One of the most visual parts of a person’s body are the teeth. If they are missing, broken or decayed, they can detract from a person’s appearance and be painful as well. For many years the only solution was extractions, dentures or bridges. Today, one can improve their appearance with tooth replacement. Sometimes people wonder about the dental implants cost.
The cost of this procedure depends on the type of work that has to be done. Things such as a person’s health, how difficult the problem is and if bone grafting is necessary will be considered. The condition of teeth being replaced is also an issue.
Restorative work is done by putting a titanium post in the empty tooth socket. After the jawbone grows, surrounding the new post, an abutment is fastened on. It is on this abutment that the crown is attached, giving one a replacement tooth.
One style is called “Osseointegrated.” With this type, the jawbone and the implant will grow together. A special chemical/mechanical bond is established which allows them to achieve a natural state.
Sometimes, there is a single insertion just to fill in for one missing tooth. Other times there may be two to four needed for replacement. Whatever the purpose of the implant, it will be the same color as one’s natural teeth and will not be noticeable.
Having tooth replacements will not only make an improved appearance but they are comfortable. They are designed to provide adequate space between teeth which allows for easy flossing. People who have dentures often have to use sticky adhesives to keep the teeth in place. The replacements, being firmly implanted, have no danger of becoming loose as they are permanently in place. This alone is worth the dental implants cost.