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Dental Implants Dentist In Birmingham
Dental Implants
Dental Implants Procedure, Options, Details & Costs

Dr. Buchanan has the experience and credentials you should look for when considering a Dental Implant Dentist.

Dr. Trent Buchanan received his Comprehensive Implant Residency Program 4 (CIRP4) certificate in 2013 for continuing education in dental implants. He remains at the forefront of implant dentistry and is the preferred implant dentist in Birmingham and Hoover for many happy patients.


Top Rated Implant Dentist team at Greystone Smile Design in the Hoover/Highway 280 area of Birmingham, AL.

Only 6% of General Dentists in the USA & Canada have earned their AGD Fellowship.

Dr. Buchanan was recently published in the Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry and also holds the prestigious Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Buchanan is also one of only a few local dentists who provide Sedation Dentistry for a pain-free & relaxing dental implant procedure.
Be relaxed and comfortable throughout your dental implant procedure.

Plus he sees patients for a wide variety of dental implant procedures including single tooth implants, implants for dentures, hybrid implants, All-On-X (Four or Six), snap in dentures, full arch implants and full mouth reconstruction.

Dr. Buchanan is at the forefront of dental implant technology offering 3D Cone Beam scans for high-precision dental implant planning.

Located just 15 minutes Southeast of downtown Birmingham with free parking.

For those seeking dental implants in Vestavia Hills, Homewood & Meadowbrook, Dr. Buchanan at Greystone Smile Design is worth the short drive from surrounding communities.

Find information below about dental implants below including videos by Dr. Buchanan, costs of dental implants and more.

Trenton Buchanan DMD FAGD – Birmingham Dental Implant Dentist in Hoover

Video 00:38 | Greystone Smile Design, the office of Shelby County and Highway 280 dentist Dr. Trent Buchanan, is proud to offer 3D cone beam CT technology for guided dental implant surgery.

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First steps to your dental implants with Dr. Buchanan:

1. Conduct your no cost consultation
Use code word (website) when scheduling appointment (we normally charge $50 for a consult).

2. Schedule your examination
A deposit is due when scheduling examination to reserve appointment.

3. Perform your comprehensive exam
3D CT scan (and any other x-rays as necessary) and complete review of mouth (teeth, gums, jaw bone, bite, etc).

4. Review our findings and discuss your options

Graphic illustration shows dental implant components including a titanium screw, an abutment and a crown.

Dental Implants Costs Price List

*Dental implants prices are exclusive of any insurance plans, which may alter cost.

Single implant, abutment, & crown for a back tooth$3,300
Single implant, abutment, and crown for a front tooth$3,600
2 implants, and abutments for an existing lower denture
(snap in denture)
2 implants, abutments, and new lower denture
(snap in denture)
3 implants, abutments, and new lower denture
(“snap in denture“)
5 implants, abutments, and a new upper denture (PRIB)
(snap in denture) — Patient Removable Implant Bridge
“All-On-Four” Acrylic fixed hybrid bridge upper or lower
(stays in place like teeth & does not come out)
(does not include implants)
“All-On-Four” Zirconia fixed hybrid bridge upper or lower
(stays in place like teeth & does not come out)
(does not include implants)
“All-On-Four” Titanium Premium prepped titanium bar, zirconia crowns, gradia gingiva – upper or lower
(stays in place like teeth & does not come out)
(does not include implants)

Cost Of Additional Procedures (If Needed)

Oral Conscious Sedation$375
Simple Bone Graft$400
CT ( 3D Cone Beam) Scan$200
More Info About Costs Of Dental Implants

The cause of your missing tooth or teeth could have been an accident or lost to a disease, but whatever the reason the fact of the matter is that you have to replace them. Dental implants are the best option and a lifelong investment in your smile. Here at Greystone Smile Design, we want you to get the treatment you deserve. We are happy to meet with you to discuss dental implants, including the procedure, the costs and dental implant insurance coverage during your consultation with us at our Hoover area office.

Many other offices take several months and even over a year for dental implants to be completed. At Greystone Smile Design, we use advanced techniques and modern technology to get your dentistry completed for you quickly. However, this operation does require time and focus. Materials, implants, crowns, and other factors make up the price that you pay.

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Are dental implants worth it?

Dental implants are becoming more popular today for a number of reasons. Implants are utilized to offer patients a foundation for new restorative teeth where natural teeth are missing or have been extracted. The implant offers the patient the opportunity to regain normal function of the tooth without being forced to resort to a bridge or a denture. If an implant can be placed, it is always the treatment of choice for missing teeth.

Though dental implants cost more than other dental restorations including dental bridges, partial dentures, and traditional full dentures, they are a wonderful investment for many of our patients.

Dental implants can last a lifetime.

Aside from maintaining bone density in the jaw and keeping the jawbone from shrinking, dental implants have other benefits that patients can consider as well. These restorations are natural-looking and fully functioning, acting just as previous natural teeth did at one time.

This stable, strong, and durable restoration is often touted as the “gold standard” in tooth replacement.

Benefits of Dental Implants

The implant will osseointegrate (fuse) with the existing bone.
The new implant will support your teeth firmly and safely.
Your new implants are aesthetically pleasing.
You will no longer have pain during talking or eating.
The dental implant will prevent progressive bone loss.
Implants have a proven scientific basis.

