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Tooth loss can be embarrassing. You can try to hide your missing tooth by smiling less and laughing with your hand in front of your face, or you can continue reading to learn more about our dental implants in Lutz. Getting a dental implant to replace a missing tooth will let your friendly personality shine once again, not your missing tooth.
What Are Dental Implants?
Teeth implants are posts, usually titanium or a different biocompatible metal, which our dentist surgically inserts into your jawbone. In a few months, the bone grows around the post so it is anchored as firmly as a natural tooth root. Our dentist will cement a natural-looking crown to an abutment, which he or she attaches to the end of the post. The posts can also support a bridge or dentures.
What’s the Typical Dental Implants Cost?
There isn’t a typical dental implants cost since each of our patients has unique needs. We base your fee on whether you have endosteal or subperiosteal implants, the crown material and whether you need any procedures prior to our dentist placing the implant. We understand that cost is a major consideration for many of our patients. Contact our office to request an appointment. After an examination, our dentist can tell you your anticipated cost for our affordable dental implants.
Is Dental Implants Insurance Available?
Typically, dental plans do not include dental implants insurance as part of their coverage. The dental implants cost is a concern for some of our patients. Therefore, we offer flexible financing options. We also do our best to offer affordable dental implants without sacrificing the quality of our work or the materials we use. Contact our office to learn more about our payment options.
What Are the Steps in the Dental Implants Procedure?
Endosteal implants, where a dentist surgically places implants in the jawbone, are installed during a short procedure done under local anesthesia. Patients often expect pain and they are pleasantly surprised when they fell very little. Patients may feel minor discomfort afterward, which they can easily manage with an OTC pain reliever. You’ll come back for an exam in several weeks to make sure you are healing properly.
Once your implant completely heals, our dentist will cement a custom-made crown to the abutment on your implant. Now you will have a permanent new tooth and a brand new smile.
Why Have Dental Implants Become So Popular?
Implants have become so popular because of their benefits, which include:
- Natural appearance
- Improved speech
- Easier chewing
- Easy dental hygiene compared to a traditional bridge
- Longer duration compared to other tooth replacement options
- Improved self-esteem
If you are interested in dental implants in Lutz, contact us to schedule a consultation with our implants expert.
Types of Implants
Single Implant – Single endosteal tooth implants replace a tooth missing due to decay, disease or an accident.
Mini Implants – A mini implant is small and narrow so the dental implants procedure is less invasive. Healing times are also faster. Our dentist will help you decide which type of implant is best in your case.
Implant-Supported Bridge – Used when you have several adjacent teeth missing, a bridge supported by implants offers numerous advantages over a traditional bridge. The main advantage is that the surrounding teeth remain unaltered.
Implant-Supported Denture – a comfortable and convenient alternative to traditional removable dentures. Instead of resting along the gumline, an implant-supported denture is affixed to a set of implants.
All-on-4® Treatment – This patented process uses just four dental implants to hold the denture permanently in place. It’s quickly becoming the preferred option for people who have lost their teeth due to age, gum disease, tooth decay or trauma.
Do Implants Require Special Care?
You’ll find that dental implants are as easy to care for as your other teeth. Regular exams and professional cleanings are essential to maintaining good oral health, which helps keep gum disease at bay. Patients tell us they often forget they have an implant because it requires no special care.
Would I Be a Good Candidate for the Dental Implants Procedure?
If you’re motivated to maintain good dental hygiene habits and you have a suitable medical history, you are probably a good candidate. If you have bone loss from having missing teeth in your mouth and cannot undergo a bone graft procedure, our dentist may talk to you about a subperiosteal implant, which goes above the jawbone. Untreated gum disease is one of the few issues that could disqualify you from getting implants. Call to schedule a consultation and our dentist can decide if you are a suitable candidate for implants.
Can I Expect My Implants to Last Forever?
It’s possible for your implants to last forever, but dentists generally tell patients that implants will last 10 or 20 years. Where the implant is in your mouth and your dental hygiene help to determine how long your implant lasts.