Are you missing a tooth? Perhaps one has decayed or has fallen out, or perhaps you’re simply missing an adult tooth where there should be one!
Don’t let a missing tooth stop you from having the smile you want! At Seaport Family Dentistry, our experts are highly trained and experienced in providing dental implants.
How Do Implants Work?
Dental implants act as a replacement tooth root. They keep adjacent teeth from shifting and help maintain the density in your jaw bone which preserves the shape of your face. They are extremely useful for replacing one or more missing teeth. A single implant will have a replacement tooth attached to the top of the shaft. Implants can also be used to anchor a dental bridge. All on 4 dental implants are used to keep dentures in place without using denture adhesive.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are implanted into the jaw bone where a tooth used to be. At Seaport Family Dentistry, we use guided implant surgery for greater precision and a quicker healing time. After the dental implant surgery, the bone will grow around the post, forming a tight connection. Dental implants are a great investment too. With proper care they’ll last a lifetime. Should your new tooth wear out over time, another tooth can simply replace it on the shaft.
Will Implants Work for Me?
At your first appointment, we will determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants, which can be achieved by checking bone using a CT scan. Candidates must have sufficient bone density, healthy gums, and be in relatively good overall health.
Are Dental Implants Painful?
The dental implant procedure requires surgery to insert the implant into your bone but our dentists are experienced so the process involves very little discomfort. We offer several sedation options if you would like to increase your level of comfort during the procedure. Our team will provide detailed instructions for care after your surgery. Although it takes several months for the implant to be incorporated into the bone, it only takes a few days for the incision location to heal.
How Much are Dental Implants?
The cost of your dental implants depends on many variables but before the procedure our doctors will sit down with you and discuss the best course of action. Seaport Family Dentistry strives to provide affordable dental implants. We work with most insurance companies in addition to partnering with several outside lenders. Members of our Seaport Discount Program receive a 20% discount on dental implants.
Replace your missing tooth as soon as possible and reclaim your smile!