Dental implants are titanium posts that are attached in the jawbone on the area of the missing tooth/teeth. This provides patients a solid foundation for their removable or permanent teeth. It enables patients to have a natural looking and functioning teeth replacement that gives them the perfect smile and the ability to eat almost anything.
Dental implants are embedded to your jawbone during a brief surgical procedure. Your dentist at Anderton Family Dental will cut through the gum tissue, uncovering the jawbone before carefully drilling a hole where your implant will be screwed. The gum will then be replaced and stitched back in its position. Once the bone and the gum are healed after 6 to 12 weeks, your dentist will attach an abutment (a connector post) to the post that will firmly hold your new tooth. The whole process could take about 3 to 6 months and the recovery time could take anywhere from 2 to 3 months.
The two types of procedure are single-stage implants and two-stage implants and the different types of dental implants are:
At Anderton Family Dental, we assure that dental implants can improve your health and your lifestyle! Here are some of the benefits of dental implants:
- Oral health improvement
- Well aligned bite
- Improved speech
- Long-lasting effects
- Better functionality
- Strengthened jawbone
The cost of dental implants varies depending on numerous factors. It can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $7,000. It is not typically covered by dental health insurance providers but it may be covered by your medical insurance plan, depending on the cause of your dental condition and the coverage plan.
To schedule a consultation or for more information about dental implants, call Anderton Family Dental at (509) 662-1648.