Dental implants are an alternative treatment option for replacing one or more missing teeth. They are the most permanent option for replacing teeth and offer a firm anchor to support traditional dental restorations.
An implant is a synthetic tooth root in the shape of a post that is surgically placed into the jawbone. The “root” is usually made of titanium. A replacement tooth is then fixed to the post. The tooth can be either permanently attached or removable.
The cost of the procedure depends on the number of implants, the position of the implants, and the type of replacement teeth that will best meet your needs. Your investment in your overall health and well-being can be a permanent solution for missing teeth that has substantial long-term benefits. The total investment is somewhat higher than the cost of conventional dentistry; however, there are additional benefits with implants that you would not have with conventional prosthetics (dentures and bridges).
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Enhanced quality of life
- Improved health
- Improved appetite
- Elimination of pain associated with ill-fitting dentures
- Improved self-esteem
- Improved ability to eat and chew
- Increased comfort
- Renewed self-confidence
- Virtually stops resorption
- Increased stability
- Restores mouth to closest natural state
- Look, feel, and function like natural teeth
- Does not compromise the strength or health of natural teeth
- Biting and chewing capacity equal to natural teeth
- Not susceptible to decay
- Can last a lifetime
- Features of Dental Implants
- Quality materials
- Gentle procedure
- High success rate
- Long-term reliability
The procedure time varies depending on the number of implants and whether additional procedures are necessary. Recovery times from dental implant surgery can vary depending upon the individual case, the number of teeth affected, and the individual patient. With dental implants, there is little or no post-operative discomfort or swelling. Most patients will be able to continue life as normal with little inconvenience.
Contact Sidney D. Kelly, DMD Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at our Roseville, CA dental office to schedule an appointment and learn if dental implants are right for you!