Dental implants set the standard for replacing missing or damaged teeth. Unlike dentures, which can slip when eating or talking, implants are a much more permanent and fixed solution.
A dental implant is surgically placed into the jawbone, where it acts as a replacement for the root of a missing tooth. The implant holds the replacement tooth or bridge in place, and eventually fuses to the jawbone. A dental implant is the closest dental restoration to real teeth, as it stands on its own without affecting the adjacent teeth, and possesses great stability.
Dental Implant Cost
Dental implants are the most permanent dental restoration, over dental crowns and dental bridges. The cost for dental implants varies depending on the number of implants needed, and our team will ensure you have a complete understanding of the full cost for the procedure. Contact us to learn more about the cost of dental implants at Premier Dental!
Dental Implant Procedure
Our team of highly knowledgeable and experienced dentists are experts with the dental implant placement procedure. Dental implants can restore and strengthen your teeth and smile, and are a great treatment option! We are known for our exceptional dental implant services, and we’ll do everything we can to give you the best care.
Dental Implant Care
Taking good care of your new dental implants will help them last a long time, and help to avoid dental implant failure. We provide all the guidelines to optimize your healing, recommending a specialized oral routine that helps maximize the lifespan of your dental implants.
Dental Implants FAQ
Below is a list of commonly asked questions regarding implants to help you decide if they are right for you. If you have any additional questions or would like more information, please contact our office today!
When Would I Need an Implant?
Implants can be used to replace one or several teeth, or even all of a patient’s teeth. Implants are often used to restore function, for aesthetic reasons, or both. There are many factors that can affect whether implants are your best option when it comes to tooth replacement and repair. The preference of the patient, the health of the patient, the cost, the location of the missing teeth or tooth, and the quality and amount of jawbone available where the implant would be placed can all impact if an implant is the right call.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
A dental implant is a surgical fixture that is placed onto the jawbone where it acts as a replacement for the root of a missing tooth. The implant holds the replacement tooth or bridge in place and eventually fuses to the jawbone, giving you a replacement that is the closest mimicry of real teeth. An implant stands on its own without affecting the adjacent teeth and possesses great stability.
How Long Do They Last?
If you take good care of your dental implants, most can last a lifetime. Implants are the most durable option when it comes to teeth repair and replacement.
What are Dental Implants Made From?
The implant itself is usually made from titanium which bonds with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. The replacement tooth is made from bone-like ceramic materials that are compatible with body tissue.
Is the Implant Placement Process Painful?
The surgery for dental implants is performed with local anesthetic, meaning no pain should be felt during the procedure itself. After the dental implant surgery, discomfort varies with each individual case, although most patients report discomfort similar to a tooth extraction. Residual pain can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications such as Advil or Tylenol.