IMPLANT-SUPPORTED FIXED PERMANENT TEETH

Comprehensive Dental Solutions

Missing a tooth or two? At Martin Dentistry, our experienced dentists are able to flawlessly fill your smile with single-tooth implants. We match your tooth shape, color, and structure to bring your smile back to life.

Single-tooth implants are a long-term solution for tooth loss and can last a lifetime with the proper care. Our dentists focus on each patient's specific need and custom-fit each single-tooth implant to enhance every smile that walks through our doors. When you choose Martin Dentistry, you're choosing a trusted partner for achieving a renewed sense of confidence and joy in your everyday life.

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What to Expect: From Your Consultation to the Final Crown

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Comprehensive Consultation

During your dental implant consultation, one of our dentists will do the following:

  • Listen to your concerns about missing or damaged teeth and your desired results
  • Discuss your medical and dental histories
  • Perform a detailed examination, which may include X-rays or a 3D CT scan, to assess your jawbone quality and volume
  • Discuss dental implant benefits and potential risks
  • Explain your treatment options, their comparisons, and what to expect during each treatment phase
  • Provide an overview of the treatment timelines and costs

The course of treatment described here is one of several options available. Consult your dentist to find out what the best solution is for you, given your specific situation.

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What to Expect: From Your Consultation to the Final Crown

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Dental Implant Placement

Before dental implant placement, our dentists use a 3D CT scan to view your oral anatomy and identify optimal locations for the implants. After developing your custom treatment plan, one of our dentists will complete these steps:

  • Administer sedation to keep you relaxed and ensure the affected areas of your mouth are numb
  • Make small, precise openings through your gums and bone for each implant insertion
  • Place each implant in your jawbone
  • Close the surgical sites and allow four to six months of healing

The course of treatment described here is one of several options available. Consult your dentist to find out what the best solution is for you, given your specific situation.

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What to Expect: From Your Consultation to the Final Crown

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Healing and Integration

Complete healing can take four to six months, depending on the implant type, jawbone quality, and your healing rate. We will give you specific guidelines to promote healing and avoid disturbing the implant sites, including adhering to a soft-food diet.

After your jawbone and gums heal, we will take impressions of your mouth to craft your final implant crown and attach it to the connector.

The course of treatment described here is one of several options available. Consult your dentist to find out what the best solution is for you, given your specific situation.

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Dental Implant Crown Placement

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What to Expect: From Your Consultation to the Final Crown

Your custom dental implant crown will complete your dental implant beautifully. The crown will stay firmly connected and look and feel like a natural tooth. Many patients say that their dental implant feels so natural that they forget they have it.

The course of treatment described here is one of several options available. Consult your dentist to find out what the best solution is for you, given your specific situation.

HOW DENTAL IMPLANTS WORK

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A dental implant is a small, screw-like post to replace a missing tooth’s root. A complete dental implant has three components combined to mimic the structure of a natural tooth: a Root Form, Abutment, and Dental Crown.

A dental implant outlasts and outperforms a removable partial denture or bridge. Also, unlike a dental bridge or partial denture that attaches to adjacent teeth for support, your jawbone supports a dental implant. After the root form fuses with your bone, your replacement tooth will look, feel, and function naturally.

You can get a dental implant to replace each missing tooth or multiple implants to support a dental bridge or denture.

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Feedback from Our Patients Across the Tri-Cities Region

Martha Johnson

Very nice people. Dentist was great.

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Very friendly and informative service

Ashley James

I love coming to see Dr. Holly. He and his staff are absolutely amazing.

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They were so polite and quick to get me in. Would differently refer then to anyone.

Jim Hooker

All the doctors, dental assistants and hygienists are great. They are very professional and courteous. Dr. Malley is very thorough in her examinations, leaving no tooth unturned. She has filled and capped my teeth without complications and no pain. My hygienist, Brenna,...

Jim Hooker

All the doctors, dental assistants and hygienists are great. They are very professional and courteous. Dr. Malley is very thorough in her examinations, leaving no tooth unturned. She has filled and capped my teeth without complications and no pain. My hygienist, Brenna,...

