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What are dental implants?
A dental implant can be thought of as an artificial tooth root that is submerged into the jawbone. When dental work such as a crown, fixed bridge, or full set of dentures is added, one or more missing teeth can be replaced. A dental implant is fabricated from a very strong material that is compatible with your body and is placed in a simple office procedure which generally is no more inconvenient than a tooth extraction. After an initial healing period during which the implant is buried in bone and left undisturbed under gum tissue, it is uncovered and connected to a small metal post that secures and supports the artificial teeth.
Why is it a treatment of choice?
Dental implants are like a third set of teeth. They feel much more natural and secure than traditional removable denture plates, especially if these are loose-fitting because of extensive bone loss. If several adjacent teeth are missing, a fixed bridge may be attached to dental implants as an alternative to a removable partial denture plate. Dental implants allow for the replacement of a missing tooth without having to modify adjacent teeth. Your dentist will be happy to discuss alternatives for restoring your dental function with you.
Who can have dental implants?
There are very few medical reasons, why you may not be a candidate for having ENDOPORE implant treatment, and your dentist will discuss these with you, if necessary. The major limiting factor in determining whether you can have an implant to replace your missing tooth, is whether there is sufficient bone remaining to accept the implant. An estimate of the bone quality can be determined with special x-ray examinations.
What do dental implants cost?
As each patient's needs and situation is unique, your dentist will discuss the cost of your individual dental treatment plan. But experience has shown that a complete implant will cost you anywhere between $2500 - 5000 depending on your preexisting condition.