About Dental Implants
For a long-lasting and natural-looking replacement to missing teeth, modern dental technology at DentalWorks - Louisville in Louisville, KY by our dentists offer dental implants to help restore a beautiful, healthy smile. Dental implants surgically place titanium posts in the jawbone to mimic the natural tooth root, so false teeth can be attached for a secure fit that doesn't require adhesives or food restrictions. The false teeth can be colored and contoured by our dentists to match the patient's teeth for a realistic appearance. For anyone who is missing one tooth or more, dental implants at DentalWorks - Louisville can be a great, long-lasting solution.
"First and foremost I’ve had a lot of bad experiences with dentists growing up under government assistance programs, which is why I was so scared to go to one in the last 11 years. Dental Works has given me a new hope. Everyone was so gentle and nice, it feels like they truly care about their patients. Within 5 minutes of me walking in I was called to the back and was comforted by everyone. They don’t treat you like a number or a case, they TRULY care. I’ve never felt so much love in a dentist office before. I never want to switch dentists in life! Five stars doesn’t do Dental Works justice!! It’s been over 20 years since I’ve witnessed a dentist office with people who care so much!! I’m in love!"- C.J. / Google / May 10, 2018
"If your looking for a quality dentist with friendly staff this is definitely the place."- R.T. / Google / May 04, 2018
"Was able to be seen quickly when I first contacted Dental Works. They informed me a worse case scenario for out of pocket procedure since I didn’t have dental insurance. Price quote was a little off from what they said the worse case scenario price would be, but after signing up for their DentalWorks program(while I was waiting on procedure) I was able to reduce my cost by more than 50% bringing my total out of pocket a lot less than I had been thinking/expecting. All of the staff were great, helpful, and very kind, from front desk staff, to hygienist, to oral surgeon. I would highly recommend this location in the highlands neighborhood."- J.H. / Google / May 03, 2018
"I have been coming here for over 2 years for othrodontic and normal dental work. I love the staff! When needing expensive work done they are more than welcome to go over options with you, I really trust them and I won't go anywhere else."- A.B. / Google / Apr 30, 2018
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What to Expect
Before a dental implant is placed, a thorough examination will be conducted by our dentists to assess the health and strength of the gums and jawbone. If the patient is a good candidate for dental implants, digital X-rays and physical impressions will help our dentists to determine the best placement for the dental implants during the procedure. The individual will be given local anesthesia and sedation if needed while our dentists place the titanium post into the jawbone. Over the course of 3 - 6 months, the implant and bone will fuse while healing and once the implant is secure, the false tooth or teeth will be attached to the implant using a connector. Our dentists will adjust the implant and replacement teeth for a comfortable and secure fit.
Most patients have little to no pain after their dental implants are finished, but some patients may have temporary discomfort and soreness that can be relieved with an over-the-counter pain medication, such as aspirin or Tylenol®. To prolong the life of dental implants, patients should have a good home oral care routine including flossing, brushing, and mouthwash. Regular dental appointments at DentalWorks - Louisville in Louisville, KY for professional cleanings and exams are also important to implant care. Dental implants can last a long time with proper care, but dental implants may eventually need to be repaired or replaced.
If dental implants are determined to be necessary for health, the patient's dental insurance plan may cover at least part of the expenses. However, cosmetic dental implants are often not covered by insurance companies. During the patient's consultation, the office staff of DentalWorks - Louisville can determine their insurance coverage and talk about payment options and financing plans.
Plan Your Procedure
Whether you're missing one tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth, dental implants are a long-lasting solution that look and feel natural. With dental implants, you don't have to think about false teeth moving, what you eat, or messy denture adhesives, you can simply smile and enjoy your beautiful new teeth. If you are missing teeth or you have a crown, bridge, or removable dentures, talk to our dentists at DentalWorks - Louisville about the benefits of dental implants.