You might think of dental implants as a mystery treatment that you only hear about on television – something completely out of your reach. However, more and more people are having dental implants and at our Longmont, CO dental office, we work with our patients so that they can have the comfortable, beautiful smile they have always wanted.
Here are some common questions we receive regarding dental implants. We hope that this helps demystify this practical tooth replacement procedure.
Are dental implants just for looks?
No! Dental implants are both convenient and functional. In fact, of all of the dental treatments we offer, implants have more benefits than any other tooth replacement option. Because they mimic your natural tooth, they stabilize your bite and complete your smile!
How expensive are dental implants?
When you initially see the price tag on your dental implant treatment, you might feel overwhelmed by the cost. However, if you look at the big picture, dental implants are a bargain. Other tooth replacement options such as partial dentures and bridges do not last nearly as long and require replacement every few years.
What is bone grafting?
Bone grafting is a procedure that helps to create dense bone tissue so that we can place your dental implants in a stable environment, increasing the chance for longevity and stability. We use artificial or donor bone to re-grow the bone that deteriorated over time due to periodontal disease or tooth loss.
Do dental implants only come in single units?
Actually, we can use dental implants to anchor other dental prosthetics such as bridges or dentures. When used in conjunction with other treatment, you can often reap the same bon-saving benefits of dental implants without having to fill your mouth with them.
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