There are various benefits to dental implants over other replacement teeth procedures. Dental implants are a more permanent and secure alternative to dentures, and it does not require disfiguring your surrounding healthy teeth like bridges do. Here are a few things to consider when you discuss your dental options with your periodontist:
Dental implants substitute the root of your missing or damaged tooth. In order to get dental implants placed, your gums and bone must be strong enough to support them. If they are not, you may need bone or gum grafting work done prior to getting dental implants. At Dr. Akef’s office, we’re happy to help answer any questions you have about your ability to get dental implants, and we offer a complimentary Catscan to assess the existing state of your teeth, gums and jawbone to see if you are a qualified candidate for dental implants or if some preliminary work needs to be completed before the implants can be placed.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Confidence. One of the greatest benefits of getting dental implants is restoring your self-confidence and your beautiful smile. Missing or damaged teeth, or even dentures, can make you feel insecure about smiling and uncomfortable chewing hard or sticky foods. Dental implants can help you restore your healthy and productive life without needing to worry about your teeth anymore!
Health. Periodontal disease and missing teeth can lead to other health problems due to the vulnerability and exposure of the surrounding teeth to destruction. When missing teeth are exposed, the surrounding teeth can be subject to a higher risk of cavities, instability or tooth loss. Implants to fill one missing tooth may save you from a mountain of stress and financial headache to replace a number of missing teeth, so make sure to contact our office as soon as possible to end your teeth troubles once and for all.
Can I afford Dental Implants?
Dental insurance has come a long way in making dental implants an affordable option. Our knowledgeable staff are happy to answer any questions you have about your insurance coverage to see if dental implants are an affordable option for you. The cost of dental implants depends on the type and extent of treatment used, so consult with your periodontist about the best treatment option to fit your dental needs and your wallet.
The best way to determine if dental implants are the right solution for you is to make an appointment with our office and start the discussion as soon as possible. Contact us today to schedule your appointment or to discuss your options.