dental crowns is then affixed to an abutment (post) which is connected to the implant. The 'abutment' is simply a small connecting piece between the implant and the crown.
In cases where there are multiple missing teeth, or where the patient has previously had dentures, multiple implants are placed in the mouth to allow for implant-supported crowns or bridges, ball or "Locator" abutment retained Overdentures, and/or Titanium or Gold Bar-supported Overdentures.
Dental Implants, being made of Surgical Titanium, are very strong and durable. The success rate for dental implants is high; and, with proper care, good dental hygiene, and a healthy life style, it is quite rare that implants will fail. Many of the 'original' implants (from the study in Sweden over 30 years ago) are still functioning without any problems. Technology and procedures have advanced significantly since the first implants were placed. Some failed implants can be attributed to an unhealthy lifestyle (smoking) or to poor dental hygiene. The Leigh Smile Center has had a very high documented annual success over the past five years.
FEES: Implant Surgery is $1000 Each. This is for the surgical placement of the Implants and includes the cost of the Implants. There is an additional 1-Time-Only facility fee of $400 for the setup of the Surgical Suite. Certain conditions may apply. The fees are dependent on sufficient available bone being present at the site in order to perform the procedure. For more complete information about the restorative phase costs, and a breakdown of specific procedures, please visit our DENTAL IMPLANT FEES page.
* Dental Implants do not decay.
* The implant crowns have the appearance of natural teeth.
* Implant Supported Dentures do not slip or loosen in the mouth.
* Implants are cost effective when taking into account the functioning life of the implant.
* Note: "In some cases, the implant may not be successful because it didn’t bond to the bone." (Canadian Dental Association). Some dental implants do fail, and there can be bone loss associated with ailing/failing implants. However, the present success rate for dental implants is very high.
* For all of the many factual benefits of Dental Implants for the edentulous patient, or patients with missing teeth, please contact Dr. Leigh at firstname.lastname@example.org, and he will send that information to you. Or, you can check out any one of thousands of Dental Implant websites (especially Dental Implant Organizations), where all these facts are readily available.
1. Failed Root Canals
2. Inadequate Root Length
3. Congenitally (Heriditery) missing teeth.
4. Periodontally involved (mobile or loose) teeth.
5. Large carious (decay) lesions.
6. Tooth fractures.
7. Missing teeth.
8. No posterior abutment (anchor) teeth.
9. To preserve the adjacent natural tooth structure. No 'grinding down' of other good teeth.
10. To stabilize or retain partial or complete dentures.
11. To eliminate removable appliances and replace them with implant-supported (fixed) crowns and bridges.
If you are considering Dental Implants as an option to conventional dentures or missing teeth, then you should ask these 4 Very Important Questions of your Dental Practitioner:
1. How long have you been placing and restoring dental Implants, and do you perform both the surgical and prosthetic phases?
2. How many implants have you placed?
3. What is your success rate? and,
4. Specifically ... what is your training and qualifications in Dental Implant procedures?
You should not be afraid to ask those questions, and your dental professional should be quite willing to answer them. At the Leigh Smile Center, we feel it is our obligation to provide you with that information. Dr. Leigh both places and restores Dental Implants, and focuses on Implant-related procedures in his Dental Practice. He will be happy to provide you with his experience and training in the area of Dental Implants: email@example.com
At the Leigh Smile Center, we use 3D Imaging Technology as part of our treatment planning process. The CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) images allow us to collect the required and highly valuable diagnostic information so we can plan and deliver Dental Implant Treatment to our patients. Training in CBCT imaging is a requirement of the Alberta Dental Association + College. This technology allows us to measure the patient’s bone width, height, angulation and density, and to 'virtually' position the Implants in the bone. In our Center, being able to view a patient's bone structure in 3 dimensions reduces the possibility of error.
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