What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a permanent new root for a missing tooth. It is a titanium screw that is placed into the jaw bone. An abutment and crown is then placed on the implant to provide a new tooth that is permanent and looks just like a natural tooth.
How are dental implants different than dentures?
Dentures are a removable set of teeth or partial set of teeth that need to be removed and cared for in a special manner. They can often feel bulky and are difficult to get used to. Dental implants are a permanent replacement for missing teeth that can be cared similar to natural teeth.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants look and feel like real teeth, they are permanent, you can eat the foods you want without any fear of embarrassment, and they procedure is very successful and fairly inexpensive.
Who can place a dental implant?
Dr. Matt is able to place implants in our office. Depending upon the scope of work, we also collaborate with several specialist ( Oral Surgeons and Periodontists ) to perform surgeries.
How much do implants cost?
The price of your dental implants will vary based on how many implants you are having placed, the type of restoration, the amount of your insurance coverage, and more. Schedule a consultation with us to determine a price for your implants and a financing plan if necessary.
Do dental implants hurt?
Dental implants can be placed with minimal discomfort. A local anesthetic will be given before the procedure to control pain. If you have anxiety or fear, we can discuss various sedation options.
How long do implants last?
When cared for properly, implants should last a lifetime. Current research demonstrates that with proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits, implant success rates are above 90% at 10 years of service. Implants cannot decay!