Dental implants are a long-term and cost-effective method of replacing missing teeth, but they are not cheap. Saba Road Dental Center dentists discuss a portion of the costs associated with dental implants.
Why Choose Dental Implants
The benefits of replacing missing teeth are numerous. Speaking and chewing can be made more challenging by missing teeth. They can also cause nearby teeth to shift out of place and contribute to facial collapse from loss of jaw bone. The issue of improving the appearance of your smile is also a concern.
When considering your options for replacing a missing tooth or missing teeth, you may wish to see if you are a good candidate for dental implants. However, the cost can be an important factor when making decisions for your dental treatment.
One of the reasons dental implants typically come with a higher price tag is that they can be long-lasting. With proper care, dental implants can last 25 years or more.
What are the cost considerations of dental implants?
Dental implant prices are primarily influenced by the dentist's training and experience, the quality of the implant-making materials, surgical procedures, and the custom fabrication process needed for implantation.
The artificial abutment and artificial crown, which are the two main parts of your dental implant, are made by a technician. This premium material is pricey because it needs to withstand years of regular use and wear. Your new prosthetic tooth, abutment, and root should all fit your smile perfectly and perform naturally.
Your dentist will examine your mouth and take X-rays prior to starting your dental implant procedure to determine how the implant should be made and attached. Usually, the price of these diagnostic procedures is covered by the overall price of your implants.
The Dental Implants Procedure
Dental implant surgery is done in two steps. To replace the missing tooth's root, your dentist will first place an artificial tooth root (a tiny titanium screw) just below the gum line. As it heals, the "root" will join your jawbone.
Before moving on to the next step, your mouth must heal for 3 to 6 months after implant surgery. The abutment and restoration (artificial tooth) can be added once you've finished healing.
This abutment, which is typically made of titanium or ceramic material, connects and secures the restoration to the dental implant. The abutment is then attached to the restoration.
Some of our Saba Road Dental Center dental patients might need additional care to get their mouths ready for implant surgery and guarantee a positive outcome. Several hygiene procedures and, in some cases, a bone graft are necessary to prepare the jawbone for the implant.
The dentists at Saba Road Dental Center put a lot of effort into making sure that patients get the most value out of their investment in dental implants. Ask us what steps we can take to make sure your dental implant is successful.