Dental implants are threaded titanium posts that are surgically placed into your bone beneath your gums. On top of each post, your dentist places an abutment which connects the implant to the replacement tooth. Replacement teeth, or crowns, are custom-made to match the color and appearance of your natural teeth.
Dental implants provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function just like natural teeth, allowing you to speak and eat with ease. They also help to prevent the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing, preserving healthy bone and facial structure. Dental implants provide a foundation for great tooth replacement that is stable and comfortable, giving you the smile you’ve always wanted.
If you are missing one or more teeth due to injury, illness or gum disease – you can probably benefit from dental implants! During your visit, your surgeon will want to learn more about your dental history, overall health and how you’re currently feeling. But most adults, regardless of age, will benefit greatly from dental implants.
In general, the cost of replacing a single tooth with a dental implant is similar to replacing it with a fixed bridge. Your treatment may qualify for insurance coverage depending on your plan.
Oral & Facial Surgery Group is a part of Mortenson Dental Partners.
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