The Permanent Fix For Missing Teeth
When you need a tooth or several teeth extracted or they fall out on their own, it might feel overwhelming, but we want you to know that it’s not the end of your smile. We offer a range of tooth replacement options to help you look and feel great. Dental implants are the best way to replace your teeth because they’re secured to your jaw, giving you the most natural-feeling replacement option. Find out if they are right for you.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the tiny titanium posts that resemble screws that Dr. Phillips surgically places in your jawbone to replace missing teeth. Once placed, your jaw bone will bond with the posts to create a stable and strong foundation. Replacement teeth are then attached to the dental implants. The end result is a stable tooth replacement that feels just like a natural tooth.
What Is The Cost?
Although dental implants are a great procedure, many patients are put off by the price. Before you write off implants altogether, take a few factors into consideration. To start, your dental insurance may cover a portion of your procedure. This can cut the price down. Prices also vary per patient. This is because not all patients need the same number of implants or have the same procedures. Although your sister paid thousands of dollars for her implants, yours might not be the same.
Lastly, dental implants offer benefits you can’t get with any other treatment. When you weigh the health benefits and take into consideration that your implants will last you the rest of your life, the investment is well worth the money. Implants have an average success rate of 90 to 95%.
Benefits of Implant Dentistry
Dental implants offer a wide variety of benefits to patients including:
- Natural feeling
- Easy eating
- Improved self-esteem
- Improved appearance
- Maintain bone in the jaw
Who’s a Good Candidate?
If you think dental implants sound like a good tooth replacement option for your smile, visit us to find out if you’re a good candidate. Generally, most patients are good candidates if they have good oral health and adequate bone in their jaw. If there is not enough bone to hold implants in place, we can use smaller implants or give you a bone graft to help you qualify for the procedure. Dr. Phillips will also check to see if you have a medical condition that may cause implants to fail.
Are you missing teeth? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Phillips to find out if dental implants are the right tooth replacement option for your smile. Call (202)463-2090 or book an appointment online to get started.