When one or more natural teeth are missing, patients can find themselves struggling with reduced oral function, damaged health, and a reduced sense of self-confidence. Traditional dentures or removable partial denture (flippers) may help provide temporary relief, but many find them uncomfortable and not lifelike enough. You deserve a lasting, proven tooth replacement for missing teeth that turns back the clock on your beautiful smile to what it once was, and that’s just what you’ll find at Inwood Village Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry. From a single dental implant to full mouth dental implants, Inwood Village Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry has a solution for you.
Dental implants are designed to replace missing teeth and to replicate the entire structure of your natural tooth, which allows them to reinvigorate both your oral health and your appearance. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that look like screws and that bond with your natural bone, providing support for the replacement tooth. There are three parts to dental implants: the implant, the abutment, and the crown.
Dental implants are designed to replicate the entire structure of your natural tooth, which allows them to reinvigorate both your oral health and your appearance. After a dental implant (or series of implants) integrate(s) with your existing gum and bone tissue, your jaw bone will begin receiving the stimulation it needs to prevent itself from breaking down. This is thanks to osseointegration, which is a process where foreign materials become whole with organic structures (specifically bone) inside the mouth. Not only does this result in a stronger biting force, but it helps you maintain your jaw’s and mouth’s original shape. Typically, the cheeks can begin to hollow out when teeth are lost, and dental implants ensure this does not happen. Implants also improve blood flow to the rest of the mouth, keeping facial skin elastic and reducing the risk of sagging. You will be able to enjoy the positive effects they create for many years to come. These include:
Unlike other tooth replacement options, getting dental implants is a multi-step process. Each stage will incur costs of its own, so you can pay for your treatment over the course of several months. Some of the steps include:
Inwood Village Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry offers competitive fees for dental implants. You should to check the specifics of your dental insurance policy to see if your dental insurance provider will help cover the cost of dental implants. If your policy doesn’t cover the full cost of dental implants, it may cover portions of it, such as preliminary treatments or a percentage of your dental implant. Feel free to bring your insurance paperwork with you to your consultation and we’ll be happy to help you understand the details of your policy. Financing options can also help you cover the cost of dental implants. We see many patients who are interested in getting dental implants and would like to know what we can do for them. That is why we offer an in-office complimentary dental implant consultation during which we will: