Dental Implants & Tooth Implant to Restore Missing Teeth
Dental implants are, in my opinion, the best way to replace missing teeth or a missing tooth. In its simplest form, a trained dental specialist implants a new foundation (anchor) in a patient's mouth and attaches a tooth that matches the surrounding teeth. The match is usually so natural looking, even a trained eye will have a tough time noticing that a dental implant procedure was performed.
Over the years, I have placed hundreds of dental implants and have seen great advances in the area of dental implant techniques and materials. Today’s implants offer terrific benefits over previous solutions for missing teeth. One concern patients have expressed to me is the appearance of a dental implant next to their natural teeth. Quite simply, today’s dental implants and the crowns that are placed on them look and feel like your natural teeth. The color gradients, luster and translucency are perfect!
Dental Implants Cost
The cost of dental implants is a common and very real concern that patients express. The actual cost of dental implants can vary dramatically from patient to patient, depending on an individual's oral health. From the location of the implant to the dental insurance coverage that is offered from various insurance programs, no two patients, teeth or circumstances are the same. From time to time we offer special pricing on routine dental implants - so be sure to call our office when you are considering the procedure.
Dental Implants Offer Better Oral Hygiene
Dental implant surgery offers additional benefits. Unlike dental bridges that may require me to cut down the natural surrounding teeth, most dental implants are a stand-alone. Additional procedures are not needed to adjacent teeth of the implant. Not only are your natural teeth preserved, but you can clean around and between your teeth and dental implants just like you would your natural teeth. With dental bridges, you have to feed the floss through the bridge. This can be a real hassle for some patients.
When comparing a dental implant cost to other forms of tooth replacement, I feel it’s important to weigh all the advantages that dental implants offer. In my opinion, a low-maintenance solution that provides for better oral hygiene and comfort is something that every patient should keep in mind.
Titanium Dental Implants
Today’s dental implants use titanium for a metal anchor and a super strong composite material that is extremely durable. This combination offers a great cosmetic look with a life expectancy of many years. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Unlike poor-fitting dental dentures, a dental bone implant offers many of the conveniences of natural teeth; eating and speaking are more natural. The best dental implants allow patients to eat foods without being concerned that their dentures, bridge or partial will slip or move out of place. In many cases, I have used dental implants or mini dental implants to “snap” patients' dentures and partial dentures in place. Not only is this more convenient (no more denture adhesive), but it boosts patients confidence and self-esteem. With this type of partial or full denture, dentistry implants securely hold it in place all day long. No more worrying about teeth!
Immediate Dental Implants, Are You a Candidate?
One of the benefits of dental implants is that they can be used in almost all situations. From one tooth to many teeth, in people of all ages and all stages of life, dental implants are the best way to replace a missing tooth. Immediate dental implants are no exception. If you have a missing tooth in the front of your smile or you need to have one extracted, we can usually place an immediate dental implant and even place a tooth on it. This way, you don’t have to walk around with a missing tooth.
Talk to Dr. Roos About Dental Implants and Mini Implants
Dr. Greg Roos provides Dental Implants, LANAP Laser Periodontal Therapy, cost-effective Dentures, invisalign and Family Dentistry in Redwood City, Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside, Palo Alto, and the Bay Area