Not everyone is blessed with the perfect set of teeth and sometimes even if we were; there could have been an accident where you loose a tooth or two.
If the above sounds like you maybe you should consider dental implants. However, before you get implants, there are a few things you need to know.
Firstly, you need to know what dental implants are. Dental implants are replacements for your tooth’s natural roots. These replacements are primarily made from titanium as it is known for its strength. The idea of the implant is to trick the jawbone into thinking that it is natural so that it will accept it. If your dentist thinks that you need teeth replaced, you may be a good candidate for the procedure.
Why would a person require dental implants? If a person has a broken jaw or teeth, cavities that are deep or swollen gum then they will benefit from having dental implants. Even though Americans have access to the best dental care in the world, many people do not access it and have problems with their teeth and historically have had few options. However, dental implants of today are much better than those of past generations.
Then you and your prosthodontist will go over any options you may have as well as give your any instructions for your recovery that you will need. You will then have x-rays performed and will get any pre-treatment questions answered.
How much will these treatments cost? Most implants cost between $1,250.00 and $3,000.00, but the full cost will depend on what work that needs to be done. They could cost you as much as $30,000.00, but most prosthodontists do provide some type of financing so that implants can be affordable for everyone.
Because most implants do have screws to hold the implant to the bone, it could take up to 6 months for complete healing. When you have healed completely, your dentist will put a crown on the tooth to finalize your healing. The crown will need to be replaced from time to time throughout your lifetime.