Over the last few decades, dental implants have emerged as the go-to treatment to restore smiles because of the wide array of unique benefits that they offer. Compared to traditional restorations, dental implants offer the same type of freedom that you had with your natural teeth—no denture adhesive, no slipping or shifting, no alteration of your dental structure—just a restored smile! To schedule a consultation and learn whether you’re a good candidate for dental implants, call our office!
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Dental implants themselves are small, titanium posts that are surgically placed below the gumline to restore the root structure of missing teeth. Due to their biocompatible nature, they’re able to fuse with the jawbone and provide the structure with blood flow and stimulation to keep it from deteriorating. Once this process is complete, our team will be able to attach the restoration to finish your smile.
Not every dental implant treatment is the same, but here’s a basic outline of what happens during the process:
Here is a non-exhaustive list of benefits that you’ll be able to enjoy with dental implants:
The best way to learn whether you’re a good candidate for dental implants is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Fitzgerald. Our team will go over the process with you and discuss your needs and any goals that you have. Based on our diagnostic findings and what we’ve talked about, we’ll outline a treatment plan for you and walk you through how we can restore your smile with dental implants.
To restore a single missing tooth, we can place one dental implant below the gumline in the gap of your arch. This will fuse with the jawbone and secure a customized dental crown in place to complete your row of teeth.
For patients who are missing one or more teeth in a row, we can secure a bridge to two dental implants that are placed at either end of the gap in your arch. That way, no alteration of your existing teeth will be necessary.
Traditional dentures can slip and shift in the mouth if they’re not fitted properly, affecting your diet and confidence. For a more permanent and stable solution, we can anchor a denture to anywhere from four to eight dental implants placed along your arch.
The dental implant process is customized to fit each unique patient’s needs, which is why there’s no set price tag attached to it. During your initial consultation, we’ll examine your mouth and determine several factors that can affect the price of treatment, including whether you require a preparatory procedure (like a bone graft or sinus lift), how many dental implants you need, and where your missing teeth are located. Based on these details, we’ll be able to provide you with a precise cost estimation.