3 Things you should know before getting dental implants.


What Are Dental Implants

A dental implant is a titanium post (like a tooth root) that is positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allows your dentist to mount replacement teeth or a bridge into that area. A dental implant doesn’t come loose like a denture can. Dental implants also benefit general oral health because they don’t have to be anchored to other teeth, like bridges.

Dental implants, made of titanium, are surgically fused into the bone. Once installed, the implant does not move, make noise, decay or cause damage to the bone. Dental implants are ideal for people who have one or more missing teeth, have adequate bone growth to secure the implant and have healthy tissue in the mouth.


Why Dental Implants

Dental implants are necessary to replace missing teeth and are an alternative to a bridge or dentures. Dental implants are permanent and dare placed into the jawbone of the patient.


Cost of Dental Implants

Dental implants are an innovative and modern solution to correct missing teeth. Unlike dentures, which merely provide a facade of natural teeth, implants serve as an actual replacement. They are implanted into the jaw or gum so that they serve as an anchor for dental crowns. Dental implants are a long-term solution to tooth loss, as they won’t move or slip. They don’t require removal, special cleaning, or the use of adhesives, and maintenance is relatively simple. If you care for your implants the same way that you would care for your natural teeth, a dental implant can be a permanent solution to tooth loss.

Dental implants do cost more upfront than dentures, and therefore many people choose dentures without further investigating implants as an option. However, when you consider the additional costs of dentures, including cleaning solutions, adhesives, repairs, and denture replacement, dental implants are often a better financial solution and well worth the extra upfront cost.

Review all the options before scheduling your dental implant.