What are Dental Implants?
If you have lost one or more permanent teeth due to periodontal disease or injury, Dr. Piero may recommend a dental implant.
Dental implants are permanent, stable tooth replacements. Through a minor surgical procedure, a dental implant post is placed in the jawbone, replacing the missing root and ensuring a stable implant. After a brief healing period, our dentist will place the replacement tooth, which fits on top of the implant post. Each dental implant restoration is custom made to fit your smile comfortably and aesthetically.
Dental Implants can be a lifelong solution
Restoring your smile to optimal health, function, and appearance can be wonderful for confidence and overall self-esteem. A dental implant designed to look, function, and feel just like your natural teeth is a wonderful option for anyone with concerns for their teeth. With proper care, dental implants can be a lifelong solution for your smile in preventing periodontal disease around your natural teeth or around the implant.
Pros and Cons of Dental Implants
Dental Implants require little maintenance
Because they are higher quality, they can last a lifetime and with proper care can prevent periodontal disease
Dental Implants are strong and stable and they function and feel like natural teeth.
Protect Your Jaw Bone
Having an open space in your mouth where a missing tooth once put your jawbone at a high risk of deterioration. Dental Implants not only stimulate but they preserve bone growth, therefore preserving bone loss.
No Strain on other teeth
Unlike a dental bridge, an implant stands on its own support without placing a strain on the other surrounding teeth.
Because the implant is attached to your bone, it requires surgery and there is always some minor risks that are associated with this kind of surgical procedure. These risks include infection, nerve damage, damage to the surrounding teeth, and jaw fractures.
Getting a tooth implant is not something that can be done in a single visit to the office. The entire procedure can take several months from start to finish.
The cost will vary depending on the type of implant and the conditions of the tooth issue. Still, there is a high cost that goes along with getting a dental implant. They can range from anywhere between $2,500 and $5000 per tooth.
Other Alternatives to Implants
We have several options including dental crowns, dental bridges, complete or partial dentures depending on your personal needs. Schedule a free consultation now with Dr. Piero to see if Dental Implants are the right choice for you today.