Losing a tooth can be a traumatic experience. Left untreated, tooth loss can lead to misalignment, bone loss, and low self-esteem.
At Pendergrass & Wilkie Dentistry, we offer dental implants—threaded titanium posts that function just like natural tooth roots.
Why should you schedule a dental implant consultation at our Amarillo, TX, office?
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small, threaded posts that look much like screws. They are made of high-quality titanium, which is biocompatible and gradually fuses with the surrounding tissue when placed in the jawbone. This fusion of jawbone and implant material is known as osseointegration, and it is a unique benefit of dental implants.
When dental implants successfully fuse with the surrounding bone tissue, they act just like tooth roots, sending regenerative signals to your bone tissue and keeping your jawhealthy and strong.
For this reason, dental implants are widely considered the preferred method for replacing teeth.
A Closer Look At How Dental Implants Work
Implants Offer Several Benefits over Traditional Tooth Replacement Options
Achieve Long-Lasting Support
Dental implants are made with medical-grade titanium so they are sturdy and built to last. While the crown, bridge, or denture that tops your implants and abutments will need to be replaced every decade or so, the posts can last a lifetime.
No Denture Adhesives Needed
With dental implants, you can wear complete dentures without any denture creams or dental adhesives. The dental implants will secure your denture as if it were your real teeth. That's how strong dental implants are.
Prevent Bone Recession
One of the natural consequences of losing teeth is bone recession. Along with weakening your jaw, this process can give you a sunken or aged appearance. Drs. Tyler L. Pendergrass and Eric S. Wilkie recommend dental implants because they prevent bone atrophy and maintain a healthy, full facial structure.
Restore FunctionA missing tooth or teeth can make you feel self-conscious when you smile. And if you choose to replace missing teeth with traditional dentures, you may still feel worried when they slip, smack, or click. Dental implants stabilize your restoration so you can eat your favorite foods, speak clearly, and smile with confidence.
Looks & Feels NaturalDesigned to seamlessly blend in with the rest of your smile, implant-supported restorations such as a crown or denture look and feel just like natural teeth. Patients can confidently restore their missing tooth knowing that they've chosen the most natural and durable option available.
Set Up a Dental Implants Consultation Contact Our Team of Dentists Today
Our office is fully equipped to perform virtually every step of dental implant treatment on-site, eliminating the need for referrals and unnecessary office visits.
To request a consultation or learn more about implants, call our dental office serving Amarillo, TX, at:
Friendly, Courteous, and Professional Care Patients Share Their Experiences at Our Office in Amarillo, TX
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Using the Latest Tools in Dentistry 3D CONE BEAM SCANNER
Our dental office is equipped with some of the most advanced technology in Amarillo, TX. We use a GALILEOS® Comfort Plus cone beam computed tomography scanner to collect high-resolution 3D images of your teeth, jaw, and surrounding biostructures in less time and with less radiation exposure compared to traditional X-rays.
During dental implant treatment, Dr. Pendergrass and Dr. Wilkie use the cone beam scanner to assess the condition of your smile, determine whether you need a bone graft, and plan the exact location of your dental implants.
Using this technology, we can ensure the most precise results and successful outcomes.
Your Comfort Is Our Top Priority
We know the idea of dental implant surgery can be scary for some. We want you to receive the high level of quality dental care you deserve without feeling anxious. That's why our dentists can provide sedation dentistry to help you feel calm and relaxed during your dental procedure at our Amarillo, TX, office.
Our methods of sedation are safe, gentle, and effective, helping you feel completely at ease both before and during the procedure. Our dentists will work closely with you to decide what type of sedation best suits your needs.
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"I've been a patient at Pendergrass & Wilkie Dentistry for many, many years. I can't think of a better, more efficient and friendly dental firm. Dentists and techs there are well-trained, thorough, and dedicated to service. I recommend this outstanding practice enthusiastically." Jim Hutson
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
How Much We Charge for Implants
Our Amarillo practice is transparent about all costs and can provide you with an accurate estimate at your initial consultation. We typically charge $3,800 to $4,000 for an implant, abutment, and crown.
For patients who are interested in dentures or a dental bridge, we can provide an estimate after examining your teeth and learning about your dental needs.
Factors Affecting Implant Prices
The cost of dental implants depends on several factors, such as the number of implants, type of restoration (dentures, bridge, or crown), any preparatory dental procedures such as a bone graft, and any sedation options in addition to anesthesia.
Generally, replacing an entire arch of teeth will cost more than replacing one missing tooth.
Concerned About Cost? Financing Options Are Available
Our dental office understands how life-changing implants can be and strives to make them more affordable for everyone. After all, implants are an investment in your oral health that lasts a lifetime in many cases.
We offer financing through CareCredit®, a third-party lending company that splits the cost of treatment into monthly payments. We also accept a wide range of insurance plans and are happy to help you get the most out of your benefits, if applicable. While insurance seldom covers the entire implant process, it may cover preparatory procedures or restorations such as dentures, crowns, or bridges.
