Dental Implants. Are they for everyone? Are they for you?

Missing teeth can be hard to live without!

You can’t chew your food properly, speak clearly, or smile with any confidence.

Dental implants have a fast-growing reputation as the best solution available to replace missing teeth.

But are they the best solution for you?

Would you be an excellent dental implants candidate?

Here’s what you need to know before making a decision.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants can replace both the function and the aesthetics of a missing tooth.

A small titanium post is integrated into the jaw and replaces the missing tooth root. Then, your dentist will place an abutment and custom-created crown, which will look like a natural tooth.

A dental implant looks like a real tooth, feels like a real tooth, and functions just like a real tooth!

Why are so many people choosing implants?

There are other dental solutions for missing teeth.

Dental bridges are a common solution for those wanting to replace one or more missing teeth. A bridge uses prosthetic teeth that are anchored to healthy adjoining teeth to fill the gap left by a missing tooth/teeth.

While a bridge can look great, it doesn’t provide the same functional ability as a dental implant.

Here are just a few of the important advantages to consider with dental implants:

  • It’s a stand-alone solution that doesn’t require modifying and weakening the surrounding healthy teeth.
  • Implants provide the full chewing power of a natural tooth; bridges can be unstable.
  • Because dental implants are fused with the jaw bone, they protect against bone loss. Bridges don’t.
  • Implants prevent surrounding teeth from shifting and causing bite alignment problems.
  • Implant-supported dentures provide greater stability and function than traditional dentures.
  • Implants are extremely durable and long-lasting.

Okay, so an implant is a better solution than a bridge.

But is it the right solution for everyone?

Who is a good dental implants candidate?

Dental implants are a good solution for most patients, with a 98% success rateNew page opens in statistics article!

However:

There are a few requirements that need to be met to ensure the success of your dental implants procedure.

  • Are you in good general health?
  • Are you free from periodontal disease?
  • Do you have sufficient healthy bone tissue to support a dental implant?
  • Do you have a good home oral hygiene routine and regularly visit your dentist?

That’s it!

If you can answer “yes” to the above questions, you are probably an excellent dental implants candidate. Having a thorough examination by our dental implants expertLearn what makes Dr. Steven Hill an expert in dental implants” is vital to make a definite determination.

Another consideration for many patients is the cost.

Are dental implants expensive?

In terms of upfront costs, a dental implant is generally a little more expensive than a dental bridge.

However, the long term cost of an implant is much lower than other restorative solutions! Implants are extremely durable and don’t require replacement or modification (like a bridge would).

Also, many dental insurance companies will cover the cost of some or all of an implant procedure.

At Oral Health Solutions Dental GroupLearn more about our practice, you have the advantage of being able to have all phases of your implant procedure done right here in our office by our expert team. Dr. Wang has the advanced training necessary for the placement of dental implants, and we have an in-house ceramist who creates our beautiful, life-like dental crown restoration.

By having your work done all in one office, you save yourself the expense of having to travel to other specialists.  Also, you’ll have the comfort of knowing your treatment is being done by a dentist and team you know and trust.

Before we begin any procedure, we will give you a detailed treatment plan with the cost clearly outlined, and we can let you know if your insurance can be used to defray any of the expense. We would also be happy to talk with you about the possibility of setting up a monthly payment plan.

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