A dental implant is a titanium post (like a tooth root) that is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allows your dentist to mount replacement teeth or bridge into that area. An implant doesn't come loose like a denture can. Dental implants also benefit general oral health because they do not have to be anchored to other teeth, like bridges. All Implant Crowns are $799/tooth.
Parts of an Implant
There are 3 parts to an implant. The first is the actual implant itself which is what the surgeon places into your jaw bone as the tooth root replacement. Once you have healed from that appointment, you will see your Simply Crowns dentist for the restorative parts. The first part is the custom abutment which screws into your implant. This is the part that your dentist can then cement your final crown or bridge onto.
If you have teeth missing or know you need teeth extracted, call up your local Simply Crowns office to schedule a consult. We will take any necessary x-rays and do an examination (all free of charge) to determine if implants are the right solution for you. We will then refer you to the surgeon to place the implants. Some of our locations place implants and other locations partner with a local surgeon that gives all of our patients great discounts.
Your first appointment will be a consult with the surgeon in which they will take a CT scan (3D xray of your jaw) to help plan with the surgery. They will answer all of your questions and schedule your surgery. The surgery is very easy and will take about as long as it takes to get a crown or a couple of fillings done. There is actually very minimal discomfort from this process. Your surgeon will place your implants in an ideal spot for your dentist at Simply Crowns to restore with a beautiful crown or bridge. It is necessary to let the implant integrate with your bone for approximately 3-4 months prior to restoring it. You will have a follow-up appointment at this time with your surgeon to see how you have healed and they will then release you for your final restoration.
It’s time to get your new teeth!! You will make an appointment with your Simply Crowns dentist. We will take off your healing cap from the implant and place a part called a scan post. Then we will take digital impression scans to send to the laboratory to fabricate your restoration. We will take a shade match from your other teeth, and place your healing cap back on. You will return in two weeks to have your final custom abutment and crown/bridge placed. Everything will be torqued down to manufacturers specifications and adjusted to perfectly fit your bite.
How to care for your new dental implant
Treat your implant restorations just like you treat your other teeth. Brush, floss, and mouthwash will be your best friend. The better care you take of your implants, the longer they will last. If you ever have any concerns about your new implants, call your local Simply Crowns dentist.
A bridge, also known as a fixed removable denture, is made to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges can either be supported by natural teeth or dental implants. A traditional bridge is made by creating a crown for the teeth on either side of the space and placing a false tooth or teeth between the crowns. The false tooth or teeth are attached to the crowns and fill the empty space. If the teeth receiving the crowns are healthy and strong, they probably will not need root canal therapy. However, parts of the teeth will be removed to make space for the crowns. All bridges are $599/tooth.
The typical process takes two appointments if you are already missing the tooth. If you still need a tooth taken out, come see us first for a consult and we will help you with that.
After the dentist gives the appropriate amount of local anesthetic, they will prepare the tooth in front and behind the missing area for a crown. We will take digital impression scans to send to laboratory for the fabrication of the bridge. A final shade for the bridge will be taken and temporary bridge will be placed.
After the laboratory has delivered the bridge to our office, we will remove your temporary and clean up the teeth underneath it. The dentist will try in your bridge and make sure it fits perfectly and you approve of the esthetics. The dentist will place the dental cement in the bridge and place it in. They will clean all excess cement and make sure the bridge feels perfect to your bite.
How to care for your bridge
On average, bridges last five to seven years. A major reason bridges fail is that new cavities develop on the supporting teeth. These cavities occur because of poor oral hygiene. With proper hygiene, which includes flossing your teeth under the bridge, they will last longer. You can purchase bridge flossers at all major grocery and pharmacy stores. Water flossers are also a wonderful way to clean up under your new bridge and keep it around for decades.
A crown is a tooth-shaped cover placed over a tooth that is badly damaged or decayed. Many people call it a cap. This is our specialty at Simply Crowns. We use the best technology and the highest quality products to deliver beautiful, reliable dental crowns at an out-the-door price of $599.
