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The Perfect Solution for Missing Teeth
Dental implants are an appealing solution for missing or extracted teeth. Placing implants takes several months. First, a screw is placed into the jaw bone. Patients are then given 3-6 months for the bone to form around the implant, a process called osseointegration. During this time, patients will be fitted with a temporary crown, so you can eat and speak normally, and to ensure the quality of your smile.
Once osseointegration is complete, the dentist will place an abutment over the implant, which will serve as a base for your new tooth, and an impression of the abutment will be used to create the permanent implant. Once it is complete, your smile will be fully restored, looking just like it used to, and the implant will feel just like one of your natural teeth.
Many patients prefer implants over other appliances, such as bridges, because implants do not require the dentist to alter the patient’s existing teeth. If you have several different problem areas, multiple implants can be placed at once.
Dental Implant Frequently Asked Questions
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What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a permanent new root for a missing tooth. It is a titanium screw that is placed into the jaw bone. An abutment and crown is then placed on the implant to provide a new tooth that is permanent and looks just like a natural tooth.
How are dental implants different than dentures?
Dentures are a removable set of teeth or partial set of teeth that need to be removed and cared for in a special manner. They can often feel bulky and are difficult to get used to. Dental implants are a permanent replacement for missing teeth that can be cared for just like natural teeth.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants look and feel just like real teeth, they are permanent, you can eat the foods you want without any fear of embarrassment, and they procedure is very successful and fairly inexpensive.
Who can place a dental implant?
Your dentist may be able to perform implants in their own office based on their training. If not, they will recommend you to an implantologist, cosmetic dentist, or another specialist that will perform the procedure.
How much do implants cost?
The price of your dental implants will vary based on the level of experience of your doctor, how many implants you are having placed, amount of insurance coverage, and more. Schedule a consultation with us to determine a price for your implants and a financing plan if necessary.
How long do implants last?
When cared for properly, implants should last a lifetime. Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits are essential to the success of your implant.
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