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Dental Implants in Springfield
Is a missing tooth making you feel self-conscious? While you are not alone, you do have a replacement option that both preserves your jawbone and makes your smile whole once again: dental implants. Keep reading to learn how dental implants in Springfield can restore your confidence.
What Are Teeth Implants?
Dental implants have three pieces, the implanted post, the abutment that holds the crown and the crown itself, which is the only visible section of the implant. Together, these three pieces create a functional, natural looking tooth replacement. Many of our patients consider their implant the next best thing to a natural tooth.
Is the Dental Implants Cost Reasonable?
While we pride ourselves on our affordable dental implants, we cannot give you a price until our dentist performs an examination to determine your oral health and the condition of your jawbone. If it has not deteriorated, our dentist will give you an estimate for a straightforward endosteal implant. If your jawbone cannot support an implant, a bone graft is an alternative. If a bone graft isn’t possible, our dentist would give you a dental implants cost estimate for a subperiosteal implant. If you would like an estimate, contact our office to schedule an examination and our dentist will discuss your options with you.
Will Insurance Cover Implants?
Dental implants insurance coverage is rare. Check your dental insurance policy, you may have partial coverage for the crown portion of your dental implants procedure. Even if you have no dental implants insurance, you will find that our dental implants cost is affordable. We offer financing options as well to make an implant within reach of most patients.
What Steps Does a Dentist Take When Performing a Dental Implants Procedure?
Typically, the first step in an endosteal dental implants procedure is to prepare the area and then surgically implant a rod into the jawbone to provide stability for the crown. If the jawbone has deteriorated and a bone graft to repair it isn’t a possibility, our dentist will chose a subperiosteal implant, which attaches to an implanted metal frame. After the area has healed, our dentist uses dental cement to attach your custom made crown to the implant abutment. The procedure is not very painful, and our dentist will ensure that you are as comfortable as possible during the procedure.
Who Can Enjoy the Benefits of an Implant?
Anyone who has a missing tooth or missing teeth can benefit from our affordable dental implants. The benefits of implants include:
- Greater self confidence
- More attractive smile
- Prevention of jawbone degradation
- Natural-looking teeth
What Types of Problems Can Implants Solve?
Many of our patients can benefit from these three types of implants:
Single implants benefit individuals missing one tooth or individuals that have a badly damaged tooth that cannot support a crown.
Mini’s primary use is keep lower dentures from moving, and provide an implant in a narrow space within the mouth. The procedure is faster, and has only a minimal healing time compared to regular implants. Mini dental implants also help prevent bone loss.
With a bridge supported by implants, you can replace several adjacent missing teeth without relying on the neighboring teeth to hold the bridge. Additionally, the implants will help preserve your bone. The non-removable bridge is easy to care for as well.
How Do I Care for My Implants?
Brush and floss as directed by your dentist. He or she may suggest a special toothbrush, but that is the extent of your special maintenance. Always keep your checkup appointments as your dentist will need to take x-rays to verify the health of your implants. Professional cleanings to prevent gum disease are important as well.
Is There an Ideal Candidate for an Implant?
You may be a good candidate if you are tired of being embarrassed by a missing tooth. Only a dentist can determine your eligibility, please contact our office to schedule an appointment with our experienced implant professional. You will learn if an implant is possible, but if it is not, there are other solutions for a missing tooth.
Is My Dental Implant Going to Last for the Rest of My Life?
Your implant may very well last for the rest of your life, although your crown may need replacing, depending on its location in your mouth. See your dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning to prevent gum disease, which may affect your implant.