Implant dentistry is the most technologically sophisticated and clinically successful method of replacing a lost tooth or teeth. If you choose a fixed bridge over dental implants to replace your lost teeth, you will have to make permanent modifications to your natural teeth. Other risk factors include bacterial access to supporting teeth, which can result in tooth decay and gum disease, as well as potential oral bone and tissue loss. It’s essential to learn everything you can about this surgery ahead of time.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are replacements for missing tooth roots. They provide a foundation for a replacement tooth, crown, or set of teeth. The Implant is a titanium cylinder that is surgically implanted into the jaw bone beneath the gum line. It has bone growing around it to connect the implant to the bone since it is very biocompatible with the body. It is used to support a crown, bridge, or a complete or partial denture after it has been correctly implanted.
Am I A Candidate For Dental Implants?
Implant patients range in age from the young to the elderly, and implants may be the best option for anybody missing one or more teeth due to accident, illness, or decay. They’re especially useful for individuals who can’t use removable dentures anymore. After a thorough examination of your dental and medical history, we can decide if you are a candidate for dental implants.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
The length of your treatment will depend on your specific demands. Each scenario requires its own assessment; based on the results of the assessment, we will be able to provide you with a rough timeline. The typical time frame is 3-6 months.
What Are The Costs Involved?
Our initial price for a single tooth replacement is $2000, which includes implant insertion surgery and a crown. If bone grafting is necessary, more expenditures may be incurred. Considering the benefits of implants, this is a far better choice than a three-unit bridge, which would entail crowning two neighbouring teeth to replace one lost tooth and can cost an average of $3000.
If you have a supplier of insurance The crown or denture will most likely be covered, either completely or partially. However, the expense of implant surgery, installation, and bone grafting, in our experience, is unlikely to be reimbursed.
What Are The Advantages Of Implants?
They have no cavities! The implant mimics the function of your natural tooth and increases chewing efficiency. It is not necessary to cut neighbouring teeth as it would be with a bridge to replace a lost tooth in between existing teeth. Other advantages include:
- The ability to enjoy a wide variety of foods.
- It can help to prevent bone resorption, therefore, preserving natural face contours
- They can be cared for just like natural teeth
- Limits uncomfortable moments with partial or complete dentures
What Are The Disadvantages Of Implants?
They are susceptible to gum disease and require the same level of attention as your natural teeth, including regular checkups and cleanings. Because the implant is medically put, there are various dangers associated with surgery, such as bleeding, infection, bruises, numbness, and so on.
The triumph of dental implants has changed dentistry forever. The potential to restore missing teeth permanently with function and look that is almost identical to natural teeth has never been higher. If you’ve ever had a lost or loose tooth/teeth and shiver at the prospect of replacing them, dental implants are a fantastic alternative. Furthermore, your implant can be put right here at Westgage Dental! Please contact us at (519)576-7262 if you have any questions or would like to schedule a free consultation to determine whether you are a good fit.
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