Tooth loss and decay can happen as we age, or if we have poor dental hygiene. One solution that Port Orchard Dental Care Center currently has available to repair an incomplete smile is dental implants. Dental implants are an effective way to improve your smile with a simple surgery. A titanium screw is inserted into the jawbone and a custom-made crown is added to the screw. The titanium screw will fuse to the bone over time due to its biocompatibility.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are a great option for people who may have suffered tooth loss or who may need to have decaying or cracked teeth removed. If a patient has poor dental hygiene or if they are a frequent smoker, it’s possible that they may experience tooth loss or decay. If this is the case, dental implants can be a great solution both for cosmetic purposes and health benefits.
Two main types of dental implants:
● Endosteal - an alternative to bridges and removable dentures, endosteal implants are fused to the jawbone using a titanium screw. Over time, the screw will become stronger and sturdier in the gumline.
● Subperiosteal - these types of implants are placed in the gum but above the jawbone. This procedure is best suited for patients who do not have enough healthy jawbone or patients who do not want to have jaw augmentation surgery.
Who could benefit from dental implants?
You may be surprised to find out that dental implants can have health and nutritional benefits. Dental implants can help patients chew food that they may not otherwise have been able to eat. Dental implants can also help raise self-confidence and end up letting your new smile look completely natural. Dental implants are also meant to last decades, whereas dental bridges and dentures may need to be replaced every few years.
How much do they cost?
Dental implants can be very expensive, so if that is a concern you may want to consider a different cosmetic option. Implants can cost a few thousand dollars because it is such a complex procedure. Price can vary based on things like gum and jawbone condition, insurance, and type of dental implant. Call our office and schedule a consultation with your Port Orchard dentist to discuss what dental implants will cost you.
Your Port Orchard dentists want to make sure you are getting the best possible dental care. If you would like to schedule a consultation, or if you would like to learn more about dental implants at Port Orchard Dental Care Center, give our office a call at 360-876-6388.