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Implants

Replace Missing Teeth

 

70% of Adults Have Lost At Least One Tooth

Dental implants are widely considered to be the healthiest and most natural way to replace missing teeth. Just like natural teeth, dental implants stimulate the jaw bone and perform a number of other vital functions in the mouth. 

Additional Tooth Loss

Your teeth rely on one another for support. Even one missing tooth can put a strain on the other teeth and cause a number of problems including misalignment and tooth loss. This is why missing teeth need to be replaced immediately so that further complications can be avoided. Only a dental implant can reproduce the role and function of a natural tooth.

Difficulty Chewing

One missing tooth may not have a huge effect on your chewing abilities but if a domino effect occurs and causes multiple missing teeth, you may not be able to enjoy certain foods. As a result, your diet will become limited to softer, more processed foods that are generally not healthy. Problems such as weight loss, indigestion, and constipation can occur. 

Bone Loss

Every tooth is surrounded by a special type of bone that exists solely to hold your teeth in place. When a tooth is lost, that bone ceases to have a function and will become resorbed by the body. This can cause a number of functional and aesthetic problems. Since a good portion of this deterioration occurs within the first year of tooth loss, it is important to replace missing teeth as soon as possible to prevent this from occurring.

Facial Collapse

The back teeth can wear down more quickly than the front teeth because this is where most chewing takes place. When missing teeth occur, remaining teeth tend to drift, shift, and tilt. Together, these effects can cause the vertical height of your face to shrink. This means that the chin will move upward while the nose and lips move downward to form a frown like appearance. 

Dental Implant Cost

 
The best way to receive an accurate estimate on your dental implants cost is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Michelle Pasha,  

The Amount of Implants

Patients who require a larger number of implants can expect to pay a higher tooth implant cost. This is because more time and materials are needed to complete the procedure. Dr. Michelle spend a lot of time plotting the exact location of each implant to ensure that there are no complications. When additional implants are required, more time is needed to plot the specific location of each one.

The Type of Implants

There are several different types of implants to choose from depending on what your individual needs are. For example, a single implant will have a different cost than a set of implant supported dentures. To find out which type of implant procedure is best for you, contact Dr. Michelle to schedule a consultation and get an estimate on your tooth implant cost.

If Gum Disease is Present

Healthy bone and tissue are vital to the success of your dental implant procedure. If there is any evidence of gum disease present, Dr. Michelle will need to treat this condition before going forward. The need for gum disease treatment will affect your overall tooth implant cost.

If Bone Loss Has Occurred

High bone density is necessary to hold your implants in place. If you have experienced significant bone loss for any reason, Dr. Michelle will most likely need to perform a bone graft. You can expect this to impact your overall tooth implant cost.

If Tooth Extractions are Necessary

Tooth extractions are necessary when a tooth has been injured or decayed beyond repair. In most cases, dental implants are used to replace these teeth. The cost of a tooth extraction can often increase the overall tooth implant cost.

Due to their multitude of benefits, dental implants are the preferred method of replacing missing teeth.

For an accurate estimate on your dental implants cost, contact Dr. Michelle to schedule your complimentary consultation today!