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Dental Implants in Bardstown, KY

Complete Tooth Restoration

Dental implants can replace one or more teeth that are missing or failing to completely restore your smile and oral health. They are an ideal long-term option for replacement teeth because the implant post acts just like a natural tooth root. This gives the patient the ability to speak clearly, eat the foods they love, and smile with confidence.

Dr. Livesay, Dr. Carey, and Dr. Naselsker specialize in dental implant-based tooth restorations and can create a treatment plan tailored to your needs. Whether you are missing one tooth, many teeth, or all of your teeth, we encourage you to contact us at our practice in Bardstown, KY. One of our board-certified oral surgeons will meet with you to discuss your restoration options.

Dental Implant Placement

Every oral surgery procedure begins with a consultation. This first visit is important because it allows you to get to know your doctor, learn about your condition, and find out about your treatment options. 

During your consultation, your oral surgeon will review your medical and dental history, perform an oral evaluation, and ask about your goals for treatment. 3D scans may also be taken at this time. Immediate implants may be placed on the same day as the consultation, while other options may require you to come back on a different day for your surgical appointment.

The dental implant surgery will start with the administration of anesthesia. The type of anesthesia used will be selected and discussed with you during your consultation appointment. Once the anesthesia has taken effect and you are completely comfortable, your surgeon will place the dental implant post into the jaw bone. The surgical site will then be closed with sutures. 

The implant post, made from titanium, will fuse with the jaw bone over the next several weeks. The fusion of the post to the jaw bone is what makes dental implants so strong. After the healing period, your restorative dentist will place the crown.

We want you to have a safe procedure and smooth recovery. Please follow all written and verbal instructions provided to you by your surgeon. Our practice has posted general instructions on our site.

Types of Anesthesia

Our practice offers several forms of anesthesia.

Immediate Implants

A traditional dental implant procedure requires healing for several weeks before placing the final prosthesis. However, immediate implants may be recommended for patients who need a tooth extraction and want to replace it with a dental implant.

Bone loss is a common occurrence after losing a tooth. Having a dental implant placed immediately after an extraction avoids this issue, and the patient does not have to go through a separate surgical procedure.

During the surgery for immediate implants (also known as same-day implants), your oral surgeon will extract the tooth first and then surgically place the dental implant post into the jaw bone before placing the crown.

Cost of Dental Implants

Oral surgery cost varies from patient to patient. There are many factors that determine a patient’s total cost of treatment, including:

  • How many implants need to be placed
  • The type of anesthesia used during the surgery
  • The complexity of the procedure
  • The type of medical/dental insurance
  • If additional procedures are part of your treatment plan, such as bone grafting

We will estimate the cost of your treatment and discuss payment options during your first visit to our office. We encourage you to call our office if you have any questions about your treatment.

Hear From Dental Implants Patients

These patients can tell you about their firsthand experience undergoing dental implants at our office.

Dental Implants in Bardstown, KY

Whether you have one tooth or many teeth that are missing or failing, we want to help. Innovative Oral Surgery & Dental Implants specializes in dental implant-based tooth replacement, and our board-certified oral surgeons will create a custom treatment plan to meet your oral health goals. Contact our practice in Bardstown to schedule a consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I eat with dental implants?

After the healing period, you can enjoy eating the foods you love again, including steak, nuts, jerky, popcorn, and more.

Do dental implants hurt?

Some discomfort following oral surgery is expected. Anesthesia is used during the procedure so you will remain comfortable while your dental implants are being placed. After surgery, we will send you home with detailed instructions for pain management. Dental implants that are completely healed do not cause any pain.

How long does the dental implant procedure take?

A typical surgery for one implant takes about one hour. However, every patient and treatment plan is different, and your surgery may be longer or shorter. You can receive a more accurate time estimate during your first visit to our practice.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

Many patients qualify for dental implants. However, dental implants may not be recommended for patients with certain medical conditions or who have severe bone loss or periodontal disease.

Exceptional Care You Can Count On

Experience a higher level of care from the experts at Innovative Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Studio. Learn more about what to expect as a patient at our practice, the oral surgery procedures we offer, and how to get in touch with us. We look forward to caring for you.