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Would you like to replace missing teeth with a permanent option that allows you to eat whatever you desire? A simple, virtually painless dental implant procedure offers you these benefits, plus there’s no special care required to maintain your new teeth. Continue reading to learn more about dental implants in Woodbridge or call our office for a consultation.
What Is a Tooth Replacement Implant?
It is a tooth root replacement that functions exactly like a natural tooth root. The implant is a post or screw that our dentist surgically places in your jawbone where it fuses to the bone in a few months. Attached to the end of the implant post is an abutment, which enables our dentist to attach a crown to the post. The crown will look like the surrounding teeth and it will feel like a natural tooth when you eat because it has a root, just as your other teeth do.
What’s the Price for Dental Implants?
Your dental implants cost depends on whether you will need endosteal or subperiosteal implants and the materials used for the post and crown. If you have bone loss, having a bone graft or subperiosteal implant will add to the cost of your implant. Call us for a consultation so our dentist can tell you your expected dental implants cost after an examination. We also offer financing for our affordable dental implants.
Do Dental Plans Offer Dental Implants Insurance?
Dental implants insurance is very rare; patients typically pay out-of-pocket for implants. Many patients will tell you that dental implants are worth the cost because they have so many advantages over other tooth replacement options.
What Is It Like to Get a Tooth Implant?
Our dentist will make you as comfortable as he or she can during the dental implants procedure. We perform most endosteal and subperiosteal implants using a local anesthetic as the procedure is surprisingly quick. While endosteal refers to an “in bone” implant, which sounds painful, you will experience little to no discomfort. Once the anesthetic wears off, you will feel sore at the site. Our dentist will suggest over-the-counter pain relievers. Implant placement has a high success rate and problems are rare.
After this portion of the procedure, you will have a break for several months to allow the implant to fuse with your jawbone. When this is complete, you’ll get your tailor-made crown, which our dentist will attach to the abutment on the end of the implant.
What Are the Benefits of Affordable Dental Implants?
If you’re considering dental implants in Woodbridge, you will enjoy the following benefits:
- An attractive smile that boosts your self-confidence
- Improved ability to speak
- Ability to eat foods that partial denture wearers have to avoid
- Ease of care compared to a tooth-supported bridge
- Protection against jawbone atrophy
Types of Implants
Single Implant – Single implants are a preferred alternative to a tooth-supported bridge to replace one missing tooth.
Mini Implants – A mini implant is ideal for replacing small teeth. The implant is shorter, narrower and the dental implants procedure is less invasive, so the healing time is faster. The mini dental implants cost is less than the cost of regular implants.
Implant-Supported Bridge – Implant-supported bridges replace multiple missing teeth in a row. They rely on the implants for support, not the neighboring teeth, so the health of the adjacent teeth isn’t affected.
What Type of Care Do Implants Require?
Implants don’t require any special care. You brush and floss as normal. Regular dental exams and professional cleanings are essential. It’s easy to forget that you have an implant when it requires no more care than your other teeth.
Can Everyone Get Dental Implants?
Our dentist can find out if you are a good candidate after an examination and going over your medical and dental history. He or she will also want to know if you can commit to practicing good dental hygiene and regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings. These are important in helping to prevent gum disease, which can affect the health of implants. Call our office to schedule a consultation with our dentist to determine if implants are right for you.
How Long Will My Implants Last?
Brushing at least twice a day and flossing once each day will help your implants last as long as possible. Regular exams and professional teeth cleaning also help you to keep your implants healthy. You can expect your implant to last anywhere from 10 years to a lifetime.