Although dentures and dental bridges can help keep your teeth properly aligned, on their own, they still don’t address a critical aspect of tooth loss: loss of jaw bone density. That’s where dental implants come in. These titanium posts mimic the natural tooth structure so well that the jawbone grows to surround and fuse to them, securing them into place. Then, you can top the dental implants off with any kind of restoration, depending on how many teeth you’re replacing.
Because dental implants replace the entire tooth, they have many advantages over the other tooth replacement options, including the following:
One of the amazing things about dental implants is that they are surprisingly versatile and can be used in every tooth-loss situation. So whether you’re missing just one tooth or all of them, our Carlsbad team can help you find a dental implant solution to help!
For a single lost tooth, a dental crown will be attached to the dental implant and will not negatively impact the surrounding teeth.
Depending on how many and where the missing teeth are, you can use an implant-retained bridge or implant-retained partial denture to address larger gaps in your smile.
In the case of total tooth loss, you don’t need a dental implant for every single tooth in the arch. Rather, with four to six strategically placed dental implants, you can keep your dentures in position and enjoy the same health benefits.
At Carlsbad Beach Dental, we do not perform the placement procedure, but we have formed strong professional relationships with experienced, talented specialists in the area who can. When we recommend a specialist, you can be certain that they will show the same level of care and advanced training that you’ve come to expect of Dr. Addy. Once the dental implants have been placed and the allotted healing time has passed, you will return to our dental office so that Dr. Addy can finish the restoration process.
Many factors contribute to the cost of dental implants. For instance, the location of the implants can influence what kind of implant you need for success. Also, keep in mind that the number of implants you need could differ from the number of teeth you’re replacing, affecting the price tag of your treatment. In order to get an accurate estimate of what dental implants will cost, you need to come in for a consultation with Dr. Addy. He and our team can provide details that are specific to your case.
In the long run, when you factor in the cost of replacing the other tooth replacement options, you may find that dental implants are the wisest financial decision. You won’t know unless you schedule that consultation!