Millions of Americans lose a tooth (or multiple teeth) every year due to tooth decay, gum disease or injuries. One of the best ways to replace missing teeth is with dental implants permanent artificial tooth roots implanted into the person’s jaw, which then act and feel much more like natural teeth. Someone who performs and specialized in these types of procedures is a implant dentist.
We often recommends dental implants because they have a more natural look and a more comfortable fit than other solutions like dentures and bridges. Our doctors have completed a specialty course on dental implants, so this is an area of dentistry where he is especially well-qualified.
The first step is for the dentist to “implant” a titanium post into the patient’s jawbone in the socket of the missing tooth. As it heals, the person’s jawbone then grows around the implant, so the implant literally becomes part of the person’s mouth.
A small connector post, called an abutment, is then attached to the titanium implant, and then an artificial replacement tooth, or “crown,” is placed over the top.
How Much Does Do Dental Implants Cost?
Dental implants can be a more expensive than other options, but also can be the safest and best treatment option for certain cases. Schedule a complimentary consultation with our dental implant specialist to see if dental implants are right for you. As part of the exam, we will discuss the dental implant cost. To make this procedure affordable for all of our patients, we offer flexible payment plans.