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Are you missing teeth due to decay, disease, accident, or age? Then dental implants may be just what you need to dramatically improve your appearance and self-esteem. With the popularity of implants today, it’s easier than ever to find dental implants in Burke. To help you understand how much implants can do for you, discover all of their aspects and advantages below.

What exactly are dental implants?

Basically, dental implants are artificial replacements for the missing roots of teeth. A dentist needs to surgically insert them into the jawbone, where they provide a stable base for a dental crown that resembles the surrounding teeth. The most common implant procedure calls for the placement of an endosteal implant, which is a tiny titanium post that gets embedded into the jawbone. This technique is used on patients with a sufficient amount of healthy jawbone. For patients without enough healthy bone to embed a post, then a special frame called a subperiosteal implant must be placed under the gum tissue, but above the jawbone.

What do dental implants cost?

The cost of the dental implants procedure will vary due to many issues and factors, such as the materials needed, the type of implants used, and whether bone grafts are required. Even though implants may cost a little more initially, it’s important to realize how much more affordable dental implants can be over the years than other dental restorations. In addition to offering a more natural-looking appearance, implants provide greater comfort, strength, longevity, endurance, and success. No other dental restoration can give so many dental benefits. To find out if getting dental implants in Burke will suit your needs and receive an estimate of your costs, please call our practice today to schedule a consultation with one of one of our highly skilled dentists.

Will dental insurance help cover what dental implants cost?

Since implants are typically considered elective procedures for cosmetic reasons,  you won’t be able to get dental implants insurance coverage. But even without dental implants insurance, our practice can provide you with affordable dental implants through our convenient financing programs. If you’re concerned about how much dental implants cost, please call our office today for details on how we can provide you with affordable dental implants.

What is involved in the dental implants procedure?

There are several steps involved in the procedure, depending on whether you get endosteal and subperiosteal implants. Once the surgical site is prepared, an endosteal implant will be embedded either directly into the jawbone, or a subperiosteal implant will be placed under the gum tissue and above the jawbone. Over the next few months, the jawbone will securely fuse with the implant. Once this occurs, a special connector called an abutment will be placed onto the implant. Lastly, your customized dental crown will be bonded onto the abutment to hold it in place. Since any pain involved in the procedure is generally mild, you will be given local anesthesia, over-the-counter pain relievers, or a combination of the two to ensure your comfort.

What are the benefits of the dental implants procedure?

Implants provide a number of important advantages over other dental restorations, such as:

  • A permanent, attractive, and natural-looking smile
  • More confidence
  • Better speech
  • Chewing and eating ease
  • Greater protection for the jawbone and surrounding teeth
  • Better oral hygiene than with bridges or dentures

How should you care for your implants?

Proper care is critical to the appearance and endurance of implants. Luckily, daily maintenance is very simple. You will essentially care for your implants just as you care for your natural teeth: by daily brushing, flossing, rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash, and seeing a dentist on a regular basis.

Are implants right for you?

If you are embarrassed by missing teeth and want to improve your appearance, comfort, and self-esteem, then you may be eligible for implants. The only way to know if you are a candidate is to visit our dental practice for a consultation with one of experienced dentists. To find out if implants can greatly enhance your smile and your life, call our practice to schedule your personal consultation to discover more about dental implants in Burke.

Do implants last for a long time?

According to dental experts, the longevity of implants is based on your oral health and hygiene. With conscientious dental care, implants can enhance the look of your smile for anywhere from a decade to a lifetime. Please call our dental practice to learn if implants can improve your smile.

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