Adult patients who lose a tooth or teeth often want to have it fixed quickly and effectively. The Doctors at Chesterland Family Dental Care understand that a missing tooth can negatively impact a person’s self-esteem as well as their oral health. They offer a number of tooth restoration options, including dental implants for their patients. They answer patient questions and provide detailed information and examples to help each individual make the right decision for their unique circumstances.
A dental implant is made of titanium that replaces the root of the tooth. It is attached to a crown, or replacement tooth, using an abutment. Once the restoration is complete, the dental implant and artificial tooth work together to function much like a natural tooth.
There are several options for tooth replacement, including implants, dentures, and crown and bridge appliances. Implants offer several advantages, including:
Dental implants will work on almost any adult who has lost a tooth, several teeth, or an entire arch of teeth. Implants can be used alone or in conjunction with crown and bridge appliances or dentures to provide additional stability when a patient has many teeth to replace but doesn’t want to replace each tooth with an individual implant.
Like most dental procedures, the exact cost of your treatment will depend on many factors, including the number of teeth that need to be replaced, the amount of additional care or restoration needed, and any dental insurance you may have.