Dental Implants in Arvada
The American Academy of Implant Dentistry estimates that over three million people in the U.S. have replaced their missing teeth with dental implants, and that number is expected to grow by leaps and bounds in the coming years. Why is this the case? Because dental implants offer the most complete and state-of-the-art tooth replacement available today. Whether you’re missing one tooth or require a complete denture, Dr. Batliner can help rebuild your smile for a lifetime using implants. To learn more about them and start getting your smile back, contact us today.
What Makes Implants Special?
A dental implant is actually a small titanium post that is placed directly into the jawbone in order to mimic the root structure of a lost tooth, and this can be attached to a variety of dental restorations to replace any number of teeth. Dental implants are actually the only treatment that restores a tooth both above and below the gum line, and this enables them to deliver a number of unique benefits.
Firstly, because the restoration is rooted to the jawbone just like a natural tooth, implants not only look lifelike, but they can be trusted to stay firmly in place as well, whether a patient is speaking or eating. Implants also can help prevent/reverse the bone loss that is so common after tooth loss, preserving the overall appearance of the face. They are also extremely durable. With just simple brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits, an implant can be trusted to last for 30 years or more.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
The cost of dental implants can vary widely from person to person and is based on a few different factors. Namely, how many implants a patient requires, what type of restoration they are getting, and if they need any preparatory procedures before beginning. Overall, while implants do tend to cost more upfront than more traditional options, they tend to be the most cost-effective solution because of their durability (bridges and dentures, for example, typically need to be replaced every seven to ten years).
In many cases, this cost can be greatly offset by insurance or monthly financing, both of which are options here at Sage Dental Care. After an initial consultation, a member of our team will sit down with you and come up with a plan to help your treatment fit easily into your budget.
How Long Does it Take To Get Dental Implants?
Once again, this can vary depending on each patient’s particular situation. After the implants have been placed, there is a recovery period that can last from about 3-6 months. Simpler cases often take a few months to complete while more complex ones can take over a year. In either case, the entire procedure will be accomplished over multiple appointments, and we can discuss your potential timeline after you come to see us for a consultation.
Using Implants to Permanently Fix Dentures
One of the most common complaints that denture patients have is that their teeth are constantly slipping and sliding around in their mouth, making even the simplest tasks like eating and speaking uncomfortable. Fortunately, dental implants can actually be used to affix a denture to a patient’s jawbone just like natural teeth, creating a stable and secure hold unlike any other.
Implant-retained dentures can be trusted to stay in place much more than a removable prosthetic, and they can also be expected to maintain their day one fit for years at a time. Also, implant-retained dentures have been shown to restore up to 70% of a patient’s bite strength, enabling them to enjoy a more varied (and healthier) diet (regular dentures only restore about 20%).