Missing teeth can significantly impact your emotional, mental, and even physical well-being. Partial or full dentures can replace missing teeth, but they can be inconvenient, uncomfortable, and even embarrassing. Facial and Cosmetic Surgery Fort Worth offers dental implants as a permanent solution that are even more durable than real teeth.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. They consist of a titanium implant and a natural-looking crown. Once implanted in the jaw, the implant can last a lifetime, although it may need to be replaced if the jawbone cannot support it. Unlike dentures, partials, or other options, dental implants let you chew, talk, and do everything else you would do with your natural teeth.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
The cost of dental implants varies widely since each person’s teeth are different. The cost of one or a few teeth will be dramatically different than that of a full upper, lower, or whole-mouth set of implants.
According to Forbes Magazine, a single implant can range from $3,100 to $5,800. This includes the cost of the procedures to place the implant and attach the crown. A full-mouth implant could cost more than $60,000. Fortunately, you can combine implants with other options to make them more affordable.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dr. Sonneveld will place the implant into the jawbone during the first procedure. You will then allow the area to heal for several months. The titanium implant will fuse with your jawbone for lasting strength.
Once the implant has bonded with your bone after a few months, a small metal screw called an abutment screws into the implant and attaches to the natural-looking crown. These implants will last as long as the jawbone supports them, often for the rest of your life.
How Many Teeth Can Dental Implants Replace?
Dental implants can replace anything from a single tooth to an entire set. If you need to replace several teeth, we offer several options that are much less expensive than an entire set of implants. Implants can be used to secure a bridge or anchor dentures. The implants make these other methods far more secure and comfortable.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Good candidates for dental implants are missing one or more teeth and want to replace them with a durable, permanent option. Only Dr. Sonneveld can determine whether you meet the requirements for dental implants. You will need to have enough healthy bone to anchor the implants. You must also be healthy enough to heal well after the procedure. We recommend a consultation to discuss all your options, including the possibility of some insurance coverage.
Take the Next Step
If you have further questions about dental implants, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Faces Fort Worth. Call us at (817) 927-1818 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to taking care of you.