Implant Dentistry

What are Dental Implants?

Unlike dentures, dental implants are permanently secured replacement teeth that look natural and allow you to return to your pre-denture lifestyle. Whether you need a single implant or full-mouth dental implants, the benefits can be life-changing.

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Implant Dentistry

What are Dental Implants?

Unlike dentures, dental implants are permanently secured replacement teeth that look natural and allow you to return to your pre-denture lifestyle. Whether you need a single implant or full-mouth dental implants, the benefits can be life-changing.

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Implants vs. Dentures

Here are just a few of the benefits of dental implants vs. dentures.

  • Dental implants are permanent
  • They’re secure — no more slipping
  • You can eat whatever you want without restriction

  • You care for them just like natural teeth — no more overnight soaking
  • They look and act just like real teeth
  • They can improve your confidence

What to Expect During a Dental Implant Procedure

During the dental implant procedure, a missing tooth is replaced with a synthetic tooth that’s surgically attached to the jawbone via a titanium post, or “root.” In some cases the tooth can be removable, but it usually feels more stable and natural when it’s permanent.

The process usually requires several visits to the dentist in order to take measurements and molds, as well as to secure the implants. The procedure for installing the posts is outpatient and is performed using either local or general anesthesia. Recovery times can vary, but patients are given a number of options for controlling postoperative discomfort. Once the gums are healed, the replacement teeth can then be attached.

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Types of Dental Implants

Dental implants can help restore your smile whether you’re missing one tooth or all of them. During your initial consultation, your dentist will help you determine which type of implant is best for you.

  • Single implants replace a single missing tooth.
  • Multiple implants can cover a gap where several teeth are missing.
  • Overdenture implants are for patients who have lost all of their teeth, or all the teeth on one jawline.
  • Mini and micro implants are smaller than standard implants and take up less space. They’re used when patients prefer to fill small gaps between teeth with an implant vs. a bridge, which is less stable.

The Cost of Dental Implants

While implants might be the perfect solution to your dental needs, the associated costs can make it more complicated. How much each procedure will costs depends on the patient and their individual situation. Here are some of the factors that can affect the price:

  • Complexity of the situation
  • Number of implants needed
  • Type of implants used
  • Technology required for diagnosis and treatment
  • Dentist’s level of experience

In order to get a realistic idea of how much dental implants would cost for you, it’s important to start with a consultation with a trusted and experienced dentist.

A Word of Caution

When dental care is of high quality, the price will tend to be similar across all dentists. That said, when a dentist offers a discounted service, ask questions and think about how they are saving you money while still affording their overhead.

  • In some cases, the materials they use are subpar.
  • In others, their equipment is outdated.
  • Then there are others who haven’t invested in continuing education.

Investing in quality materials, state-of-the art equipment, and education on new methods in dentistry all benefit YOU – the patient – by making your experience and results as excellent as possible.

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