What are dental implants?
Dental implants are a permanent solution to the loss of teeth. They work by inserting a metal post into your jaw bone and attaching a crow (prosthetic tooth) to the post. Implants are perfect for individuals in need of just one tooth or several teeth replaced.
What are the types of dental implants available?
There are two types of dental implants approved by the American Dental Association. Endosteal implants are surgically implanted into the jawbone. After the bone and jaw are prepared a metal post is inserted into the jaw bone. This can take several months to heal and secure. After healing a crown (prosthetic tooth) is attached to the metal post.
Subperiosteal implants require a metal frame that is attached to your jawbone beneath the gums. Over time, as your gums heal, the frame secures to the bone, allowing an artificial tooth to be attached to the post.
Who are dental implants right for?
Dental implants are a great option for individuals with decayed teeth or broken and missing teeth.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
If you’re a candidate for dental implants, you’ll likely find the advantages far outweigh other options like dentures. Implants are permanent. Because of this you don’t have to bother removing them at night or soaking them in water. Your brush and care for them just like you would your normal teeth.
Dental implants also offer an improved appearance and don’t impede your speech. They can provide you with a beautiful, natural smile and truly add to the quality of your life.
What is the success rate of dental implants?
Dental implant surgery has a 98% success rate and can last your lifetime when properly cared for. Implants are a great choice for individuals with overall good health, as well as a healthy enough mouth that has gums and bones that can secure the implant. Individuals with a chronic illness like diabetes and heart disease, need to be evaluated on an individual basis before being considered a candidate for the surgery.
Are dental implants covered by insurance?
In general most dental insurances do not cover dental implants, however, it is possible your medical insurance covers them. If you do not have any coverage, we offer a wide variety of financing options so you can get the smile you deserve.
How long does treatment take?
From your first appointment to your last, the entire dental implant process can take anywhere from six to nine months. This timespan includes a lot of healing time, as your bone and gums will need to be prepared surgically for rod placement.
If you’re looking for a way to get a bright smile that’s permanent, durable, and comfortable, dental implants might be just what you need. Contact us to schedule your appointment today.