Pat shares her experience getting dental implants:

Video 01:45 |”All of a sudden I got this implant and my mouth was solid. That to me, was the most amazing thing!”

Dental Implants For Dentures
(Snap-In Dentures)

A great option to replace all of your teeth is an implant retained denture. Some may call this a “Snap-In Denture”.

False teeth are false teeth, right? Not exactly. There are a few options available for replacing teeth, and dentures retained with dental implants are becoming the standard of care — and for good reason.

Photo above shows a model of false teeth (denture) and 4 dental implants to retain and support the denture.

Regular dentures can rub against the gums, and they have nothing to hold them in place — especially in the lower jaw. Because there are no teeth or implants to stimulate it, the bone shrinks, and chewing can become close to impossible.

But implant-supported dentures draw strength from the bone. They aren’t meant to rest on the gums; but instead the bone anchors them in place. This gives them added strength and prevents them from slipping. In addition, dental implants also stimulate the bone, and as a result, the bone is far less likely to resorb or shrink or create any sore spots.

Mini implants are placed in the jaw and anchored firmly in the surrounding bone. Then attachments are placed in the underside of the denture that connect to the implants. The denture is then snapped onto the implants, keeping it stable and secure.

Eat What You Love!

Video 03:35 | Dr. Trent Buchanan Discusses Dental Implants & Supporting Dentures on ABC 33/40

There are many benefits to implant-supported dentures, including:

More confidence. You’ll never have to worry about your false teeth slipping out when you talk, laugh, and eat in public.
Implant-supported dentures are more comfortable because they are secure and feel like natural teeth.
Less gum tissue irritation.
A more natural look than conventional dentures.
An improved long-term appearance because implant-supported dentures prevent jaw shrinkage and bone loss.
No need to use denture adhesives.
See pricing for Snap-In Dentures above

All-on-X (Four or Six) Dental Implants (Teeth in a Day)

A minimally invasive solution with a fixed full-arch restoration for high patient satisfaction.

A relatively new treatment called the All-on-X Dental Implant Procedure uses four or more implants on the top and four or more on the bottom, to which a fixed full-arch restoration are connected.

The All-on-X (Four or Six) treatment concept is a cost-efficient, graftless solution that can provide patients with a fixed full-arch prosthesis on the day of surgery.

Full-arch rehabilitation with only four implants
Two straight anterior implants and two implants tilted up to 45º in the posterior
Immediate Function (fixed provisional bridge)
For patients meeting criteria for immediate loading of implants
Graftless procedure
Bone grafting is avoided by tilting the posterior implants, utilizing available bone

Patients with edentulism (toothlessness) are often eligible for the All-on-X (Four or Six) treatment concept. A thorough evaluation of any patient is necessary in order to choose the right treatment and to establish a predictable treatment outcome.

Full-arch Fixed in Place New Teeth

For the patient who has deteriorating teeth and needs dentures, this is as close as you can get to your natural teeth. The fixed full-arch restorations are FIXED in place, meaning you can’t take them in and out.

For the patient who already has dentures, it’s like having your teeth back again. Also, the plastic is removed from the roof of your mouth. Now, you can eat your favorite foods, like steak or corn on the cob, and actually taste it!

Teeth in a day?

Here’s the beauty of this technique. The back 2 implants are angulated to maximize your existing bone and almost eliminate bone grafts and the months of healing time. You can actually have the implants placed (under sedation) and have your teeth attached to the implants all in the same day. If you are one whose teeth are hopeless, the majority of the time, we can remove the teeth, place the implants, and attach the fixed full-arch restoration all in the same day! You come in with the smile you dislike so much, and you leave with a total smile transformation!

The All-on-X Implant Procedure is a revolutionary advancement in the treatment of missing teeth. It lets you regain your oral health and function – and gives you a new beautiful smile that you’ve always dreamed about!

Video 01:41 | Demonstration of the life changing All-on-X (Four or Six) dental implant treatment concept.

See pricing for All-on-X (Four or Six) (Teeth in a Day) above

Guided Dental Implant Placement Panning Software

The technology of dental implants has greatly improved in recent years. The latest advancements are in the area of implant placement, and Greystone Smile Design is proud to offer this cutting-edge treatment. Below is a description of Greystone Smile Design’s implant placement protocol using a surgical guide from a three dimensional xray.

Planning Phase: A Cone Beam 3D CT Scan is taken along with an impression – super easy – takes about 20 minutes.

Using our implant placement planning software, an implant is virtually placed in the desired location. This means that we can virtually place the implant on a computer using the exact dimensions of the implant, placed in the exact location, at the exact angle, and at the exact depth. This is as exact as it can get. This information is then sent to our lab where they print a 3D surgical guide based off of our virtual rendering.

Surgical Phase: The 3D surgical guide is used to duplicate the exact virtual placement. It’s not just a guide to assist with the placement; it’s a guide to duplicate the virtual placement. The 3D surgical guide is made to correlate with our implant placement kit. The guide makes sure each drill sequence is angle controlled and depth controlled. The result is absolute perfect placement of the dental implant.

And – it’s super easy – takes about 30 minutes.

Video 01:45 | Dr. Buchanan discusses the new technology of dental implants on ABC Birmingham’s Talk of Alabama.

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