Published: 07/11/2019

about the dental implants procedure

Dental implants are usually the ideal solution for replacing broken, damaged, or missing teeth. Be advised that dental implants can be a costly acquisition as well as lengthy procedure.

Typically, dental implants have a starting cost around $1000 dollars for each tooth.  If you have dentures, bridges, broken or damaged teeth dental implants could be a great investment for your smile.  This procedure has very low failure rates.  If a failure was to occur, chances are that there was an undetected bacterial infection during the install of the implant.

Timeframes needed to complete the dental implant procedure have a few contributing factors.  One such factor is state of the patient’s jawbone.  If the doctor needs more jawbone to work with, bone grafting may be required.  This process must be completed and healed before the dental implant can be installed. Recovery time for a common bone grafting procedure can be anywhere from two to four months.

Osseointegration is a process where a titanium post is screwed into the jawbone.  This must be left for 3-6 months so the bone can fuse around it. A plate style implant may be used between the gum and the jawbone if the bone integrity is not ideal.

Once the healing is complete, the doctor will make a cast of the mouth.  Then a ceramic tooth will be made to match the existing shape and color of the teeth.

It is always advised to consult your dentist regarding dental implants.  In some cases, they may be able to offer you a finance plan to have the procedure done.

For more information on dental implants and it’s procedure process, contact our office today by calling or clicking the attached link to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gandhi. Our friendly and knowledgeable team at Firewheel Dental Implants and Periodontics are here to answer any questions you might have about all things dental related. We are currently located in the Dallas area in Texas to better assist you with your oral healthcare.

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