Dental implants are small posts that are surgically inserted into the gums and jawbone where a tooth has gone missing. Implants are typically made from biocompatible titanium that is strong and durable, and actually encourages new bone growth and attachment to the implant, so it becomes a fused, integrated part of your sound oral health structure.
The dental implant is a synthetic tooth root that offers a secure anchor for a new tooth or teeth. A single implant can secure a single tooth with a crown, single or multiple implants can be used to anchor several teeth with a bridge, or multiple implants can be used to secure a full set of implant-supported dentures.
If the thought of dentures—slipping out, securing them with adhesives, or soaking them overnight—fills you with dread, or you’re already living with the difficulties of dentures, we want you to know there’s a better solution with implant-supported dentures.
Implant-supported dentures are securely anchored into the jawbone with the help of dental implants, creating the most healthy, secure, and life-like solution to missing teeth. Implant-supported dentures are locked in place, so you don’t have to worry about them slipping, there’s no need for adhesives, and we have removable and permanent options that you can clean and maintain just like natural teeth.
Dr. Shull has received advanced training in implant dentistry, so he has the clinical expertise and the advanced technology to successfully place dental implants at Bear Creek Family Dental. There’s no need to go see a specialist across town, we can handle all your dental implant needs right here, in house!
If you’re worried or anxious about the procedure, you can rest assured we use the most current techniques for 3D-guided implant placement. If you are feeling anxious, we also have nitrous oxide available for your comfort during the procedure.
If you’re worried about whether implants are within your budget or how much is covered by your insurance, we would be happy to sit down with you and walk through the details. We can tell you how much your insurance will cover and discuss your payment plan. If you don’t have insurance, we offer flexible financing options so you can get the quality care you deserve and make low monthly payments that fit your budget.