Dental Implants

Dental Implants in Louisville, KY

At Davis Dental Center we understand all of the ways a missing tooth can negatively affect someone. If you have a missing tooth, dental implants are one of the best options available for restoring your natural smile, improving your ability to chew, and enhancing your image. Although there are various options available with dental implants, most recreate the function and look of a natural tooth by installing a titanium mount in the jawbone and then placing a dental crown resembling a natural tooth on top of the post.

Dental Implants provide a solution that is virtually indistinguishable from a natural tooth while also restoring your ability to chew naturally. For someone with a noticeable missing tooth, this procedure can truly be a life-changing experience. The dental professionals at Davis Dental Center in Louisville, KY, are leading experts in the field of dental implants and are ready to answer your questions so that you can decide if dental implants are the best option for you. And then, we are ready to walk alongside you through the journey of replacing your missing tooth and restoring a healthier and happier version of you.

Dental Implants in Louisville, KY

What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Implants are a Permanent Solution to Missing Teeth

Modern implants are a highly successful solution for missing teeth. Studies show that well-cared for implants can last decades and be a beneficial part of your life-long smile.

Implants Can Restore the Appearance of Your Natural Smile

Dental implants are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. Your dentist will work with you to match the color, size, and shape of your surrounding teeth so that your implant will fit perfectly and look amazing!

Implants Can Prevent Bone Loss in Your Jaw

When a tooth is missing, the jaw bone in the empty space often deteriorates over time due to lack of stimulation. Studies indicate that as much as 25% or more of the bone volume can be lost during the first year a tooth is missing and then continues over the years.

Additionally, dentures frequently accelerate the bone loss by becoming loose over time and eroding the bone by the constant movement. Because an implant replaces the tooth root, chewing and bone stimulation is restored and natural bone growth continues.

Implants Can Prevent Changes to the Shape of Your Face

Your teeth and surrounding jaw-bone support the natural shape and structure of your face. When you lose a tooth, you additionally lose that support. The effect grows more pronounced over time as you additionally lose bone mass in the surrounding areas. This deterioration will eventually affect the natural shape of your face, which often presents as somewhat of a ‘sunken’ appearance.

By replacing the tooth and the root with an implant, you not only fill the empty space created by the tooth loss, but you additionally stimulate the bone through the natural chewing process. This helps the bone to continue to grow naturally, preventing the changes in your face.

Implants Can Restore Your Natural Bite Force and Chewing Ability

Since dental implants are embedded into the jaw with a metal stud, typically made of titanium, they restore the natural bite force of the tooth and chewing ability. This is something that other methods of tooth replacement, such as dentures and dental bridges, are unable to provide.

Implants Can Improve Your Speech

Much of our speech function is connected to our teeth. The ability to pronounce certain sounds is affected when we lose a tooth. Even dentures can affect our natural speech. By replacing a tooth with a dental implant, we additionally restore the natural function of speech that was lost with the tooth.

Implants Can Restore and Improve Your Self-Image and Confidence

Many of our patients find renewed and even improved self-image and confidence when they receive a dental implant. If you’ve found yourself hiding your smile or trying to avoid conversations, a dental implant could be an investment in yourself that could bring you rewards for the remainder of your life.

Renewed confidence with your smile can help you feel like yourself again and improve your emotional well-being. And while there are many health related reasons to get an implant, the significant benefits to your confidence, self-image, and emotional health should certainly be considered also.

Implants Can Be More Cost Effective Than Other Tooth Replacement Options

While the upfront cost for implants can be higher than dentures or bridges, they last much longer. Implants are considered a permanent solution and can last for decades. This means that they frequently save you money in the long run.

Implants are a Permanent Solution to Missing Teeth

Modern implants are a highly successful solution for missing teeth. Studies show that well-cared for implants can last decades and be a beneficial part of your life-long smile.

Implants Can Restore the Appearance of Your Natural Smile

Dental implants are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. Your dentist will work with you to match the color, size, and shape of your surrounding teeth so that your implant will fit perfectly and look amazing!

