Dental Implants

 

Dental Implants are the best option for tooth replacement
Dental Implants and veneers helped this patient to improve her smile.
Smile rejuvenated with dental implants and veneers. Dentistry and lab work by Vitali Bondar, DDS - Portsmouth NH dentist.
Hundreds of patients benefited from dental implants and cosmetic dentistry done by Dr. Bondar.

Dental Implants Can Make You Look AND Feel AMAZING

You know you want to smile.  And, sometimes that is hard if your teeth aren’t exactly the way you would wish they were. If you have lost teeth based on injury, accident or disease then dental implants may be a great solution.  Dr. Bondar and his team at Smile Design Center will help make sure that your smile is as beautiful, strong and long lasting as possible.  They use the very best technology – some of which Dr. Bondar invented himself – to make sure that the results are exactly what you wished.

  • Dental Implants are an alternative to dentures or bridge work for replacing your damaged or missing teeth.
  • The dental implant is made from strong materials like titanium and is implanted in the jaw bone.
  • Dental implants function like the roots of your missing teeth.
  • Implants are typically placed with only a local anesthetic.
  • Generally, there is minimal post-operative pain or discomfort.

Dental implants are teeth that look and feel just like your own! When a tooth is removed, it’s best to replace it with a dental implant as promptly as possible, preferably same visit.  After you loose a tooth the load and work that each remaining tooth has to take is increased because there are fewer of them.

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.  If you have missing teeth, dental implants can help you regain the ability to eat virtually anything and you can smile with confidence.

The Smile Design team will also make sure that the entire procedure is as pain free as possible so that after the entire procedure is done you will be not only happy with the result but also with the process!!

Dr. Bondar is the inventor of patented KAT Implants System, he holds three US and one EU patents for dental implants. KAT implants received FDA approval in 2009 and have been placed in most of the states in US. KAT implants are stronger than traditional hollow implants due to a unique solid body design. Superior strength allows for smaller diameter implants to be used in narrow ridges to minimize the need for costly and painful bone grafts.

Visit www.katimplants.com for more information on KAT Implants System.

 

 

 

Call us today to see how we can help!! 1-603-427-0043.

Dental Implants Strength Comparison
Dental implants can fracture
Dental Implants Cost

Stronger Dental Implants are Better!

Why are stronger implants good for you?
Stronger implants are less likely to fracture. The Implant Strength Diagram on the left shows the strength of KAT 3.1mm diameter implant compared to other leading manufacturer’s 3.0 – 3.5mm diameter implants.
KAT 3.1mm implant has twice the strength! That’s because of a unique solid body design of KAT implants.

 

 

 

The x-ray on the left shows a fractured implant that required implant removal. When choosing implants, go with the stronger option!

Smaller diameter implants can be placed without bone grafting if there isn’t sufficient bone width present for standard size implants. With KAT implants it can be done without sacrificing strength.

Dental Implants pricing at the Smile Design Center located in Portsmouth, NH for 2018 (3% increase as compared to 2017):
Single implant with prefabricated abutment (includes the implant, extraction socket bone grafting, prefabricated abutment and a crown) – $3,250. Prefabricated abutment is a round titanium stump that is attached to the implant. Metal-free crown is cemented over abutment. This option is not good for front or back teeth that are visible when smiling since any gum recession around abutment will show a dark line.
Single implant with custom abutment flat fee (includes the implant, extraction socket bone grafting, custom abutment and a crown) – $3,400. Great option for any tooth replacement. Final appearance will be much better because custom abutment is tooth colored and shaped like a tooth.

The fee will be lower if more than one implant is placed at the same time. For example, two implants treatment plan will cost $1,000 less than two implants done separately.
Larger treatment plans will cost less per implant. The following treatment options are given to patients who are ready to replace all of their teeth. Highest quality materials (made in USA, Germany or Japan) are used for temporary and final restorations. Costs are given per arch.

Option 1 – Full denture without implants – $4,120.

  • Extraction of all teeth, bone grafting of all extraction sockets;
  • Immediate denture delivered same visit with extractions;
  • Two soft tissue relines to improve fit of denture during healing time of 5 months;
  • Permanent lab processed reline after gums stop changing shape rapidly. Usually done 5 months after extractions.
  • All denture adjustments within 6 months from denture delivery.

Option 2 – Full denture with implants – $6,695 (two implants in a lower jaw) – 8,755 (four implants).

