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Is a missing tooth a constant source of embarrassment? Talk to our dentist about how affordable dental implants can reinvent your smile. You will gain more confidence, both in your social and professional life, when you no longer have to worry about a missing tooth.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a post or screw made from a biocompatible material that a dentist surgically inserts into your jawbone, so it can act as an artificial tooth root. Implants can hold crowns or bridges securely, since the implant become part of the jawbone.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
Your implant costs depend whether you will need additional procedures, such as a bone graft, the type of crown and post material that you select and whether you have an endosteal or a subperiosteal procedure. Call our office for a consultation with our dentist, who will be able to give you an estimate based on your unique needs. We endeavor to keep our dental implants cost reasonable; everyone deserves a chance to have a healthy, attractive smile so they feel good about themselves.
Is There Dental Implants Insurance Coverage?
Most companies don’t provide dental implants insurance, but our affordable dental implants and financing options make a restored smile possible, even without insurance to help with the dental implants cost. Implants are an investment in a long-term restoration, which has the added benefit of making you smile more frequently.
How Does the Dental Implants Procedure Work?
Both the endosteal and the subperiosteal dental implants procedure are straightforward. The implant is surgically inserted in your jaw and you are sent home to heal. If possible, you will be given a temporary restoration to wear. Do not worry, the temporary restorations bear little resemblance to your crown or bridge that the dental lab is fabricating for you. Once our dentist has determined that the implant is secure, he or she will place or crown or bridge on the implant abutment.
How Are Dental Implants Beneficial?
We enjoy seeing our patients smile after their implant procedure is complete. The reason they are smiling is because:
- Implants look perfectly natural
- They enjoy having a full set of teeth so they can smile without worrying
- Eating is much more enjoyable
- People don’t ask them to repeat themselves because they are speaking clearly once again
Types of Implants
- Single Implant
- Implant-Supported Bridge
- Mini Implants
Minis hold dentures in place, but they are still removable. They work well on the lower jaw, where four to six implants will provide stability. They also work well in small places in the mouth.
Implant-supported dental bridges are held securely in place without our dentist having to reshape healthy adjoining teeth for crowns to hold the bridge.
Are Implants Easy Care For?
After your surgery, our dentist will provide you instructions for keeping your mouth clean. Over-the-counter pain medications should take care of any discomfort. After your implants are in place, you will brush and floss normally, making sure to get dental exams regularly. You may have an exam shortly after your dental implants procedure to make sure that there are no problems.
Are Dental Implants in Suffolk Right for Everyone?
To be considered for an implant, a person must be healthy, old enough that the jawbone has stopped growing, and be ready to take care of their missing teeth. Additionally, you must have a commitment to maintain good oral hygiene. People with advanced gum disease or heavy smokers may not be good candidates for dental implants. Only an experienced dentist can decide if you are a good candidate for an implant. Please call us for an appointment today to see if these dental wonders are right for you.
Are Implants Really a Permanent Solution?
Depending on where your implant is located in your mouth and how well you brush and floss, your implant should last at least 10 to 15 years. The number one reason that implants fail is gum disease, which is avoidable. Many implants last far longer, but the first implant procedure was only done 50+ years ago, so if you are a young adult, we cannot guarantee your implant will last forever.
If you would like to have a full set of teeth, where no one could tell that they were not all your natural teeth, implants may be your ideal solution. They look and feel so natural that you may forget that you have an implant. If you are looking for a dental practice that offers dental implants in Suffolk; contact our office to talk to an experienced implant dentists.