Columbus, GA dentist Dr. Albert Caves offers comprehensive dental implant treatment for patients who have missing teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth and can also be used to support a fixed denture. Dr. Caves will prepare your entire treatment plan, working with a local oral surgeon Dr. William Campbell to coordinate the surgical placement of the post and placing the final restoration in our office.
Dr. Caves offers 48-hour placement of a range of dental implants using advanced digital design and technology for the most predictable results possible. Working with Dr. Campbell, he can permanently secure a single implant or implant dentures to restore function and aesthetics to patients with missing teeth or as part of a full mouth reconstruction treatment plan.
What is a Dental Implant
Dental implants are a permanent and natural-looking solution for tooth loss. While there are a variety of treatments to replace missing teeth, none are proven as effective and durable as dental implants. Dental implants have a success rate of 95% and are quickly becoming a standard in modern dentistry for replacing missing teeth.
Once a tooth is lost, the bone begins to deteriorate. If you don’t take measures to replace missing teeth quickly, the bone will continue to deteriorate, making replacement options more and more difficult.
Dental implants may be used to:
Replace a single tooth that is either missing or broken
Restore a tooth with significant decay that can not be corrected with a dental crown or other restoration
Replace multiple teeth where a dental bridge may normally be used
Anchor a fixed denture to replace all of a patient’s teeth
"Dr. Caves and his staff are very awesome. The sweetest people you will ever meet! I had some dental work done including wisdom tooth extraction and no pain whatsoever. Dr. Caves is a great dentist and would highly recommend everyone to use him. My family and I will be lifetime patients! Thanks Dr. Caves!"Online Review Yellow Pages
"Dr. Albert Caves and his staff are amazingly gentle! I had my wisdom teeth taken out by another dentist and I had pain for a month. The other dentist wouldn't do anything so I went to Dr. Albert's office and he helped me. I felt great as soon as I left there. I highly recommend him and his staff to anyone! We had to PCS and I can't find another dentist anywhere near as great as he is."Online Review Yellow Pages
"Warm, welcoming, friendly...these are the words that come to mind when I think of Dr. Caves' office because this is how you are greeted as soon as you walk in the door. The office staff is absolutely wonderful. Dr. Caves is kind, professional and actually cares about his patients and the quality of care he provides them. It is so wonderful to feel that way when you're going to the dentist. Thank You to all of you and God Bless You!"Beatrice Columbus, GA
Dental Implants What to Expect
The dental implant process takes place over several months and requires multiple visits. First, Dr. Caves will perform a comprehensive evaluation of the head, mouth, and jaw, along with x-rays and screenings to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants.
We are able to achieve high success rates with our patients because of the care and time we put into treatment planning. Part of the planning process may include photographs and models to demonstrate the final results of your treatment.
Dental implants are successful, in part, because they are fused to living bone. An oral surgeon will place a tiny titanium post into the jaw bone to serve as an artificial root. Once the implant has healed, Dr. Caves will place a porcelain crown on the dental implant to restore the natural beauty and function of the tooth.
Dental implants are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth, thanks in part to modern advances in technology and material. Dental implants are extremely durable and long-lasting so you won’t have to worry about special care.
Financing Your Implant Dentistry
Dr. Caves offers the opportunity to apply online and pre-qualify for dental financing. We participate with Green Sky, which offers unique payment plan options for financing your dental implant treatment cost to suit your budget needs.
If you would like to speak with us about your financing options, contact our front desk, and we will be glad to assist you.
The cost of dental implants can vary greatly from one patient to another. Though not an inexpensive procedure, implants do offer the best long-term solution and are less likely to need future maintenance or repair compared to alternatives like bridges or dentures. The cost of a dental implant will depend on the health of the patient, the location of the missing tooth, and the number of implants needed.
Dr. Caves will review all costs associated with the dental implant procedure prior to starting your treatment. In many cases, Dr. Caves can assist you with the cost by filing for dental insurance benefits, offering third-party financing options, and phasing your treatment to spread out the cost.
Dr. Caves designs dental implants to last a lifetime. You can ensure this longevity by maintaining good oral health, visiting the dentist regularly, and eating a healthy diet. Patients with dental implants should not smoke or use tobacco products, as these habits can significantly impact the life of your implant.
Denture implants, “all on four,” and “teeth in a day” are all names for a procedure that replaces all of a person’s missing teeth. Dr. Caves may use as few as four dental implants to support a denture. Compared to a removable denture, implant-supported dentures offer better retention, improved health and higher quality of life.