Dental implants are a great option for people who have lost a single tooth or several teeth due to accident, injury, disease, and other reasons. A Dental implant looks and feels like a natural tooth. Implants are permanent and stable. Whether a tooth was lost yesterday or years ago, implant dentistry may be a great option.
How long does a dental implant last?
Success rates of implants are very high. With no complications we expect a dental implant to last a lifetime. A healthy diet, good oral hygiene, and regular dental checkups are necessary to ensure your dental implant remains healthy and stable.
How is a dental implant placed?
There are several different types of implants available to use. For standard implant placement, a surgical incision will be made and a titanium post will be placed into the jaw bone. That post is then covered back up and allowed to heal for up to 6 months. Once healing has occurred the implant can be uncovered and a tooth will be made to place upon the post.
How long does the implant process take to complete?
Each patient heals differently so times can vary anywhere from 6 months to 1 year from start to finish.
What is the cost of a dental implant?
Typically the cost of a dental implant is similar to that of a dental bridge. The great thing about dental implants is that they stand alone and do not rely on neighboring teeth for support.
Our staff is happy to answer any questions you have about implant dentistry! Give us a call at 419-228-4036!
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