A single missing tooth might seem like a small problem, but for the people who are dealing with one every day, the weight on their self-confidence feels anything but small. At Dent-Plant, we’re able to provide dental implants to complete a person’s smile. Thanks to our skills and this state-of-the-art technology, we’ll make sure your missing tooth is the last thing on your mind the next time you eat, speak, laugh, or smile.
A dental implant is actually a small titanium post that is placed directly into the jawbone in order to restore the root structure of a lost tooth. This not only provides the replacement tooth with unrivaled stability, but it also means there won’t be a dark line near the gums like there often is with a dental bridge.
When replacing a single tooth, the dental implant itself will be combined with two other essential elements: a metal support called an abutment and an all-porcelain dental crown. The implant post will be placed directly into your jawbone with a minor surgical procedure performed by one of our specialists. As you heal over the next 3-6 months, this post will naturally meld with the surrounding bone to form an even stronger bond.
Then, you’ll return to Dent-Plant to have your abutment placed. This will fit into the implant like a screw, and it will show above your gum line. To complete the process, your doctor will top it with an all-porcelain dental crown.
When compared to other treatments used to replace single teeth, dental implants have a number of key advantages:
The cost of a dental implant can vary from person to person, and it includes both the procedure to place the post and the actual replacement tooth itself. Generally, this tends to cost around $4,000 per tooth.
While this might seem expensive, this cost can often be offset by insurance, and our practice has a number of financing options that can break up the cost into much smaller monthly payments. Also, dental implants actually tend to be the better overall financial decision because they are built to last and offer a number of unique benefits. Other treatments will typically need to be replaced every 5-7 years, while dental implants are often just a one-time cost. All in all, our doctors agree that dental implants are simply the best solution for missing teeth for a number of reasons, so our practice will always work with you so that finances are never a barrier for you getting the absolute best dental care.
If you have any questions about dental implants, how they work, or how much one will cost for you, please contact us today. We’re more than happy to answer your questions, and we’re sure you’ll like the answers.