Benefits of Tooth Implants
Dental implants have become the preferred tooth replacement choice by dentists and patients alike for a number of reasons. Here are some of their main benefits:
- They are permanently placed, unlike dentures or bridges which are removable appliances. That means you won’t have to worry about them slipping or falling out.
- They feel and look very similar to real teeth. Dental implants are custom designed and made to have a natural appearance and fit.
- They keep your surrounding teeth in position. Otherwise, those nearby teeth might move into the open area, altering your bite.
- They preserve your bone and facial shape. When you’re missing teeth, it can cause your jawbone to deteriorate and you face to appear older and sunken.
About the Dental Implant Procedure
The dental implant procedure can be split up into two phases: placement and restoration. While some other dental offices only do the restoration part and have to refer you out for the initial step, Covenant Dentistry does both. First, we’ll place the dental implant post in your jawbone. This biocompatible post is what functions as an artificial tooth root. After that has healed fully, we’ll place the restoration, which is what looks like a natural tooth.
Implant Dentistry FAQ
How long does the dental implant process take?
While the actual dental implant surgery only takes around 1 to 2 hours, we have to wait a few months (generally around three to six) for the area to heal before the process can be completed. Then, placing the restoration is completed in just one short appointment!
How do dentures with implants work?
Even if you’d rather have dentures rather than full mouth dental implants, you can still benefit from implant dentistry. At Covenant Dentistry, we can place around two to four tooth implants that your denture will snap on to. This extra stability prevents it from shifting around, so you won’t have to feel self-conscious while eating or smiling and so you won’t have to fuss with those messy adhesives.
What are mini dental implants?
As their name hints, mini dental implants resemble traditional dental implants but are smaller. They are a treatment option for patients who don’t want to go through, or who do not qualify for, the standard tooth implant procedure. Covenant Dentistry also provides mini tooth implants, and we can help you decide between the two!
Are dental implants affordable?
We’ve seen the difference dental implants can make in someone’s life, and that’s we strive to make them as affordable as possible. We are in-network with many insurance plans, and even if you don’t have dental insurance or your provider doesn’t cover the procedure, we have our own dental savings plan and third-party financing.