If you are missing any teeth or have failing teeth that will require extraction, dental implants are the best option for you! Implants mimic natural teeth in both form and function, letting you use your mouth naturally and as if it were brand new! Dental implants restore the natural appearance and function of missing teeth, improving your quality of life so that you can speak and function normally. Implant placement can also relieve joint pain and discomfort as a result of tooth loss.
Our team at Dentistry@521 and Dentistry@Mendon Square offers comprehensive dental implant solutions to help complete your smile!
Implants Mean Long-Term Savings
Why Should I Replace A Missing Tooth?
When a tooth falls out, the surrounding bone will atrophy.
Remaining teeth are then supported by a weakened jaw.
The remaining teeth then must do extra work and may shift.
The remaining teeth may then be lost.
Bridges and partials can increase your risk for tooth loss.
How Painful is the Dental Implant Process?
Patients that choose to move forward with the dental implant process wonder how painful the procedure will be. Dental implants look and feel natural in the mouth, and are a great restorative solution for those that have missing, cracked, or broken teeth. Our customized treatment plans work for each patient’s needs, and we work closely with our patients every step of the way.
Overall, the implant process is not painful. Many patients say that the dental implant process is less painful than having a tooth pulled. To keep patients comfortable we use local anesthesia and numb the gums around the implant area. Our team also checks to make sure each patient has enough bone present in their jaw to support their new implants. If necessary, bone grafting can be done to give patients the bone required in their jaw. This is an extra step in the process and does require additional healing.
Dental Implant Cost
The following is a list of things that can affect your dental implant cost:
How many teeth are involved?
The more teeth that need replaced, the more expensive the dental implant cost will be. The more missing teeth you have, the more materials are used. This means extended time that the doctor is spending working on your mouth, as well as evaluating bone density and ensuring the implants are placed in the most effective areas to optimize success.
Is there bone loss?
Your dental implant cost can fluctuate if you are already experiencing bone loss. Dental implants need a sufficient amount of bone to be placed in the jaw. If your teeth have been missing for a long time and you have bone degeneration, a bone grafting procedure will be performed before the dental implants can be installed. This will be billed separately and increase your dental implant cost.
What type of procedure are you having?
There are many different options when it comes to dental implants, and depending on the method you select, your dental implant cost can fluctuate. Implant Supported Dentures or All-on-4 implants will have a different price tag than traditional implants or replacing teeth with a dental bridge.
Is a sinus lift required?
Just like if there is bone loss, if the doctor recommends a sinus lift prior to placing the implants, your dental implants cost will increase because of the additional procedure.
Is there periodontal disease present?
If you are currently suffering from gum disease, your dental implant success rate will improve greatly if this disease is removed prior to getting dental implants. Your doctor may recommend simple scaling and root planing to remove gum disease, or if it is an advanced case, laser gum surgery. The cost of these procedures will be added to your dental implants cost.
Do you need extractions/are you edentulous?
The more extractions that are needed prior to placing the implants can increase the dental implant cost. If you have no teeth present, the implants can simply be placed, unless the teeth have been missing for an extended length of time. If there was bone degeneration, bone grafting and other procedures will be needed before placement, increasing the dental implant cost.
Dr. Gupta and her team is dedicated to providing you with a pleasant visit and results that you’re proud to show off. Whether you are interested in dental implants, gum recession treatment, or even a full mouth reconstruction, We are here to help you.
Dental Implant Procedure: A Step by Step Guide
A dental implant is a permanent tooth restoration that could last for your entire life. Unlike dentures, which could slide around in your mouth, dental implants are placed directly in your jaw. This allows an implant to look and function much like the natural tooth it replaces. If you’re considering dental implants, here is some more information on what you can expect from the entire process.
Step 01: Assessment
Your dentist will evaluate your mouth to see if you’re a good candidate for a dental implant. Not all patients are strong candidates for dental implants. You need a certain degree of healthy bone material to place a dental implant. If you don’t have enough bone material, your dentist could recommend a smaller mini dental implant or bone grafting to improve the jawbone at the procedure site.
If you have many missing teeth, a traditional dental implant may not be the only option you have. In addition to implants restorations there are many other procedures that your dentist may recommend, including implant-supported dentures.
Step 02 : Bone Grafts
To improve the amount of healthy bone at the implant site, your dentist may recommend a bone graft. In most cases a graft is placed at the time the tooth that is to be replaced has been extracted, this is done to preserve the site for the coming implant. At times, this is required after a tooth has been missing for an extended period of time and some bone loss has occurred. There are different types of bone graft materials that can be placed and this will be discussed with you prior to your procedure. After placement, the bone graft will need time to heal before the implant is placed.
Step 03 : Dental Implant and Temporary Crown
Next, your dentist will place the dental implant and possibly a temporary crown. The procedure takes around an hour or so to complete for a single implant. Over the counter pain relievers are usually enough to manage any discomfort that you may experience during the first few days after the procedure.
Step 04 : Waiting and Healing
Before permanent crowns can be placed, your mouth needs time to heal. For many patients, this period lasts for several months. However, it is possible that it could take six months or longer for your jaw to heal enough to finish the dental implant procedure. Your dental provider will assess your progress to make a determination about when to schedule the final appointment.
Step 05 : Abutment and Crown
During the last appointment, your dentist will remove your temporary crown, attach an abutment to the dental implant, and place a permanent crown. When this is completed, you’re finished with the procedure. Your dentist might give you additional instructions on how to best care for your new dental implant.
INTERESTED IN FINDING OUT MORE?
To find out more, scheduling your implant consultation is the first step towards a beautiful smile. Our team is available to answer any questions, and our detailed consultation process allows our team to take a close look at your mouth and teeth. We will build a customized treatment plan and get you on the road to a beautiful smile.
To schedule your implant consultation contact our office, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you!
We recommend you schedule a dental implant consultation to discover all the details of your dental implant surgery.
Our team will go over your oral health and create a customized treatment plan to help complete your smile!