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Dental Implants in Creston, IA

Restore Your Smile With Our Creston Implant Dentist

If you’re missing a tooth, you’re not alone—nearly 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and are missing out on the benefits of a complete smile. Regardless of how many teeth you’re missing, dental implants can help you reclaim your beautiful, functional smile for good.

At Buck Family Dentistry, our Creston, IA implant dentist has helped countless patients in Arispe, Thayer, and Afton restore their smiles and rediscover the freedom to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Discover how Dr. Michael Buck can help you on your journey to a full set of teeth.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Implants are small titanium posts placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium (osseointegration), creating a strong foundation for dental restorations and a tooth loss replacement that can last a lifetime.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Unlike other tooth restoration methods, dental implants have an array of benefits that can’t be beaten, including:

  • Natural Appearance: Dr. Buck will customize your replacement teeth to blend seamlessly with your smile for a natural look.
  • Durability & Longevity: Implant restorations won’t shift or come loose like other dental replacements, and can last a lifetime with proper care.
  • Easy Maintenance: Caring for dental implant restorations is as easy as caring for your natural teeth, and won’t require a special care routine.
  • Prevents Jawbone Deterioration: A unique feature of implant posts is that they mimic tooth roots to prevent bone loss and promote healthy jawbone growth.
  • Preserves Facial Shape: Because implants stimulate the jawbone, you won’t experience a sunken appearance as a result of lost teeth.

Candidacy for Dental Implants

To discover if you’re an ideal candidate for dental implants,schedule a consultation at our Creston, IA office. During your visit, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by Dr. Buck or an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon referred by our practice.

Our specialist may recommend dental implants to patients struggling with:

Your questions and concerns are important to us, and our team will work with you to help make your implant procedure a success.

The Dental Implant Process

First Visit

After attending an initial consultation with Dr. Buck, he can begin the process of fitting you with a dental implant restoration. He’ll first administer a local anesthetic and your preference for dental sedation to ensure your experience is painless and stress-free.

Our restorative dentist will then insert the titanium implant post into your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants gradually bond with the jaw bone in a process known as osseointegration. Dr. Buck will place temporary restorations until osseointegration is complete.

Second Visit

Once your implant has bonded with your jawbone, you’ll return for your final restoration fitting. Dr. Buck will remove the temporary restoration and place your new one, making any necessary adjustments. After your new tooth fits comfortably and naturally onto your implant, Dr. Buck will connect it to your implant for a newly restored look!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do dental implants cost?

The cost of tooth implants depends on factors like how many you received and the type of restoration. Dr. Buck will provide you with a cost estimate of your treatment at your initial appointment.

Insurance typically covers dental implants, but we recommend contacting your provider to learn more about your plan’s benefits. Learn more by visiting our financial policy page.

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants are permanent tooth loss replacements and can last a lifetime with proper care. However, your restoration may only last up to 15 years before needing a replacement. To get the most out of your dental prosthetic, practice good oral hygiene maintenance and schedule biannual visits to our Creston, IA dentist for cleanings and exams.

How long do dental implant procedures take?

Our Creston implant dentist can provide you with stunning restorations in two visits to our dental office. Each implant takes around one hour to place. The entire process can take between five and eight months, depending on your oral health and unique needs. You’ll receive a treatment timeline at your initial consultation.

Expert Tooth Loss Solutions at Buck Family Dentistry

Dental implants are changing the way people live. Restorative treatments of the past weren’t as sturdy and natural-looking as implants. At Buck Family Dentistry, we’ll help you rediscover the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh, and enjoy life.

When you’re ready to be among one of our many satisfied patients, schedule your consultation today by calling 641-782-4747. You can also book your appointment online by filling out our contact form, and a member of our team will be with you shortly.


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