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Dental implants are the top choice for tooth replacement by dentists worldwide. They are more expensive than a dental bridge or full dentures, but it’s an investment worth exploring and discussing with us.
They are strong and durable; dental implants can last forever if cared for properly. Implants are also great because they help retain the jaw structure after losing a tooth, so dental implants mimic our natural teeth. If you’re thinking about getting dentures, partials, or a dental implant, a dental implant is the best choice, but also the most expensive.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The cost of a dental implant can vary depending on the location and type of implant. Generally, dental implants are more expensive than other tooth replacement options, such as dentures or bridges. Many insurance providers do not cover the cost of dental implants, but there are financing options available to help make the procedure more affordable.
It is important to take care of your dental implants just like you would take care of your natural teeth. We know flossing is a vital portion of our everyday oral routine, however, interdental cleaning of your implant is even more important to guarantee the health and success of your dental implant.
The dentist may recommend a special floss or toothbrush to use, or mouth rinse to help prevent bacteria build up around your new implant. One especially helpful tool is the water flosser. When properly used, this tool can reach beneath the gum line to remove harmful bacteria that floss cannot always reach. In turn, the removal of this bacteria can help prevent gum issues and diseases around the implant, which is called peri-implantitis.
Dental implants are an investment and something that you want to last as long as possible. In order for it to function properly and be successful, certain things may need to be taken into consideration. When the dentist talks with you about the potential of your implant, they will most likely ask you questions regarding your at-home oral care and habits.
One thing that can affect implant success is smoking tobacco. Smoking has consequences on your health that affect the healing process and can cause a dental implant to fail. Like an organ transplant, your body has to accept the dental implant and allow it to grow with the implant so it can become a sturdy, combined structure.