What are dental implants?
A dental implant is a tooth replacement option typically comprised of three parts. We surgically place the implant post into the jaw bone. It serves as a replacement tooth root and will support a dental restoration. The next part is a small connector piece called an abutment.
This is the part that will connect the implant post to the restoration. The last part is a dental prosthesis. This will be a dental crown, dental bridge, partial denture, or full denture, depending on the missing teeth and location.
What are the advantages of choosing them to restore missing teeth?
Dental implants are a great solution for people with missing teeth or who have damaged teeth that will need to be extracted. They provide many advantages over traditional methods of teeth replacement, including being able to chew better, preventing bone loss, and having a more natural appearance.
Compared to bridges or removable dentures, they do not require damaging healthy teeth, do not slip around in the mouth, or cause slurred speech.
Am I A Candidate For Dental Implants?
The process of getting dental implants requires a surgical procedure. As with any surgery, you must be in good overall health. Age is not a factor as long as you are healthy. You should also be in good oral health. We may recommend treatment for gum disease or a bone graft to ensure optimal results.
Optimal bone structure is important for the success of the implants. One of our Burlington, NC highly trained dentists will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, jaw, and mouth to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants.
Will I need to visit a specialist or another office?
Fuller Dental in Burlington, NC offers full services for every stage of the dental implant process. This will ensure the consistency of care you will receive from treatment planning to the final attachment of your restoration. We are a one-stop dental implant office for replacing damaged or missing teeth.
Can dental implants replace all of my teeth?
Yes! If you are missing most or all of your teeth, we can replace them with a removable implant-retained or fixed implant-supported denture. A removable implant-supported denture is a much better option than traditional ones.
Implant-supported dentures do not require adhesive to stay in place and offer 50% better chewing power. This type of implant denture requires two to six dental implants. Implant-supported dentures can only be removed by your dentist and are the best solution available when a patient is missing an entire row of teeth. It gives the patient full chewing power, allowing them to eat whatever they want.
They require at least four dental implants supporting per arch. Depending on your unique case, you may need up to eight implants.
Why do dental implants cost so much?
Dental implants require in-depth planning, at least one surgical procedure (sometimes two), months of healing time where patient monitoring is necessary, and materials. The planning alone will require much of your dentist’s time, and the entire process will necessitate many appointments at our Burlington, NC dentist office.
Compared to the little planning and two trips needed for a traditional bridge or denture, this will be costly. When considering cost, weighing the pros and cons of each tooth replacement option is important. Dental implants will give the patient a better quality of life and a long-term solution to tooth loss.
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