Implant Supported Prosthetics

Dentures are a good option or many, but not for everyone. When only a few teeth have to be replaced, or for those who are willing to pay more for a permanent solution, implants are the alternative. More costly, that price is worth it for those patients who are looking to improve their self esteem, eat what they want with no fear of accidental slipping and replace teeth that have become too damaged to remain intact.

What Is a Dental Implant?

Different Dental Implants Throughout History

A dental implant is an anchor that is drilled into the jawbone and attached to some kind of tooth replacement, such as a bridge or crown. An implant can be done on one or multiple teeth and provides a realistic, permanent solution to tooth loss.

Because the post that anchors implants is made of titanium, it is solid and sturdy, lasting for the remainder of most patients lives.

How Realistic Is An Implant Supported Prosthetic?

This is a big concern for many considering implants. How much do they actually look like real teeth? What if only one or a few are being replaced? Will they look like the others, or stand out because they are in better condition?

All implants are color matched for this reason, so they match with remaining natural teeth to keep from appearing different from the rest. They are also specially sized and fitted to the dimensions of your mouth, including the other teeth. They look like you were born with them, which is one of the biggest benefits.

Implant Secured Dentures

You may have heard that there is a chance to have dentures but also secure them more firmly using implants. These are removable implants, which secure into posts within the jawbone but let you remove them when needed.

This is a good in-between for those who need a full mouth of replacements, need a less costly option and still want the security of implants

The Cost of Dental Implants

Several references have been made to the cost of dental implants. This is one of the biggest concerns most patients have, with good reason. Each implant costs anywhere from $1000 – $6000, depending on how much insurance will cover. Many plans will offset costs by providing a percentage of each crown.

Many dentists will offer payment plans or care credit plans, which are loans specifically used for dental or health work.

Find out more at Billings Denture Clinic.