If you have missing teeth, have been told that one of your teeth cannot be fixed and needs to be extracted, or have dentures that just don’t stay in when you are eating, schedule an appointment at Story City Dental for a consultation for implant placement and restoration. Dr. Binkowski is the only general dentist in the Story City area who surgically places and restores implants, rather than referring you to a specialist, so you’ll have a better handle of its cost after your first consultation. He offers:
Implants are pure titanium fixtures that embed into the bone where a tooth (or teeth) used to be. Over a healing period of four to six months, the implant “integrates” with the bone and then an implant-retained crown can be screwed internally into the implant. The fully restored implant looks and acts like a tooth. And implants are not just for single teeth. Multiple implants can replace multiple teeth.
Implants, when properly cared for, offer the best long-term solution for replacing missing teeth. The implant teeth look, feel and provide similar function as the tooth it replaces — without affecting other surrounding teeth such as placing a bridge does.
If you are considering a dental implant, your first visit to Story City Dental will involve a consultation, where we’ll thoroughly examine your mouth to determine if you have enough bone to place an implant, and look at your healthy history to make sure there are not any systemic or oral conditions that would affect the outcome of the implant. Lastly, should you desire anesthesia options other than local anesthesia for the implant placement (such as IV sedation), they can be discussed as well. We then show you a short video of what to expect, so you’ll be prepared for the day of the procedure. The actual surgical implant placement of one to two implants takes no longer than 60 minutes, with a four- to six-month post-op healing duration before the crown can be placed.