Anchored Replacement Teeth with Dental Implants
Though Dr. Kania’s goal is typically to preserve as much of your healthy oral tissues and structures as possible, tooth loss is still a significant problem. By placing an appropriate number of dental implants into the jawbone, Dr. Kania can provide a more comprehensive replacement option that includes root-like support to mimic your natural teeth. As your jawbone heals around the biocompatible posts, it will fuse to their surfaces to hold them steadily in place, allowing your dentist to firmly secure a dental crown, partial denture, or complete denture to the implants.
Placing Dental Implants
- Before dental implant placement, Dr. Kania will first perform a thorough diagnostic examination to determine that periodontal disease is not present, and that your jawbone is strong enough to support the implant posts.
- If necessary, you may require periodontal treatment, a pinhole gum graft, and/or a jawbone graft to fortify your gums and jawbone before implant placement can begin.
- Diagnostic imaging, such as digital X-rays, intraoral cameras, and precise diagnostic impressions, will be utilized to create a detailed surgical guide that helps ensure accurate, strategic implant placement.
- Whether you need one, two, or more dental implants will depend on how many teeth you’ve lost, but each implant will be carefully angled and secured to effectively stabilize your appropriate prosthesis.
- Before surgery, Dr. Kania will administer local anesthesia to minimize discomfort, and dental sedation to help you remain relaxed and calm throughout the procedure.
- After 4-6 months (typically), your jawbone will have healed completely, and once your dental crown, partial denture, or full denture is secured, you can enjoy the comfortable, lifelike security of your new implant restoration.
Caring for Your Implant Restoration
Like your healthy, natural teeth and their roots, dental implants and their restorations depend on the support of a healthy support system—mainly, your jawbone and periodontal tissues. To keep this support system strong and healthy, be sure to brush and floss your teeth, gums, and restoration at least twice every day with a recommended toothbrush and toothpaste. Also, maintain a steady schedule of checkup appointments to prevent tooth decay, gum disease, or other issues from compromising your newly restored smile.
Benefits of Dental Implants
When it comes to replacing lost teeth, dental implants are a popular and reliable option that have various advantages over bridges and dentures. Dental implants offer a number of important advantages, such as:
- Better Appearance: By filling in gaps and restoring the appearance of a patient’s teeth, dental implants can enhance their smile by looking and functioning like natural teeth.
- Improved Comfort: Dental implants are attached directly into the jawbone, unlike conventional bridges or dentures, giving a secure and sturdy platform for dental prosthesis. This can lessen the possibility of slipping or shifting and increase the comfort and stability of dental prosthesis.
- Better Oral Health: Unlike traditional bridges, which frequently entail lowering or grinding down healthy surrounding teeth, dental implants do not. This can safeguard sound tooth structure and enhance general oral health.
- Durability and Longevity: Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care, giving them an affordable long-term alternative for missing teeth.
- A patient’s confidence and self-esteem can increase because of dental implants, which also make it easier for them to speak, eat, and smile. Their general quality of life may be enhanced, which would lead to greater physical and mental health.
Overall, dental implants have a host of advantages and can assist individuals who are missing teeth regain their smile, comfort, and oral health. If dental implants are the best option for a patient’s particular circumstances and goals, a consultation with a dental expert can help.
Types of Dental Implants
An adaptable and powerful method of restoring missing teeth is dental implants. Dental implants come in a variety of forms, each of which is created to specifically address the requirements of a certain patient.
Typical forms of dental implants include:
- Endosteal implants: These are the most prevalent kind of dental implants and are inserted surgically right into the jawbone. They often come in the form of screws, cylinders, or plates and are constructed of titanium. Patients with adequate, healthy jawbone to sustain the implant should consider endosteal implants.
- Subperiosteal implants: Rather than being inserted into the jawbone, subperiosteal implants are positioned on top of it. They are frequently utilized by patients who lack sufficient strong jawbone to sustain endosteal implants and instead rely on the gums and surrounding tissue.
- Zygomatic implants: In the upper jaw, entire arches of dental prosthesis are supported by this type of endosteal implant. They are fixed in the cheekbone rather than the jawbone and are lengthier than conventional endosteal implants.
- Mini implants: A scaled-down variation of endosteal implants, mini implants are frequently used to support dental prosthesis in the front of the mouth. Patients with little jawbone may benefit from them, and they are often less expensive than conventional endosteal implants.
The ideal kind of dental implant for a patient will depend on a number of criteria, including the quantity of healthy jawbone present, the position of the lost tooth, the patient’s general health, and the patient’s treatment objectives. The optimum kind of dental implant can be chosen for each patient after a consultation with Dr. Kania and her expert staff.
Cost of Dental Implants
Dental implants are a popular and successful method of tooth replacement. They offer various advantages over conventional procedures such as bridges and dentures. Dental implants provide enhanced comfort, aesthetics, and overall oral health. However, the price of dental implants can vary significantly based on a number of factors.
The price of dental implants in Encinitas, and elsewhere in the country, can be comprised of numerous factors:
- Implant placement surgery: The expense associated with the surgical installation of the implant into the jawbone.
- Abutment and Crown: The abutment joins the implant to the crown and extends above the gum line. The crown is the component of the implant that is visible and resembles a natural tooth.
- If the patient requires anesthesia or sedation for the procedure, they are administered.
- X-rays, impressions, and other diagnostic testing Pre-operative diagnostics to determine that the patient is a suitable candidate for the treatment and to arrange the implant site.
The price of dental implants can range from several thousand to tens of thousands of dollars. For instance, the cost of implant insertion surgery alone can range between $2,000 and $5,000, whereas the cost of the abutment and crown can range between $1,000 and $3,000. Anesthesia and sedation can add an additional $500 to $1,000 to the total price. In addition, pre-operative examinations, including X-rays, impressions, and other diagnostic procedures, might cost between $500 and $1,500.
Consequently, the overall cost of dental implants with Dr. Ann Kania at her Encinitas office, can range from $4,000 to $10,000 or more, depending on each patient’s individual needs. It is crucial to remember that these expenses are merely an estimate and are subject to substantial variation. After consulting with Dr. Kania, a more precise estimate can be supplied.
Dr. Kania is a highly skilled, board certified periodontist who provides top-quality dental implants. She is passionate about assisting her patients in achieving healthy, beautiful smiles and is committed to employing the most advanced procedures and technologies to obtain the finest results possible. To learn more about Dr. Kania’s dental implant prices and to schedule a consultation, please call her office.
Learn More About Dental Implants
As the most comprehensive solution to replacing lost teeth, dental implants offer several significant benefits for your oral and periodontal health. To learn if you qualify for implants, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kania and our team by calling our periodontal office in Encinitas/San Diego, CA, at (760) 642-0711.