Dental implants are a long-term and cost-effective method of replacing missing teeth, but they are not cheap. Jubilee Dental Centre dentists discuss a portion of the costs associated with dental implants.
Why Choose Dental Implants
There are numerous advantages to replacing missing teeth. Missing teeth can make speaking and chewing difficult, cause adjacent teeth to shift out of position, and contribute to facial collapse due to jaw bone loss. There's also the issue of restoring the appearance of your smile.
When considering your options for replacing a missing tooth or missing teeth, you may wish to see if you are a good candidate for dental implants. However, the cost can be an important factor when making decisions for your dental treatment.
One of the reasons dental implants typically come with a higher price tag is that they can be long-lasting. With proper care, dental implants can last 25 years or more.
What are the cost considerations of dental implants?
The cost of dental implants is primarily determined by the skill and experience of the dentist, the quality of the materials used to make the implants, surgeries, and the custom fabrication process required for implantation.
A technician creates the main components of your dental implant, the artificial abutment and artificial crown. Because it must withstand years of daily use and wear, this high-quality material is costly. Your new artificial root, abutment, and the tooth should all function naturally and be custom-made to match your smile.
Before performing your dental implant procedure, your dentist will examine your mouth and take X-rays to determine how your implant should be made and attached. The cost of these diagnostic procedures is typically included in the overall cost of your implants.
The Dental Implants Procedure
There are two stages to dental implant surgery. Your dentist will first implant an artificial tooth root (a small titanium screw) beneath the gum line to replace the missing tooth's root. The "root" will fuse with your jawbone as it heals.
Before moving on to the next step, your mouth must heal for 3 to 6 months after implant surgery. The abutment and restoration (artificial tooth) can be added once you've finished healing.
This abutment, which is typically made of titanium or ceramic material, connects and secures the restoration to the dental implant. The abutment is then attached to the restoration.
Some patients may require additional treatment at our Jubilee Dental Centre dental clinic in order to prepare their mouths for implant surgery and ensure a successful outcome. To prepare the jawbone for the implant, several hygiene procedures and, in some cases, a bone graft are required.
The dentists at Jubilee Dental Centre work hard to ensure that patients get the most out of their dental implant investment. Inquire about the steps we can take to ensure the success of your dental implant.