What Are Dental Implants?
Missing one or more teeth can impact the beauty of your smile as well as the function of your mouth, including impairing your ability to eat or speak. Dental implants from Saco River Dentistry can replace missing teeth with beautiful results and give you a smile you can be proud to show off. Our dentists are extensively trained in the planning and placement of dental implants, an advanced technique that’s considered the gold standard for addressing missing teeth. Comprised of titanium posts capped with dental crowns, dental implants are designed to mimic the look and feel of natural teeth while providing strength and durability. During your initial consultation, your dentist can help you determine if this is the right approach for your needs and goals, and they will customize your treatment plan to optimize your outcome and make your experience as pleasant as possible.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Dental implants can provide a number of advantages over alternative treatment options such as traditional removable dentures. In addition to replacing missing teeth, some of the potential benefits include:
- Enhanced comfort and fit
- Low maintenance—simply brush, floss, and have routine checkups as usual
- Reduced wear and tear on the gums
- Preservation of jawbone strength and density
- Improved bite alignment and function
- Beautiful, natural-looking results
- Few, if any, dietary limitations
- No messy adhesives
Questions about dental implants? We can help. Contact our friendly and knowledgeable team to learn more about dental implants or other options for replacing missing teeth.
What Are My Dental Implant Options?
Dental implants can address multiple concerns, and selecting the right option for you is part of the service we offer. Some of the most popular treatments are:
Single Tooth Implants
Patients can replace each missing tooth with an individual dental implant. This provides a strong, attractive restoration that works and looks just like the natural tooth. Individual implants can be used for one, several, or all missing teeth.
Dental Implant Bridges
If you are missing more than one tooth in a row, a dental bridge secured with dental implants can provide a stable and secure restoration that’s also beautiful. Many benefits come from using implants over traditional dental crowns alone, and we can review these during your first visit.
Implant-supported dentures, also called implant-anchored dentures, are another option for patients who are dissatisfied with traditional removable dentures. These alternatives offer a better fit, greater prevention of jawbone loss, and easier maintenance than traditional dentures.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
The price of dental implants can range from $1,000 to $4,000 per implant depending on the particulars of your treatment plan. The total cost will be determined by the complexity of your program, the number of dental implants needed, and other factors unique to you. We want you to be well-informed about your options, and our team will go over all the details with you in full at your initial consultation. To better serve you, we work with a wide range of dental insurance companies as well as reputable dental financing agencies. We are happy to review your payment options and help you file any claims as needed.
If you would like to learn more about dental implants, we encourage you to reach out to us. Our team can provide additional information, answer your questions, or help you to schedule a consultation.