Why would you need them?
Crowns may be placed for several reasons. Usually the tooth has been broken or severely damaged by decay. As a result, a filling can't replace enough of the tooth or make the tooth strong enough. A crown may hold together parts of a cracked tooth. It also can be used to hold a bridge in place. Crowns can be used to improve appearance as well. They may be placed to cover misshapen or badly discolored teeth.
They typical process takes two appointments. When scheduling your first appointment, you may choose to do a consult only (which is completely free of charge) or have you consult and begin treatment the same day. At your first visit, your dentist will evaluate the need for a crown and discuss the treatment in detail and answer any of your questions. Then if you chose to begin treatment that day, you will begin your “prep appointment”
Appointment #1 (Prep)
Your Simply Crowns dentist will give you a virtually pain free anesthetic. A mould of your teeth will be taken in order to fabricate your temporary crown. The dentist will then prepare you tooth for the crown. This may entail shaving the tooth down to fit the crown while removing any decay, old crowns, or broken fillings. We will then take a digital scan with our Cerec machine to get the most accurate impression possible to send to our local Central Texas lab. Our team will make you a temporary crown and pick the perfect shade for your new crown.
Appointment #2 (Delivery)
After the laboratory has delivered the ceramic crown to your dentist, the temporary crown is removed, and the tooth is cleaned. It will then be tried in so that you can approve the esthetics and an xray will be taken to verify the perfect fit. Your dentist will then make any necessary adjustments and cement in your crown. Lastly, all of the excess cement will be cleaned and you will be able to give your final approval of the fit.
How to care for your new crown
For the first 24 hours, treat your new crown like your temporary crown as the new cement takes a day to fully set. While crowns and bridges can last a lifetime, they do sometimes come loose or fall out. The most important step you can take to ensure the longevity of your crown is to practice good oral hygiene. Keep your gums and teeth healthy by brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and flossing daily.
The right veneers are a quick way to a beautiful smile, and this treatment is perfect for people with teeth that are stained, chipped or have gaps. Here at Simply Crowns we don’t think this beautiful smile should cost so much, our veneers are all $599/tooth.
What are they?
A veneer is a thin piece of porcelain used to re-create the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel. They are custom made to the contour of your teeth and are bonded to the tooth's original enamel during a series of in-office procedures. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), porcelain veneers are preferable for correcting issues of shape or color and can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years.
Why would you need them?
Veneers can be used to close gaps or correct small misalignments. Patients also choose veneers as a comestic solution to enhance the brightness of their teeth and to straighten their smile, correcting issues like discoloration, fractures, or chips.
The typical process takes two appointments, but first you will need to have a consult with your local Simply Crowns dentist to determine what cosmetic changes you are looking for and how many teeth would need to be prepared in order to give you your desired results.
After the dentist gives the appropriate amount of local anesthetic, they will clean the teeth and determine the correct shade for the veneers. The dentist will remove a very small amount of the enamel of the teeth to provide room to place the veneers on the teeth. A digital impression scan of the teeth will be made for the laboratory and temporary veneers will be placed on the teeth with spot etching in the center of the teeth away from the margins.
After the laboratory has delivered the porcelain veneers to your dentist, the temporary veneers are removed, and the teeth are cleaned. They will then be tried in so that you can approve the esthetics. The veneers are then etched, rinsed throughly with water and air dried. The adhesive is placed on the preparations and then the cement and the veneers are placed for exact fit and contour. The veneers are then light cured for 30 seconds on all surfaces to attach them to the tooth structure. Your dentist will remove any excess material and polish the margins of the veneers.
How to care for your veneers
The AACD suggests brushing and flossing just as you would your regular teeth. Proper daily brushing and use of non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste. Consider limiting coffee and other stain-inducing foods. Keep in mind that veneers will need to be replaced at some point, no matter how well you take care of them. But proper oral hygiene will help them last as long as possible.