The benefits of dental implants
Losing a tooth can be devastating. A missing tooth can make us feel self-conscious about our smile and may lead to a variety of health problems. Gaps can make your bite feel uncomfortable, cause difficulties eating the food you love and may lead to bone loss or permit other teeth to shift. Dental implants are one long-term solution that feels natural and lasts decades with proper oral hygiene.
Restore your natural appearance
Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. They become permanent, “perfect” teeth as they are custom made to blend in with your smile. Implants look natural because they are sized, shaped and coloured to match your unique bite and natural enamel colour.
Feel confident in your comfort
When a dental implant is placed your jaw bone actually fuses with the titanium post as it heals. A crown or bridge can be permanently affixed to the post or the implant may be used to secure implant-supported dentures but one thing is certain: That dental implant is not moving. Laugh, smile and eat your favourite foods. Shifting teeth or sudden pain won’t even cross your mind.
Improve bone strength
When teeth are lost, the bone that supports those teeth can begin to atrophy and weaken over time. If left unchecked, this process (called resorption) can cause the jawbone to become unstable and can lead to further tooth loss. Dental Implants stimulate new bone growth around the implant, strengthening the bone structure..
Cost of Dental Implants
Dental Implants are a serious investment that should be considered carefully. The needs of each patient vary greatly. With so much on the line, we take your health and safety seriously and only provide the highest quality care. So how much could dental implants cost and what exactly would you be paying for?
In Thunder Bay you can expect to pay approximately $1,000 - $4,000+ for a single implant. Full-mouth reconstructive dental implants can cost anywhere from $6,000 to $60,000 and up. The cost for a full set of implant-supported dentures averages out to about $30,000. Keep in mind that no dental practice can provide you with an accurate quote over the phone. The dental implant procedure is very complex and depends on many factors that are unique from person to person.
How is the cost of dental implant surgery determined? Here are some important factors:
- The type and number of implants you need.
- The materials and supplies that are used.
- The medical-grade equipment that is used and maintained for your benefit.
- The time and experience of the dental team that will be with you every step of the way.
- The location and complexity of the surgery.
- Your recovery time. We will be here for you for as long as you need us.
Every case is different so it's important to speak with a dentist and to have an oral exam to allow us to evaluate your unique situation and provide you with different treatment options to consider.
Are there other solutions for missing teeth?
Gaps caused by 1 to 3 missing teeth can sometimes be repaired with a dental bridge. A lot of missing teeth on the top or bottom or the whole mouth may be repaired with a dental prosthetic or removable dentures. When comparing the cost of dental implants to other tooth-replacement options it is important to consider the pros and cons.
Dental implants may require a steeper initial investment but they are more secure and durable than bridges or dentures. Removable dental prosthetics require different care and maintenance and you may need to have them adjusted or replaced as you age. By contrast, you take care of your dental implant like you would take care of your natural teeth, with routine oral care at home and routine dental exams. With proper care, a dental implant can last a lifetime.
Contact us today
to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation consists of a comprehensive exam that includes everything from looking at your teeth and gums, to the bite and the way your whole mouth looks and functions as a whole. Before we plan your dental implants treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
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Dr. Ahmed Ameen
Your Dental Implants Dentist
Dr. Ameen has recently been published in the International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences where the purpose of the study is to provide accurate data of not only the stability of dental implants but also the healing stages of the bone around the implant that occurs during osteointegration.