If you have missing teeth, have been told that one—or more—of your teeth cannot be fixed and needs to be extracted, or have dentures that just don’t stay in when you are eating, schedule an appointment at Story City Dental for a consultation for implant placement and restoration. Dr. Binkowski has been placing and restoring dental implants since 2011 and offers a variety of implant options.
Implants are pure titanium fixtures used for tooth replacement that are embedded into the bone where a tooth (or teeth) used to be. Over a healing period of four to six months, the implant “integrates” with the bone, and then a crown is placed on the implant. The fully restored implant looks and acts like a tooth. And implants are not just to replace a single tooth. Multiple implants can replace multiple teeth or anchor a denture.
We understand that the cost of dental implants is an important factor in the decision process. Just like any medical procedure, the cost of dental implants will vary based on a number of factors. Things like jawbone condition, gum condition, additional procedures needed, anesthesia decisions and what your dental insurance will cover all play a role in the cost of a dental implant. The best way to determine what your implant cost will be is to come in for an exam and consultation to discuss the implant procedure and allow us to check with your dental insurance on coverage.
Implants, when properly cared for, offer the best long-term solution for tooth replacement. Implant crowns look and feel like actual teeth, and they provide the same function as the teeth they replace. Whether you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants are the longest lasting and most realistic option.
Implants can be placed at the time of extraction, which is immediate placement, or they can be placed four months after socket preservation, which is the traditional option. Story City Dental provides both implant procedures, and we always try to place the implant the day we take the tooth out, which saves four to six months of healing and can better preserve the tissue.
Many adults who are missing one or more teeth can benefit from dental implants. Missing teeth, teeth that cannot be fixed and need to be extracted or dentures that just don’t stay in are all problems that can be solved by implants. Implants look and feel like natural teeth, so you’ll look great and feel great. A missing tooth can lead to health issues such as jawbone deterioration. Implants are the only option for tooth replacement that retain bone, helping you keep your natural face shape and smile. If you would like to be confident in your smile again, set up a consultation with Story City Dental today.