What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed into the jawbone to provide a permanent base for a replacement tooth or bridge. They are made of biocompatible materials, usually titanium or a titanium alloy, and are designed to fuse with the surrounding bone to create a stable and long-lasting foundation for the replacement tooth.
The process of getting a dental implant involves several steps. First, the implant is surgically placed into the jawbone. Over the next few months, the implant fuses with the bone in a process called osseointegration. Once the implant has fully integrated with the bone, a small connector, called an abutment, is attached to the implant. Finally, a replacement tooth or bridge is attached to the abutment.
Types Of Dental Implants
There are several different types of dental implants available, each designed to meet the needs of each specific patient. Here are some of the most common types of dental implants:
Endosteal Implants: These are the most common type of dental implants, consisting of a titanium screw that is surgically placed into the jawbone. Once the implant has fused with the bone, a crown or bridge is attached to the implant.
Subperiosteal Implants: These implants are placed on top of the jawbone, with a metal framework extending through the gum tissue to hold the replacement tooth or bridge in place. Subperiosteal implants are less commonly used today, as they have a higher risk of infection and implant failure.
All-on-4® Implants: This is a technique where a full arch of teeth is supported by only four dental implants. This is a popular option for patients who have lost all or most of their teeth and want to avoid the use of dentures.
Mini Implants: These are smaller than traditional implants and are used in cases where the jawbone is not strong enough to support a larger implant. Mini implants can also be used to stabilize dentures and prevent them from slipping or moving.
Zygomatic Implants: These implants are longer than traditional implants and are anchored in the cheekbone (zygomatic bone) instead of the jawbone. They are used in cases where the jawbone is too weak or thin to support traditional implants.
Our dentist will help determine which type of dental implant is best suited for your individual needs and oral health.
What's The Cost of Dental Implants?
At Vista Dental, we want to ensure that our premium dental care is affordable and accessible to all. For that reason, we strive for pricing transparency throughout the entire treatment process. The total cost for a complete single tooth replacement including the implant, abutment, and crown would be $2895. For more details about the pricing breakdown and financing options, visit our Fees & Financing (link to Fees & Financing page) page.
If you think you may be a candidate for dental implants, schedule a consultation with us. Let the expert doctors and staff guide you through every step of the implant process so that you can put your best smile forward.
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Dr. Mo Saleh and his team take great pride in providing top treatment including dental implants, veneers and more. At Vista Dental, we pride ourselves on patient care and a pleasant patient experience. Schedule a consult today and see if dental implants are right for you.