Implants are indicated whenever at least one tooth is missing. If the missing space(s) is not filled, the teeth surrounding the space often drift, the opposing teeth in the other arch will erupt further into the oral cavity (hyper-eruption) which can change your bite, bone erosion can occur in the area, and even changes in speech might occur. The popularity of implants has increased steadily over the years.
To determine if implants are right for you, your dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums and evaluate bone density and quantity. This may involve X-rays and CT scans to ensure there is sufficient bone structure for placing the implant, and to determine exactly where the implant should be placed.
Based on the condition of your oral tissues, oral hygiene and personal habits, and commitment to follow aftercare instructions, your dentist will advise you of the most appropriate Dental Implant treatment plan. Some patients with insufficient bone or gum tissue require bone or soft tissue grafts or the use of smaller implants.
How much do Dental Implants cost and are they expensive?
Dental Implants are a strong and durable restorative option since they are installed into the jawbone. They are made to look, feel and function as natural as your real teeth and provide great cosmetic enhancement as well. While dental implants can cost more than traditional dentures, they provide a solution that will last for many years, or even decades. It is a very common question that we get from people in Renfrew Ontario and greater Toronto area – how much do dental implants cost? There are a number of determinants and they can vary so much that it’s hard to give a quick answer. Many times the cost of tooth implants can be a deciding factor in getting the treatment.
Frankly speaking, without proper consultation with your dentist, it is very difficult to determine the cost of dental implants. It can vary considerably, depending on the quality of the materials used in the implant and prosthetic tooth — such as titanium and porcelain — as well as the time and skill required for the procedure itself. It also depends on the number of missing teeth that need to be replaced and the number of implant posts that are necessary to secure your dental restorations. Depending on the scope of your procedure, the cost of your treatment may very well be less or more than the average price.
Since dental implants are anchored into the jawbone, it is also important that your gums and teeth are in good health and that you have sufficient bone in the jaw to support implant posts. For some patients, bone grafting or other procedures may be required before the placement of dental implants. If you require any additional treatments in preparation for your dental implant surgery, these procedures will affect the overall cost as well.
The best way to establish the cost of dental implants for you is to contact us and set up a consultation with our dentist at their Renfrew dental office.
Are Dental Implants worth the cost?
For a lot of patients, dental implants could a relatively expensive procedure, but there are definitely a lot of benefits. Missing teeth create a gap that can affect how you look and how you chew. Besides the aesthetic value, in the long-term, your remaining teeth may shift and move as the forces on the remaining teeth are increased. This can lead to even more tooth loss in the future. Dental Implants definitely provide a safe and reliable foundation for fixed or replacement teeth. They improve your smile and self confidence as well make it easier for you to chew food properly. They look and function just like regular teeth therefore in many cases they are definitely investing in, despite the costs associated with them.
Are You a Dental Implant Candidate?
Dental Implantation can be done anytime after adolescence or when bone growth is fully complete. Certain medical conditions such as gum or periodontal disease may require additional treatment before the implant procedure can be performed.
Implants are designed to replace the root of a missing tooth and can be used to support crowns, bridges, or dentures. The root-form implant is the most common type and basically consists of three main components:
Implant screw - This part of the implant is made of titanium and is surgically placed in the bone. Titanium is accepted by the body extremely well and fuses with the bone (called osseointegration) during the healing process.
Abutment - This is a metal collar that attaches to the top of the implant screw and is the base for a crown, bridge, or denture.
Crown - The crown is the manufactured tooth that fits on top of the abutment. Bridges and dentures can also be secured to the abutment. The placement of the crown, bridge, or denture is the final step of the implant process.
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