Dental Implants in Louisville, KY
Ideal Tooth Restoration
Dental implants are a popular solution to replace missing or failing teeth. At Innovative Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Studio, our oral surgeons specialize in dental implant-based tooth restorations. Whether you are missing one tooth, many teeth, or are completely edentulous, Dr. Livesay, Dr. Carey, and Dr. Naselsker can create a treatment plan to improve your oral health and restore your smile.
If you have missing or failing teeth and want to learn about your restoration options, we encourage you to contact us. We have two offices in Louisville and one in Bardstown.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Implants are designed to function just like natural teeth—this means you can speak normally, eat comfortably and without worry, and smile freely!
Dental implants can restore a single tooth, a full arch of teeth, and everything in between.
Whether you are replacing one tooth or many teeth, your prosthesis will be crafted to blend in with your surrounding teeth.
Unlike traditional dentures and bridges, which need to be replaced every few years, dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care.
Dental Implant Placement
All oral surgery services begin with a consultation. This is a time for you to get to know your doctor, understand your condition, and learn more about your options for treatment. During this appointment, your oral surgeon will review your medical and dental history, perform a comprehensive oral evaluation, and order 3D imaging. Your options for anesthesia will also be discussed and selected at this time. In the case of immediate implants, we can perform the surgery on the same day as the consultation.
Your surgical procedure will begin with the administration of anesthesia. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, your surgeon will make an incision in the gums. The implant, which is made of medical-grade titanium, is then surgically inserted into the jaw bone. The surgical site will then be stitched closed.
Over the next several weeks, the titanium implant post will fuse to the jaw bone. This fusion is what makes dental implants so stable and long lasting. Once healed, your restorative dentist will place the crown, which has been fabricated to blend in with your surrounding teeth.
We provide detailed instructions to follow before and after your surgery. Please follow all instructions provided by your surgeon. For your convenience, we have posted general instructions on our site.
Traditional dental implants require several weeks of healing before the final prosthesis can be placed. However, for patients who need a tooth extraction before receiving a dental implant, immediate implants may be recommended. This ensures patients do not lose more bone due to the absence of the tooth, as well as avoids a second procedure. Since patients receive an implant the same day as extraction, they do not have to go weeks without a complete smile.
Immediate implants, also known as same-day implants, involve first extracting the tooth, and then surgically placing the dental implant post, and then placing the crown. call.
Cost of Dental Implants
The cost of any oral surgery treatment varies from patient to patient. Several factors will determine your cost of treatment, including:
- The number of dental implants
- The type of anesthesia used
- The complexity of your procedure
- Your medical/dental insurance
- If additional procedures are needed, such as bone grafting
We will provide you with a cost estimate and discuss your payment options during your first visit. If you have any questions about your cost of treatment, please give us a call.
Dental Implants in Louisville, KY
If you have missing or failing teeth and want to learn more about your tooth restoration options, including restoration with dental implants, please contact our office. Innovative Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Studio is proud to serve the greater Louisville, KY, area, with two offices in Louisville and one in Bardstown.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I eat steak with dental implants?
Once healed, you can eat all your favorite foods again—including steak, nuts, jerky, popcorn, and more.
Do dental implants hurt?
Some discomfort after any oral surgery is to be expected. The anesthesia we use during your procedure will ensure the procedure itself does not hurt, and we will send you home with instructions for pain management after. Fully healed dental implants do not cause any pain.
How long does the dental implant procedure take?
In general, dental implant surgery takes about one hour per implant. However, every patient and treatment is different, so your surgery may take longer or shorter. Your surgeon should give you a more accurate estimate after your first visit.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
The good news is that many patients qualify for dental implants. Some patients may need bone grafting to build up the bone in order to receive dental implants. However, dental implants may not be suitable for patients who have severe bone loss or periodontal disease, or those with certain medical conditions.
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.