How much are dental implants?
One question we get asked very frequently is, “Are dental implants expensive?” Simply put, the answer is: It depends. The procedure can vary from patient to patient with some needing additional work such as an extraction. Some patients need a single tooth replaced while others need implants for multiple teeth. If you have dental insurance, it is important to understand what is covered in order to calculate your out-of-pocket cost. When doing your research, be sure you are getting prices for the implant, abutment, and crown.
Are dental implants permanent?
Dental implants are the most permanent form of teeth replacement available. Other solutions such as dentures or partial dentures need to be replaced fairly often, about every 5 years. Dental implants are a more long-term solution that with proper maintenance can last more than 25 years.
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants are surgically placed into the bone of the jaw with screw-like posts to serve as an artificial tooth root. An abutment, which is a permanent connector, is placed on top. It can support one or more teeth. A lifelike porcelain crown is placed on top, allowing it to look and feel like a natural tooth.
Dental implants or veneers?
If you are considering dental implants or veneers, it is important to understand the difference between the two. Dental implants are tooth replacements that are embedded into the jaw for cosmetic or restorative purposes. Veneers are coatings made of porcelain or resin that cover the front of your teeth. If you are missing teeth, implants will most likely be the best solution. If your reasons for wanting implants or veneers are purely cosmetic, veneers may be the best option. Our Marietta GA dental team can help guide you to making the decision based on your circumstances.
Should I get dental implants?
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