  • Extraction of all teeth, bone grafting of all extraction sockets;
  • Immediate denture delivered same visit with extractions;
  • Placement of 2 or 4 implants (2 implants can be placed in lower jaw only, some lifting of the denture in back area is to be expected; upper jaw always requires 4 implants). 4 implants will give more stability and eliminate any lifting;
  • Two soft tissue relines to improve fit of denture during healing time of 5 months;
  • Permanent lab processed reline after gums stop changing shape rapidly. Usually done 5 months after extractions.
  • Placement of abutments over implants and attachments inside denture. This step is done on the same day with permanent reline.
  • All denture adjustments within 6 months from denture delivery.

Option 3 – Fixed 10 – 12 teeth zirconia bridge (screw-retained or cemented on 4 – 8 implants) – $18,540.

More implants provide better support for the final bridge. We always try to place more implants, it doesn’t cost us much as far as cost of implants and abutments. We have thousands of them on a shelf. But sometimes it just doesn’t make sense.

  • Extraction of all teeth, bone grafting of all extraction sockets; lateral sinus lift on one side if required; cortical bone graft of one site if required;
  • Placement of 4 – 8 implants;
  • Immediate temporary denture delivery same visit with extractions and implant placement, or a fixed temporary bridge cemented or screw-retained over implants. We want for you to have a fixed temporary bridge and will do anything possible to give it to you, but don’t want to compromise successful treatment. It is not possible to get tight fit/stability of implants if there is little bone or bone is too soft. We are able to give patients fixed temporary bridge in most cases though;
  • Two soft tissue relines to improve fit of denture during healing time of 5 months, in case fixed temporary is not possible;
  • Permanent 10 – 12 teeth cemented or screw-retained zirconia bridge.

Option 4 – Staged approach to allow for a fixed temporary bridge – $22,660.

Same option as Option 3, but not all teeth are removed at the same time. Some teeth are removed, implants placed in sockets and temporary cemented bridge is placed on remaining teeth while implants heal. Remaining teeth are removed 3 – 4 months later, more implants may be placed and a second temporary bridge is cemented over healed implants same visit. Great option for patients with strong gag reflex and patients who don’t want any chance of having a removable denture during a healing stage.

Option 5 – Fixed 10 teeth zirconia bridge (screw-retained or cemented on 4 implants if teeth are already missing and patient has a denture) – $15,450.

  • Placement of 4 implants;
  • Existing denture reline, or conversion of existing denture to a fixed temporary bridge cemented or screw-retained over implants. We want for you to have a fixed temporary bridge and will do anything possible to give it to you, but don’t want to compromise success of your treatment. It is not possible to get tight fit/stability of implants if there is little bone or bone is too soft. We are able to give patients fixed temporary bridge in most cases though;
  • One soft tissue reline to improve fit of the denture during healing time of 3-5 months, in case fixed temporary is not possible;
  • Permanent 10 teeth cemented or screw-retained zirconia bridge.

We are confident that our experience (>240 implants placed and restored in 2017 alone) combined with excellent customer care, flat fee schedule and complete vertical integration of the entire process (in-house manufacturing of implants, abutments, crowns, permanent and temporary bridges and dentures) allow us to provide extremely competitive treatment and we are ready to honor a printed treatment plant/cost estimate from any other provider.

What about “Permanent Bridges Same Day” and “All-On-Four” advertisements?

We can make a “permanent” acrylic bridge and cement it same day on implants in most cases. We just call it a TEMPORARY. One can’t really call a bridge permanent unless it is made from metal with overlaid porcelain or a solid zirconia. Acrylic is prone to fractures, discoloration and will wear fast. Zirconia requires 8 hours of sintering time in an oven, porcelain to metal bridge requires even more in-lab time. Adding porcelain to permanent bridges to close gaps caused by shrinking gums and bone (we prefer to call it “soft and hard tissue remodeling”) would be a big project too. Our on-site lab can make bridges and crowns as fast as any commercial lab, but we recommend to get through the healing stage with temporary bridge and not to rush into a permanent one. The final result will be much better!

Yes, it might be possible to give patients 10 teeth bridge over only four implants. But what if one doesn’t integrate? There is a saying among the dentists  – “All-on-Four or Nothing-on-Three”. We always try to place more implants and will choose the best possible treatment plan for you. But if you insist on “All-on-Four”, we will do it.

Let us at the Smile Design Center to recommend the best option for your dental implants treatment!

Close-up view of fixed bridge on dental implants

Close-up view of fixed bridge on dental implants

 

Fixed Upper Teeth Bridge on Dental Implants

Fixed Upper Teeth Bridge on Dental Implants

Close-up view of fixed bridge on dental implants

Close-up view of fixed bridge on dental implants