Know the Facts About Dental Implants
Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth and are designed to blend in with your other teeth very naturally. This has made dental implants the most common solution for patients when replacing missing teeth or for use with dentures. A dental implant is a small titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Dental implants can be placed in either the upper or lower jaws.
A dental implant fuses with the bone and becomes a good anchor for the replacement tooth. Dental implants can be a solution for replacing single or multiple missing teeth.
Why dental implants?
Without the root structure of a natural tooth present, the jawbone can shrink. This shrinkage will make your face look older than it is. There are no loose parts to worry about. The dental implant is stable and comfortable. No adjustment is needed after placement. Normally, it will serve its owner for life.
Are dental implants successful?
With more than three decades of clinical experience and over a million patients treated, statistics confirm a success rate of nearly 95 percent for individual dental implants*, and even higher for the bridges they support.
Who places dental implants?
In many cases, general dentists can place your dental implant. However, there are cases in which a general dentist may recommend an oral surgeon or periodontist to place the implant and you will then return to your general dentist for follow up visits.
How much do dental implants cost?
The fee for tooth replacement with dental implants depends on several factors, including the number of teeth being replaced and the number of dental implants required to support your replacement teeth. Some additional procedures may be required prior to the placement of your dental implants to ensure the long-term health of your dental implants. To obtain a specific fee estimate, it is necessary to have your dentist examine your mouth. After a thorough diagnostic examination, he will recommend the treatment that is best for you.
How will dental implants affect my life?
Dental implant-supported replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth. This means that you can eat and drink whatever you choose. But most importantly, dental implants often improve quality of life in a very concrete way. People who have felt embarrassed and worried because of their tooth problems are often overwhelmed by what new permanent teeth can do for their self-esteem.
When dental implants are used in combination with modern restorative dentistry, their appearance, comfort and function are very likely to exceed your expectations. Often they are hard to tell apart from your natural teeth.
Affinity Dental offers a variety of dental implants, including single or multiple implant options, implant-supported dentures, and more. At your consultation, Dr. Wettstein will complete a comprehensive examination and discuss which implant options would be best for your needs. We also provide several payment options to ensure your needs fit into your budget! Call (480) 882-2300 to schedule your FREE consultation!