Implant Learning Center

When patients need to have missing teeth replaced, there is no better solution than dental implants. They are a favorite solution because they are durable, they are practical, and they look very natural. With dental implants, a patient can once again feel free to smile, to laugh, to speak, and to eat with confidence. They look like your other natural teeth and they will not slip or fall out.

  • By protecting the bone structure of your jaw, they perpetuate your youthful appearance.
  • The replacement teeth are custom-made to match your natural teeth. It is virtually impossible to tell that dental work has been done.
  • They remove any inhibitions about smiling, laughing, speaking, or eating. Because they are permanently embedded, you can rest assured that they will not slip or fall out.
  • If you care for them properly, they will last your lifetime.

Dental implants are replacement teeth that are embedded through a 3-step procedure. First, a titanium post is embedded in your jawbone to serve as a root for the replacement teeth. Next, an abutment is added to the titanium post which will act as a foundation for the replacement tooth. Finally, the custom-made replacement tooth is attached. The final product is a dazzling, natural-looking smile!

The dental implant procedure will last a few months. Most implant patients state that the benefits of dental implants make the wait well worth it. The initial step of embedding the titanium posts will take the most time to complete. After the office visit where the posts are implanted, it will take 3-6 months for the posts to fuse with your jawbone. This is an important part of what makes dental implants natural and durable. Once the posts are fused, the final restoration teeth will be attached.

If you are missing one or more teeth, you are a likely prospect for dental implants. There are some scenarios where a bone graft may be required in order to use dental implants. This is almost always the result of missing teeth that have been untreated for a long period of time.

Dental implants will require a larger initial investment than other replacement methods. Most patients readily agree that the strong benefits of implants easily justify the additional expenses. While dental implants require a larger, one-time fee when they are implanted, dentures and dental bridges require additional costs over the following years in order to maintain them or even replace them. Once you have paid for your implants, they will last a lifetime.

The actual cost of dental implants will depend on a variety of factors. The number one factor will be the number of implants that are needed. You will also need to consider if your situation will require bone grafts. Stop by the InStyle Smiles office and let us help you analyze the various factors. We are confident that the ultimate product will be a priceless smile!