What is a dental implant? Status
A dental implant is a permanent new root for a missing tooth. It is made of titanium in the shape of screw that is placed into the jaw bone. An abutment and crown is then placed on the implant to provide a new tooth that is permanent and looks just like a natural tooth.
How are dental implants different than dentures?
Dentures are an unstable removable set of teeth or partial set of teeth that need to be removed and cared for in a special manner. They can often feel bulky and are difficult to get used to. Dental implants are a permanent replacement for missing teeth that can be cared for just like natural teeth.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants look and feel just like real teeth, they are permanent, you can eat the foods you want without any fear of embarrassment, and they procedure is very successful and fairly inexpensive.
Who can place a dental implant?
Dr. Train who has more than 20 years in the field of Implantology will be able to place your implant.
How much do implants cost?
The price of your dental implants will vary based many factors. These include whether the jawbone in the implant site needs to be reconstructed and whether additional bone needs to be created in order to stabilize the implant on a long-term basis.
Do dental implants hurt?
No. A local anesthetic will be given before the procedure so that you do not feel any pain. Appropriate medications to keep you comfortable without making you tired will be prescribed for your use. If you have anxiety or fear you should discuss sedation options with Dr. Train.
How long do implants last?
When cared for properly, implants should last a lifetime. Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits are essential to the success of your implant.