dental implant

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are titanium screws that are embedded in the jawbone to replace the natural tooth root and secure natural-looking replacement teeth. Dental implant restoration can provide a secure and natural-looking set of teeth for patients who have lost teeth due to injury or disease.

 

Who are dental implants a good option for?

Dental Implants are an option for individuals who have lost teeth due to injury or disease. Dental implants are different from dentures and other tooth replacement solutions because they involve the surgical placement of titanium posts in the jawbone. Over a period of a few months, these titanium posts fuse with the bone, which allows them to act as stable replacements for natural tooth roots. Replacement teeth are then secured to the titanium posts to provide natural-looking, sturdy restorations.

 

Will dental implants hurt?

Dental implants can be placed with little to no discomfort to the patient. Sedation techniques are often utilized to help ensure that the patient is relaxed and comfortable.

 

What are some advantages of dental implants?

Dental implants offer a stable and secure alternative to dentures and other methods of tooth replacement. Unlike removable dentures and dental bridges, they never have to be taken out of the mouth for cleaning. You also don’t have to worry about which foods you eat. Our goal is that every patient with dental implants is able to chew, speak, and smile with your dental implants similarly as you would natural teeth!

Another advantage of dental implants procedure is that it helps prevent additional bone loss from occurring. Often after a decayed or damaged tooth is removed, the bone underneath the missing tooth can deteriorate from disuse. Dental implants help prevent this from happening as the bone underneath the replacement tooth is stimulated during chewing.

 

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

The caring dentists at Dental Choice will determine whether you’re a good candidate for dental implants. Many people are good candidates, but there are qualifications that can make you a more successful candidate, such as:

  • Healthy Gums: Any signs of gum disease should be treated before implantation can be done.
  • Sufficient Bone Mass: Because implants are usually set to the jawbone, you must have enough bone mass to securely anchor the implant. For some patients, bone mass can be rebuilt before they have a dental implant.
  • Good Oral Hygiene: The ability to maintain good oral hygiene is important after you receive the dental implant. Daily brushing and regular dental checkups will help preserve the integrity of the implants, as well as the overall health of your teeth.

 

How much will dental implants cost?

The implant procedure is quite involved and includes a number of different factors. Once your Dental Choice dentist examines you, they will have a better understanding of what the implantation process will entail, which will help them give you a more accurate idea of the dental implant cost. Not all implants cost the same for every patient. However, some considerations that will influence the implants’ pricing include:

  • Procedure and treatments performed prior to implantation
  • Where the tooth is located
  • The number of dental implants needed
  • The implant materials used

Although other tooth replacement options may be less expensive, many patients view dental implants as an investment. They tend to last longer, and because they usually require less maintenance than dentures or bridges, the cost sometimes averages out.

 

For more information or to book an appointment, contact a Dental Choice clinic near you. We’re here to help.

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