Dental implants are a great way to give your smile and your bite a much needed boost! They are often the perfect solution if you’ve lost one or multiple teeth and want to regain the confidence of your smile. Also, people with fewer teeth tend to chew their food poorly and this can lead to indigestion and other health problems. So, what is a dental implant? Dental implants are small artificial tooth roots that are placed under the gum and can be used to replace 1 tooth, a few teeth or a whole row of teeth.
Once the implants have healed, they can be connected to a crown, bridge, or denture. There are several reasons why dental implants could be the best solution for your smile.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants have many benefits, including better oral health and more confidence in your smile. Dental implants can help prevent tooth loss and bone loss and therefore promote better oral health. They can also help reduce the risk of gum disease and tooth decay.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, dental implants can help you smile confidently again. They allow you to replace missing teeth with a fixed bridge or a denture that fits more naturally with the rest of your teeth.
Dental implants are one of the most successful ways to replace missing teeth and preserve the bone around your teeth. We like to say that the bone in your mouth is tooth- dependent, meaning: if you lose teeth, you will lose bone. Successful implants stop this bone loss process and help to preserve the bone you have remaining. Implants are just about the longest term solution any dentist can provide at any level which means it is a great long-term solution, staying with you for many years, and sometimes the rest of your life!
Who Is A Candidate For Dental Implants?
If you’re missing one or more teeth due to tooth decay, gum disease, an accident, or other medical conditions, dental implants may be a good solution for you. They can be used to replace one tooth or multiple teeth.
Patients who wear dentures are often good candidates for dental implants. This is because implants can connect to new fixed teeth which provide much needed stability and allow the patient to chew and smile confidently without fear of the teeth falling out or causing mouth sores.
Many people who have suffered with long term gum disease have lost so much bone around their teeth, they become loose and even fall out. Oftentimes, this patient still has bone available beyond the teeth to place implants. For patients who do not have the bone available for implants, there almost always is still a solution for that patient! The only way to know is take a 3D x-ray and have Dr. Tabor evaluate this.
Lastly, some patients we see have struggled with their teeth their entire lives. Whether its root canal after root canal failing, or multiple teeth breaking, some people are ready to just start over. This is a big decision and needs to be made with Dr. Tabor, but it can be one of the best decisions of your dental life!
The Costs Involved with Dental Implants
Dental implants can vary in cost depending whether it is one tooth, a few teeth, or a whole row of teeth. Cost can be a deterrent for some as they might be allured by the low cost of a denture or partial denture. It is important to keep in mind that as cost of tooth replacement goes down, so does function. Dentures will chew about 25% as effectively as fixed teeth, which means you can expect to take about 4 times as long with dentures to chew your food as with normal teeth. While budget is very important for every person, it is important to identify what is most important to you- having teeth that chew effectively, having teeth that stay in and don’t come out, and having a smile that you have always wanted. The value on each of these things is truly priceless.
Dental insurance may cover a small part of the cost if you qualify. Check with your insurance provider to see what services they cover and if dental implants are an option for you.
You may also want to consider a dental financing. Many patients will utilize this as a way to achieve your dental implants goals.
How to Care for Dental Implants
Caring for your dental implants is relatively simple, but often very similar to how you would care for natural teeth. Usually, Dr Tabor and his team will customize an easy maintenance program that helps you keep every as clean and healthy as possible. This would include regular brushing and flossing as well as visiting the dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups. At each visit, your dentist will check the health of your gums, mouth and any implant restoration you may have.
How to Choose the Right Dentist
When you’re looking for a dentist who can perform dental implants, it’s important to choose one who is properly trained. Many dentists will claim to do implants but very few have gone through the extensive training and experience that Dr Tabor has. The dentist you work with should be able to provide references from previous patients. This is why we provide multiple patient testimonial videos on our website of various implant procedures.
The dentists with Tabor Dental Associates are qualified, experienced and extensively trained to provide dental implants. They can also provide you with references from previous patients.
Dental Implants with Tabor Dental Associates
Tabor Dental Associates is the best place to go for dental implants! We have a team of caring dentists who are experienced and well trained in implant procedures. We will provide you with the best possible care! We also offer financing options to make the procedure more affordable and more manageable financially.
If you’re looking for an experienced dentist who can perform dental implants, call Tabor Dental Associates today. We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions and schedule a consultation.
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