Humans use their teeth to smile, chew food, and hiss at their own reflections. Strengthen your grin with this Groupon.
$2,700 for a Nobel Biocare Dental-Implant Package for One Tooth ($6,200 Value)
- iCAT 3-D scan (a $400 value)
- Extraction (a $331 value)
- Nobel Biocare implant (a $3,189 value)
- Abutment (a $900 value)
- Crown (a $1,380 value)<p>
A dental professional begins the dental-implant process by evaluating the mouth and taking an iCAT 3-D scan. After extracting the targeted tooth, the technician inserts the Nobel Biocare implant, drilling a titanium steel rod into the jawbone. At this point, patients receive a temporary crown and the initial appointment is complete. Patients return to the office once a month for about four months (lower teeth) or six months (upper teeth) until the implant has healed. Then an oral specialist attaches the abutment and takes impressions for a permanent porcelain crown. The implant process is contingent on healing time, which varies by individual.<p>
St. Louis Center For Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry
At the St. Louis Center For Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry, Dr. Guilan Norouzi and Dr. Tyler Musto augment conventional cleanings and exams with a roster of cosmetic procedures, including teeth whitening and Invisalign. The duo and their staff sculpt and repair dentures, partials, and crowns in an onsite dental lab, and lab technicians dialogue directly with the patients to ensure faux grins fit, blend in with, and memorize the names of surrounding teeth. i-CAT scanners collect three-dimensional images of teeth, while E4D digital scanners memorize molar and bicuspids' outlines, enlisting the information to customize restorative hardware before patients' eyes.