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Do you have one or two teeth missing? If so, you might want to explore the option of dental implants. Below, you’ll find key information about the cost of this treatment and why it could be the right choice for you.
There are numerous reasons why you could be missing teeth in your mouth. It’s possible that you have lost teeth due to tooth decay. This is a common and growing issue that is even more prominent in the elderly population. Alternatively, you may have lost teeth due to trauma. It’s possible that you lost a tooth playing a sport or during an accident.
If you have lost a tooth, it’s important that you do not leave the gap unfilled. Doing so, can create further problems and damage surrounding teeth in your mouth too. It can even lead to the deterioration of your jawbone. This can have numerous effects including the loss of the structure and shape of your face.
While there are various treatment methods available, dental implants are often the best option. Dental implants are one of the most advanced forms of treatment for patients who have lost teeth.
Many patients are often curious about the cost of this treatment option. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to give a specific price for dental implants as it depends on various factors. For instance, the cost may change depending on the material used or the number of hours it takes to fit the implant in place. If you need several implants this can also change the cost and it’s possible that you might need some form of restoration work before any dental implants can be added. Due to this, the cost of dental implants can not be compared in the same way to other treatments such as fillings, teeth whitening, or orthodontics.
At Periodontal Associates of Memphis, we do strive to offer a more personal approach when providing dental implants to our patients. Once you have scheduled a consultation, we can assess the damage to your mouth and your teeth. This will help determine if restoration will be required to prepare your teeth for dental implants. We can also determine if one or more implants will be required as well as any teeth that need to be extracted. It is also important to ascertain if there is any periodontal disease present. An issue like this can impact whether the treatment is successful. The time of which the tooth has been missing can also lead to complications with the treatment.
Once these factors have been discussed, we can help you determine the dental implant materials that should be used. It is worth stating that the materials used will impact the longevity of the treatment provided as well as the cost. Certain materials will ensure that the dental implant remains fixed in your mouth for longer and ensures that less maintenance will be required.
After this consultation, it will be possible to provide a full estimate for the service that you need. However, it is worth noting that the cost can change if further treatment is required to ensure that the implant is fitted successfully.
With dental implants, you can experience full functionality and aesthetics again, able to speak, eat, and smile without hindrance.
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Patients are often curious about what is included in the cost of dental implants. It’s important to be aware that the cost includes various stages of treatment. This includes the initial consultation as well as any impressions that need to be made. Your teeth may need to be prepared and any teeth that are blocking the implant will need to be extracted. A prosthetic tooth will then be manufactured that will perfectly fit in with the rest of your teeth. That tooth will then need to be implanted into your jawbone. Finally, the cost will include any aftercare that is required. Care will continue for several months after the implant is added to ensure that it does provide a long-lasting hold.
Completing research, you will discover that there are numerous alternatives to dental implants if you have a missing tooth in your mouth. However, we firmly believe that dental implants offer the absolute ideal solution.
For instance, you could consider dentures. Dentures, while semi-effective, are not a permanent or fixed solution. As such, they can move around freely at the most inopportune moments. For instance, you might find that dentures cause you to have issues chewing certain foods or speaking. Dentures are also often very noticeable and can leave patients feeling embarrassed about eating or speaking in public.
Implants are completely different. They are firmly fitted into the jawbone and are secured similar to a natural tooth. With the latest materials, these implants can look completely natural and are virtually distinguishable from any other teeth. Due to their placement, you also won’t have any issues eating or talking with this option. Instead, they feel like natural teeth too.
You could be worried that an implant will lead to a costly replacement further down the line. However, this is not the case and on average implants can last years. Some may last a lifetime and they are easy to maintain too. The success rate of dental implants is also more than 95% and we can correct any issues that could lead to an implant not grafting to the jawbone. They are even a stronger alternative compared with dental bridges. While dental bridges are permanently fitted, they require more teeth to be removed from the mouth. They can also lead to a higher risk of further decay or issues with the gums developing overtime.
If you are interested in learning more about dental implants and the cost of this potential treatment, please do not hesitate to get in touch today. You can schedule an appointment and a friendly member of our team will be happy to discuss this option with you. If you are missing teeth, dental implants will always be the ideal solution and we provide one of the best treatments in Memphis. Contact us today!
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