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Missing a tooth? Implants can help
Dental Implants are considered the gold standard for the replacement of a missing tooth or even a lot of missing teeth. Implants offer a natural-looking solution that is easy to care for, long-lasting and looks great!
Unlike fixed bridges or removable dentures, dental implants will not affect neighboring teeth, lead to the loss of bone support, or contribute to sagging of the soft tissues of the face. When appropriately cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Dental implants are made of titanium and over several months bone fuses to them locking them in place.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a titanium tooth anchoring system. The titanium is a biocompatible metal, meaning that it will work with your body well. The implants act like tooth roots, but are not susceptible to decay. The implant is then finished with a crown. Implants have become the preferred solution to replace missing teeth. Implants look, feel, and act the same as your own natural teeth without getting cavities.
Unlike fixed bridges or removable dentures, dental implants will not affect neighboring teeth, lead to the loss of bone support, or contribute to sagging of the soft tissues of the face. When appropriately cared for dental implants can last a lifetime.
Dental implants are made of titanium and over several months bone fuses to them locking them in place.
How do implant tooth replacements differ from teeth?
Natural teeth and dental implants may look the same, feel the same, and even function in a similar way, but they are very different.
The most important differences are in the way they attach to the surrounding bone, their response to dental disease, their maintenance, and repair.
Dental implants fuse directly to the bone. Teeth are susceptible to dental decay as well as the need for root canal therapy; dental implants are metal and do not decay or need root canals.
Why Select Dental Implants?
There are several reasons: No damage to your surrounding teeth, stop bone loss, regain use of your missing teeth, permanent. No need to sacrifice the structure of surrounding good teeth to bridge a space? In addition, removing a denture or a “partial” at night may be inconvenient, not to mention that dentures that slip can be uncomfortable and rather embarrassing.
Long Lasting Permanent Solution
Dental Implants offer a much longer-lasting solution than dentures or dental bridges for your missing teeth. Implants normally last a lifetime while a bridge or denture typically last 5-10 years. On occasion, the crown portion of the dental implant can need repair but the implant portion should last a lifetime.
Less Annoying than Dentures
Implants do not need to be removed when you eat or sleep. They are cleaned in the same way you clean your natural teeth. Dentures can often shift in the mouth when eating causing pain or embarrassment, whereas Dental Implants do not move. AND Implants will never need a root canal or get cavities!!
Look & Feel like Your Real Teeth
Implants look and feel just like healthy, natural teeth. When replacing missing teeth with implants, you will be able to have a full smile again, allowing you to smile with confidence and not hide your smile. You will also find confidence when it comes to eating in public and taking pictures. Since implants are not removed like a denture, you will always be able to eat whenever you want. No more worrying about having to put your dentures in or having them slip mid chew causing pain and embarrassment. Your implants will also be there whenever it is time to take pictures. Dental Implants can restore your smile to something you can be proud of!
Ease of Care
Implants are easy to take care of and have none of the annoying hassles like dentures. No more food getting caught under your dentures or having to remove them to soak overnight. Implants are easy; they require no special care beyond your normal teeth. Just brush and floss your implant teeth like your natural teeth and get your teeth cleaned every 6 months at the dentist. With proper care, implants should last a lifetime. Another benefit of implants over dentures is that you will also wake up with a full smile. No more having to put dentures into your mouth in the morning.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Implants vs Dental Bridge
When it comes to a single missing tooth, dental implants are hands down the better approach to replacing that tooth than a dental bridge. This is because implants do not cause any damage to the teeth that are beside the missing tooth. Before dental implants were created, if you had a single missing tooth or a few in a row, a bridge was the only permanent solution. Implants are a better alternative for this because if a dental bridge is placed instead of an implant, the teeth on both sides of the missing tooth must be altered. They will be ground down and fitted with crowns. Those crowns are where the new “tooth” will be attached to replace the missing tooth. With an implant, those surrounding teeth are not affected allowing you to retain your natural teeth, which are better than a tooth fitted with a crown. Because of all of the work that it takes to complete a bridge, they are very comparable in pricing to an implant, which contributes to dental implants being the preferred method of replacing teeth over a bridge.
Dental Implants also lead to reduced bone loss in your jaw over a dental bridge. Since the implant is placed into the bone where a tooth is missing, the bone will maintain its strength and structure once fused to the implant. On the other hand, a dental bridge does not go into the bone. This causes the bone under that tooth to recede, which can lead to further problems down the road, such as affecting other teeth.
When it comes to cost, Dental Implants and Dental Bridges are very comparable. The bridge requires many teeth to be modified, which takes a large amount of time and materials. This makes implants and bridges very comparable in pricing. The process of starting and finishing a bridge takes about two weeks, so the cost of the bridge is due within that time. On the other hand, due to the healing process of a placing an implant and restoring it, this procedure takes about 3-4 months to complete. This means that the cost is spread out over 3-4 months as opposed to 2-3 weeks. If you have dental insurance, usually both options may be covered by your plan. If these procedures are covered, it could greatly reduce your out of pocket costs for these procedures. Contact our office to find out if your insurance may help cover this procedure.
