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Are you considering getting dental implants to restore your smile? Dental implants are a safe and durable way to replace missing teeth and restore your smile
Dental Implants

Are you considering getting dental implants to restore your smile? Dental implants are a safe and durable way to replace missing teeth and restore your smile. They are the most natural-looking and long-lasting tooth replacement option available.

Ralph Snow Dental Group can explain the benefits of dental implants, the different types, and the factors that affect the cost of dental implants. Dental implants come in different sizes, heights, and kinds. Our dental group can help you determine which option is best for you, depending on your particular needs.

Types of dental implants

There are several types of dental implants to consider before making a decision. The two most common types of dental implants are endosteal and subperiosteal.

Endosteal implants are the most common type. These implants are surgically implanted into the jawbone and are made of titanium. Endosteal implants can replace one or multiple teeth. They are the most secure and durable type of implant. Endosteal implants are also easy to care for and require minimal maintenance. The main disadvantage of endosteal implants is that they need a surgical procedure, which can be painful and expensive. In addition, endosteal implants may not be suitable for people with weakened jawbones to support the implant.

Subperiosteal implants are not as popular as endosteal implants and are best for people with a weakened jawbone. They are less invasive than endosteal implants and require no surgery. The subperiosteal dental implants are placed under the gum but on or above the jawbone. They consist of a metal framework secured to the jawbone, and artificial teeth are attached to it. This type of implant is recommended for patients who cannot or do not want to undergo a bone augmentation procedure. Subperiosteal implants are more secure than dentures and can be removed if needed. But subperiosteal implants are not as durable as endosteal implants and may require more frequent replacement. In addition, subperiosteal implants may be more expensive than endosteal implants due to the complexity of the procedure.

Depending on the health of your jawbone and specific needs, Ralph Snow Dental Group can suggest alternative treatment options in addition to the traditional multi-step dental implant procedure.

Benefits of dental implants

The main benefit of dental implants is the natural look and feel. Unlike dentures, dental implants are secured to the jawbone, which ensures that the artificial teeth look and feel just like natural teeth. They are more comfortable and secure than dentures and do not require any special cleaning or maintenance.

Another benefit is that they can preserve the health of your jawbone. When you have missing teeth, the jawbone can deteriorate over time, leading to a sunken appearance in the face. Dental implants can help to stimulate the jawbone and prevent bone loss.

In addition, dental implants can help to improve your overall oral health. Unlike dentures, dental implants do not require adhesives and can help reduce the risk of gum disease and cavities.

Factors affecting the cost of dental implants

Several factors affect the cost of dental implants. The type of implant is one of the main factors in determining the cost.

Endosteal implants are typically the most expensive option, while subperiosteal implants are usually more affordable. The number of implants needed also affects the cost, as more implants will require more time and materials. The complexity of the procedure also affects it as it may require more time to complete.

Also, the experience of the dental implant provider is a factor in determining the cost of dental implants. Experienced providers typically charge higher fees for their services, as they are highly-qualified and have expertise in performing the procedure.

What to expect during the dental implant procedure

The dental implant procedure typically takes several hours. The exact length of time depends on the complexity of your case. During the procedure, the implant is surgically inserted into the jawbone, and the artificial teeth are attached. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, and patients may experience some discomfort.

When the procedure is complete, the patient will be given pain medication and antibiotics to help with potential discomfort or infection. The patient should also avoid eating hard or crunchy foods for a few days after the procedure.

Aftercare for dental implants

Aftercare for dental implants is relatively simple. Patients should brush and floss their implants regularly and visit their dentist for regular check-ups to ensure that the implants remain healthy. Patients should also avoid eating hard or crunchy foods, as these can damage the implants. If the implants become loose, they should see their dentist as soon as possible.

Dental implants are an excellent option for replacing missing teeth and restoring your smile. They are durable, natural-looking, and maintain the health of your jawbone. The cost of dental implants varies based on the different types of implants among other factors.

If you follow the aftercare instructions provided by Rufe Snow Dental Group, your implants will last for many years and help keep your smile at its best.

If you’re considering getting dental implants, schedule a consultation with our Dental Group today!

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