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Implant treatment is the most cost-effective solution over time
For many patients, dental implants are the most effective solution for missing teeth both in cost and longevity. Dental implants have the highest success rates documented for any type of tooth replacement.
Bridges are actually more expensive over time
When used to replace teeth, dental implants do not compromise the health of nearby teeth. Bridges often require the removing of tooth structure which actually undermines the long-term health of those teeth. Replacing or revising bridges when they fail can require expensive procedures like root canals. The cost is significantly increased by these additional treatments over the long-term.
Comparing long-term costs
Two of the most common methods of tooth replacement (if a single tooth is lost) are implant-supported crowns and a traditional tooth-supported bridge. Documented clinical studies indicate that single tooth implants have over a 95% success rate over 20 years, while the American Dental Association reports that bridges last an average of only 10.1 years – about half the time.
In the long-term, the cost of a tooth-supported bridge is higher, even with partial insurance reimbursement, because of additional treatment required when the bridge fails. Also, every time a bridge is replaced, teeth that support the bridge will most likely need more preparation. This can result in removal of even more tooth structure, often precipitating additional fees and root canal treatment.
Replacement teeth that are supported by dental implant are incredibly similar to natural teeth in the way that they function, feel, and look. For patients who are searching for a higher level of comfort, confidence, and convenience, we proudly recommend permanent implant dentistry.
Outstanding implant solutions for everyone
Outstanding implant dentistry begins with superior implant products. To provide you with a durable, high-functioning smile, we proudly feature the Brånemark® System, NobelPerfect™, and NobelDirect™ implant materials.
Replacing missing teeth is not a cookie-cutter process. The process depends heavily upon the number of missing teeth, the health of the jaw bone, and the current status of your own health. To ensure that you receive the perfect smile, we offer a variety of dental implant configurations. Dental implants are highly customizable to meet your needs precisely:
Single tooth dental implant – A titanium dental implant, combined with a ceramic crown, is the ideal permanent replacement when an entire natural tooth is missing including the tooth root. Once in place, the single dental implant successfully mimics the natural feel and appearance of a real tooth.
Full arch replacement – To replace all of the natural teeth in either jaw, dentures, partials, and bridges can be anchored by dental implants for maximum performance and comfort. These implant supported restorations can be designed to be removable or permanently affixed to the jaw.
The dental implant advantage
Traditional dentures, partials, and bridges simply can’t provide the same performance and stability of dental implants. Implant materials are biocompatible and designed to remain in place for a lifetime. Implants work around the clock to retain the volume of the jawbone, enabling you to maintain an appearance that is as youthful as you feel.
Schedule an informative consultation today and allow our team to develop a customized dental implant treatment plan for you.
A dental implant is a small titanium cylinder that replaces the missing tooth’s root. After the periodontist inserts the dental implant into the patient’s jaw, the surrounding bone forms a strong bond with the implant, leaving it a permanent fixture in the jaw. A dental implant can be used to support a single crown, dental bridge or complete denture, depending on the patient’s needs. Dental implants look, feel and work more like biological teeth than alternative traditional prosthetic appliances.
The key characteristic of long-term dental implant success is the amount of available bone at the implant site. Therefore, if you’ve suffered substantial bone loss following tooth loss, you may not be a good candidate for immediate dental implant placement. The periodontist will examine your jaw and take x-rays to determine whether you can get dental implants or if you might need to undergo a preliminary bone graft in order to supplement the bone at the implant site to provide better support for osseointegration.
The roots are the most underappreciated part of the tooth’s structure. The crown gets all of the glory, while the root does the hard work of holding the jawbone in place. When a tooth’s root is absent after tooth loss, the surrounding jawbone will erode over time. This process unfolds with conventional prosthetics like dental bridges and dentures. However, an implant is structurally and functionally similar to a biological tooth root, so it prevents this bone loss from occurring.
Dental implants can be used to support any prosthetic appliance – a crown, a bridge or a denture. So, dental implants are appropriate as tooth replacements for the loss of a single tooth or the entire smile.
The cost of dental implants will vary from patient to patient, so the periodontist will talk with you more about the anticipated costs in your case when you are evaluated. In addition to the devices themselves and the surgical procedure in which they are placed, costs associated with dental implants might also include services such as x-rays and sedation. We accept a variety of forms of payment and can help you make arrangements for financing your costs over a more extended period of time as well.