Dental implants are a very reliable source for effective tooth replacement. Whether you have lost one tooth or many, implants can provide a permanent solution that looks and functions naturally.
Dental implants are one of the best tooth replacement options available. They are made of titanium metal and placed below the gumline. During the months following the placement of implants, the bone surrounding the implants grows and holds the implants in place. This lets the implants act as a replacement for the root structure of the missing tooth. After that, an artificial tooth is placed on the implant, connected by a small metal piece (also known as an abutment).
A person suffering from tooth loss will experience many challenges. The most obvious of these challenges are difficulties when chewing and speaking clearly. When tooth loss is left untreated it can result in very serious problems like tooth shifts, jawbone deterioration, facial structure loss and bite imbalances. These issues usually develop over time when there is no root system to maintain bone health and alignment. Dental implants provide an artificial root system to maintain order and keep the remaining teeth in line. They can not only help a patient overcome short-term challenges; they can also prevent long-term problems linked to tooth loss.
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How much do dental implants cost?
Dental implants can cost anywhere between $4,500 to $50,000 depending on the type of case. However, the team at ESI Dentistry – Esthetic Smiles & Implants work to make this cost as affordable as possible. We are in-network with most major insurance providers, and accept all major credit cards, cash, checks and HSA/FSA. For our patients without dental insurance, we offer a dental membership plan and external payment plans. Learn more about our financing options by clicking the button below.Financing Your Dental Implants
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the dental implant process painful?
ESI Dentistry works to make the dental implant process as painless as possible. Our team utilizes gentle anesthetic techniques to make sure that you do not feel any pain during the entire process. This includes conscious sedation and local numbing agents to make you feel more comfortable.
Why do I need to replace my back teeth?
If you choose not to replace your back teeth, it will often lead to the following issues:
- Difficulty chewing food
- Shifting teeth and improper bite
- Loss of jaw bone
- More stress on front teeth leading to uneven wear and risk for fracture
What are dental implants made from?
All of the dental implants used by our providers are state-of-the-art products sourced from the United States or Germany. Our consult process includes a digital scan of your mouth, a clinical review by the doctor, and a CT scan of the jaw to determine which dental implant option will best suit your needs. We will always consult with you directly to review your options.
What home care instructions do you give to your patients?
Since each one of our patient's care is unique, we give each patient a comprehensive home care plan as well as a follow-up plan with our office to make the post-procedure transition seamless.
What types of dental implants are there?
Dental implant options are vast, and our team will consult with you to determine which option best fits your needs. The most popular options of dental implants are:
- Single-Tooth Dental Implants: This option is great if a patient is only missing a singular tooth or needs to replace one tooth. A dental implant replaces both the lost natural tooth and its root.
- Dental Implant Bridges: Dental implant bridges can cover a series of missing teeth if a patient is missing multiple in a row.
- Dental Implant Snap-In Dentures: If a patient is missing all of their teeth due to a dental condition or injury, they may consider snap-in dentures as a form of replacing their teeth. These dentures don’t slip out of place like traditional dentures because they snap in – making them more stable and versatile. With this option, two to four dental implants are used in each jaw that hold snap-in dentures in place.
- Permanent Dental Implant Dentures: This option is also referred to as “All-On-4 Dental Implants.” They are non-removable so they will act as natural teeth.
Meet Your Dental Implant Specialist
Dr. Michael Fabian
DMD, FICOI, FAAIP
Dr. Michael Fabian is a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology (FICOI) and is currently in the process of obtaining his Diplomat of the ICOI. The ICOI is a prestigious certification awarded to fewer than 20 doctors in the state of Florida. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics (FAAIP).