Your Guide to Dental Implants
The Dental Implant
Dental implants is the most modern method that prosthetic dentistry has to offer for replacing missing teeth. When you want to replace lost teeth, none of the alternative methods (dental bridges or dentures) will feel and look as close to your natural teeth as dental implants.
They are surgically placed in the jawbone replacing the root of the missing tooth and providing a solid base to support a dental restoration that will replace the missing tooth's crown.
The Dental Implant Procedure
A dental implant procedure generally involves 2 stages, the placement of the implant in the jawbone and the placement of the tooth restoration on top of it after osseointegration has completed.
Modern Dental Implants
Dental implants provide several treatment options for replacing single, multiple or all teeth. Multiple tooth gaps or all teeth can be replaced either by several single tooth implants or by an implant supported fixed bridge.
If all teeth are missing, standard or mini dental implants can be used either to retain a denture or to provide the base for an implant supported denture. Other modern techniques as Teeth-in-an-Hour™ and All-on-4 provide even more choices.
Dental Implants Cost & Insurance
Dental implants are one of the expensive dental treatments but if you compare the long term costs of dental implants vs bridges or dentures they may be the most cost efficient treatment.
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