Dental implants are a very reliable source for effective tooth replacement. Whether you have lost one tooth or many, implants can provide a permanent solution that looks and functions naturally.
Dental Implants in Fair Oaks, CA
Dental implants are special posts made of titanium alloy or ceramic material which are surgically placed into the jawbone to replace missing teeth or to support a denture. These posts act as an artificial root for a crown when they are used to replace individual teeth. Dental implants stabilize bone levels and can prevent bone loss, resulting in better long-term support, function, and esthetics.
Dental implants require less adjustment or shaving of surrounding teeth compared to other restoration methods such as dental bridges. They are also more flexible and provide a more natural feeling than bridges or full or partial dentures.
What types of dental implants exist?
Endosteal implants are the most common type of dental implant. Endosteal implants are made of a titanium metal rod that is placed into the jawbone. A supporting post is specifically designed to secure a dental crown or bridge – depending on what type you need.
All-on-4 Implants consist of an entire top or bottom denture that is supported on just 4 implants. Each implant is strategically placed so that the replacement teeth remain steady and secure. The advantage of using 4 implants is it promotes faster patient recovery and reduces the likelihood of complications from possible implant failure.
Are dental implants painful?
The most painful part of the dental implant process is extracting any teeth that implanted crowns will replace. However, any extraction will include anesthesia meaning little to no pain during the procedure and only a few days of recovery. Any pain experienced during recovery should also be manageable using over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen.
How much does a dental implant cost?
Dental implant costs vary based on how many teeth you’re replacing, insurance coverage, and the extent of each implant procedure. Typically, implants cost between $2,000 – $3,000 per tooth, which is just for the implant—it does not include the abutment (the piece that connects the implant to the artificial tooth) or artificial tooth.
While out-of-pocket costs for patients with dental insurance vary on the particular plan, coverage, and limitations, we’re always happy to provide an estimate of cost based on those factors just after your consultation appointment. For those without dental insurance, we work to keep implants affordable by fixing the implant cost and providing flexible payment plan options.Paying For Your Dental Implants
Questions About Dental Implants?
If you're interested in dental implants or would like to schedule an appointment with Orcutt Family Dentistry, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.