What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are tiny titanium posts placed in the jawbone to replace the roots of lost teeth. After the implant has been placed, a porcelain tooth crown, a replica of your natural tooth, is installed. In certain instances, the implant must be allowed to integrate with the surrounding bone for many months before it can be crowned permanently. On the other hand, you may be able to have new teeth (but just temporary ones) on the same day that your implants are put in.
Do Dental Implants Hurt?
When it comes to dental implants, the gums and the jawbone are treated during the surgical placement. Since your mouth will be numbed before the procedure, it should not cause discomfort. However, some patients experience slight discomfort as the numbness wears off. Most patients claim that the after-surgery did not cause them any pain or at least far less suffering than they anticipated.
What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?
The human species is gifted with two distinct sets of teeth: infant teeth and permanent ones. Dental implants may now replace a permanent tooth or countless teeth lost due to injury, periodontal disease, gum infection, or dental decay while functioning as the third set of fixed teeth. Some benefits of a dental implant include the freedom to eat the meals you like, the ability to enjoy an active lifestyle without worrying about your teeth, and, most importantly, a self-confidence boost.
How Much Do Implants Cost and Does Insurance Cover the Cost?
In most cases, a dental implant's cost is similar to a traditional fixed bridge. On average, it costs somewhere around $1,000 to $3,000. Since many patients need this type of surgery, several dental insurance policies now include coverage for implants. Depending on the circumstances, dental implant surgery can be eligible for insurance coverage. However, the cost will vary depending on the patient's requirements, the amount of bone, and the locale.
What is All-On-4®
All-on-4® is a treatment method that is the process of replacing all lost teeth in one jaw by using just four implants. This surgery is particularly helpful for patients who have lost a significant amount of bone in the rear portions of the mouth or require a full-arch replacement since these individuals may benefit the most from the restoration of their smile.
How Long to Wait For Dental Implants After Tooth Extraction
The removal of teeth often requires extensive oral surgery. If you want dental implants installed after tooth extraction, you normally have to wait at least 10 weeks before the implants can be placed. This is because the bone needs time to heal after tooth extraction.
Schedule Your Consultation with Us Today
Now that you know basic information about dental implants, it is time to book an appointment with Drs. Rekos & Border to get a full understanding of the procedure and whether or not you are a candidate for dental implants. To schedule an appointment at Rekos & Border Oral Surgery for your dental implant procedure, call us at (614) 764-9455 today.