If you've lost a tooth (or a few teeth) due to injury or disease, dental implants can rejuvenate both your smile and your oral health. Dental implants are medical-grade fixtures that replace a lost tooth or several lost teeth. They serve as a substitute for your root, allowing for a natural result to be obtained.
- Dental implants allow for a natural-looking and natural-feeling replacement of a missing tooth.
- As dental implants replace your lost tooth’s root, they also prevent bone loss in your jaw in the area of the lost tooth and adjacent to your other teeth.
- Implants allow you to eat and function same way as if you had your own tooth.
- Normal oral hygiene can be resumed without additional need to use dental tools such a floss threaders that need to be commonly used when a dental bridge is placed to replace a tooth.
During your appointment at Prestige Dental Specialists, our doctors will complete a thorough exam of the bone and gum tissues. Additional imaging may be incorporated for proper planning of your case. Our doctors will then review their findings with you and make their recommendation based on your specific case. The ideal candidate for implants is a non-smoker who has good oral health, including a sufficient amount of bone in the jaw, and healthy gums with no sign of gum disease.
Dental Implant Care
Your dental implant will need to be cared for just like natural teeth, therefore brushing and flossing is required. Because your dental implant acts like your tooth, additional dental tools such as floss threaders are usually not necessary. Our doctors will need to see you periodically at our Annandale dental to ensure that the gums around your implant are clean by completing a thorough cleaning of your teeth and implants.
As specialists in dental implant placement, our Annandale periodontists can place a single implant, as well as a whole-mouth reconstruction of implants. They have treated thousands of patients with great success. While each patient is unique, their wealth of experience and knowledge allows for successful outcomes and happy patients. With their expertise, you can rest assured that you are in the right hands.
How much do implants cost? Dental implant cost may vary depending on the condition of your bone and complexity of restoring the missing tooth. Presently, a dental implant costs approximately $3,000- $5,000. Our treatment coordinator will thoroughly review all costs, including your dental benefits, with you prior to your starting your treatment.
What is the recovery time after a dental implant? Typical recovery time after a dental implant is only a few days of minimal soreness. You should be able to continue with your regular activities and over-the-counter analgesics are commonly used for a couple of days after your implant placement.