When it comes to tooth replacement, dental implants are truly in a class of their own. They are the only treatment that actually restores the root of a tooth in addition to the visible portion, creating the most durable and natural-looking results possible. They can help with any amount of tooth loss, so if you’re ready to say “goodbye” to the gaps in your smile, be sure to contact us for a consultation.
A dental implant is actually a prosthetic tooth root that is made out of titanium, and once it has been placed into the jaw, it can be used to support a variety of replacement teeth. Implants not only give the teeth an extremely sturdy base, but they also help prevent the bone loss that is so common after tooth loss, which is something no other treatment can do.
In order to get dental implants, a patient will first need to undergo a minor surgery. Thanks to our years of experience, we can handle this portion of the procedure in-house, streamlining your implant process. And with modern techniques, most patients report feeling very little discomfort either during or after surgery. Once it is done, you’ll be given a few months to heal, after which you will return to our office to receive your brand new teeth.
We love offering our patients a tooth loss solution that benefits their oral health and overall well-being in so many ways, including:
Another big advantage of dental implants in Porter is that they can be customized to your situation. Whether you’re missing one tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth, we can use implants as a solution. However, although implants have an incredibly high success rate, we still want to make sure they’ll be successful for you, so we always start with a thorough evaluation to make sure you’re a good candidate.
Missing just one tooth is a common situation and an implant works wonderfully. In this case, a single implant is simply restored with a dental crown, which is matched to the rest of your smile so that it looks very natural.
If you’re missing more than one tooth, just 1-2 implants can be used to anchor a dental bridge and replace several teeth at once. You’ll get much better strength, stability, and chewing power this way than you would with a traditional partial denture.
Missing all your teeth in the upper or lower arch? Our patients love the option of an implant-retained denture because it dramatically improves fit and function, maintains their jawbone over time, and eliminates the need for adhesive.
In order to get dental implants, a patient must have an adequate amount of healthy jawbone in order to safely support the new roots, and this is not always the case for someone who has been missing teeth for a long time, as bone loss is very common after tooth loss. Thankfully, mini dental implants can help people in this situation because they are shorter and thinner than traditional ones. They can still be used to support a denture that has a much stronger hold than a regular one and, due to their reduced size, they often can be placed and restored in less time as well.
As a dentist in Porter, we tailor our treatment plans to each person’s unique needs and circumstances. The total cost of implants can vary quite a bit, depending on the situation, but one thing that remains constant is that they’re one of the best investments you can make in your smile. Other replacement options just can’t offer the same benefits.
The best way to get an idea of your specific cost is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Price, who will create a plan that’s right for your needs. If you’re missing teeth and want to know how implants can help you, don’t hesitate to get in touch!