While there are a variety of options for people who have missing teeth, none proven as effective or durable as dental implants. Jacksonville dentist, Dr. Alexander offers dental implants to patients as a permanent and natural looking solution for tooth loss.
Complimentary Dental Implant Consultation
At Alexander Dentistry, we offer free consultations for dental implants. This is a great opportunity to visit our Jacksonville dental office, meet Dr. Alexander and find out if dental implants are right for you. We will review the entire process as well as the cost for your implant procedure. Our staff can discuss dental insurance benefits and help you with any financing that may be needed. Call 904.372.8157 or request a consultation online.
A dental implant is used to replace a missing tooth. One implant can be placed to restore a single missing tooth, or multiple implants can be used to secure a fixed bridge or denture.
The dental implant consists of three parts:
a bio-compatible titanium post that will act as the tooth’s root 2) an abutment and 3) restoration which is either a dental crown, bridge or denture.
Are Implants Right For You?
Most patients will qualify for dental implants. You should be healthy and have sufficient bone structure to support the implant. If you have suffered bone lost, Dr. Alexander may recommend bone grafting to ensure the success of your dental implant.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Integrates with the living bone to replace the tooth at it’s root
Improved bone and gum health (compared to alternative restorations)
Avoids involvement of adjacent healthy teeth (as in conventional bridgework)
Improves appearance of smile and lower face
Patients can enjoy a healthy diet without restrictions
No worry of dentures slipping when you eat, speak or smile
About The Dental Implant Procedure
Dr. Don Alexander offers comprehensive treatment options for dental implants in Jacksonville. Dr. Alexander will handle the pre-treatment planning and implant restoration parts of the procedure. Our office works with select Jacksonville periodontists and oral surgeons for the placement of the implant.
How Long Does the Process Take?
The dental implant procedure generally require two or three visits to the dentist, mostly to our Jacksonville dental office.
Dr. Alexander will prepare your treatment plan and coordinate the dental implant surgery with a local specialist in Jacksonville, Florida. In some cases the implant can be immediately restored with a dental crown, bridge or denture. In other instances, a temporary restoration will be placed while the implant heals and integrates with the bone.
It typically takes 3 to 6 months for the implant to fully fuse with the jawbone. Dr. Alexander will perform the final implant restoration in our Jacksonville, FL dentist office.
Dental Implant Questions & Answers
How much do dental implants cost? The cost of dental implants varies based on the location of missing teeth and number of implants needed. Your overall dental health will also impact the cost of dental implants. Dr. Alexander will review all of your options as well as the cost of procedures prior to treatment.
We offer complimentary consultations for all dental implant procedures. This is a great opportunity to learn more about your options and the individual cost of implant treatment without any obligations.
Are implants covered by dental insurance? Most dental implant procedures are not covered by insurance, however, we will submit the necessary billing and documentation to your insurance company to allow for the maximum reimbursement. If cost is a concern, Dr. Alexander can help you with a payment plan or phased treatment options.
What is the best choice for missing teeth? There is no one-size-fits-all solution in dentistry. For many patients, dental implants are the best solution, but that may not be the case for everyone. When trying to decide dental implants vs. dental bridges or implants vs. dentures, there are a number of factors to consider. Dr. Alexander will walk you through all of the options and help you choose which is best for you.
The reason why dental implants are the best choice for so many is because they offer a long term, worry-free solution for missing teeth. Dental implants have the highest success rate and patient satisfaction compared with any other type of dental treatment. Dental implants give patients the most lifelike replacement for missing teeth with the ability to eat, drink, speak and smile confidently and without any restrictions.
How long do dental implants last? With proper treatment planning and routine care, dental implants can be expected to last a lifetime. Patients should not smoke or use tobacco, visit the dentist regularly, brush twice a day and floss at least once a day.
Choosing Dentures vs. Implants
The Implant Denture Solution
For many denture wearers or patients who are faced with the prospect of losing all their teeth, an implant denture is an exciting option. Just like a traditional denture, an implant denture will replace all of the missing teeth. However, the implant denture is secured with just a few strategically placed dental implants to secure the denture in place.
Are Denture Implants Right For You? To be a candidate for implant dentures, you must have sufficient bone structure to support the implants and be in overall good health. In some cases, an existing denture can be converted into an implant denture.