Invest in the Long-term Health of Your Smile
Tooth loss can affect more than just the look of your smile and appearance. Missing teeth can also negatively impact your self-confidence and health. Patients who have suffered from tooth loss are often unable to smile and talk with ease, and ill-fitting dentures or other traditional restorations may slip out of place and make it difficult for people to eat nutritious foods they love. Additionally, the jawbone recession that occurs naturally after tooth loss can impact the health of your jaw and can cause the remaining teeth to shift. Though both traditional and implant-supported restorations can prevent this shifting, implants mimic lost tooth roots and are the only restorative option to stimulate the bone tissue. This prevents further jawbone loss.
Factors Affecting the Cost of Treatment
Your candidacy for dental implants will be determined during an initial consultation with Dr. Turner. The implants placement procedure is carried out by a trusted local surgeon. After your jaw has healed from the surgery and osseointegration has taken place, you will return to Dr. Turner to have the abutments placed before your final restorations are attached, which may be a dental crown, bridge, or dentures. With proper care, dental implants can last for the rest of your life, allowing you to experience its unparalleled benefits for a long time.
The final cost of your treatment can depend on several factors, including:
- If you had to undergo any preparatory procedures, such a bone graft that augments the jaw tissues and makes patients eligible for dental implants
- The cost of surgical placement of implants
- Whether sedation was used during the surgery
- The type of prosthetics used to restore your smile
- The number of implants you receive