State-of-the-art dental implant technology has transformed the way that our dentists are able to treat tooth loss. Whether you need to replace an individual tooth or rebuild your entire smile, dental implants are able to help. These personalized replacement teeth are as functional as they are beautiful.
Depending on your particular needs, implant roots can be paired with a variety of restorations to effectively replace any number of missing teeth:
After an implant has been placed in your mouth, it can be topped with a custom-made dental crown to fill a lone gap. Unlike a traditional bridge, this new tooth won’t require the alteration of the teeth around it to stay in place, making it a better choice for someone’s overall oral health.
For patients missing two or more teeth in a row, rather than replacing them with individual implants, we can put just two implants on either side of the gap in order to support a strong and reliable bridge.
Even patients missing a large number of teeth can benefit from dental implants. With an implant-retained denture, we can connect a prosthetic directly to multiple implants placed within the jaw, giving the teeth strong, reliable support that a regular denture simply can’t match. Mini dental implants can even help those patients who have experienced significant bone loss.
The dental implant procedure is typically broken down into two main phases: placement and restoration. While most offices are happy to refer patients to an outside surgeon for placement, we like to save you the hassle by performing the entire procedure here at LakeView Family Dental. From your first consultation all the way until you walk out of our office with a new smile, you’ll be able to work with the same doctor and team that you trust, leading to a smooth and stress-free experience.
Because dental implants are able to help correct such a wide variety of patients with tooth loss, the cost of the procedure can vary from person to person. Factors such as how many teeth a patient wants to have replaced, where they are located in the mouth and which kind of restoration they choose can all influence the final cost of treatment.
While implant restorations do tend to be more expensive than other traditional options, they are also the most cost-effective thanks to their longevity! Normal bridges and dentures typically need to be completely redone every 7-10 years, compounding their cost, while implants can easily last for 30 years or more, potentially saving patients thousands in repairs and maintenance over time.