Dental Implants | Dona W. Prince, DDS Esthetic Dentistry
4220 Sergeant Rd., Ste. 100, Sioux City IA 51106
Dona W. Prince, DDS

Dental Implants

A dental implant is an effective way to replace a missing tooth or teeth. The implant replaces the root of the tooth as well. A dental implant is anchored for strength and restores your mouth to the way it was before. Dental implants not only support the structure of your mouth, they also rejuvinate your smile.

We bring back the natural appearance of your smile while making the process as comfortable as possible.

Dental implants do more than give you a great smile.

Implants can fix pain in the jaw, bite issues and other problems. These issues are caused when remaining teeth shift into the empty space left by a missing tooth. Over time, without an implant, the problem can worsen.

  • Restore your speech, and improve your chewing and digestive processes
  • Can reinforce a denture or a bridge and help with comfort
  • Enhance and improve your facial tissues
  • Do not require support from adjacent teeth, so the teeth surrounding the implant are not affected

To find out more about our implant services, give us a call today. We’re happy to answer any questions you have, or to help you schedule an appointment today!

Dental Implant FAQs

 1. What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a small anchor made of a grade 4 Titanium, a lightweight, extremely strong, and durable metal. It is placed into the jawbone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The bone attaches to the anchored implant, after the anchor is solid, the replacement tooth is securely attached to the implant.

2. Will my new tooth match my other teeth?

Your replacement tooth (or teeth) will look and feel just like your natural teeth.

3. How do I know if I am a good candidate for a dental implant?

Anyone missing 1 or more teeth from decay or disease is a candidate for an implant. Anyone who experienced tooth loss from an accident is also a candidate. If your body is healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you are then usually healthy enough for a dental implant. Another important factor is having an adequate amount of bone to work with in the jaw.

4. Are dental implants successful?

Dental implants have been utilized with success for over 30 years. The materials, technology and methods have all been improving, making the dental implants of today better than ever. Practicing good oral hygiene will ensure that your implants will last.

5. Is there any pain with the implant procedure?

Comfort is key with any procedure. We effectively numb your mouth during the surgical procedure to eliminate any discomfort. We can issue Nitrous during the surgery as well. After the surgery, we can prescribe pain medication to settle any discomfort. Many patients say that the discomfort is minimal after they get home, with most saying that they feel great the following day.

6. How much does the treatment cost?

There are a number of things that determine cost. The number of implants, the type of replacement tooth, and your individual case affect the prices. Cost is determined after an examination.

7. Does my insurance cover dental implants?

We can check for you, but insurance coverage all depends on your insurance plan. If you are not covered, it is possible to extend the plan with supplemental coverage. Call your insurance company to make sure.

8. How long does the dental implant process take?

We allow time for healing between visits to so that your implant and artificial teeth are securely attached for the best stability after the treatment is over. The time involved with implant treatment is usually several months. Sometimes a dental implant along with a replacement tooth can be done in a shorter time frame; treatment varies case by case.

Related Services

Some of the other dental services that our dental practice provides are listed below:

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