What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is one part of an artificial tooth that replaces a damaged or missing natural tooth. The implant itself is a titanium root that’s inserted directly into your jawbone to provide a strong anchor for the replacement tooth that sits on top.
How Much do Dental Implants Cost?
The price of dental implants varies based on a number of factors such as the placement of the implant, the number of teeth that need to be replaced and the condition of the surrounding teeth.
Dental implants are considered a cosmetic procedure and may not be covered by your dental insurance plan. While the initial cost may be higher, dental implants may offer a near-permanent solution to missing teeth and require little maintenance beyond your regular oral health routine.
When Are Dental Implants Used?
Dental implants may be used whenever a natural tooth is damaged or missing. All-on-four dental implants, for instance, can replace all of your teeth with just four titanium anchors. These implants are precisely placed for maximum stability and comfort with two on the top jaw and two on the bottom.
How Do I Care for My Dental Implants?
You will need to care for your dental implants just as you would your natural teeth. That means maintaining a daily brushing, flossing, and rinsing routine, as well as regular checkups with your dentist.
If you’re interested in dental implants, ask one of our general dentists if they would work for you.