Have you lost all or some of your natural teeth? Bridges, dentures and flexible dentures are not the only solutions, thanks to advances in modern dentistry.
Have you heard of dental implants? Dental implants offer a clinically proven and safe solution to getting a great smile back and being able to bite and chew with confidence.
This is how they work:
- Dental implants are small metal screws that are placed in the jaw in place of a missing tooth.
- Once established, crowns, bridges and dentures can be fixed onto the implants, creating a natural-looking and stable restoration.
- When you lose your natural teeth, your jaw bone and surrounding tissues start to resorb or disappear over time. When implants are placed in the jaw, it stimulates the remaining bone to grow and mesh around the metal, along with tiny blood vessels, preventing bone loss.
- The retained bone structure prevents the face from acquiring a ‘sunken’ look.
- Implants help restore function so you can eat, chew and bite as normal.
- Implants are a natural-looking way to replace missing teeth.
Why should I replace a missing tooth?
- When a tooth falls out, the surrounding bone will atrophy.
- Remaining teeth are then supported by a weakened jaw.
- The remaining teeth then must do extra work and may shift.
- The remaining teeth may then be lost.
Factors to consider about tooth implant cost
Number of teeth that need to be replaced: The more teeth you are missing the greater your costs will be. More implants require more material and time. Our dentists will examine the quality of your bone density and determine the best strategy for a successful fitting.
Determining bone density: Dental implants work with your existing jawbone. The healthier it is, the better. If you have bone loss, dental implants are still possible but you may need to increase your bone density with a bone graft. Bone grafts are not included in the tooth implant cost.
Choosing the right procedure: Based on individual needs and budgets, our dentists provide different types of dental implant procedures to replace missing teeth. Some patients do best with implants installed at each location and others benefit by having an implant-supported denture or bridge. Each procedure is priced differently.
Having a sinus lift: In some cases, our patients need to have sinus lift surgery before having their dental implants installed. A sinus lift addresses bone loss in the upper and premolar areas so the dental implantation is successful. This adds to the overall tooth implant cost.
Treating gum disease: Patients with oral infections, such as periodontal disease, will need to have it treated before our dentists can install the dental implants. Gum disease treatment requires an additional charge.
- Implants act like your natural teeth
Replacing a single missing tooth can be most authentically accomplished with a single dental implant. The post of the implant mimics the root of your tooth while the dental crown looks and functions just like your natural tooth, requiring no additional maintenance.
- Implants prevent damage to surrounding teeth
- Flexible – replace one or several teeth.
- Improved self-image – when your smile looks great, you feel great.
- Preserve bone – dental implants work to protect your jaw from further bone loss.
- Easy maintenance – brush and floss the same as real teeth.
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