Implants vs Dentures
Dental Implants, while quite bit a more expensive than partial and complete dentures, offer many, many added benefits and conveniences over dentures. Like bridges, dentures can lead to severe bone loss in the jaw since that bone is no longer being used. As bone loss occurs, such as with a denture or bridge, the skin on your jaw and cheeks will begin to sag, adding many years to your appearance. Implants can maintain your youthful look, while allowing you to have fixed teeth!
Since implants are fixed in the mouth, it is not necessary (or possible) to remove them for cleaning or sleeping. Just brush and floss regularly and visit your dentist every 6 months to have your teeth cleaned. Implants, with proper care, can last a lifetime, while a denture may only last 5-10 years. This can lead to reduced cost over time if you are not having to replace your denture. Dentures also require maintenance every few years to make sure they continue to fit correctly. With an implant, there are no adjustments or removal.
With removable dentures, there will always be a hassle of taking them in and out for cleaning or sleeping. With implants, they are always there. So no need to worry about putting them in to leave the house, eat at a restaurant or to take a picture. Implants will not slip while eating like a denture can. Eat with confidence and no pain with implants. Implants will allow you to always be ready to smile!
If considering a complete denture, a full mouth of implants would be rather cost-prohibitive. However, there is another option that provides many of the benefits of implants, while reducing the drawbacks of dentures. This option is an implant-supported denture. In this procedure, a few implants are placed strategically around the mouth and then the denture anchors to the implants. With an implant supported denture, there is much less bone loss than with a traditional complete denture since the implants will still make use of the bone. The implant-supported denture will also be a much more stable experience when eating. The denture will not slip when eating since it is anchored to the implants. No more denture slipping, grinding or popping leading to embarrassment and pain.
Dental insurance may help reduce the cost of partial dentures, implants, complete dentures and implant-supported dentures. Contact our front desk staff to find out more about your insurance coverage.
|Dental Bridge||Dental Implants|
|Total Cost||$2,000-$3,000||$2,750-$3,250 est|
Some Insurance covers Implants
|How long do they last?||5-10 years||Implant is lifetime. Crown should be 10-15 years.|
|How long does it take?||2-3 weeks||3-4 months|
|Surrounding Teeth||Yes, surrounding teeth will need to be ground and placed with crowns||No impact to surrounding teeth|
Dentures Supported by Implants
Dental Implants are becoming the preferred way to secure complete and partial dentures. Patients that have had their dentures anchored with dental implants often comment that they can enjoy eating, laughing and smiling again without worrying!
This option has many benefits over traditional dentures. In this procedure, a few implants are placed around the mouth and then the denture anchors to the implants. With an implant supported denture, there is much less bone loss than with a traditional complete denture since the implants will still make use of the bone. The implant-supported denture will also be a much more stable experience when eating. The denture will not slip when eating since it is anchored to the implants. No more denture slipping, grinding or popping leading to embarrassment and pain.
Bridges Supported by Implants
Dental Bridges can be support by dental implants as well. This would save money compared to having all single tooth implants.
What are the costs of Implants?
The cost for implants will vary depending on the number of teeth getting implants. You should expect about $2,500-$3,250 total cost per implant.
With implants, the total cost is spread out over 3-4 months. For dentures and bridges, the total cost is due by the end of procedure, which is about 2 weeks.
Dental insurance can sometimes cover part of the costs of Dental Implants. Our front desk staff can give you exact out of pocket costs and check your insurance coverage.
|Implant and Placement||$1,450 – $1,550|
|Healing Abutment||$350 – $600|
|Crown||$950 – $1,100|
|Total Cost||$2,750 – $3,250|
|Possible Additional need Procedures|
|Simple Bone Graft||$200 to $1,200|
|Complex Bone Graft||$2,000 to $3,000|
|Simple Extraction||$75 to $300|
|Surgical Extraction||$150 to $650|
|X-Rays||$20 to $250|
A 3 or 4 tooth bridge mounted on two implants can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $15,000 (the average being $8,500). A full set of upper and lower implant supported dentures ranges from $25,000 to $95,000 (average of $34,000), depending heavily on the condition of your gums, jaw bone and existing teeth (if any)
Next step to getting Dental Implants
|Step 1||Schedule a FREE consult with our Snellville Dental Office.|
|Step 2||Place the Dental Implant. After the implant is placed the body needs about 3 months to accept the implant and secure the dental implant to the bone. If bone grafting is needed, the graft will be done at the same time as the dental implant is placed.|
|Step 3||Place the Crown. After the body has healed and accepted the dental implant, a dental crown will be prepared by our dentist and placed on top of the dental implant.|
|Step 4||Enjoy your new smile!|
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