Finding the best way to replace your tooth that works within your budget and what you need specifically can be difficult. There are multiple options to choose from, and each offers its pros and cons that patients should know. Our dental office in Conroe, Texas, has excellent tooth replacement options that have provided our patients with beautiful artificial teeth. Our most popular form of tooth replacement are called dental implants.
What is an Implant, and How Does it Work?
When replacing your tooth or multiple teeth with the help of dental implants, you are utilizing two excellent devices in dentistry: the implant itself and the chosen dental restoration. Both parts work together to replace your missing teeth and restore your oral health to where it was.
The Implant: The implant’s job in a tooth restoration procedure is to support the artificial tooth. This synthetic tooth root must be surgically placed into the jaw bone for the restoration to become permanent. Each implant is either made of titanium or zirconium. These materials are solid and will allow the implant to withstand all the pressures, such as chewing and speaking.
The Replacement: Depending on the number of teeth that you are looking to replace and their location to one another, we will help you decide on the best restoration for you. The most common restoration piece used with a dental implant is the single tooth replacement implant. When replacing a single tooth, we use one implant, and an artificial tooth crown is fabricated and secured to the implant.
What is the Cost of Dental Implants?
Each implant procedure will generally be the same price unless certain circumstances. When you acquire a dental implant, your jawbone needs to be dense enough to support and hold the implant. If it is not, there will need to be extra work done to your bone to allow you to obtain an implant.
The average cost that one can be expected to pay for a dental implant without insurance is around $3,000 to $4,500. This average cost includes the placement of the implant and the artificial tooth crown. Each dental implant is a permanent restoration for a missing tooth, and it will require no further work.
If you are interested in acquiring a single dental implant or would like to learn more about the possible cost of multiple tooth restoration, please give our office a call.
Benefits of Dental Implants
There are multiple benefits to choosing dental implants as your tooth replacement process, and we would like to inform you of each.
- Permanent Fix: Dental implants allow us to give you a new, natural-looking, artificial tooth that will be permanently attached to your smile. Once we place the implant into your jawbone, it starts to assimilate to the bone, becoming one. Removable restorations are available, but then you risk possibly losing them. Permanent options such as a dental implant allow your smile to stay full forever.
- Increases Oral Health: As soon as you lose a tooth or have one extracted in that particular area of your mouth, your jaw bone isn’t being stimulated anymore. Through chewing, stimulation is passed down through the tooth’s root to the bone, keeping it dense and healthy. With dental implants, stimulation can continue. Missing teeth also make other surrounding teeth move due to their space. It is not uncommon for teeth to move out of position when a tooth is missing.
- Beautiful: Each tooth restoration we create to be attached to dental implants is completely natural. We want your crown to fit in perfectly with your other teeth. We work closely with you to determine the shade desired for the tooth.
Affordable and Beneficial
Dental implants are the best choice for replacing a missing tooth if you are looking for something beautiful and permanent. At Laraway Family Dentistry, we are passionate about giving our patients the best possible procedures. Please call our dental office to learn more about dental implants and acquire one.