Are you looking to restore one or more missing teeth? Dental implants are tooth replacements that are customized to fit each patient’s smile. They can be used to replace one or more teeth, support a dental crown, or secure dentures.
Dental implants consist of a titanium root-like fixture, a small connecting piece called an abutment and a porcelain crown that resembles a natural tooth. These materials make the restoration durable and long-lasting, so you can enjoy your beautiful smile for many years to come.
The Dental Implant Process
When you’re ready to receive dental implants, you’ll visit our office for a consultation with one of our dentists. They’ll take digital images to determine where to place your implants and how many you’ll need.
During the implant placement procedure, we’ll administer local anesthesia to ensure you don’t feel any pain. If you’re someone who experiences dental anxiety or are nervous about the experience, we’ll provide you with sedation to completely relax you.
Your dental implants will be placed in two separate procedures. First, the dentist will secure an implant fixture directly to your jaw. This stimulates bone growth and acts as an anchor for your new tooth. Once your gums heal around the implant, we’ll attach your porcelain crown to complete your dental implant.
Once they’re placed, these restorations will restore functionality and allow you to eat and talk as you please.
Dental Implant Candidacy
A full, flawless smile is an attractive feature that creates happiness and allows you to eat freely. If you’re looking to achieve any of these benefits, dental implants may be a good solution for you.
Dental implants are also an excellent solution for people who want to feel confident in themselves. With these restorations, you’ll want to show off your smile and engage in more social interactions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. How you take care of them may affect their longevity, however.
Dental implants may cost around $3,000 to $4,500 depending on the amount you’re receiving, and what kind of dental insurance coverage you have.
Immediately following the procedure, it’s important to keep your implants clean. In addition to brushing them twice a day with a non-abrasive toothpaste, you’ll also rinse out your mouth with salt water for the first two weeks.
Dental implant coverage varies based on your insurance plan. Some providers may cover a larger amount of the cost than others, so contact us so we can help you receive the most coverage.