In cases where a single tooth is missing, a dental implant supported crown is an effective replacement that replicates a natural tooth in almost every way. This approach can offer several benefits as compared to a traditional three unit fixed bridge by preserving the integrity of the adjacent natural teeth and preventing the progression of bone loss where a tooth has been lost. Additionally, a dental implant does not decay and cleaning the area can be easier than maintaining a fixed bridge.
Typical costs can be as high as $4500 but at Dr. Marino & Associates these services are bundled to include the implant, abutment and crown, for just $1955*. All steps are conveniently done under one roof at all locations.
The first step in deciding whether implants are a good option for you is to schedule a complimentary implant consultation with one of our trained dentists in the placement and restoration of dental implants. Candidates need healthy gums and bone tissue for the dental implants to be secured to the jawbone. Our award winning dentists can verify that you have no health conditions that would limit your ability to receive the implants. The majority of people are candidates for dental implants.
Our general dentists and oral surgeons have had specialized training in the placement and restoration of implants. Your initial assessment will include a full dental exam, including documentation of your medical and dental histories, X-rays and perhaps a CT scan to ensure that there is adequate bone density, as well as an evaluation of the shape of your jaw.
If you don’t have enough gum tissue in your mouth, the dentist may recommend a dental bone grafts to strengthen the area where the implant will be placed. The entire procedure is virtually painless and sedation may be a viable option for you to consider.
It is always preferable to have healthy dental bone and gum tissue before performing the dental implant procedure. If you use tobacco, you will probably be asked to quit before receiving the implant. Tobacco users are not usually considered good candidates for dental implants because their bone and gum tissue tends to be weaker than non-smokers.
Generally, if you can answer yes to the following questions, you are a good dental implant candidate:
- Are you in overall good health?
- Will you take care of your implanted teeth and general dental health on a daily basis?
- Can you maintain a schedule of regular dental check-ups?
If you have insurance, it may cover your dental implants. Check with your policy before
proceeding or ask our trained staff to investigate for you. We also offer CareCredit financing. Implants can be a comfortable, natural way to get your beautiful smile back and keep it for years to come.