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If, like millions of others, you’ve lost teeth due to aging, decay, disease or trauma, then dental implants in Holyoke may help you regain the function and the aesthetic appeal of a full set of teeth. A beautiful smile can dramatically increase your self-confidence, and it may be relatively easy to obtain. The following information will provide you with an overview of dental implants, but please call our Holyoke office if you want more information or would like to schedule an appointment.
What’s Meant By a Dental Implant?
Implants replace missing teeth, no matter the reason for the missing tooth. A biocompatible titanium post is surgically implanted into your jawbone, and when the incision heals, an artificial tooth is affixed to the post and functions just like your natural tooth. There are two types of posts: endosteal, which goes directly into the jawbone, and subperiosteal, which goes between the bone and the gum tissue, and is used if there isn’t sufficient bone for the post but you’re not a candidate for a bone graft. There are other alternatives as well, such as mini implants, a single implant or an implant-supported bridge.
What’s the Cost of Implants?
Several factors will influence your dental implants cost and it will be unique to you. The type of post you need, the type of crown material you select, the need for additional dental work, and your dental implants insurance coverage will all impact the amount of your dental implants cost. During your initial consultation, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive estimate of the work that you’ll need and the associated costs, so you’ll know what to expect.
Although implants may seem expensive, they’re very competitively priced when you consider all the benefits they provide. Implants require the same care as your natural teeth, there’s no additional cleanser, adhesive or repair bills. You can’t place a price on peace of mind, and with implants, you’ll never have to worry about dentures that slip or fall out or break. They look very natural, and with proper maintenance, they should last a lifetime.
If you want implants but can’t afford them, call our Holyoke office to learn about our many financing options. We realize that dental work can be expensive, but we don’t want you to forego needed dental treatment because of financial concerns, so call us today and we can help you afford the implants you need.
Will My Dental Insurance Cover All of My Dental Implants Cost?
Your dental implants insurance plan coverage is unique to you, and your provider is the best source of information for your plan benefits. If your plan doesn’t provide coverage for implants, we can help you get affordable dental implants in Holyoke with one of our many financing options. Call us today to learn more and we’ll be happy to answer all of your questions.
What’s the Procedure for Getting Implants?
The dental implants procedure has several steps and will require two or three office visits, but usually not more unless you need additional dental work. The first step is to prepare the sites that are to receive dental implants. When the sites have been prepped, your dentist will install the posts, and their placement will depend on whether you’re receiving endosteal or subperiosteal posts. Then, we’ll attach an abutment to the post and we’ll wait for the incisions to heal. After the sites have healed, which can take a few months, you’ll return to our office to have your custom-made crown fitted and securely attached to the implant. Usually, our patients experience only mild pain that’s managed by over-the-counter pain medications and the local anesthetic that they’re given during the procedure. If you experience more than mild pain after your dental implants procedure, be sure to call our Holyoke office and we can help you.
Are There Benefits to Getting Implants?
Implants are far superior to traditional dentures and provide many benefits, such as:
- Beautiful, permanent teeth
- Better, easier oral hygiene
- Improved self-confidence and self-esteem
- Improved speech
- Improved structural stability of your jaw and teeth
Do Dental Implants Require Special Care?
Your implants require the same care that you give your natural teeth, assuming that you have good oral hygiene practices. Brushing and flossing, using an antibacterial mouthwash, and getting regular dental checkups will keep your implants in good shape and help them last longer. If you experience minor soreness after your procedure, pain medications should alleviate your discomfort. If not, then call our office without delay.
How Do I Know If I’m a Candidate for Implants?
During your initial visit to our office, your dentist will examine your mouth, teeth, and gums to determine if you’re a good candidate for implants. If your jaw can’t support them, then there are alternatives, such as a bone graft or other methods. Call Baystate Dental of Holyoke at (413) 241-3615 to schedule your initial appointment for implants and we’ll work with you to find the best dental implants procedure for you.
How Frequently Will I Need To Replace My Implants?
With proper care and maintenance, your implants should last for decades or a lifetime. Good oral hygiene is vital whether you have implants or your natural teeth. Poor oral health can result in poor physical health, so make sure you brush and floss regularly, and that you have regular dental checkups. If you want dental implants in Holyoke, call our office and schedule an appointment. We’ll help you get the affordable dental implants you need, so call us today.