Dental Implants

Losing a tooth can be a traumatic experience. At Pendergrass & Wilkie Dentistry, we offer dental implants—threaded titanium posts that function just like natural tooth roots.

We can't wait to help you discover how dental implants placed at our Amarillo, TX, office can restore your health and your confidence!

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 jaw healthy and strong.

For this reason, dental implants are widely considered the preferred method for replacing teeth.

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. Our dentists recommend dental implants because they prevent bone atrophy and maintain a healthy, full facial structure.

Restore Function 

A 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 Natural

Designed 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

Are you looking for high-quality dentistry you can count on?
Dr. Tyler L. Pendergrass and Dr. Eric S. Wilkie have received advanced training in the placement and restoration of dental implants.

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:

(806) 358-8801

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Very friendly staff! Called and asked if they had emergency walk-ins available and I was able to come in that moment. Got there and was greeted with friendly faces. Didn't even finish filling out papers and was called back and that was an amazing experience as well. I was able to get in and out in under an hour. And when I was leaving they all told me to have a great day with smiles on their faces! I will definitely be referring them to any who needs dental care!

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Amarillo, TX


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Such an amazing staff! They were so patient and calm with my kids and also did a fantastic job for our cleanings! Tyler Pentagrass is bubbly, calm and makes you feel like family! Highly recommend this dental practice!!

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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.

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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.

Patients Recommend 
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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?

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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 bone grafting, 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 accept financing through CareCredit®, a third-party lending company that splits the cost of dental implant 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 office 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.

(806) 358-8801

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We know you have so many local options for your care. Hear from patients just like you about why they chose to partner with our team.
"Honestly, this is the best and friendliest office in town. I had to bring my toddler with me to my teeth-cleaning appointment today and the staff was all so kind and understanding with her, they even sent her home with her own princess toothbrush. They go above and beyond to get to know their patients and it's always a positive experience." Emily Huber, 5-Star Google Review

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 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 dentists can refer you to a specialist who performs the procedure. 

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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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"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, 5-Star Google Review

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.
With financing and implant prices starting at just $3,800, our team can affordably restore your smile and overall health.


Our dentists will conduct a thorough evaluation at our Amarillo office to determine if implants are right for you. We will discuss your medical history, evaluate your teeth and jaw, and use state-of-the-art technology to aid in planning your customized treatment plan. We use surgical guides to find the best location for implant placement.

Implant Placement

Anesthesia and sedation are administered to ensure your comfort at all times. A small incision is made in the gums, acting as an access point to the jaw bone. The implant is then carefully placed into the bone and the area is stitched closed. In some cases, a temporary crown, bridge, or denture is placed.

First Recovery

The implant site will heal over the next four to six months. During the osseointegration process, the titanium posts fuse with the jawbone to create a secure and stable foundation for the next stage of the implant process.

Attaching Abutments

Once the implant site has healed, you will return to our Amarillo dental office so we can attach the abutment. The abutment sits on top of the dental implant and will be used to attach your restoration to the jaw.

Second Recovery

After attaching the abutment, the gum tissue will heal in around two weeks. We will provide directions for this time, such as eating a soft foods diet and how to clean the area.

Restoration Placement

You've reached the final stage of your dental implant treatment. Patients can choose from a crown, bridge, or denture to attach to their implant for results that look and feel completely natural.

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:

(806) 358-8801

"​I've been seeing Dr. Pendergrass since I was five years old!"

"He and his staff do an amazing job every time. They are always so helpful, knowledgeable, and quick. I've started taking my five year old daughter there for her teeth cleanings and she loves it! Would recommend!" McKay Moran, 5-Star Google Review

Dental Implants Lifespan How Long They Will Last

Dental implants and implant restorations have different lifespans, given their materials and function:

Dental Implants

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. 

By staying on top of routine dental visits and practicing good oral hygiene at home, patients can extend the lifespan of their restorations and ensure the integrity of their implants.

Be Careful With Your
Implant Restoration


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

In order to get the most from your implant-supported prosthetics, our dentists recommend these oral hygiene and aftercare tips:

Brush Twice a Day

Use an interdental brush to clean your implants and remove any plaque and food particles.

Floss Daily

There is special dental floss available for people with implants and dental prostheses. This soft and large floss is excellent for removing plaque where a brush can't reach. A waterfloss system is also helpful.

Visit Your Dentist

Seeing your dentist every six months for a regular checkup can help maintain the health of your mouth. Our team can note issues such as gingivitis and peri-implantitis in their earliest stages.

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.

Call (806) 358-8801

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"Everything was great as usual! Kim has been cleaning my tusks for something like 38 years, and I was thrilled to hear that there was nothing expensive to be done this time. Daughter Marianne was in the next room, but she can give you her own report. See y'all in February!" Mark Morey, 5-Star Google Review

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.

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Pendergrass & Wilkie Dentistry

Pendergrass & Wilkie Dentistry is committed to helping you achieve excellent oral health through compassionate, professional, and personalized dental care. Drs. Tyler L. Pendergrass and Eric S. Wilkie are highly trained, trusted doctors who belong to leading organizations, including the:

  • American Dental Association
  • Texas Dental Association

To experience our advanced level of technology and welcoming dental office, call us at (806) 358-8801 or request a consultation online.

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