About Dental Implants
This may sound cliché, but your smile truly is your best feature. It’s the first thing people see when they meet you.
If you have damaged or missing teeth, you might feel self-conscious and avoid smiling as much as possible. But… it doesn’t have to be that way! If you have multiple teeth that need replacing, you may have considered dentures – even though you know they’re uncomfortable, difficult to care for, and don’t last long. Maybe you’ve been considering dental implants, but you’re just not sure if they’re the right option for you. Let us answer some questions you might have about dental implants. Hopefully, it will help you make an informed decision that you’ll feel good about – whether you have just one tooth to replace or all your teeth!
First, let’s get some of the common misconceptions about dental implants out of the way. Sometimes, people think that dental implants are painful, involve a complicated procedure, are uncomfortable, require long periods of recovery, or are too expensive.
What should I know about Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a long-lasting solution.
On average, they can last 25 years or longer… making them a great permanent solution for missing or damaged teeth.
Dental implants are virtually pain-free and require no downtime.
You’ll have zero downtime with a dental implant procedure.The discomfort level has been compared to getting a filling. While you may experience some minor swelling in the first few days, it can be easily controlled with over-the-counter pain medicine.
Dental implants are better than bridges or dentures.
They last longer. They’re more comfortable. And they don’t damage any of your surrounding teeth, unlike bridges. They also fit into your mouth just like your natural tooth would… while dentures have been reported to be uncomfortable and look fake.
Dental implants are cosmetically appealing.
They look natural and are professionally matched to your current tooth color, so they blend right in with your natural teeth… giving you a full, confident smile.
Dental implants are comfortable.
Because the appliance mimics your tooth’s natural root, dental implants are very comfortable and feel just like your natural teeth in your mouth. After the procedure is complete, you’ll forget you even have them!
Dental implants are surprisingly affordable.
Your dental implants will likely last a lifetime. You can expect to pay only a few thousand per tooth. Most reputable practices offer affordable payment plans that make them even more affordable. And… depending on the reason for the implant, some insurances may even cover the procedure!
How do I get started with Dental Implants?
Once you’ve decided that dental implants are right for you, you should reach out to competent, experienced dental implant specialists to set up a consultation to get any remaining questions answered.
You can start with a Free Consultation with Dr. Kelly. At this consultation, the doctor will create a customized treatment plan just for you. You’ll learn exactly how much the procedure will cost without having to worry about any surprise fees. And remember: a free consultation is a conversation. It’s not a commitment. You have nothing to lose and a beautiful smile to gain.