Dental implants can be a long-term and cost-effective method of replacing missing teeth, but they can be expensive. North Burnaby Dental Group discusses a portion of the costs associated with dental implants in this blog post.
Why Choose Dental Implants
The benefits of replacing missing teeth are numerous. Speaking and chewing can be more challenging when teeth are missing. Additionally, they could lead to nearby teeth shifting out of place and contribute to facial collapse brought on by jaw bone loss. Another thing to think about is how you can make your smile look better.
When considering your options for replacing a missing tooth or missing teeth, you may wish to see if you are a good candidate for dental implants. However, the cost can be an important factor when making decisions for your dental treatment.
One of the reasons dental implants typically come with a higher price tag is that they can be long-lasting. With proper care, dental implants can last 25 years or more.
What are the cost considerations of dental implants?
Dental implant prices are primarily influenced by the dentist's training and experience, the quality of the implant-making materials, surgical procedures, and the custom fabrication process needed for implantation.
The artificial abutment and artificial crown, the two major elements of your dental implant, are made by a technician. Because it needs to withstand years of consistent use and wear, this premium material is expensive. The root, abutment, and new prosthetic tooth should all fit and work perfectly in your smile.
Your dentist will examine your mouth and take X-rays prior to starting your dental implant procedure to determine how the implant should be made and attached. Usually, the price of these diagnostic procedures is covered by the overall price of your implants.
The Dental Implants Procedure
Surgery for dental implants typically involves two stages. To replace the missing tooth's root, your dentist will first insert an artificial tooth root (a tiny titanium screw) just below the gum line. As it heals, the "root" will eventually connect to your jawbone.
Before moving on to the next step, your mouth must heal for 3 to 6 months after implant surgery. The abutment and restoration (artificial tooth) can be added once you've finished healing.
This abutment, which is typically made of titanium or ceramic material, connects and secures the restoration of the dental implant. The abutment is then attached to the restoration.
Some of North Burnaby Dental Group dental patients might need extra attention to get their mouths ready for implant surgery and guarantee a positive outcome. Several hygiene procedures and, in some cases, a bone graft are necessary to prepare the jawbone for the implant.
The dentists at North Burnaby Dental Group try to make sure that patients get the most value out of their investment in dental implants. Ask us what steps we can take to make sure your dental implant is successful.