i-Implant Dentistry
Dr. Saad Bassas, DDS

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Cosmetic and Complex Dentistry

How can we help you?

Dr. Saad Bassas and the team at i-Implant Dentistry expect that many of our patients will have a number of questions about the treatment they receive. Patient education is important to us, and we are happy to take the time to share our knowledge with patients.  Making the right decisions about treatment options is important, and when our patients have the right information, they can make the best choices. We want you to know that you’ll never feel rushed when you are in our office, and we are always happy to take the time to answer questions and address concerns.

There are a lot of questions we hear often from our patients, and we’ve listed some of these below for you to take a look at. But if you don’t see your question answered here, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We don’t want you to feel uncertainty about your treatment options. Dr. Bassas is happy to take all the time needed to make sure his patients are making the most informed decisions possible. We are here for you!

Cosmetic and Complex Dentistry

Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry Options at i-implant Dentistry

Most dental insurance plans do not cover cosmetic dental procedures. However, at i-Implant Dentistry, we are happy to work with our patients so they can comfortably fit this smile-improving treatment into their budget.

Depending on your treatment needs, especially if you're looking at full mouth reconstruction, we can divide many plans into phases. This allows you to complete your treatment over time so you can budget for each stage. Phasing treatment can also be ideal for helping patients fit their treatment into a hectic schedule.

Your Sartell, MN dentist works with third-party financing companies like CareCredit and Lending Club to help you break the cost of a more extensive treatment plan into affordable monthly payments so you can pay for your treatment over time. There are even interest-free plans with CareCredit for patients who qualify.

Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry in Sartell, MN.

We are also happy to contact your dental insurance plan to see if a portion of treatment procedures like dental crowns, partials, or dentures are covered for you to help defray your out-of-pocket cost for your treatment. Please contact your dental team at i-Implant Dentistry at (320) 331-3000 to schedule a treatment evaluation or to learn more about your payment options for cosmetic dentistry in Sartell, MN.

How Long Do Crowns Last?

Dental crowns allow your i-Implant Dentistry dentist to protect your teeth that have suffered extensive couple smiling with dental crowns in roseville mndamage. Our goal is to protect and preserve the structure of your natural existing teeth as much as possible. Dental crowns allow us to do this by strengthening a weakened or broken tooth while also restoring your smile and ability to eat and chew. 

What Is the Dental Crown Process?

At i-Implant Dentistry in Roseville, we begin the process by making impressions of your smile and choosing the perfect tooth shade that matches your existing teeth. The goal is to create a prosthetic tooth that retains function and blends in with your smile. No one will be able to tell that you have a dental crown because it looks so natural. 

Your dentist will collaborate with you to design a beautiful and realistic dental crown that exceeds your expectations. 

How Long do Dental Crowns Last?

With proper care and maintenance, your porcelain crown can last for many years. Depending on the wear and tear the dental crown absorbs, your crown can last between five and 15 years—making them a long-term dental investment that restores beauty and function to your smile.

Sartell patients can prolong their investment by practicing good oral hygiene like daily brushing and flossing, maintaining regular dental cleanings, avoiding grinding or clench teeth, chewing ice, chewing fingernails, and using teeth as a tool to open packages. 

Arrange Your Dental Crown Appointment Today

If you have weakened, broken, or cracked teeth, we may recommend a dental crown at i-Implant Dentistry to prevent your tooth from becoming infected or further damaged. Please call us to arrange a dental crown appointment to learn more about your options. 

Our dentists use a traditional dental bridge in Roseville, MN, to replace one or more teeth in a row. Conventional bridges can be ideal for patients who can't or don't want to endure surgery to restore their smile.

A dental bridge consists of two anchor crowns that support a prosthetic tooth or two in between. The anchor crowns attach to healthy teeth for support so that you can enjoy chewing functions again. In addition, the bridge is typically made of ceramic porcelain crowns customized to blend with your smile flawlessly so you can enjoy aesthetics again. 

