Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.
Advantages of Dental Implants?
Appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. They are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent.
Speech. With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry.
Comfort. They become part of you, implants eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.
Easier eating. Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without discomfort
Self-esteem. Dental implants can give you back your smile and help you feel better about yourself.
Oral health. Dental implants don’t require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
Durability. Implants are very durable and will last many years. With good care, many implants last a lifetime.
Convenience. Removable dentures are just that; removable. Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.
Today’s advanced technology makes implant placement precise and painless. Combining cone beam imaging with the Sirona’s Galileos implant software you can create a 3-D image that allows the user to place implants virtually. This allows for very precise placement in the jaw bone. It also reduces the time it takes to place the actual implant in your own bone. The Galileos software improves the safety of the surgery because it allows clinicians to visualize the patient’s nerve canal and bones in 3-D all before you touch the patient.
Dental implants are not covered by dental insurance at this time. Coverage may be possible under your medical plan depending on the insurance plan and/or cause of tooth loss. Questions about your individual needs and how they relate to insurance should be discussed with your dentist and insurance provider.