Dental implants are utilized to replace many lost teeth for both cosmetic reasons and overall functionality. They are titanium posts that are surgically placed in the top and bottom arches of the mouth. Dental implants are fixed into the jawbone and may subsequently be connected to crowns or dentures. Contemporary Dental Arts in Williston, VT, directed by Dr. Lauren Shanard, offers customized dental implants in order to restore our patients' beautiful smiles. Made from top-of-the-line, durable materials for a secure fit, implants look like real teeth and last up to 25 years.
Dental Implants Reviews
"UPDATE TO EARLIER REVIEW:I have now been a patient with Contemporary Dental Arts (Dr. Lauren Shanard) for nearly three months. I am undergoing a massive amount of work - replacements of many old crowns, three new implants, and a redo of 20-year-old veneers - and while the cost is staggering (as it generally is for this type and quality of cosmetic and restoration work), I am confident that I am making a wise investment at the right place. In the past, I was never charged for temporary crowns (that was a substantial expense at this office which I did not expect), but I have also never had such beautiful provisionals, which I appreciated as the lab took a while to create my permanent crowns (and Dr. Shanard sent them back to be redone because they were not quite perfect enough, also much appreciated). Dr. Shanard is superbly skilled with her hands, aesthetically discerning, medically informed, and up-to-date on the newest dental techniques. She will not settle for "okay" and spends extra time to reach her ideal. She maintains a very good network of related specialists (including my equally excellent periodontist and endodontist, with whom cooperative communication has been exemplary). Dr. Shanard‘s entire staff operates with the same high standards, as well as thoughtfulness and respect for their patients. The sophisticated facility is immaculate. I am now about one-third of the way along in my treatment plan, and up to this point, the results have been exceptional - far better than the work I had done by Manhattan dentists during my many years of living in that city. ORIGINAL REVIEW:As a new patient, I was graciously welcomed into Dr. Shanard‘s beautiful dental office. I was neither rushed nor pressured, considerate accommodations were made for my comfort throughout, and all staff were so very kind and professional. Dr. Shanard is thorough, knowledgeable, compassionate and patient. She clearly explained everything to me in both a medical and easily understandable manner. My initial experience has been excellent and has given me hope in my complex case. I look forward to continuing the relationship."- E.S. / Google / Feb 13, 2019
Best Candidates for Dental Implants
Candidates for the implant procedure are any patients who are missing many or all of their teeth. Tooth loss can be caused by a genetic disorder, trauma, or decay. Dental implants are a good alternative for those looking for a long-term solution for replacing their missing teeth. You should also have mostly healthy gums and normal bone surface so the implants can be properly integrated. Before recommending any dental procedure, Dr. Shanard will assess your oral health to determine whether implants are the best option.
What to Expect
Prior to beginning your procedure, our team will obtain CT scans, digital x-rays, and/or impressions to evaluate for the placement of your implants. Dental implants are typically surgically inserted while you are under general anesthesia or IV sedation. For single-tooth implants, Dr. Shanard will perform the procedure personally. In complex cases where multiple implants are being placed, a team of multi-specialty dentists will work together to perform the surgery. Once the implants are installed into the jawbone, Dr. Shanard or our team will attach dentures or a temporary crown to the structure while your permanent structures are being created. This will also help to certify that the implants have time to incorporate into the jaw. Once the implants are fully integrated, permanent fixtures will be installed.
A follow-up appointment may be recommended a couple of weeks after getting your permanent crowns or dentures to check the comfort and fit. Your implants need to be taken care of in the same manner as your natural teeth. Patients will also need to continue to undergo regular dental examinations and checkups. When properly cared for, implants may last up to 25 years.
The cost of your dental work will depend on your insurance agency and your current benefits. Before your treatment, our financial team will get in contact with your insurance carrier to determine your potential out-of-pocket expenses. Contemporary Dental Arts also accepts medical financing to help make treatments affordable.
Dental implants are a long-lasting solution to replace many or all of your lost teeth. They are hardy, durable, look natural, and restore the complete functionality of your own teeth. Dr. Shanard strives to ensure that your implants fit comfortably and are cosmetically pleasing. To find out more about implants, call Contemporary Dental Arts to schedule your appointment and get one step closer to rebuilding your smile.