If you're living with several missing adjacent teeth and are a candidate for dental implants, our dentists may recommend a dental bridge anchored with dental implants. An implant-supported bridge uses dental implants as the anchor teeth, which support the artificial replacement teeth in between.

A traditional dental bridge can potentially last for seven to twelve years with the proper care. The key to its longevity is keeping the anchor teeth clean and bacteria-free with daily brushing and flossing. Bi-annual checkups with our Roseville dentists will also protect your bridge as they'll examine it and ensure it's in good working order.

If you'd like to learn more about tooth replacement options for your smile and dental health, contact your team at i-Implant Dentistry today.

If you're living with one or more compromised or missing adjacent teeth, a dental bridge in Sartell, MN, could be an ideal tooth replacement option.

Typically made of ceramic porcelain, a bridge uses two anchor crowns to support one or more prosthetic teeth in between. Our dentists can design and customize the porcelain to match your surrounding teeth, so your bridge blends perfectly with your smile.

Your bridge is a fixed appliance that looks natural and restores the function you missed when you endured tooth loss. It also provides the added benefit of keeping neighboring teeth aligned. Without a tooth replacement, surrounding teeth begin to move and shift into the open spaces causing tooth and bite misalignment that can become problematic. 

If you've lost several adjacent teeth, our dentists may also recommend an implant-supported bridge to provide more stability. Dental implants are the anchors for this type of bridge, holding the prosthetic teeth in between. In addition, implants offer stable support and better longevity for your bridge by keeping your bone from deteriorating, which can happen over time after root loss. 

If you'd like to learn more about dental bridges and other tooth replacement options, contact our Sartell dental office at (320) 331-3000.

A dental bridge can be an ideal way to replace one or more adjacent teeth without surgery. A traditional bridge is a fixed appliance that anchors two dental crowns to healthy teeth on each end. The crowns support one or multiple artificial teeth in between, filling the gaps left by tooth loss. 

Dental bridges in Roseville, MN, restore chewing function and aesthetics to your smile. They also keep neighboring teeth from drifting into open spaces, which can happen after tooth loss.

If you're missing multiple adjacent teeth, our dentists may recommend an implant-supported bridge to restore them. In this scenario, dental implants become the anchor teeth supporting prosthetic teeth in between. Dental implants also provide the added benefit of keeping your bone healthy and stimulated, which prevents the bone deterioration that occurs with tooth loss.

Are you struggling with tooth loss or living with compromised teeth? You can learn more about tooth replacement options by scheduling an evaluation with one of our dentists at i-Implant Dentistry. We'll work with you to determine the best tooth replacement option for your needs, lifestyle, and budget. 

Contact our Roseville dental office at (651) 505-3000 or our Sartell location at (320) 331-3000 to learn more.

When Do You Need a Dental Crown?

While there may be some cases where the condition of the tooth after a root canal does not require a dental crown, more often than not, we recommend one to protect and stabilize your tooth.

A dental crown is a tooth cap that protects your tooth from further damage and infection. We recommend a root canal when severe decay or infection has penetrated your tooth to the inner portion. When the dental pulp and root become inflamed, it is necessary to remove the infected portion to eliminate pain and reduce the risk of tooth loss. Because root canals require removing some of your tooth, they become weakened and susceptible to repeat infection. 

If the tooth has sustained a lot of damage, then a dental crown is perfect for preserving the remaining portion of your tooth. 

Killing Tooth Infections

At i-Implant Dentistry in Sartell, we work hard to retain your natural tooth as much as we can. Root canals preserve your tooth and kill any decay or infection. By capping your tooth with a dental crown, we seal the tooth from outside bacteria, and even the pressure of chewing and grinding that can crack a weak tooth. Our goal is to preserve your teeth as much as possible before tooth extractions are necessary. 

Please contact our Roseville dental office if you have any questions or would like more information about root canals and dental crowns. 

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