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Dental Implants – What You Need to Know

Today’s dental patients have exciting new options for treatment, and dental implants are among the most popular choices.

A dental implant essentially connects an artificial tooth to the jawbone. Specialized materials create a bond and a durable fit for brand-new synthetic teeth.

Why You Should Consider Dental Implants

Concerned about how your smile looks? Maybe you have one or more tooth missing, or a broken tooth that is beyond repair.

No matter what the issue is, dental implants can make a difference. A dental implant can “fill in the gaps” in your smile – and have you smiling for the camera again! May be you will enjoy chewing food once again.

Long Term Benefits of Dental Implants

In many ways, dental implants are a game-changing option for patients. Many patients have teeth that are cracked or chipped. Some have other specialized problems where crowding may require tooth pulling, or where alignment is an issue. Missing teeth at the back of the mouth stops one chewing properly. Food is no longer enjoyable.

With effective dental implants, you can get a whole new set of teeth – clean, even, white teeth that work just like natural ones would!

The benefits are evident in terms of aesthetics and self-confidence. When you have a brand-new smile, you feel better about yourself. The dental implant also improves eating, chewing, and even speech. Having a full set of properly aligned teeth can really improve your ability to communicate well. You’ll feel like a new person with renewed confidence.

How Dental Implants Are Done

Essentially, a dental implant is a screw that is buried in the jawbone. Subsequently a cap/ crown or a set of false teeth/ denture is fabricated in the lab and cemented or screwed to the implant/s. That means the cap or the denture is firmly bonded into your mouth.

Concerned about Dental Implant Cost?

Dental implants are relatively expensive. But it is well worth the cost as investment in oral health is directly related to overall health of an individual. The long-term benefits of this one-time procedure stay with a person for the rest of their lives. The good news is in many cases dental implants are covered by dental insurance! Your copay can be quite manageable. Additionally a payment plan may be available for qualified individuals.

Dental Implants and Dental Health

There is major benefit of having dental implants in place that some people overlook. The dental health is related to general health – and that changes in your mouth can cause changes in your body. The consequence of decayed, missing or broken tooth/teeth can have secondary health consequences. In a person with long-term health issues like diabetes the importance of properly digested food cannot be overemphasized.

In the end, many patients are quite happy with the return on investment that dental implants provide – in terms of health, hygiene and overall happiness. “Dental implants should always be considered as an option to replace a failing or missing tooth,” says the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, explaining why the procedure is so useful to so many people.

If you’re looking for dental implants it takes time to find a qualified and credentialed professional to achieve the best result. Our team at the Albany Dental Practice is highly experienced in planning your treatment need and reaching your goal.

Call us at 518-482-7688 to schedule a dental implant consult.