If you’re dealing with tooth loss, replacement is important for the sake of your appearance as well as your oral and general health. Dental implants in Ellicott City look, feel and provide benefits that other options cannot offer. Yes, dental implants typically cost a bit more initially when compared to other tooth replacement choices, their longevity and ease of care often make the added expense well worth the investment.
Traditional Dental Implants. If you are missing one tooth, then Dr. Modarres will place one titanium post in your jaw. Once you’ve healed and the post is secure, an abutment and crown are attached.
Implant-Retained Bridge. When more than one tooth is missing, an implant-retained bridge is recommended. Two to four dental implants are positioned to hold a row of replacement teeth.
Full Denture. Dental implants can also be used to secure a set of full dentures for either the top or bottom arch of teeth. Four to six implants will likely be needed to keep a full denture in place.
Mini Dental Implants. These are much like traditional implants only smaller. They are often used in tight spaces or where bone volume is reduced.
The first stage involves surgically placing the implant in your jawbone. An implanted post replaces a missing tooth root. As you heal from surgery, the post and bone fuse. Healing usually takes between three to six months.
Next an abutment is attached to the implant. This ensures that the implant remains embedded in bone and connects the implant to the tooth restoration.
After the implant and abutment have bonded, the prosthetic is attached to the abutment to replace the visible portion of missing teeth.
Consider this—dentures eventually need repair and replacement, usually within 10 years. That’s because they rest on top of the gum ridge, which changes shape over time. Affordable dental implants in Ellicott City, however, can last for decades. In fact, you can have a dental implant for the rest of your life if you brush and floss regularly at home and schedule biannual checkups. So, the cost of dental implants could run less in the long run when compared to your other options that require continual maintenance and eventual replacement.
Unfortunately, probably not. But you should check your plan, because as dental implants become more common for tooth replacement, dental insurance companies are starting to offer partial coverage. Also, other components of the dental implant process may be covered, such as the cost of the restoration or any preparatory work including tooth extraction of graft surgery.
Yes. We will be happy to help you arrange a payment plan through CareCredit, a type of healthcare credit card that offers a number of low-interest options to fit your budget.