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Many patients with missing teeth want an implant-supported restoration so they can feel confident when eating and speaking.
However, concerns about the cost of treatment can keep many patients from seeing a dentist to get a custom price quote.
Our Valdosta, GA, practice invites you to explore dental implant cost factors and learn how we make this treatment affordable...
To receive your custom quote, contact our dental practice in Valdosta, GA. Dr. Ron L. Shiver performs every stage of implant treatment, and he offers different types of implants to suit each patient's unique needs. He has more than 30 years of experience, and he continually exceeds the amount of yearly continuing education required by the Georgia State Board of Dentistry.
To schedule an appointment at our dental practice, contact us online or call us at (229) 247-0923.
Very pleasant calm atmosphere with professional & caring service quality work on my implant that was placed a few years ago. High tech equipment with video viewing for more careful consideration & education on what work will be performed. I'm so thankful that Dr Shiver & his staff are genuinely concerned about the comfort & care of their patients.
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Dr. Shiver is one of the most selfless professionals I have ever met. He is concise yet thorough and always available to his patients. He and his excellent staff have provided service for my family for over 20 years.
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Before patients can undergo dental implant surgery, they must have good oral health and sufficient jawbone density. Any decayed or damaged teeth must be restored or extracted, and any signs of gum disease should be treated. Some of the treatments that may be performed prior to implant surgery include the placement of fillings or crowns, root canal therapy, root planing and scaling, and gum grafting surgery.
We will also use our CT scanner to ensure that you have sufficient bone density to support the implants. Unfortunately, when tooth loss occurs, it results in bone atrophy since the tooth roots are no longer present to stimulate the tissues and promote blood flow to the area. Dr. Shiver can perform a bone grafting procedure to fortify the jawbone so it can support the dental implants and securely hold the restoration in place.
The number of implants that are placed affect the total cost of treatment. If you are missing a single tooth, only one implant is needed to secure your restoration. When multiple teeth are missing, particularly if they are in different areas of the mouth, more implants are needed. During your appointment, Dr. Shiver will determine how many implants are needed to securely anchor your prosthetic in place.
Dr. Shiver places traditional implants, and he also offers the All-on-4 technique for patients who need full-arch restoration. If you are missing all of the teeth in your upper or lower jaw, All-on-4 is typically the more affordable option. This approach requires just four implants per arch to support dentures. In addition, it requires less jawbone density, often eliminating the need for bone grafting surgery.
Dental implants can be restored with crowns, bridges, and dentures. Since a crown is replacing a single tooth, this is the most affordable restoration. Dentures replace a full arch of missing teeth, making them a generally costlier option. The materials used to fabricate your restoration also plays a role in its cost. At our Valdosta, GA, practice, we use high-quality materials to fabricate durable and natural-looking crowns, bridges, and dentures.
When undergoing any type of dental procedure, you want a dentist with the skill and training to successfully perform your treatment. Since dental implant treatment requires a surgical procedure, it is particularly important to choose a reputable dentist. Dr. Shiver has more than three decades of dental experience, and he has the training and skill to offer different types of dental implants. Patients can feel confident choosing Dr. Shiver as their implant surgeon.
Many patients want to know what kind of anesthesia will be used during dental implant surgery, as well as how that will impact treatment cost. We perform dental implant surgery with the patient under local anesthesia, meaning the treatment area is numbed. For patients who feel particularly anxious or nervous about treatment, we also offer nitrous oxide and oral sedatives. These will add to the price of treatment.
There are many variables involved in dental implant treatment plans, which makes it difficult to say how much dental implant treatment will generally cost. The best way for us to determine how much dental implants will cost in your case is to conduct an in-person dental exam.
During this appointment, we will determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants, if any preparatory procedures are needed, and how many implants are needed to restore your smile. With this information, we can provide you with different treatment plan options so you can choose the one that is right for you.
Contact our dental practice online or call us in Valdosta, GA, at (229) 247-0923.
March 26, 2019
Great Staff and very friendly they treat you like family. Pricing is great and when I needed emergency care they got me in same day when others told me I would have to wait 2 months.
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August 17, 2018
Great staff and comfortable environment. Dr. Shiver will answer all your questions, assess your situation and give you the best treatment plan possible.
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Since at least a portion of a dental implant treatment plan typically requires some out-of-pocket costs, it's understandable that patients want to know what they can do to make it more affordable. However, it is important to remember what you stand to gain by pursuing the options you really want. We can help you afford your new smile without having to compromise on the features that will give you the most satisfaction:
If you have dental issues such as cavities, root canal infection, or gum disease (all of which need to be treated before dental implant surgery), you can expect that your dental insurance will contribute to the cost of resolving these issues. While dental insurance doesn't usually cover the cost of dental implants, it will contribute to the cost of most preventative and restorative services, including dental exams, root canal therapy, extractions, and gum disease treatment. Dental insurance also typically contributes to the cost of dental restorations such as fillings, crowns, bridges, and dentures. For many patients, dental insurance helps pay for the treatments needed to prepare you for dental implant surgery, which can significantly cut down on the total cost of care.
Most patients can expect to pay for some of the cost of dental implant treatment out of pocket. One way to make this cost more affordable is to break it up into smaller monthly payments. Our Valdosta practice accepts CareCredit, which provides low-interest and interest-free payment plans to eligible patients.
If you are missing all of the teeth on your upper or lower jaw, we can use traditional dental implants or the All-on-4 method to secure a full denture in place.
Traditional dental implants are considered the most secure option. However, they also have their drawbacks: they require greater jawbone density, more implants, and two surgical appointments. During the first appointment, the dental implants are placed. During the second appointment, which takes place a few months later, abutments (connecting devices) are attached to the implants. Once the gum tissue surrounding the abutments has healed, the custom restoration can be placed. Because this treatment is more involved, it typically costs more than alternative full-arch restoration options.
The All-on-4 technique uses just four dental implants to support a denture, making it more economical in many cases. This approach can eliminate the need for bone grafting surgery, which can also make it a more affordable option. With the All-on-4 method, patients undergo dental implant surgery and placement of the restoration in a single appointment.
Whether you have lost just one tooth or all of your teeth, there are alternatives to dental implant treatment. When we provide you with your custom dental implant quote at our Valdosta office, we will also discuss all of your alternative options, along with their costs. Common alternatives include:
Partial dentures fill in the spaces left by missing teeth. They are secured in place via clasps that attached to nearby teeth. Full dentures are used for full-arch replacement, and they are designed to stay in place through a combination of suction and dental adhesives.
Dr. Shiver and our entire team in Valdosta are committed to helping patients achieve optimal oral health, function, and appearance. We will explain all of your tooth replacement options so you can choose the one that addresses your needs.
Dr Shiver and his staff are amazing..I have been a patient for several years and they are always helpful! They do a great job with any concerns and also make going to the dentist pleasant!!!
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Dr. Shiver has served as my Dentist for almost 30 years. He and his staff have always been personable and efficient. The facilities are well kept and the equipment is modern and sanitary. He has always been available when needed and I have complete confidence in him and his staff.
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