How much do dental implants cost?
Naturally, there are many factors that contribute to the total cost of dental implants. The first being how many fixtures you will actually need. The more teeth you are missing, the more dental implants you require and the cost goes up. A single dental implant can secure a dental crown and cost up to $7,000. If you are missing several teeth, Dr. Elise Brace will need to perform an evaluation at her Cary, NC dentist office to give you an accurate estimate. More than two dental implants and a dental bridge or denture is used to replace multiple teeth and the price range for those can vary significantly. If you are missing all of your teeth, expect to invest tens of thousands of dollars. However, please remember this is an investment into your overall well-being and health. No other teeth replacement option is as close to your natural teeth as dental implants.
How long will the implants last?
Dental implants are designed to last a long time. There are studies available that suggest they can last 30 years. However, there is also a chance that they will fail or come loose over time. In these cases, the implant will need to be removed and possibly replaced. The best chance at having successful teeth implants is to take good care of your health especially your oral health. A healthy environment for the implants means they have good chance of lasting 30 plus years.
What can I use as teeth until my new restoration is ready to be placed?
Dr. Brace will provide you with a temporary restoration until your permanent one can be placed. There are many temporary solutions available that we can tailor to your specific circumstances. Naturally, temporary teeth are not as durable. They are used more for aesthetic purposes.
How long does it take dental implants to fuse with bone?
Mature bone growth typically takes three to six months. However, every patient is different and some require more time. Dental implants are typically made of titanium which is a biocompatible material. This means it will fuse with human bone tissue effectively.
Are dental implants safe?
Yes, titanium teeth implants have been used for many years and have proven to be extremely safe. This metallic material is nontoxic to humans and corrosion-resistant. It is the same material that is successfully used in joint and limb replacements.
Who qualifies for dental implants?
To qualify for dental implants, you must have enough bone density to support the implant posts. If you do not, you will need to undergo a procedure called bone grafting. This will build back up the bone in your jaw however it was add additional time and cost to your overall treatment. We also require you to be in good overall and oral health. Being healthy will give your implants the best chance of success. If suffer from any major health complications, you may need to find an alternative way to replace your teeth. You should be free of gum disease or any other oral health issues. The best way to determine if you qualify for them is schedule a consultation with Dr. Brace at her Cary, NC dentist office.