What You Need to Know About Dental Implants
A dental implant is a different way of fixing lost teeth as they are fixed in your jaw bone so that they can function as a normal tooth. A dental implant is a great way to replace a lost tooth. Of course there are other alternatives but getting an implant is much more effective.
But before you get a dental implant, there are couple of things that you may want to know first.
Cost of Dental Implants
The average cost of implants depends on how many you need and on your dentist. Single-tooth dental implants cost anywhere from $1,500 to $3,000, and the cost of the crown and the abutment will cost an additional $1000 to $2,000. This means that the total average cost of a dental implant for a single tooth will range from $2500 up to $5,000.
If you need multiple implants, the costs will be higher. If you need to replace between two to four teeth, you can expect the average cost to range from $5,000 to $20,000. Depending on the number of teeth that you need to replace, you may expect to pay anywhere from $3,000 to $30,000 or more for multiple dental implants.
Some people opt for implant-supported dentures, which are plates that attach to the dental implants. If you need both the top and bottom plates, you can expect the cost to range from $20,000 to $80,000, and the average cost is slightly more than $34,000.
What is The Procedure Like?
Getting an implant has two distinct phases. First, the dentist will place the screw into the jawbone. You will be completely numb for this part of the procedure and will not feel it. Once the screw is in, it will take 2-4 months for it to heal and fuse with the bone. Once this occurs, you get crown (s) attached to the implant for a new and natural-looking smile.
If you lose a tooth or have an extraction, don’t wait to get an implant. For the best results, it’s recommended to start the dental implant and replacement process as soon as possible.
Benefits of Having a Dental Implant
Getting an implant will maintain your overall oral health. Having good oral health means that you can freely smile and feel confident in your smile. Your self-esteem will improve and you will just look better with a good looking set of teeth. Getting implants will help you with chewing as well as your speech. Unlike dentures, you won’t have to remove you implants to brush them. You can sleep with your implants and it will function like a normal tooth.
Dental Implants is probably the best investment you can do in yourself. It is little expensive alternative but it is worth it in the long run. Please contact our clinic for a free consultation.