Updated: Jul 31
Are you considering getting dental implants to replace missing teeth, but are unsure of the cost? Dental implants can be an effective and permanent solution for restoring your smile. It's essential to research the expense of dental implants prior to making a decision. At Traditions Dental we charge between $2399 and $2899 depending on the complexity. In this blog post, we'll discuss what goes into preparing for a dental implant procedure. We will also explain in detail the process involved with placing a dental implant as well as answer common questions about abutments and crowns so that you can make an informed decision when deciding if dental implants are right for you.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. They are artificial tooth roots made of titanium that are surgically placed into the jawbone, and act as an anchor for replacement teeth such as crowns, bridges or dentures. Dental implants can be utilized to substitute a single tooth or several teeth, and may also serve as an anchor for dentures when numerous teeth must be replaced.
Key takeaway: A dental implant replaces a natural tooth root lost due to injury, disease or decay. The implant fuses with the surrounding bone over time forming a secure foundation for replacement teeth such as crowns, bridges or dentures.
What is the Procedure for Placing a Dental Implant?
The process begins with Dr. Nick taking x-rays and impressions of your mouth in order to create customized treatment plans tailored specifically for you. Once this has been done he will then discuss all available options with you before proceeding with any treatments. Depending on how many implants you require, it may take several visits over several months in order for all implants to be placed correctly within your jawbone, plus you must allow enough time for the implants to fuse securely in place before being fitted with their new prosthetic replacements like crowns or bridgework.
Overall, dental implants are a viable solution for replacing lost teeth, restoring aesthetics and improving your oral health and smile.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and restore your smile. However, they can be expensive, so it’s important to understand the factors that affect their cost before making a decision. The cost of dental implants can vary greatly, ranging from $1,500 to $6,000 per tooth depending on complexity and bone quality. Usually a lower advertised price does not include everything that is required for the procedure, such as the abutment and crown. Lower advertised prices may also feature lower quality implants. Insurance coverage varies greatly for dental implants. Your insurance provider may offer some coverage depending on the reason, however, cosmetic replacements are generally paid out-of-pocket.
There are several factors that can influence the cost of dental implants including complexity and bone quality. If multiple teeth need to be replaced at once, then the total cost will, of course, due to the added complexity. Additionally, if there is not enough healthy bone in the area where an implant needs to be placed then a grafting procedure may also need to take place which adds additional costs as well as time needed for healing prior to placing the actual implant body into position.
Preparation for Getting a Dental Implant
Before getting a dental implant, an evaluation and diagnosis must be completed by Dr. Nick. This includes x-rays and imaging tests to determine the quality and quantity of bone in the area where the implant will be placed.
X-rays are used to check for any underlying issues that could affect the success of an implant procedure such as infection or decay. Imaging tests provide more detailed information about the structure of your jawbone so that Dr. Nick can determine if there is enough healthy bone available for a successful implant placement.
What is bone grafting?
Bone grafting is another procedure sometimes necessary before placing implants. It involves taking small pieces of healthy bone from other areas of your body (or using donor tissue) and transplanting them into areas with insufficient amounts of healthy bone material in order to create a stable foundation for implants. Bone grafts help ensure that dental implants have adequate support when they are placed into your jawbone so they don’t fail over time due to lack of stability.
To ensure a successful outcome, it is essential to properly prepare for the dental implant procedure. To learn more about what happens during the actual placement, let's take a look at the procedure for placing a dental implant.
The Procedure for Placing a Dental Implant
The procedure for placing a dental implant involves surgically inserting the implant body into the jawbone and allowing it to heal before attaching an artificial tooth or crown. Subsequent to the surgical implantation of a dental prosthesis, there is typically an interval of recuperation that may take multiple months.
After all implants have been placed in the jawbone, special screws are used to ensure that the implant remains firmly fixed during the healing process while new bone gradually grows around them until integration is achieved, and each implant becomes permanently integrated with the surrounding bone structure. This method creates long-term stability for the implanted tooth allowing patients to enjoy a natural looking smile for years to come.
After surgery has been completed successfully without complications, patients should expect some swelling and discomfort around their gums but pain medication prescribed by Dr. Nick can help manage symptoms if needed. Additionally, it is important not to eat hard foods during this period since chewing puts pressure on newly formed tissues which can slow down recovery times significantly. It usually takes about three months from start (evaluation) until finish (attaching artificial tooth/crowns) when undergoing full mouth dental implants; however single tooth replacements require less time due to fewer number of components involved overall - typically just one month instead.
Inserting a dental implant is a complex task, yet with expert attention and faithful upkeep it can be successful in offering patients enduring oral health advantages. Aftercare and maintenance of the implant are just as important to ensure its longevity and regular checkups should be scheduled to monitor any changes or issues that may arise.
Aftercare and Maintenance of a Dental Implant
For the longevity of dental implants, oral hygiene habits must be followed. Regular visits to see Dr. Nick are essential for ensuring proper care of dental implants and maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Twice-daily brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste is critical for maintaining the health of dental implants. Flossing daily is important for removing plaque buildup from between teeth and along the gum line. For optimal oral hygiene, it is recommended to use an antiseptic mouthwash in addition to brushing and flossing.
It is also important to visit Dr. Nick regularly for professional cleanings and checkups after getting a dental implant placed. During these visits, Dr. Nick will examine the area around the implant for signs of infection or inflammation such as redness, swelling, pain or tenderness. X-rays may also be taken periodically in order to monitor bone levels around the implant site over time. If any problems arise during these appointments they can be addressed quickly before causing further damage or complications down the road.
At Traditions Dental, we understand that getting a dental implant can be an expensive procedure. We offer an all-inclusive Dental Implant Package that includes the Implant, Abutment and Crown with procedures starting at $2399 to $2899 depending on complexity Code: IMP26. We also use high quality Neodent Implants. Best of all, Dr. Nick is Hoschton's Gentle Dentist and is known for his gentle and conservative care. Though the cost of a dental implant may seem high, however, its lasting effects on your smile are worth the investment.
At Traditions Dental, our knowledgeable team will guide you through the cost of dental implants and ensure that your experience is comfortable and satisfactory. At our practice, we strive to provide quality care and comfort while helping patients attain their desired outcomes.
At Traditions Dental, we offer affordable dental implant solutions to help you achieve a healthier and more attractive smile. Schedule an appointment today to learn more about dental implants.