Frequently Asked Questions About Implant Dentistry
What are dental implants?
Dental implants have revolutionized tooth replacement possibilities. Implant dentistry places a titanium rod in the gums where it bonds to the jawbone, in place of the missing tooth root. This implant is topped by a dental crown, implant-supported bridge, or implant-supported dentures to replace your missing teeth.
How do dental implants compare to dentures or bridges?
When it comes to dentures vs. implants, or a tooth implant vs. bridge, implants far outweigh the alternatives. Because dentures and dental bridges don’t replace the tooth root, bone deterioration occurs over time. This can change face shape and cause serious oral health issues. While dentures and bridges generally require replacements over time, implant dentistry restorations can last a lifetime if cared for.
How successful is implant dentistry?
Research shows that dental implants have a success rate between 95-98%, which is incredibly high. Dental hygiene is the biggest factor in maintaining the longevity of your dental implants. Daily brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits will help protect against dental implant failure.
What do dental implants cost?
The price for implant dentistry varies depending on the number of missing teeth and type of restoration (crown, All on 4, implant-supported bridge, or implant-supported dentures). While the cost of dental implants may initially seem higher, the benefits far outweigh those of traditional bridges or dentures. Dental implants require far less maintenance and replacements than traditional restorations. Your Crown Council dentist will be happy to discuss payment options with you so that you can have a long lasting smile you love.
To learn more about implant dentistry options, contact your local Crown Council dentist. He or she would be happy to answer any of your questions and assess your situation.