dental implants

Maria Victoria (Vicky) Throckmorton, D.D.S.

Dental Implants

It’s important to select a dental practice with the experience and specialty education required to master Implants. At Konikoff Dentistry we ensure that our dentists and hygienists practice the highest standards in dental care and are fully accredited and licensed. We’re firm believers in continuing education so we can deliver you the most advanced care in dentistry including the latest in technological advancements, specialty services – such as our on-staff oral surgeon, on-site labs and technicians who ensure a seamless continuum of care for treatments that require particular attention.

Inexpensive Dental Implants

Inexpensive Dental Implants are available. We also have a variety of options for payment including major credit cards and dental financing. We take all dental insurance plans. If the cost of dental implants is holding you back from getting your perfect healthy smile, give us a call. We have over 30 years of experience helping people afford implants. Dental implant prices vary depending on the situation. At Konikoff, we work hard to help you with the dental implant cost. Call us, we’d love to discuss implant pricing with you.

About Dental Implants

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.

If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you have several consultation visits, which include discussions of your x-rays, health, and goals in your future dental health. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by your doctor, and you may be referred to an oral surgeon or a periodontist for your implant procedure. Some implant procedures are now being successfully performed by our doctors with no referral to a specialist. Your questions and concerns are important to us, and our team will work very closely with you to make this experience a great one.

What is the dental implant procedure?

Dental implants are titanium screws that act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.

For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jawbone. While healing, you should be able to wear temporary dental work and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final crown, bridgework, or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.

After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. Your surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. When that is done, your dentist at Konikoff Dentistry will be able to begin making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The teeth replacements are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. We love to make sure that most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily lives.

Considerations

As with all dental treatments, dental implants require a commitment to time and a dedication to an oral hygiene routine to maintain them properly. Also, implants require a financial investment that is more costly than that of a removable partial or denture. However, many patients have discovered the results are well worth the commitment and the investment that of a healthy smile, comfort, greater chewing ability and the confidence that comes with it!

Dental Implant Cost

The cost of dental implants cost depend on several factors. If you believe that you need an implant and are concerned with the cost of dental implants or cost of implant dentures, please call us and arrange an appointment. We are known for working with patients. If you need quality dental care, we are here for you.

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