Restore Your Smile with Implants Contact Our Amarillo Office to Get the Process Started
Our dentists are both Baylor graduates who continually study advancements in their field to provide the high-quality, personalized dental care you need. They can use dental implants and custom restorations to replace a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, or an entire dental arch.
Whatever your needs are, our Amarillo dental practice can help you rebuild a healthy and beautiful smile. Don't suffer with tooth loss. Contact us online or call us to start your journey to a restored smile.
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Facing Bone Atrophy? We Can Restore Your Candidacy With a Bone Graft
Tooth roots provide crucial stimulation to the jawbone that keeps it strong; after tooth loss, your jawbone may weaken to the point where it is no longer strong enough to support an implant. Gum disease, facial trauma, and other conditions can also cause jawbone atrophy. However, lacking sufficient bone tissue to support implants doesn't mean you're stuck with a traditional denture or bridge.
A bone grafting procedure performed by our dentists can build up areas where bone tissue has receded or weakened. After the graft integrates with your jaw, it can support dental implants.
If you have lost bone tissue in your upper jaw between the molars and premolars, a sinus lift can restore your candidacy for dental implants. If you require a sinus lift, our Amarillo dental office can refer you to a specialist who performs the procedure.
How Bone Grafting Surgery
Affects Treatment Times
If you need to undergo a bone graft or sinus lift in order to get dental implants, it will add a few additional months to your overall treatment time. Patients need to fully heal from preparatory procedures before they can start the implant process.
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More Appreciation for Our Dental Team
"I love this office from the receptionist (Sandra) to my dental hygienist (Stacy) to my wonderful dentist (Dr. Wilkie). I wouldn't go anywhere else and always tell people about him! Caring, knowledgeable, trusting! Can't say enough. Thank you for being there for me! I don't know what I would do without y'all!" Paula Sarrett
The Dental Implant Process What Patients Can Expect During Treatment
With financing and implant prices starting at just $3,800, our team can affordably restore your smile and overall health.
Options for All Levels of Tooth Loss Implant Dentistry May Be the Solution to Your Problems
A Long-Term Solution You Can Count On Request Your Consultation Today
Dealing with missing teeth is stressful and frustrating. If you're ready to stop worrying about the gaps in your smile and achieve a long-term solution for your oral health, dental implants may be the right choice for you. Once the dental implant process is complete, you'll experience unbeatable stability that mimics natural teeth. To learn more about this life-changing procedure, fill out our online form or call our Amarillo office at:
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Dental Implants Lifespan How Long They Will Last
With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime. This is a testament to their effectiveness and the long-lasting benefits of treatment.
However, the implant restoration such as the crown, bridge, or denture may need to be replaced after a decade. This may be due to regular wear and tear, physical trauma, or mishandling and accidents.
Be Careful With Your
One of the advantages of implants is there is no restriction on your diet. However, your prosthetics can be damaged by very hard or sticky foods. They can also be damaged by using them to rip open packaging or chewing on ice. To get the most out of your prosthetics, be mindful of what you eat.
Dental Implant Maintenance
Tired of Traditional Prosthetics? Call Our Dental Center
Tired of your dentures slipping out of place when you talk or eat? Need to replace a loose bridge?
Say goodbye to the days of slippage, clicking, and smacking by requesting an appointment at our Amarillo dental office. Our doctors can review your candidacy for dental implants and, if necessary, a bone graft. While the whole process may take months to completely heal from, the advantages of implants outweigh your wait time. Implants are the next best option to having your natural teeth.
Send us an email to learn more about implants or contact us by phone. We can't wait to upgrade your smile with implants.
Always Welcoming New Patients Serving the People of Amarillo with Open Arms
"We have recently moved to Amarillo after being away for ten years. We returned to use Dr. Pendergrass and I was quickly reminded why. Dr. Pendergrass and his staff are the best! They are very accommodating, friendly and professional. It gives piece of mind knowing Dr. Pendergrass and his staff will take great care of my families teeth." Jennifer Robinson
Frequently Asked Questions Answers About Implant Dentistry
Does insurance cover dental implants?
No, but the answer is a little complicated. Most dental insurance providers consider implant dentistry a cosmetic or elective procedure, which means it's not eligible for coverage. However, some insurance companies will cover the cost of the implant restoration. Be sure to check with your insurance provider as coverage can vary.
Are dental implants painful?
Since dental implants are performed with anesthesia and (if needed) sedation, the procedure itself is not painful. Patients may feel some pressure, which is completely normal. Our dentists use advanced technology such as surgical guides to ensure a seamless and comfortable treatment at all times.
How long does the treatment process take?
The dental implant timeline varies depending on whether there are any preparatory procedures and how quickly you heal. Patients can typically complete the implant process in four to eight months if no bone graft is needed. We can provide a more accurate timeline during your consultation at our Amarillo office.
What is peri-implantitis and how can I prevent it?
Peri-implantitis is a condition that occurs when plaque accumulates around a dental implant and causes inflammation of the surrounding tissues. This can result in gum disease, bone loss, and implant failure. The best way to prevent this from occurring is to practice good oral hygiene and visit your dentist for regular exams every six months.