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Are you unhappy about having to wear partial dentures at your age? It’s embarrassing when they slip, making whatever you were saying unintelligible. Ask our dentist about affordable dental implants, a permanent substitute for partial dentures and prosthetic teeth, and you will never have to worry about your teeth slipping again.
What is a Tooth Implant?
An implant is as close as you can get to a natural tooth. The metal implant acts as the tooth root and the crown will blend in with the surrounding natural teeth. Implants can replace a single tooth or multiple teeth, in addition to acting as an anchor for a bridge or dentures.
How Much Do Dental Implants in Chesapeake Cost?
Many factors affect your cost, including whether you will need a subperiosteal implant, instead of an endosteal implant, which a dentist places in the jawbone. Additionally, posts and crowns come in various materials, which will also affect the dental implants cost. We realize that dental implants insurance is extremely rare. Our dentist will discuss your options for restorations supported by implants if you have multiple missing teeth and the costs of each option. Call our office to arrange an appointment with an experienced implant dentist to receive an estimate of your total dental implants cost.
Does Dental Insurance Cover the Cost of Dental Implants?
Usually, dental implants insurance is not available to cover a portion of the dental implants cost, but we do offer financing options to make the procedure more affordable. We believe that everyone should have the option of replacing a missing tooth and getting the boost in self-esteem that comes with an attractive smile. Call us today to learn more about financing your dental implants in Chesapeake.
How Does a Dentist Place Implants?
If our dentist is placing an endosteal implant, he or she places a small screw in your jawbone, where the bone will grow around it and hold the implant as firmly as a tooth root holds a tooth. If our dentist is placing a subperiosteal implant in patients with a shallow jawbone, the implant goes above the jawbone. The dental implants procedure only requires minor surgery, but you will need time to heal. After the site heals, you will return so our dentist can attach the crown or bridge.
How Would the Dental Implants Procedure Benefit Me?
It’s impossible to list all of the benefits of dental implants but here are a few of them:
- You will have higher self-esteem
- You will have a more attractive smile
- You will speak more clearly
- Implants are a fixed restoration that you can treat like any other tooth
Types of Implants
- Single Implant
- Implant-Supported Bridge
- Mini Implants
Implant-supported bridges are popular with individuals who were considering a traditional front-tooth bridge. Normally, a front-tooth bridge requires our dentist to alter two healthy teeth on each side of the bridge to hold it in place, this is so the bridge could withstand the biting force. Implants would securely hold the bridge and the adjacent teeth would remain intact. Minis are used to hold dentures in place while they are in your mouth, or to fit in a small space within the mouth.
What Do I Have to Do After the Dental Implants Procedure?
You’ll be able to take an over-the-counter pain relieve to manage the minor pain from the implant placement. After you’re done and you have your custom crown, you will treat your implant just like any other teeth. Our dentist will ask to see you more often until he or she is satisfied that the implant is working properly.
Are Implants for Everyone?
Healthy adults who have lost a tooth, or several teeth, from decay, disease or an accident may be good candidates. Only an experienced implant dentist can decide after a complete examination of your teeth and gums, plus a review of your medical and dental history. Our dentist will take x-rays to determine if your jawbone can support an implant as well, but if it cannot, there are options that will still allow you to have an implant. Schedule a consultation with one of our dentists to determine if dental implants are the best choice for you.
Will My Implants Last A Lifetime?
Depending on where your implants are located in your mouth and how well you care for your teeth, they may last a lifetime. At a minimum, implants will last 10 to 15 years.
Call our office to learn more about affordable dental implants and to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists to discuss your unique situation.