Dental Implants: Replace Your Tooth, Save Your Smile

When it’s necessary to replace an entire tooth or more, and you have healthy gums and bone, you are wise to consider dental implants. Dental implants will not only restore the tooth or teeth you have lost, but they help to preserve your gums, your jawbone, the shape of your face and the position of your remaining teeth.

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How Do Implants Work?

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First, a metal anchor, usually titanium, is implanted in the jaw for each missing tooth. To ensure the replacement tooth is stable, the anchor must fuse to the bone. This process can take up from 3 to 6 months, but this time is essential for making the implant completely secure.

(You can sleep through the whole thing!)

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The implant is then crowned with an artificial tooth, becoming a permanent and comfortable part of your mouth. Multiple anchors can be used to install bridges or dentures, also working to preserve the precious bone in your jaw.

Things You Need To Know About Implants

You Need Comprehensive Treatment

Far too many people go to the dentist for an “implant,” but find out during the process that they have to go somewhere else for the actual surgical placement of the implant itself. After the surgery is completed, they finally go back to their regular dental provider to have the tooth restored. Not here! Our Carmichael dentists place and restore your dental implants in one convenient location – reducing the number of appointments that you need.

It Doesn’t Hurt to Get Dental Implants

Most people dislike getting dental work done. It’s just a fact of life. But many people assume that getting a dental implant will be an extremely painful process. That simply isn’t the case! Like any other type of dental treatment or surgery, we numb the area around the implant site, so that you don’t feel any discomfort or pain. You can even request sedation to keep you as comfortable as possible.

Insurance May Actually Cover a Portion of Your Treatment

Dental implants aren’t nearly as expensive as they used to be! More and more people are finding them to be a cost efficient solution for replacing their missing teeth. Dental insurance companies are starting to feel the same way. In fact, many plans are starting to cover at least a portion of the implant process. Plus, your implant restoration, such as a crown, bridge, or denture, can also be applied to your insurance plan benefits.

If You Weren’t a Candidate for Implants Before, You Might be Now

In the past, technology for dental implant placement was limited. Since then, implant design and placement techniques have evolved. At Marconi Dental Group, we can provide comprehensive implant treatments to people that may need bone grafts, sinus lifts, or have previously been told they weren’t candidates for implants. You might just be surprised!

Let our skilled and compassionate team at Marconi Dental Group advise you on the benefits of dental implants. You can’t get back the teeth you were born with, but you can get excellent replacements for the ones you have lost. Come in for an office visit and we can discuss if you are a candidate for this procedure to restore your confidence and your smile.