Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are used to permanently replace missing teeth. Tooth implants look, feel and function just like natural teeth. Unlike dental bridges and dentures, a dental implant helps to maintain jaw bone density that is often lost once a tooth’s roots are removed after extraction.
There are two types of dental implants including endosteal (in the bone) and subperiosteal (on the bone). Endosteal implants are most commonly used while subperiosteal dental implants provide an option for patients who are unable to wear dentures and have minimal bone density.
Our dental implant procedure can restore your missing teeth in just one day!
Each dental implant is comprised of a small titanium screw that is surgically placed in the jaw bone effectively acting as the tooth’s roots. This helps to continuously activate the bone tissue and prevent bone loss and resorption. A dental crown is secured on top of the implant for a seamless and natural appearance.
The most important of all dental implant stages in your dental implant procedure is called osseointegration. This is the stage in which the dental implant is fully integrated into the jawbone. You will have a temporary restoration during this process which may take anywhere from 4 to 6 months. After the surgical area is allowed to heal, a permanent restoration will be secured and your smile fully restored.
Dental implant problems and complications are rare. Patients who smoke may be advised to quit before undergoing the dental implant procedure as smoking hinders the body’s ability to heal and decreases bone density. Your dental implant dentist will discuss all necessary precautions and aftercare instructions will you in full detail.
We explain all dental implant procedure costs upfront with no surprises.
Dental implant prices depend on the materials being used and the amount of teeth being restored. During your dental implant consultation, your dental implant dentist will determine your candidacy for the procedure and explain all dental implants costs upfront with no surprises.
We base our patient relationships on trust and the satisfaction of full disclosure and understanding. All care instructions and dental implant prices are explained both in person and in writing to ensure patient comfort and an anxiety-free experience.