Dental implants are placed during a surgical procedure involving the attachment of a metal post to the jawbone, which acts as a support for an artificial tooth. Once in place, a replacement tooth is installed on the implant.
Dental implants have a high rate of success. They are a great treatment option for someone looking to restore their smile by replacing severely damaged or missing teeth.
Dental implants may not be suitable for everyone. Our dental team can determine if they are right for you. During the procedure, the jawbone must bond with the implanted device. A person’s jawbone must be healthy before they can undergo any implant surgery. If you are considering a dental implant procedure, you should speak to our team at Jason Widner DMD Family Dentistry.
Types of Dental Implants
There are two primary types of implants: endosteal and subperiosteal. Endosteal implants are placed directly in the jawbone. They are typically made of titanium and are designed to be screwed into the bone. This is the most common type of dental implant. On the other hand, subperiosteal are implants placed under the soft gum tissue or above the jawbone. A patient who does not have a healthy natural jawbone and may not want to undergo any bone augmentation procedure can use this type of implant.
3D Imaging and Treatment Planning
Dental implant procedures have been greatly improved thanks to improved digital imaging which provides state-of-the-art 3D rendering of the patient’s mouth. This allows our team to use implant surgical planning software. We will use these tools to analyze your jaw's anatomy and determine the best implant placement for you. Doing this helps save you time and money. These accurately designed implants will also shorten recovery time.
Dental Implant Maintenance
We advise our patients to continue brushing and flossing their teeth regularly after they have undergone a dental implant procedure with us. This is because artificial teeth require the same care and maintenance as regular teeth in order to last.
We schedule several follow-up visits to monitor the implants and ensure the teeth and gums are healthy. We also recommend continuing to schedule cleanings and exams with us so that we can help you maintain your implants.
Cost of Dental Implant Procedures
The cost of our dental implant procedures is dependent upon several factors. These factors include the quantity and kind of implant required for the patient’s circumstances, the location of the implant within the jaw, and whether there is a need for any additional procedures to prepare the mouth for surgery.
We typically estimate the cost of a dental implant procedure during an initial examination. Nevertheless, if the patient has dental insurance coverage, this can cover a significant portion of the cost.
Also, keep in mind other tooth replacement options, such as bridges, may be able to suit your needs. Our team will help you in developing the best treatment plan for your needs.
Dental implants provide several long-term benefits if a patient continues proper maintenance. We will offer you all the information you need, including the benefits and costs of getting a dental implant procedure. Contact Jason Widner DMD Family Dentistry at to find out if a dental implant procedure is for you.