When teeth are missing or unable to support and retain a dental prosthesis, like a crown or dentures, dental implants are commonly used to restore a smile.
The first step in restoring an implant requires planning in order to ensure there is enough underlying support to resist chewing forces. This often depends on the severity of tooth loss, how long the tooth has been missing and the location on the jaw of the missing tooth/teeth.
A 3-D radiograph (CBCT) is often used to confirm not only the presence of adequate bone to house the implants, but also to confirm that the available bone is located in the areas needed to support the planned and modeled restoration.
Restoration replacement and normal wear and tear will occur. The frequency of replacements are based on your biting force, lifestyle habits and nighttime or daytime bruxism. Professional cleanings, dental visits and proper home care are very important in the success of this treatment.
The practices below offer this specialty care. Select a practice that best meets your budget and availability for appointments.
Services at this clinic are performed at reduced prices because students are working under the supervision of board-certified dentists on faculty. The educational nature of the clinic requires extra time for appointments and the types of services offered depends on the training needed by students at that time.
Average Cost: 60 - 70% less than private practice
Appointment Time: 3-4 hour appointments
Education: Dental students under the guidance of faculty dentists
Our clinic is served by dental-school graduates receiving advanced training. Fees may be lower than you'd pay at a private practice.
Average Cost: Fees average 60% of the cost of private practice
Appointment Time: Slightly longer than private practice
Education: Graduate dentists completing advanced training in Prosthodontics
The Faculty Practice at UT Dentistry is staffed by licensed dentists who are also on faculty at the School of Dentistry. When you receive treatment by dentists from the School of Dentistry, you'll get services and expertise from seasoned professionals who also teach our future dentists. Our office has the feel of a private practice with the resources of a nationally recognized dental school.
Average Cost: Equal to private practice
Appointment Time: Equal to private practice
Education: Faculty dentists