Tooth Replacement Specialist in Fresno, CA
Dental implants are a fantastic option to replace a missing, rotten, or damaged tooth or teeth. They give a more natural look and feel more natural than other tooth replacement options. To find out more about dental implants and whether you are a good candidate for one, call Dr. Gill, DDS to book a consultation. Call us for more information, or request an appointment online today! We are conveniently located at 7215 N First St Suite 107 Fresno CA 93720.
Table of Contents:
Can a dentist replace just one tooth?
What are the benefits of a single-tooth dental implant over a bridge?
How will the implant be placed?
How much does it cost to replace your teeth?
Can a tooth be replaced permanently?
Yes, you can replace a single tooth. If you are missing one tooth, an implant and a crown can replace it. A dental implant is s suitable way to do this. The implant is a replacement of the tooth and its root.
A dental implant has several advantages when compared to other tooth replacement options. It functions more like a natural tooth and looks better, as well. A dental implant will replace a single tooth while not sacrificing the health of neighboring teeth. A tooth-supported fixed bridge is the other common treatment for replacing a single tooth. A bridge requires that the teeth on either side of the missing tooth be ground down to support the bridge.
The dental implant replaces the tooth root, preserving the bone. When a bridge is used, the bone that surrounded the missing tooth can deteriorate. Dental implants work with the jawbone, keeping it intact and healthy with tooth restoration.
A single implant looks better and is easier to maintain than a bridge. Gums can recede when a bridge is used, leaving the metal base or collar exposed. The reabsorbed bone under the bridge can make for an unattractive smile. If the cement holding the bridge washes out, bacteria can decay the teeth that the bridge is attached to.
The process starts with the implant being placed into the jaw. This looks like a screw or a cylinder. Sometime in the next two to six months, the bone and the implant will bond together and create an anchor for the artificial tooth. While this is happening a temporary tooth replacement can be worn over the implant location.
A second step may be required to uncover the implant to attach the extension. This is a temporary healing cap and completes the foundation on that your new tooth will be placed. Your gums will be left to heal for a few weeks after this.
It should be noted that some implant systems do not require the second step. These systems use an implant that has the extension piece attached.
The final step is placing the replacement tooth, called a crown, on the implant. In a short time, you will regain confidence in your ability to smile, speak and chew. Dental implants are natural feeling and looking, which makes it easy to forget that you have one. Each case is different, so your dentist will work with you to find the best treatment for you.
The cost for an implant will be different for each person and will depend on the complexity of the procedure and the provider. Often the cost of a single implant will be between $2000 and $3500. The cost can be higher and it depends on other factors. We provide affordable pricing and offer payment options. We also work with insurance plans and providers. We also can offer affordable payment plans for people who do not have insurance coverage.
Dental implants for the most part are expected to be a permanent solution. However, there are times that the implant may need to be replaced. Some factors can have an impact on how long your implant may last.
Good dental health is essential to keeping your implant for a long time. Proper care and regular visits to the dentist will help you keep your implant permanently.
The skill level of the dental professional who does the implant procedure will make a difference in the longevity of the implant. Dr. Gill, DDS will ensure that your implant lasts as long as possible.
Lifestyle choices are an important factor, how you eat, whether you smoke, and how much alcohol you drink all play a part in the longevity of the implant. To consult with our professionals at Prabhdeep K. Gill DDS, call us for more information, or request an appointment online today! We are conveniently located at 7215 N First St Suite 107 Fresno CA 93720. We serve patients from Fresno CA, Clovis CA, Burness CA, Gordon CA, Calwa CA, and Easton CA.