If you’re not satisfied how bridges or dentures feel and function in your mouth, you can talk to us about getting dental implants as an alternative. During a complimentary consultation, we can check your mouth and decide whether you’re a good candidate for dental implant surgery. If you are, you’ll be able to experience the full benefits of new teeth supported by dental implants in Channahon, IL.
Dental implants are made out of biocompatible material that slowly fuses with the jawbone after being surgically placed in your mouth. A small metal connector piece called an abutment is attached to the implant after the rest of the mouth has healed in order to hold a bridge, crown, or denture in place.
At Grand Dental – Channahon, our team often recommends dental implants for replacement for a variety of reasons. When it comes to prosthetics, no other options can compare to the overwhelming, long-lasting functionality of dental implants. The benefits of dental implants in Channahon cannot be overlooked and merit further consideration. The following are just some of the advantages you can enjoy with this replacement choice.
We offer complimentary implant consultations for anyone who might need to replace their teeth in the near future. Ideal implant candidates have good oral hygiene habits, do not have oral health issues or problems with their immune system, and have enough jawbone density to support the implants. If there are any problems, we can address them before starting the process.
To replace one tooth, we can take a dental implant, surgically place it in the gap, and then attach a beautiful dental crown.
Using a pair of implants to support a dental bridge lets us replace many teeth at once without having to make any alterations to the enamel you still have.
It takes around four to eight dental implants to secure a full denture in place so that it doesn’t slip. Since the jawbone is preserved, implant dentures typically don’t lose their fit like traditional dentures.
Are you expecting to have to visit a separate dental office at some point during the implant process? That’s not a problem at Grand Dental in Channahon, where our periodontist can place the implants before your regular dentist designs, crafts, and places the restoration that you’ll use for biting and chewing.
What additional steps are required during the implant process? How many implants are needed? Will you get normal implants or mini-implants? What does the treatment timeline look like? We can answer these questions while forming your treatment plan so that you can start making the necessary financial arrangements as soon as possible. We invite you to spend a few moments reading through the following information. You can call us if you have any questions.
When it comes to the financial components of dental implants, there are two pivotal factors – preliminary care and implant surgery. Your dentist will go over the status of your oral and overall health during a consultation and determine if you need bone grafting, a sinus lift, periodontal therapy, or tooth extraction before moving forward. If so, these will be included as part of your total cost.
Once you’re ready to have your dental implants put into place, our team will complete the process in-house so that you do not need to pay an outside specialist. This makes the payment process easier because it all stays in one place.
You may not realize, but your dental implants are made of up different pieces, each with its own price tag. When it comes to breaking down the cost for your titanium or zirconia posts, it might look something like the following:
While it is true that dental implants have a higher upfront cost than other tooth replacement options (i.e., dental bridges and dentures), their lifespan and permanence make them cost-effective in the long run.
Not only will you avoid the continual cost of denture adhesives to help hold your teeth in place, but you will also avoid frequent readjustments and replacements. Instead of getting a new denture or bridge every 10 years, you can enjoy your smile for 30+ years.
Also, when it comes to dental implants, there are no special products or instruments that you need to use to keep your teeth clean.
You will need to review your dental insurance plan to find out if they offer coverage for dental implants. If you’re unsure where to look or who to call, a member of our Grand Dental – Channahon team can do it for you. Some companies are beginning to discover the necessity of providing some level of coverage, but many are still choosing to view these prosthetics as non-essential. However, even if your actual surgery is not covered, other components might be, including your consultation, custom restoration, and any preliminary procedures you might need.
To ease the financial burden that can come with dental implants, there are additional payment options available, such as:
The process of getting dental implants can last several months, which is why it is important for patients to feel like they are fully prepared before they commit to the treatment. The following FAQs cover some of the inquiries that our team has heard particularly often from patients who were still trying to decide whether dental implants were right for them. We are always ready to answer any questions you might have about the implant process.
Many people find that having dental implants placed is not nearly as uncomfortable as they expected. For one thing, there are not many nerve endings in the jawbone to begin with, and the mouth will be numbed with a local anesthetic beforehand in any case. Furthermore, in many cases patients are sedated before dental implant placement, which further reduces the body’s ability to register pain.
Once surgery is complete and the numbness in the mouth has worn off, most patients experience some level of discomfort for a few days, but they can typically manage it with a prescribed or over the counter pain medication. It is recommended to call the dentist if discomfort worsens instead of improving after two or three days.
The success rate of dental implants is 95%; as such, the procedure is considered extremely safe. Before an implant dentist starts planning the surgery, they will evaluate the mouth and jawbone for signs of potential complications, such as low bone density and gum disease. Addressing these issues ahead of time can make dental implant surgery safer. An implant dentist also needs to confirm the presence of diabetes, cancer, or other medical conditions that might complicate implant surgery or the healing process so that they can be addressed properly.
Dental implant failure is very rare; most patients can safely expect their implant posts to last for decades as long as they continue to give them proper care. However, failure is still a possibility, and it generally occurs due to peri-implantitis or failed osseointegration. Peri-implantitis is a type of gum disease that forms around implant posts as a result of poor oral hygiene. Failed osseointegration means that the post does not form a bond with the jawbone, which can happen if there was not enough bone density to begin with. There are other factors for dental implant failure as well, such as teeth grinding and tobacco use.
Dental implants are not recommended unless the patient’s jaw is fully developed because the post could potentially interfere with bone development. Implants are thus usually not placed in patients younger than 18. Young adults should have their jaws evaluated to make sure that dental implants are a viable option. There is no upper age limit for implant surgery, but older patients are more likely to have health conditions that can interfere with the success of the treatment.
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