Dental implants are the permanent option to replace missing teeth. Many people suffer from tooth decay, periodontal disease, and injuries that result in loose and lost teeth. There are other options like dental bridges and dentures but they require more maintenance. These permanent solutions are low maintenance and are treated as natural teeth. Replacing missing teeth with dental implants offers aesthetics and proper functionality of the mouth. You will be able to chew better and speak clearer.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are titanium tooth roots that are inserted into the jaw bone. After the area heals, a crown is placed over it to fully replace the tooth. Sometimes, the implants are used in conjunction with dental bridges if more than one tooth is missing. Your consultation and exam will determine the best approach to replacing your missing tooth or teeth.
Can the procedure hurt?
The implants can cause mild pain or discomfort. But, common over-the-counter pain medication will alleviate the pain.
Can anyone choose implants to replace missing teeth?
They may seem like the ideal choice but they are not for everyone. Patients that suffer from bleeding disorders, diabetes, and other conditions will need to choose an alternative teeth replacement solution. Dental implants are too risky for them and cause complications. During your consultation, inform us of your medical history. Your health is our main concern and choosing the best solution depends on it.
How much are they?
The ultimate cost varies. Some patients may need bone grafting to ensure the implants adheres to the jaw bone correctly. Others may need to extract a tooth to then replace it with an implant. Your examination will confirm the actual cost.