Patients who have missing teeth do not have to despair that they will never find a suitable tooth replacement. Dental implants offer a wonderful method for completing a smile no matter how many teeth are missing. The only comprehensive method of tooth replacement; dental implants look, fit, and feel just like your natural teeth. We are pleased to offer dental implants in Millersville. Keep reading to find out how they work and whether or not you can benefit from implant dentistry.
A dental implant is technically a titanium post that integrates with the bone and soft tissue inside your jaw. However, it also tends to refer to the restoration that completes your smile as well as the abutment that connects the restoration to the implant. Together, it provides a long-lasting tooth replacement that you can rely on for many decades. On top of that, its function far surpasses other tooth replacement methods, including dental bridges and dentures.
Dental implants offer significant advantages compared to other options in tooth replacement. Affixed to dental implant posts that have been surgically placed beneath the gum line, the prosthetic tooth/teeth have a sturdy foundation to support an active life. Dental implants also look and feel more natural compared to a fixed bridge or traditional denture, which rests on the gums and may slip or slide around at inconvenient times.
Some of the many advantages of dental implants include:
It does not matter how many teeth you have lost -- dental implants can provide a wonderful solution for many smiles.
For patients missing just one tooth, a single dental implant post can be placed to support an individual crown. This method fills in the gap left by the missing tooth without affecting those around it, as is necessary with a fixed bridge.
Getting dental implants after many teeth have been lost will help to preserve the bone tissue and prevent even further tooth loss from occurring later on. With a few implant posts (depending on the number of teeth that have been lost), a sturdy bridge or partial denture can be held in place.
Dental implants can be used to secure a complete denture in cases when all the teeth have been lost. This option provides excellent stability for a full prosthetic -- something which is difficult to achieve with a traditional denture. A strategic number of dental implant posts can be used to provide a strong foundation for the new teeth.
In some dental offices, dentists will ask patients to visit a separate oral surgeon to have the implant placed into the jaw. This requires traveling to another office and working with a dental professional that, while trained to perform surgery, is not as well-known to the patient. Thanks to Dr. Maria Tibbs’ expertise in periodontics, she can place implants at Transcendent Smiles! This means you won’t have to travel to other offices and you can complete your entire implant procedure with the people you’ve already built relationships with.
With changes and developments in dental implant supported tooth replacement techniques, more patients than ever before are able to receive successful dental implant placement. The best candidates for dental implant tooth replacement will meet all the following criteria:
Dental implants come with a higher price tag compared to other options in tooth replacement, but they are a wise investment. There is no fixed price for dental implants, so you will need to schedule a consultation with your dentist in Millersville to learn just what you can expect to pay for your tooth replacement.
The price of dental implant procedures can be affected by the following factors:
No matter the cost of your dental implants, remember that nothing replaces missing teeth better. And, with convenient financing options available, this tooth replacement can fit into most budgets.
In order to help more patients get access to innovative dental implant supported tooth replacement options, our team works with patients to help them budget for the cost of dental care. Even though the price of dental implants is not usually covered by dental benefit plans, the costs of other aspects of dental care will receive insurance coverage. We can also work with third party financiers to offer low and no interest payment plans for the costs of your dental implant supported tooth replacement plan.
Did we address all your concerns about dental implants? Do you have more questions? Well, we’re here to answer them all for you as thoroughly and clearly as possible so that you feel confident moving forward with your treatment plan. We invite you to contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our talented dental providers! You can also visit our Dental Implants FAQs page for more information.