When . Placing the abutment in the implant, and attaching the crown. Some dentists do only one of the phases -- either the implants or the prostheses. This may lead to greater overall cost. Other dentists, like Dr. Leigh, perform both phases of the procedure.
The above FEE SCHEDULE is for Standard Implant Cases ONLY (assuming there is sufficient bone width and height), where 3.0 mm. diameter and wider implants (up to 6.0 mm. diameter) can be utilized. The above fees do not NOT include: Diagnostic Wax-ups (large cases only), Temporary Prostheses, or Extractions. (The majority of these procedures are not required for standard Single Implant cases or for Denture cases).
The above fees INCLUDE an Implant Consultation, 2nd Opinion, Fee Quotation, Standard Radiographs (Panorex Films and Periapical Films), Study Models, Bite Records, Oral Hygiene Instruction, and minor Alveoplasty/Osteoplasty procedures where required. Complex cases may incur additional charges.
A single prosthesis (crown) is used to replace one missing tooth – each prosthetic tooth attaches to its own implant. A partial prosthesis (fixed bridge) can replace two or more teeth and may require only two or three implants. A complete dental prosthesis (fixed bridge) replaces all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw. The number of implants varies depending upon which type of complete prosthesis (removable or fixed) is recommended. A removable prosthesis (over denture) attaches to a bar or ball in socket attachments, whereas a fixed prosthesis is permanent and removable only by the dentist.
Implants are a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. While Dr. , , , , or performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary, the restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.
TEETH-IN-AN-HOUR™ is a revolutionary concept providing patients with fully functioning teeth on dental implants in one single procedure that lasts about an hour. This technology was recently developed by Nobel Biocare and allows for collaboration between both the restorative doctor and the surgeon. This merging of knowledge and experience achieves not only increased safety, but also a more precise implant placement. In addition, the fabrication of a final prosthesis is completed prior to the surgery. The computer-guided implant surgery is done in an arthroscopic fashion without requiring any flap reflection. This benefits the patient in that there is less postoperative discomfort, less swelling and less bruising. Patients can often resume their normal activities the next day.
A dental implant is a replacement for the root of the tooth. It is surgically placed in your jaw to firmly support a prosthesis (such as a bridge, crown or denture).