Dental Implants

The Top Choice for Professional Dental Implants in Wichita, KS

For state-of-the-art dental implants in Wichita, KS, call Blyholder Family Dentistry at affordable prices.

Dental implants are state-of-the-art tooth replacement technology and have improved the lives of many patients in Wichita, KS, and worldwide.

Many patients who could benefit from implants worry about the costs or fear dental surgery, but this procedure is safer and more accessible than ever before. Advances in dental implant techniques, financing options, IV sedation, and other improvements have removed obstacles to patients seeking dental implants in Wichita, KS.

Are you ready to join countless others who have improved their smiles and quality of life? Blyholder Family Dentistry has the tools and the experience to provide you with a smile as bright and dependable as your natural smile. 

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are dental prosthetics that attach to the jaw, providing a more secure fit than dentures without using adhesives. A dental implant consists of three parts:

  •       The screw, or fixture, that holds the dental implant in place
  •       The prosthetic, which resembles the original tooth
  •       The abutment, a metal connector that joins the screw to the prosthetic

Dentists make the prosthetic out of a durable material such as porcelain. Usually, the prosthetic is white, often a shade that matches the surrounding teeth. However, some people receive metal implants.

The fixture and abutment usually consist of titanium or stainless steel. They are not visible once the implant is in place, so they do not need a natural tooth-colored appearance. 

A modern alternative to multi-piece implants is one-piece zirconia implants. Zirconium dioxide, or zirconia, is hard enough to handle biting and chewing and is naturally white. In addition, zirconia is sufficiently solid that dentists can use it for the fixture and the prosthetic, eliminating the need for a connector. However, zirconia implants are a bit more expensive than other implants.

Getting Dental Implants

When you discuss implants with your dentist, they will go over your medical history and dental x-rays to ensure that you’re a good candidate and plan your implant procedure. You might be a good candidate for dental implants if:

  •       You have dentures and are having a hard time getting a good fit
  •       You face one or more tooth extractions and are looking for secure replacement teeth that look like your natural teeth.

In some cases, your dentist will use bone grafts to strengthen the jaw and help the implant anchor securely to the tooth. Next, they will create a custom implant that matches the shape of the missing tooth. Finally, the dentist will cut into the gum during the implant surgery, drill a hole, and attach the fixture.

Your jaw will typically have to heal for a few months before it is ready for permanent implants, but you will get a temporary implant on the day of your surgery. After your jaw heals, you can return to your dentist’s office to replace the temporary prosthetic with a permanent one.

Sometimes, the dentist can insert the implant on the same day as the tooth extraction. Hence, you never have to worry about anybody seeing your missing tooth, and you avoid the hassle of two separate dental surgeries.

Cost of Dental Implants

The cost of dental implants in Wichita, KS, varies depending on the materials used. A single-tooth implant costs several thousand dollars. The price might be higher if you need additional procedures, such as IV sedation or bone grafts.

You can bring costs down by paying on the same day as the surgery, choosing metal prosthetics instead of porcelain ones, or replacing teeth with one larger implant instead of individual implants. If you consider getting implants to replace full dentures, you could consider all-on-four implants.

all-on-four implants use four fixture screws to attach a full arch of artificial teeth to the jaw. You can expect to pay about $25,000 for all-on-four implants. If you consider all-on-four dental implants in Wichita, KS, Blyholder Family Dentistry will work with you to finance or design a payment plan that fits your budget.

Choosing the Right Dentist for Your Dental Implant Procedure

If you believe that you can benefit from dental implants, you need a dental practice that you can count on. Our dental team at Blyholder Family Dentistry has over 75 years of combined experience in dentistry, including placing dental implants. We will listen carefully to your needs and concerns before crafting a custom dental implant plan to restore the appearance of your mouth—Call 316-684-4921 for a consultation today.