You can enjoy the next best thing to your real teeth when choosing dental implants to treat your tooth loss. You will benefit from a treatment that can last for several decades to invest in your oral health and your quality of life. While you are excited to complete your smile, we understand you have plenty of questions about the treatment. We have the answers you need to make the best choice for your dental needs.
Traditional dental prosthetics, like a bridge or denture, only replace the visible portions of your teeth. Dental implants are different because they replace both the root and the crown. An implant post is surgically placed into your jawbone to serve as a new root. This stimulates your jaw to encourage new bone growth. As a result, your jaw fuses to the post to create a secure foundation for your replacement tooth, which is connected by placing an abutment on the crown.
Dental implants can treat all cases of tooth loss if you are a candidate, but the treatment process and materials used will vary slightly depending on how many teeth you are missing. A single tooth is replaced using an implant post, an abutment, and a crown. 1 to 3 consecutive missing teeth are replaced using a custom-made bridge that is anchored to your jawbone using 2 implant posts. You can also replace an entire arch by attaching your denture to your jawbone with an average of 4 implant posts.
Dental implants are the most reliable option to treat tooth loss. They offer over a 95% 10-year success rate. You can ensure your new smile lasts for several decades by taking the time to care for your dental implants each day at home and visiting your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup.
There is no set price for dental implants because the cost is determined by several factors, such as the number of teeth being treated, additional procedures, and your insurance coverage. We provide you with an estimate during your initial consultation and discuss the cost of each phase of your treatment. We work on your behalf with your insurance company to lower the amount you need to pay out-of-pocket. We will work with you to keep your new smile affordable.
If you still have questions about dental implants, we are more than happy to provide you with the answers you need. Contact our dental office today to schedule a consultation.