Dental implants are a very reliable source for effective tooth replacement. Whether you have lost one tooth or many, implants can provide a permanent solution that looks and functions normally.
While out of pocket costs for patients with dental insurance vary on the particular plan, coverage, and limitations, we’re always happy to provide an estimate of cost based on those factors just after your consultation appointment. For those without dental insurance, we work to keep implants affordable by fixing the implant cost and providing flexible payment plan options.
What is a dental implant?
A person suffering from tooth loss will experience many challenges. The most obvious of these challenges are difficulties when chewing and speaking clearly. When tooth loss is left untreated it can result in very serious problems like tooth shifts, jawbone deterioration, facial structure loss and bite imbalances. These issues usually develop over time when there is no root system to maintain bone health and alignment. Dental implants provide an artificial root system to maintain order and keep the remaining teeth in line.
They can not only help a patient overcome short-term challenges; they can also prevent long-term problems linked to tooth loss. They are the most effective method for treating tooth loss because dental implants serve as an artificial root system for supporting a prosthetic tooth and allow replacement teeth to feel more naturally.
What types of dental implants exist?
Two of the most commonly used dental implants are endosteal implants and all-on-4 implants. Endosteal implants are the most common dental implant option. They are comprised of a titanium metal rod that is installed into the jawbone and a supporting post that is specifically designed to secure either a dental crown or a dental bridge. All-on-4 implants are a revolutionary dental implant system in which an entire top or bottom denture is supported on just four implants. Each implant is strategically placed so that the replacement teeth remain steady and secure. The advantage of using four implants is that it helps promote faster patient recovery and reduces the likelihood of complications from possible implant failure.
What is the procedure for dental implants? Are dental implants safe?
The first step is having the dentist consult and visually examine the site in the mouth where the dental implant is being considered. Then the oral surgeon needs to consider if there are any current teeth that need to be extracted and which type of bone graft needs to be conducted. These procedures will take place first and the patient will be allowed a few months to heal to ensure an adequate and strong bone is present at the site of the implant.
Once this is determined, the dental implant is placed into the bone and a healing cap is placed over the implant so the healing phase can begin. This is followed by regular check-ups to ensure proper healing and not infection around the place of surgery.
What are All-On-4 Dental Implants?
All-On-4 dental implants are a full set of implants designed to replace your entire upper or lower set of teeth. They fuse to your bone easier than traditional dental implants making them an alternative that comes with a quicker recovery time and a more permanent solution.
Unlike conventional implants that require a dental prosthetic per implant, All-On-4 dental implants replace 16 teeth with only 4 implants. These implants are strategically embedded, to take advantage of areas that naturally contain more bone and support a prosthetic bridge, to which artificial teeth are attached.
With All-On-4 dental implants you can replace your entire set of missing teeth in just one day, with fewer implants, and no bone grafts.
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