Paula Manning

I was in and out in a timely manner. I didn't feel rushed but the value of my time was considered. All the staff is very professional, skillful, courteous & kind. I always recommend Dr Holly if someone is looking for a dentist.

Martha Johnson

Very nice people. Dentist was great.

Matt Greene

Everyone was great. They saw me same day. Very short wait. Professional and friendly staff. No complaints whatsoever.

Kyle Watkins

Wonderful experience! I will say it had been the best dentist I have been to. 100% professional and proficient. Explained everything along the way, was very forward about what your insurance would cover. Joyful and uplifting staff.

Ashley James

I love coming to see Dr. Holly. He and his staff are absolutely amazing.

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Great service an every staff members are great at their job. Highly recommend them.

Paula Manning

I was in and out in a timely manner. I didn't feel rushed but the value of my time was considered. All the staff is very professional, skillful, courteous & kind. I always recommend Dr Holly if someone is looking for a dentist.

Jim Hooker

All the doctors, dental assistants and hygienists are great. They are very professional and courteous. Dr. Malley is very thorough in her examinations, leaving no tooth unturned. She has filled and capped my teeth without complications and no pain. My hygienist, Brenna,...

Roger Lambert

Professional, friendly, courtesy and make you feel like family!

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The whole team keeps me smiling.

Martha Johnson

Very nice people. Dentist was great.

STRESS-FREE PAYMENT PLANS

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Looking for a flexible payment plan at Martin Dentistry? ECU has tailored loan options to meet your specific needs, ensuring you can comfortably manage your dental expenses while receiving top-quality care. Whether you need a single tooth implant or a complete smile transformation, ECU offers competitive interest rates and flexible repayment terms. With their loan options, you can achieve the smile you've always wanted without compromising your financial stability.

ECU's payment plans start at a minimum loan amount of $500. You'll also have the flexibility to choose loan terms of up to 96 months, allowing you to select a repayment plan that aligns with your budget and preferences. Apply online at ecu.org/martin, in person at an ECU branch, or call (423) 578-7664 or (423) 578-3583. Invest in your dental health with an ECU loan for a confident smile and outstanding care from Martin Dentistry.

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Single Tooth Implants Frequently Asked Questions

Are dental implants painful?

We use local anesthesia to numb your mouth and prevent you from feeling pain. Also, dental sedation keeps you deeply relaxed and dulls pain sensitivity. After your procedure, we will explain which medications you can take to limit your discomfort. Taking the medicine as prescribed will smooth your recovery.

Can everyone get a dental implant?

Not everyone is a candidate for a dental implant. However, most people qualify even if they have a chronic condition, such as diabetes, if it is well-managed. One of our dentists will evaluate your oral and overall health to determine which treatment options are best for your long-term well-being.

Does insurance cover dental implants?

Some dental insurance plans pay a percentage of the cost of dental implants, but you are responsible for the rest. If you have dental insurance, contact the insurance company to ask if your plan provides dental implant benefits.

How do you care for a dental implant?

Care for a dental implant like a natural tooth by brushing twice daily and flossing daily. Regular dental exams and cleanings ensure your implant and surrounding bone and gums are healthy.

How much does a dental implant cost?

The cost of a dental implant depends on several factors, including the following:
• Your oral health
• Your bone health and quality
• Implant type
• Whether you need other procedures, such as bone or gum grafting

After your consultation, we will give you a treatment estimate.

What can you eat with new dental implants?

After dental implant surgery, you can eat soft food only to prevent implant displacement. We will give you a list of foods to eat and avoid. Chewing away from the implant sites helps your jawbone fuse with them, giving your dental crown a firm foundation.

Will I need a bone graft for dental implants?

You may need a bone graft for dental implants if you lack enough healthy bone to support them. After reviewing your 3D CT scan, one of our dentists will explain whether you need a bone graft for long-term dental implant success.