Patients who are looking to replace missing or damaged teeth often ask about dental implants; mainly wondering what is involved and what’s the cost. While getting implants is a big decision, its one that we feel our patients should highly consider. Dental implants, when cared for properly, have a success rate of 98% and the potential to last a lifetime. While the upfront cost of implants is higher they do become the better financial option over a longer period.
The process of getting dental implants will require numerous visits over the course of several months. During your consultation x-rays and molds will be taken and used to determine the implants location. On the day of the procedure your mouth will be numbed and the titanium rod, or “root” will be placed into the jaw bone. Several weeks later the artificial teeth are installed and adjusted as needed. On average, complete healing can take six months.
Please read below to learn about the advantages to choosing dental implants.
- Durability. With the proper oral care, implants can last a lifetime. They are made from very strong materials and are very unlikely to fracture.
- Improved oral health. Dental implants do not require any teeth to be ground down. Flossing is not impeded because there is still space between your natural teeth and implant to accommodate flossing.
- Convenience. Dental implants allow you to simply enjoy having teeth. You don’t have to struggle with messy adhesives or worry they may come loose throughout the day. You also don’t have to remove them nightly for cleaning.
- Ease of Eating. Dental implants will function like regular teeth and you will be able to enjoy your favorite foods without worrying about pain.
- Improved appearance and self-esteem. Dental implants feel and look like your own teeth. You can be confident in your smile and no longer worry about people noticing a fake tooth.
- Improved comfort. With dental implants you no longer must worry about the discomfort associated with removable dentures.
Please contact our office to schedule a consultation and see if dental implants are right for you.