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Dental Implants — Marion, IN

The Future of Tooth Replacement

Older couple laughing together after dental implant tooth replacement

Here at Bruner Dental, we’re proud to offer patients the most natural and revitalizing tooth replacement option available—dental implants. Implants are exceptional because they replicate both the crown and the root of the natural tooth restoring the patient’s oral health, eliminating discomfort, and giving them back self-confidence. Dr. Bruner, Dr. Root, Dr. Sneed, and Dr. Tinsley work with you throughout the process to replace missing teeth with dental implants in Marion, addressing your needs to ensure complete satisfaction every step of the way.

Why Choose Bruner Dental for Dental Implants?

  • State-of-the-Art CT Scanners
  • Placement Performed In-House
  • Long-Lasting, High-Quality Results


What Are Dental Implants?

dental implant 3D graphic

A dental implant is a small titanium post that’s surgically inserted into the jawbone. It’s able to restore the entire structure of a missing tooth, from the roots up to the visible chewing surface. Because implants are biocompatible, they’re able to fuse with the surrounding bone tissue over time via a process called osseointegration.

As a result, dental implants provide the jawbone with the necessary blood flow and stimulation to prevent its deterioration. Once they’ve successfully integrated with the jawbone, they provide a stable foundation for a new crown, bridge, or denture. You’ll be able to enjoy a beautiful and natural-looking smile!

The Dental Implant Process

Woman looking at her smile after dental implant tooth replacement

It takes specialized training to place a dental implant, which is why some dentists need to refer you to an outside oral surgeon. Thanks to our team of experts at Bruner Dental, however, you can have the entire implant process completed under our very own roof. This isn’t just a more efficient way of doing things; it also saves you money, and it allows you to keep working with the same team throughout the entire process so that your smile is always in the hands of people that you already know well and trust completely.

Your treatment process requires multiple stages, each of which has separate costs. On average, you can expect to pay for:


  • Initial consultation: This will include your first appointment to ensure you are a candidate for dental implants. Besides a visual examination, you will also need x-rays and a CT scan.
  • Implant Placement: It is common to need additional procedures, like tooth extractions or bone grafting, before placing your implant posts. Placing the posts requires oral surgery, so you will need to pay for sedation or anesthesia, as well as the cost of each post.
  • Abutments & Restorations: It takes several months for your jawbone to fuse to your posts. After adequate healing, you need a second procedure to attach abutments to each post to connect your restorations. You need to pay for each fixture and the cost of the restoration.


Benefits of Dental Implants

Three generations of woman smiling after dental implant tooth replacement

Dental implants offer patients valuable benefits that aren’t available with more traditional reconstructive solutions, including:

  • Dental implants can be treated just like natural teeth when it comes to your oral hygiene routine with no inconvenient changes required.
  • Because they are fused to your jawbone, you can enjoy fully restored biting power to eat all of your favorite foods—your teeth aren’t going anywhere.
  • Our team doesn’t have to remove healthy tooth structures to accommodate dental implants in most cases, allowing for a more conservative treatment process overall.
  • With proper oral hygiene and professional maintenance, dental implants can last 20 years, 30 years, or for the rest of your life.
  • Dental implants are the only replacement option that preserves and strengthens your jawbone, maintaining the function of your jaw and the overall appearance of your face.


Who Dental Implants Can Help

Older man with dental implant replacement teeth smiling

One of the reasons we offer dental implants is that they can be used to restore one tooth, multiple teeth, or even a whole arch of your smile. Because they replace your tooth root along with the tooth itself, dental implants provide sturdy supports for these types of restorations:

Missing Single Tooth

Model smile with dental implant supported dental crown

If you’re missing a single tooth, Dr. Bruner can replace it using an implant-retained crown. These dental crowns are fabricated with high-quality ceramics to give you a beautiful and seamlessly restored smile.

Model smile with dental implant supported fixed bridge

Missing Multiple Teeth

Are you missing multiple teeth consecutively? We can use an implant-retained dental bridge to literally bridge the gap in your smile. Using 2 dental implants on either side of your custom-made prosthetic, we can restore your smile back to its full appearance and function.

Hands holding dental implant supported full dentures

Missing All Teeth

If you’re missing all of your teeth, implant-retained dentures can provide you with a beautiful and strong smile. Dentures allow us to restore all of your teeth at once, and we use strategically placed dental implants to anchor your denture into your jawbone. This creates the most healthy and stable restoration for patients who are missing most of their teeth.

