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If you’d like to enjoy life without worrying about your missing teeth, contact us to learn more about dental implants. Get back your smile and confidence with this impressive dental technology.
What Are Dental Implants?
When you experience the complete loss of a tooth, an empty space is left below the gum line where the root used to be. Traditional dentures can replace the part of the tooth that you see above the gum, but it doesn’t take care of the space that’s underneath. Implants are put into the jawbone during implant surgery, and they take the place of the root of the tooth. This provides a sturdy base for the prosthetic replacement tooth or teeth.
How Much Will My Dental Implants Cost?
Tooth implants are a proven long-term solution for replacing teeth. The dental implants cost reflects that, but it’s possible to obtain affordable dental implants. Your exact dental implants cost will depend on the type of implants you need, how many you are getting, and how much surgery you require. When you choose us for dental implants in Orlando, you’ll receive a full estimate of your expected dental implants costs before you begin any work. Whether you think that you need a single implant or a full smile makeover, please schedule a consultation today to get started.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Implants?
Most insurance companies don’t provide coverage for the dental implants procedure because it’s usually categorized as cosmetic. However, you may receive some dental implants insurance through your medical coverage provider if your tooth loss is due to underlying medical issues. Contact your dental implants insurance provider for more information. Our office also welcomes your call and will confirm your coverage with us. We’re happy to discuss our financing options that can make affordable dental implants a reality for you.
What Are the Dental Implant Procedure Steps?
The dental implants procedure often requires two stages to complete. The first stage is when the dentist puts the implant post into the jawbone during surgery. You’ll then need several weeks or months for the implant to thoroughly heal and join with the jawbone. Once the healing is complete, the dentist will place an abutment and crown on the implant during stage two of the procedure.
What Are Some Dental Implant Benefits?
Some of the primary benefits of implants are:
- Enjoying practically any food you like. You won’t be restricted in the same way that you might be if you wear dentures.
- Saving your natural teeth. Traditional bridges can often damage neighboring natural teeth. With implants, they’ll remain unaffected.
- Preserving the jawbone. A dental implant that has a post will help to slow down or even stop the bone deterioration that can result from having missing teeth.
What Are the Types of Tooth Implants Available?
The most common type of dental implant is the endosteal type. An endosteal implant has three parts:
- The implant: A titanium post that serves as a tooth root
- The abutment: This part connects the implant and the crown
- The crown: This is the prosthetic tooth that is custom-made for your smile
There is another type of implant called a subperiosteal implant that uses a frame instead of a post. Subperiosteal implants sit on the jawbone and are often chosen when the patient’s jawbone is too shallow to support a post-style implant adequately. Mini implants are another option when there is insufficient bone density. Any of these types can be used for an implant-supported bridge.
How Do You Care for Implants?
After your dental implants procedure, you should expect to take pain relievers for minor pain and swelling. In most cases, you can go back to work within a few days. Taking care of implants is similar to caring for the teeth that you were born with. Keep up with good oral hygiene practices and visit the dentist to keep your gums healthy and your implants in great shape.
Who Is a Candidate for Dental Implants?
The ideal recipient of tooth implants has enough bone in their jaw to support their implants. Patients who have been missing teeth for a long time might have experienced some bone loss. The good news is that you can still get implants with some strategic bone grafting or other options. If you are a cigarette smoker, you should tell your dentist because smoking can negatively impact your healing after implant surgery. To find out if you are a candidate for implants, please schedule your consultation with our office today.
How Long Can You Expect Implants to Last?
A dental implant is designed to last for a significant amount of time and is considered a permanent tooth replacement option. You can promote the longevity of your implants by maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle and a good oral hygiene routine. To learn more about getting dental implants in Orlando, contact our office today.