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Everything You Need To Know About Dental Implant Replacement Of Teeth

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Everything You Need To Know About Dental Implant Replacement Of Teeth

If you need your tooth replaced, you should consider getting a dental implant. Dental implants can be an excellent alternative to other dental treatments for damaged teeth, and we are the best office to choose when it comes to dental implants. Here’s what dental implants can do for you and what you should know about them:

Dental Implants Are Stable

They tend to last far longer than other options, and they can often last for a lifetime. This can save you thousands of dollars, and it’s especially likely to save you a lot of money because the cost of dental care is rising. Here are some reasons why you should consider dental implants:

Dental Implants Are Built Out Of High-Quality Materials

They are typically made out of metals and other highly durable materials. The most common material used to make them is titanium, and this element will not be rejected by the human body. However, they also can be made out of the following substances:

  • Zirconium
  • Stainless steel
  • Ceramic
  • Alloys that contain titanium

Non-metallic dental implants can be advantageous for some people, and that’s because some people have chemical sensitivities to the metals used in them. Unlike dentures, they are designed to root firmly into the tissue that is underneath the tooth.

How Much Do They Cost?

The price of dental implants varies considerably based on a variety of factors, but it is always much less expensive if you are getting an implant for one tooth versus multiple teeth. In fact, the cost of dental implants for a single tooth is likely to cost between 3,000 and 4,500 dollars, but the cost of a full set of dental implants could cost more than 20,000 dollars.

Unfortunately, insurance usually doesn’t cover the cost. However, this can vary between dental insurance providers, and some insurance medical companies do cover them. Here are some ways that you can look for an insurance provider that covers them:

  • Search for a dental insurance provider that covers implants by going online. Luckily, there are many places websites that are designed to help people search for dental and medical providers.
  • Talk to us about your insurance situation, and we may be able to point you to a provider that will cover the procedure.

What Do Dental Implants Look Like?

The appearance of them varies, but they are typically cylindrical and/or tapered, and this allows them to firmly attach to the bone.

What Are Some Other Advantages That Dental Implants Have Over Other Forms Of Tooth Replacement?

Dentures Are Likely To Interfere With Speaking, But Dental Implants Are Not

Often, dentures fit poorly, and this can cause problems with speaking. However, dental implants do not cause any problems with talking because they are firmly attached to the jaw.

They’re Much Better For Your Long-Term Dental Health Than The Alternatives

Dentures can have negative effects on your long-term dental health, but dental implants function almost like natural teeth.

Are There Any Risks Associated With Them?

There are a few risks that are associated with dental implants, but most patients will not experience any of these problems. Here are some potential risks of the procedure:


In very rare cases, the incision can become infected, and this can require intensive medical intervention and treatment with antibiotics.

Nerve Damage

While this is quite uncommon, nerve damage can occur as a result of dental implants, and this can result in lingering pain long after the procedure is completed.

Damage To The Sinuses

This is an extremely uncommon complication of dental implant replacement, and this can only occur when a dental implant is used to replace one of the upper teeth.

What Are Some Common Side Effects Of Dental Implants?

  • Bleeding
    This is to be expected with any surgical procedure, but it usually dissipates after a period of 24-48 hours. It’s possible to reduce this side effect by biting down on a gauze pad.
  • Pain
    Most patients experience a certain degree of pain during the healing process, but this also dissipates within a brief period of time.
  • Swelling
    There often is some minor swelling around the incision site, but this tends to fade fairly quickly as well.
  • Bruising
    Bruising is another extremely common side effect, but the bruising typically fades within a matter of days.

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