Dental Implants Columbia MO

Dental Implant Presentation

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Dental Implant Presentation

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What Are Dental Implants?

A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.

Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.  A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.

Older man smiling

“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”

For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.

Surgical Advances

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Coyle and Dr. Lance are able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.

Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist.  Dr. Coyle and Dr. Lance perform the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary.  The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.

Coyle and Lance Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

5 out of 5 stars based on 7 Dental Implant Placement reviews.

Patient Testimonial

Dr. Coyle is an amazing oral surgeon. He is courteous, attentive, and honest. He made the process of my dental extraction and implantation very easy. I hope that I never have to get another tooth implanted, but if I do, I know where to go.

- Rae A

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5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Dental Implant Placement
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5

Patient Testimonial

I have been a patient of Dr Tim Coyle. I cannot say enough about his professional and compassionate manner. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone and have in fact sent several friends to him.

- Cathi G

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5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Dental Implant Placement
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
Courtesy / Friendliness Shown To You By Our Staff Over The Phone:
Very friendly, like family
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
very easy
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5

Patient Testimonial

Dr. Coyle is an amazing oral surgeon! He took time to explain everything to me in great detail and made me feel very comfortable with every procedure I had done. I could tell he geunily cared about my wellbeing and the success of my case. I recommend him to all my friends and family. I…

- Brittany R

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5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Dental Implant Placement
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
Courtesy / Friendliness Shown To You By Our Staff Over The Phone:
very pleasant and helpful
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
yes
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
everyone is so sweet and caring. They definitely make it easier to get treatment done!
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5
So kind and knowledge

Patient Testimonial

When you come to Coyle and Johnson it's like visiting family. Everyone is most helpful and nice. I would highly recommend this practice to all of my friends and family.

- Carolyn R

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5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Dental Implant Placement
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
Courtesy / Friendliness Shown To You By Our Staff Over The Phone:
One of the ladies has that sweet Southern accent and she helped me figure out my insurance benefits. She did a pre-determination so I knew what my cost would be.
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
Everyone is so helpful and accommodating.
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Everyone very friendly and helpful.
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5
Dr Coyle is excellent at his work. I had to have a sinus lift with an immediate implant. No pain!!!! My dentist and Dr Coyle have given me my smile back!! THANKS!!!!

Patient Testimonial

Dr Coyle made this whole procedure a very positive one. I am so glad I chose to have an implant. I had no problems at all and there actually was no "down" time for me. I would not hesitate to have it done again if necessary.

- Anne C

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5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Dental Implant Placement
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
Courtesy / Friendliness Shown To You By Our Staff Over The Phone:
Everyone on the staff has been great through this whole procedure with me.
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
There has never been a problem with scheduling my appointments to fit my needs.
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
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Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5
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Patient Testimonial

I wish my parents would have been able to do something like this. It gives you back your confidence!!!

- Pat G

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5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Dental Implant Placement
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
Courtesy / Friendliness Shown To You By Our Staff Over The Phone:
Excellent
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
Very easy
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5

Patient Testimonial

Dr. Coyle took the time to explain and show me what to expect. He did a good job of removing a tooth, doing a bone graft, and a dental implant. He used the right anesthetic for me so I didn't feel a thing. Staff were helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. Post operative information and meds were…

- Mary S

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5 out of 5 stars on
Procedure
Dental Implant Placement
Will You Return For Additional Care If Needed?
Yes
Would You Recommend Us To A Friend?
Yes
Courtesy / Friendliness Shown To You By Our Staff Over The Phone:
Very good
Ease Of Scheduling Your Appointment With Our Office:
Very easy
Overall Staff Rating:
Rating: 5
Helpful and friendly
Overall Doctor Rating:
Rating: 5
Dr. Coyle is great!