Dental Implants: What are they and how do they function?

If you have broken or damaged teeth, then dental implants might be the best option for you. Although, dental implants can be costly and can take an extended amount of the time they should be seen as a lifelong investment that will help improve your quality of life.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
Dental implants usually start at about $1000 dollars per tooth. However, if you have dentures, bridges, or broken or damaged teeth than dental implants would be the best option for you. The main reason being that dental implants have low failure rates, and in the slight chance that a failure did occur it would be most likely related to some form of undetected bacterial infection that occurred during the installation of the dental implant.

What is the Timeframe for a Dental Implant Procedure?
The timeframe for the completion of a dental implant procedure mainly depends upon a few different contributing factors. The first factor would be dependent on the patient’s jawbone. For example, if there is a lot of bone loss in the jawbone then bone grafting would need to be done. Having to go through the process of bone grafting would extend the dental implant procedure timeframe because after grafting is done it must be completely healed before dental implants can be installed. Also, the recovery time for a bone grafting procedure can range from anywhere between two to four months.

What does the Dental Implant Procedure Process consist of?
Osseointegration is one part of the dental implant procedure process. During this process a titanium post is screwed into the jawbone and it is left in for 3-6 months to give the bone enough time to fuse around the post. Also, a plate style implant can be used between the gum and the jawbone if the bone integrity is not enough. After the healing process is complete the dentist will make a cast of the patient’s mouth. Then a ceramic tooth will be made to match the existing shape and color of the teeth.

Schedule a Consultation for more Information:
If you are interested in learning more information about the dental implant process and dental implants as whole the best decision would be to set up a consultation with your dentist. Also, it should be noted that in some cases your dentist may be able to offer you a finance plan in order to enable you to have the dental implant procedure. Feel free to reach out your dentist to discuss your dental implant options.

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