We know: All About Dental Implants

What's a dental implant?

A dental implant is an artificial root that the dentist puts into your jaw beneath your gum to hold an artificial replacement tooth or bridge in place. Because an implant doesn't rely on a nearby tooth for support, it's usually better than a traditional bridge.

What kinds of implants are there?

There are two ways of attaching the artificial root to the jaw.

  • Endosteal implants put screws, cylinders or blades directly into the jawbone so that artificial teeth can be attached.
  • Subperiopsteal implants are less common and place the artificial roots onto the jaw bone.

Who can benefit from a dental implant?

If you've lost a tooth from an injury or gum disease or for a number of other reasons, and you have good dental health otherwise, an implant may be appropriate.

Implants can be used to replace lost teeth, and as a means of supporting bridgework and dentures, and sometimes replacing them.

What do implants look like?

The artificial teeth that attach to the implanted root look and feel just like real teeth. Generally, they last a lifetime.

What are some of the advantages of dental implants?

  1. Implants often prevent bone loss and gum recession that can occur over time with both bridges and dentures.
  2. Implants don't use neighboring teeth for support like bridges and dentures can, so they're easier on your natural teeth.
  3. Implants are more secure than dentures. They don't slip or come loose.
  4. 4. Thus far, implants have proved highly reliable.

Who does dental implants?

Implants are usually a team effort between your dentist and a periodontist

How much do implants cost?

We found a list of one dentist's fees that will give you an idea that you can use for comparison shopping.

Basic implant fee for root and tooth: $1650

Additional fees:

Posterior Mandible: $750.00

Bone Regeneration: $750.00 (Minimum - $450.00)

Sinus Elevation: $1450.00

Osteotome Elevation: $850.00+

Wide Diameter Implant: $250.00

Narrow Diameter Implant: $250.00

Coated Implant: $250.00

Special Surface Implant: $250.00

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