If you’re missing teeth, dental implants can give you the opportunity to smile and chew with confidence. The loss of even one tooth can severely impact the function of your bite and affect your satisfaction with your appearance. Implants are comprised of a titanium screw, affixed to a crown that is made out of high-quality porcelain. Oftentimes, it is impossible to tell the difference between an implant and a real tooth, particularly implants by the expert team at dhealth Dentistry. Depending on the size and the position of the tooth that the implant is replacing, how much the cost is will vary:
- Price: $2,000 to $2,600 each (for the crown only)
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Dental Teeth Implants Procedure
The procedure associated with implants will vary from patient to patient, depending on your needs and your overall dental health. You can expect the following to take place:
- To begin, your general dental health and bone dentistry will be checked. This check is undertaken to confirm that you’re eligible for an implant prior to any treatment. You must have adequate bone strength to be eligible for an implant.
The titanium metal implant, usually a cylindrical or tapered post that looks a bit like a small screw, is surgically inserted into your jawbone.
- As you heal, your metal implant will naturally fuse with your jawbone. The two will gradually grow together, and in doing so, will form a very strong, durable, long-lasting foundation for your replacement tooth. This healing process can take months to complete. While this takes healing is occurring, you will simply go about your normal, everyday life as you usually would.
- Once the implant has fully bonded with your jawbone, we will place a small connector, which is also known as an abutment, on the top of the dental implant. This abutment will then be used to connect your implant to the replacement teeth or tooth.
- An individual tooth, a bridge or even dentures containing multiple teeth, can then be attached to the abutment. You can then chew and smile with ease!
You can choose to either have the procedure done in the dental chair or under general anaesthetic.
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