Dental Implants are the most advanced dental technology to-date and offer patients the most realistic, comfortable, and functional dental prosthetics available today. A dental implant is essentially a bony piece that interfaces directly with the patient’s bone or teeth to securely support a prosthetic tooth or bridge, dentures, crown, or other dental appliance. This type of implant is both highly functional and extremely secure and often requires multiple visits to the dentist in order to fully bond the implant to the patient’s jaw bone. Unlike dental bridges and dentures, implants have a hard, solid surface to which they are attached and may require more than one visit to the dentist before they are fitted correctly. However, because of their advanced manufacturing techniques, implant prosthetics have become more reliable than ever and with increasing frequency to be used for a wide variety of dental repairs and restorations.
Dental Implants consist of two main components: the abutment and the screw. The abutment is the top part of the dental implants, where the abutment is secured. The screw also forms the other half of the dental implants and consists of either surgical steel or titanium screws. The screw is inserted into a hole drilled in the patient’s natural tooth or into a pocket created via the patient’s oral surgeon.
Dental Implants may be covered under most major types of dental insurance plans and can even be paid for entirely out-of-pocket if you meet certain deductibles. In addition to standard implants, which are composed of titanium screw threads, Dental Implants may also be made from acrylic, ceramic, metal, wood, plastic, stainless steel, and other materials. Depending on the materials utilized and your insurance policy, Dental implants cost can vary greatly. Talk to your dentist to determine which option will best meet your needs.