Animated all on four dental implant supported denture placement

All-on-4/ Teeth-in-a-Day

With just four dental implants, we can replace all of the teeth on the top or bottom of your mouth. And since All-on-4 uses different techniques to place the implants near the back of the mouth, it may be possible to place temporary dentures right away instead of having to wait a few months for the posts to fuse with the jaw.


Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

Man and woman discussing the cost of dental implant tooth replacement

You cannot always avoid tooth loss despite your best efforts to preserve your teeth over the years. Whether you have lost a single tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire arch, you do not need to let your incomplete smile impact your quality of life. You can choose the patient-preferred solution to treat tooth loss with dental implants. You are likely asking yourself, “how much do dental implants cost in Marion?” There is no need to worry. We have the options you need to keep your new smile affordable.

Types of Dental Implants

Animated dental implant supported dental crown restorations

There is no set price for dental implants because the amount is based on your individual treatment plan. There are various factors that influence the cost, such as the number of teeth you are replacing, and the type of dental implants used.

Generally, a single-unit implant costs less than an implant-supported bridge or denture; however, it is more affordable to replace several missing teeth using an implant-retained appliance than treating each one individually. Besides the restorations, the more posts and abutments that are needed will increase the cost.

Are Dental Implants Worth the Investment?

Man looking at flawless smile after dental implant tooth replacement

It is no secret dental implants in Marion cost more upfront than traditional options, but they are worth the added initial expense. Dental implants are more cost-effective because they have the potential to last for a lifetime. With the right care over the years, you will never need to worry about having them replaced to save you money down the road. Not to mention, they improve your oral health to lower your long-term dental costs.

Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

Dentist reviewing dental insurance coverage for dental implant treatment plans

It is unusual for dental insurance to pay the entire cost of dental implants, but your benefits may cover certain aspects. Depending on your specific policy, your insurance may help lower certain parts of your treatment, like the CT scan or restorations. We help you maximize the value of your policy to reduce the amount you need to pay out-of-pocket. We accept a variety of payment options, including third-party financing with CareCredit, to pay for any remaining balance.

Dental Implant FAQs

Man smiling at dentist during dental implant consultation

Even with all this information at your disposal, you may still have some questions about dental implants. Although we certainly invite you to schedule a consultation with us, we also welcome you to continue gaining as much knowledge about this tooth replacement option as you can beforehand so that our meeting can be more productive and useful for you. Our dentists seek to meet your individual needs using the most advanced techniques so that your smile can get back to full health and strength, even after tooth loss.

Why is the Support That Dental Implants Give Your Jawbone So Important?

When you lose just one tooth, your jawbone is no longer stimulated. It begins to atrophy and deteriorate over time, changing your facial shape to appear older and saggier. Also, this bone density loss weakens the support it gives your remaining teeth, potentially leading to additional tooth loss down the road. Dental implants act like natural teeth in that the post that is surgically placed beneath the gums promotes bone growth and keeps it healthy and robust. That way, you retain your youthful appearance and your remaining teeth for longer.

Does Having My Dentures Fixed to Dental Implants Really Make a Difference?

Absolutely! When you have dentures that rely only on suction to stay in place, you don’t have nearly the same biting force that you used to. In fact, studies have shown that your biting power is reduced by 75 to even 90 percent. As a result, denture wearers can avoid foods that are difficult to chew, eliminating many fibrous fruits and vegetables from their diets and even shortening their life expectancy. Having your dentures anchored to secure dental implants restores that biting and chewing power so that you can continue to eat properly and have a higher quality of life.

How Successful are Dental Implants?

An overwhelming majority of dental implants placed are successful both in the short term and long term. In fact, 98 percent of dental implants are still going strong even after 10 years! Our qualified dentists have the experience and skills to ensure that you have the best chances of success with your dental implants now and down the road.

What Causes Dental Implants to Fail?

Although most dental implants are placed successfully, some do end in failure. Usually, this happens because the patient has an existing oral infection or lacks sufficient jawbone to support the implant. However, our dentists conduct thorough exams to make sure that you’re in good oral health before the procedure, and they will recommend a bone graft if they think your jawbone needs extra reinforcement. We do our best to make your tooth replacement successful from the start.

Do I Need to Replace Each Missing Tooth with a Dental Implant?

Although an implant can replace one missing tooth, you may not need a dental implant for every single one. In fact, when you need to restore an entire arch of teeth, we can usually support a denture appliance with four to six strategically placed implants. That way, you still enjoy all the benefits of dental implants but at a lower cost.

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