Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I choose Dr. Jirik to restore my smile?
Dr. Jirik has been placing and restoring dental implants for thirty years. In addition to a wealth of clinical experience, Dr. Jirik is one of a few dentists Board Certified by the American Board of Oral Implantology/ Implant Dentistry. He is also an Honored Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Jirik makes a difference in dentistry by performing the entire procedure in one office for one price.
Are Implants Expensive?
Yes and no. Implants are expensive but our patient Alan says “this is the best money I have ever invested and I wish I had done it sooner”. In other words, you can’t put a price on quality of life and the ability to eat anything, speak clearly and have a dazzling smile. Dental implants are used for a variety of reasons.
The first is to replace a single missing tooth, whether it is missing congenitally or due to trauma. Dr Jirik will place the implant and abutment with a temporary. After healing the final crown will be placed. The cost is always dependent on the patient and situation but can range from one thousand eight hundred fifty to twenty-five hundred dollars.
Many have succumbed to the temptation to have all their teeth removed and go to a denture. Dentures are never an ideal solution. Time is the enemy and with no biting force the bone begins to thin making it difficult to keep the dentures in place. It is so rewarding to take someone with no teeth or teeth that cannot be saved and give them a comfortable, functional smile that is non-removable and doesn’t rock or trap food. Implants that replace all your teeth on the upper or the lower with the All on Four procedure, which is four implants with teeth attached to the implants can cost from nineteen thousand five hundred to twenty-five thousand depending on the patient.
All our procedures are performed while you are resting comfortably with IV sedation and we offer local accommodations for our out of town patients.
How long will it take to get dental implants?
Dr. Jirik has been placing and restoring dental implants for thirty years. Technology continues to make our procedures quicker and easier, safer and more predictable.
Dental implants that replace a missing tooth will take from three to four months. The implant will be placed and after healing the final restoration will be placed.
Dental implants that replace dentures can be done in as few as two visits. The average time to complete your new smile is four to six months which allows for healing time. You will have teeth at all times.
Will I ever be without teeth?
No, never. We want you to leave our office with a new smile whether it is temporary or permanent. You are our ambassador so you will leave our office with a smile to be proud of.
How old is too old for dental implants?
You are never too old to enjoy a steak and baked potato. You are never too old to enjoy friends and family without worrying about your teeth. You are never too old to sing or smile or enjoy life. So you are never too old to replace your dentures or teeth that cannot be saved with permanent dental implants. An investment in your dental health is an investment in your quality of life.
Will Insurance Cover my treatment?
We have great success in helping you take advantage of your dental insurance. Keep in mind that dental insurance maximum payments only range from one thousand to twenty-five hundred dollars.