Dental implants are small posts that support a replacement tooth or teeth. Prior to placement, they closely resemble a screw. When inserted below the gum line, they mimic the natural function of healthy tooth roots, recreating your flawless, healthy smile.
Dental implant tooth replacement is completed over the course of two treatment phases. The first phase of treatment requires the surgical placement of one or more dental implant posts. Following the placement of the implant posts, patients need to wait three or more months for the implant to fuse with the gum and bone tissue. Once the implant post has fully fused with the supportive dental structures, you’ll return to the office, so we can attach your replacement tooth or teeth.
Every case is different, but in most situations, we recommend the following:
Dental implants have a 95% or higher success rate for most patients. Your risk for implant failure may increase due to age, poor health, inadequate oral hygiene, certain medications, and other factors. Before we begin your implant supported tooth replacement plan, we will carefully review your current level of oral health, overall health history, and past surgical experiences to help ensure successful implant placement. We will also carefully explain warning signs of implant failure after your surgical placement procedure. Increasing patient awareness of these implant failure symptoms makes it possible for us to intervene and save implants before they fail.
The cost of your dental implant treatment will depend in large part on your individual case, and we will carefully explain out of pockets costs and help you budget for treatment before we begin your implant tooth replacement plan. Factors that affect the cost of implant supported tooth replacement include: