Dental Implant FAQ
Even with the advances that have been made in dental treatment, there are millions of individuals in the United States who have at least one missing tooth. This is mostly due to periodontal disease, tooth decay, or an accident. Dentures and bridges were the only alternatives for replacing missing teeth in the past. However, dental implants have become more popular in recent years and are now the treatment of choice for many patients.
A dental implant is a tiny post often made of titanium (a hard silver-gray metal) and functions as a replacement for the root of a missing tooth. During the procedure, the replacement tooth is attached to the dental implant using a connection referred to as an abutment. This connector may either be put on top of the dental implant or incorporated directly into it. The dental implant procedure is finished with the implantation of a crown, a substitute tooth made to look exactly like your other teeth.
A single tooth implant is a procedure where a single lost tooth is replaced using solitary freestanding devices. These restorations are not attached to any other teeth or implants. A single tooth implant consists of three essential parts; the screw that takes the place of the natural tooth root, the implant abutment or post that serves as the foundation for the replacement tooth or crown, and the tooth's crown, which is attached to the post or implant itself by either screwing it on or cementing it in place.
Tooth extraction is the total extraction of one or more teeth from the mouth. Mike Regan, DMD at Michael Regan, DMD Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry is a qualified professional who has the expertise to carry out tooth extractions. The dentist may have to extract loose, damaged, or decayed teeth before your dental implant placement.
What is the Average Cost of Dental Implants?
A single dental implant may range anywhere from $1,500 to $2,000, not on a procedural basis but rather on a per-implant basis. However, this cost just accounts for the dental implant itself. Other expenditures are involved, such as those for the crown, the abutment, the extraction of the tooth and its root, pre-op treatment, and post-op care. Because of these extra expenses, the overall cost of a single implant can vary.
Schedule Your Consultation
Now that you know the answers to most FAQs about dental implants, single tooth implants, and tooth extraction, it's time to book a free consultation or dentist exam with Mike Regan, DMD at Michael Regan, DMD Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry. Give us a call at 503-654-8283 today.