When it comes to replacing missing teeth, many people choose dental bridgework or dentures. Dental implants are rapidly becoming a popular restorative dentistry choice as well.
This alternative to removable dentures and bridgework provides the wearer with a tooth-like structure that looks good and is very functional. When you are in need of getting one or two teeth replaced, consider the advantages of dental implants.
Dental implants require a small surgical procedure in which a titanium post, much like a screw, is placed in the jawbone where the root of the missing tooth used to be. This device is stabilized and left so that bone can form an attachment to it. After a period of time when the post is sufficiently anchored in the bone, the surrounding gum area is prepared so that a crown can be placed on the post. When the time comes for the placement of the crown, it will be cemented on the post, and the end product will be a replacement tooth that looks and functions very natural.
It takes training and experience to successfully manage the dental implant process. At Huebner Smiles Dentistry and Orthodontics, you will find highly trained professionals who have the know-how to give you the results you expect. Dental implants are not for everyone. We will consult with you and examine the area due to receive an implant. In some cases, the site may not initially be suitable; however, there are procedures that can be undertaken to make a successful implant more likely. If you are a good candidate for the procedure, we will explain the next steps in detail so you know what to expect during the process.
Contact Huebner Smiles Dentistry and Orthodontics today for a consultation appointment. We can advise you on the feasibility of dental implants to enhance your smile.
Our friendly team is here to answer all your questions! If you still have questions or concerns, be sure to discuss it with our dentist during your consultation. We will help you understand your treatment needs, goals, and recommendations.
A titanium dental implant can be used to permanently replace a missing tooth. The tooth cannot be removed and you can easily floss around the tooth to keep it clean. Titanium implants can also be combined to replace multiple missing teeth. Dental implants have three parts to them:
A single tooth dental implant cost $2499. This includes:
We have different solutions for patients that require replacement of all teeth in the jaw. The costs to replace a full arch of teeth (upper or lower) ranges from $5,000 to $15,000 depending on the situation.
The dental implant procedure is less invasive than tooth removal. Most patients experience mild discomfort for 1-2 days that can be comfortably controlled with over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen or Tylenol. Usually, an implant placed toward the back of the mouth is left to heal comfortably, while dental implants placed in the front or cosmetic zone have different options for temporary teeth until the implant heals. You will never be without teeth!