Implants Can Prevent Bone Loss in Your Jaw

When a tooth is missing, the jaw bone in the empty space often deteriorates over time due to lack of stimulation. Studies indicate that as much as 25% or more of the bone volume can be lost during the first year a tooth is missing and then continues over the years.

Additionally, dentures frequently accelerate the bone loss by becoming loose over time and eroding the bone by the constant movement. Because an implant replaces the tooth root, chewing and bone stimulation is restored and natural bone growth continues.

Implants Can Prevent Changes to the Shape of Your Face

Your teeth and surrounding jaw-bone support the natural shape and structure of your face. When you lose a tooth, you additionally lose that support. The effect grows more pronounced over time as you additionally lose bone mass in the surrounding areas. This deterioration will eventually affect the natural shape of your face, which often presents as somewhat of a ‘sunken’ appearance.

By replacing the tooth and the root with an implant, you not only fill the empty space created by the tooth loss, but you additionally stimulate the bone through the natural chewing process. This helps the bone to continue to grow naturally, preventing the changes in your face.

Implants Can Restore Your Natural Bite Force and Chewing Ability

Since dental implants are embedded into the jaw with a metal stud, typically made of titanium, they restore the natural bite force of the tooth and chewing ability. This is something that other methods of tooth replacement, such as dentures and dental bridges, are unable to provide.

Implants Can Improve Your Speech

Much of our speech function is connected to our teeth. The ability to pronounce certain sounds is affected when we lose a tooth. Even dentures can affect our natural speech. By replacing a tooth with a dental implant, we additionally restore the natural function of speech that was lost with the tooth.

Implants Can Restore and Improve Your Self-Image and Confidence

Many of our patients find renewed and even improved self-image and confidence when they receive a dental implant. If you’ve found yourself hiding your smile or trying to avoid conversations, a dental implant could be an investment in yourself that could bring you rewards for the remainder of your life.

Renewed confidence with your smile can help you feel like yourself again and improve your emotional well-being. And while there are many health related reasons to get an implant, the significant benefits to your confidence, self-image, and emotional health should certainly be considered also.

Implants Can Be More Cost Effective Than Other Tooth Replacement Options

While the upfront cost for implants can be higher than dentures or bridges, they last much longer. Implants are considered a permanent solution and can last for decades. This means that they frequently save you money in the long run.

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Dental Implant FAQs?

How much do single implants cost?

Our aim to provide the best quality dental care at prices that are fair. In single implant cases, depending on your individual treatment plan, you can expect to pay between $2500 and $4500. However, we cannot supply a price until we meet you, understand your goals, and have the opportunity to do a full consultation of your unique needs. Are you ready to sit down with us and talk about restoring your healthy smile?

Do you have payment Plans and Options available?

We understand that the cost of some restorative dental procedures must be carefully weighed against your individual economic circumstances. We always aim to work with our patients and do what we can to provide access to the care they need. To that end, we have financing available as well as payment plans in select situations. Your health is important to us, our aim is to do everything we can to help you achieve it.

How much do single implants cost?

Our aim to provide the best quality dental care at prices that are fair. In single implant cases, depending on your individual treatment plan, you can expect to pay between $2500 and $4500. However, we cannot supply a price until we meet you, understand your goals, and have the opportunity to do a full consultation of your unique needs. Are you ready to sit down with us and talk about restoring your healthy smile?

Do you have payment Plans and Options available?

We understand that the cost of some restorative dental procedures must be carefully weighed against your individual economic circumstances. We always aim to work with our patients and do what we can to provide access to the care they need. To that end, we have financing available as well as payment plans in select situations. Your health is important to us, our aim is to do everything we can to help you achieve it.

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Facial Trauma

Whether the facial injuries are to the teeth, bone structures, or the facial soft tissues; you can trust that the care you'll receive at Davis Dental Center will be understanding, compassionate, and expertly qualified to restore your smile to its healthy and natural state.

iTero® Digital Dentistry

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Fluoride Treatment

Looking for a preventive defense against tooth decay? Fluoride treatment might be right for you.

Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants are a simple, effective, and affordable way to help reduce the risk of cavities.

Gingivitis Treatment

Begin your journey toward a radiant smile and healthier gums with Gingivitis Treatment.

Dental Bridges

A bridge is placed to correct teeth that sit on either side of a gap. A dental bridge can restore your smile, while also maintaining your face shape.

Root Canal

A root canal, also called endodontic treatment or therapy is a dental procedure to help save a tooth with inflamed or infected pulp tissue. If you are having pain while chewing, swollen gums, or sensitivity, you may need this procedure.

Invisalign

Tooth Extractions

While many of us do our best to keep our teeth healthy, sometimes a tooth needs to be taken out to keep you healthy. In these cases, an extraction is necessary.

Teeth Cleaning

At Davis Dental, we believe that getting your teeth cleaned every 6 months keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible.

Dentures

Tooth loss is challenging on many levels. Not only can it affect what you eat and how you chew leading to more serious health concerns, but it can also make you feel embarrassed and uncomfortable.

Emergency Dentistry

You never know when a dental emergency will happen. Thankfully, Davis Dental Center is Louisville’s most trusted Dental Emergency team. We have a team of dental experts to serve you.

All On X Dental Implants

With All on X implants/dentures, patients can enjoy the full functionality and appearance of natural teeth. Payment Plans Available. *some restrictions apply

Sedation Dentistry

Davis Dental Center has the credentials necessary to perform conscious sedation dentistry.

TMD

If you experience ongoing pain in the area near your ear, your jaw, or the muscles on the side of your face, possibly accompanied by a clicking or popping sound or restricted jaw movement, you may be suffering from TMD — an abbreviation for Temporomandibular disorders.

Periodontal Therapy

It is not a given that we must lose teeth as we age. If we maintain good oral hygiene and have regular professional cleanings and oral examinations, chances are we can keep our natural teeth for life.

Oral Cancer Screening

Although oral cancer may not get as much attention as some more widely-known types of cancer, that doesn't mean it's any less deadly. In fact, it is estimated that in the United States, oral cancer is responsible for killing one person every hour, every day.

Crowns & Bridgework

Dentistry is an art as well as a science; dental crowns offer a perfect example of this. A dental crown or “cap” is a covering that fits over a damaged, decayed, or unattractive tooth. It can even replace a tooth entirely as part of dental bridgework.

Dental Bonding

We are proud of the ways in which dentistry can restore broken or decayed teeth to full beauty and function. One of the easiest and least expensive ways of doing this is with dental bonding.

Dental Implants

Implants are made of titanium and have special coatings that encourage the fusing of human bone. The top of each implant has an internal screw channel so that crowns, bridges, and or dentures can be screwed in place.

Clear Aligners

Straighten your teeth with a clear alternative to metal braces. (For Example: Invisalign®)

Clear aligners are a removable, discreet orthodontic treatment. They consist of a series of trays that you wear for several weeks at a time. As your teeth gently move into position, you start using the next set of trays.

Botox and Dermal Fillers

Botox and Dermal Fillings, can also be used to treat some TMJ/TMD issues.

Dentures

Tooth loss is challenging on many levels. Not only can it affect what you eat and how you chew leading to more serious health concerns, it can also make you feel embarrassed and uncomfortable.

Fillings

Dental fillings are the most conservative way to restore smaller areas of tooth decay. In a dental expert's hands, these types of restorations can be made to conserve as much of your natural tooth as possible while providing a restoration that is almost indistinguishable from the natural tooth. Both resin and porcelain fillings can be adhesively bonded to your natural tooth to add strength.

Root Canal Treatment

A root canal is a minimally invasive, nonsurgical endodontic treatment. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and involves opening the crown of the tooth, exposing the roots and pulp of the tooth. When the pulp and root is exposed the infected areas of the tooth are removed.

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges.

Teeth Whitening

Let our team help you determine what whitening process is right for you, based on the current color and condition of your teeth.

Veneers

Our veneers are designed to look and fit naturally over your teeth. Remember, veneers are a permanent dental solution.