How you invest in your oral health is an important decision. Your oral health affects your comfort in eating and speaking, as well as how you interact with others. For those edentulous individuals suffering from pain and discomfort, plus the lack of confidence in their appearance, finding a permanent solution is vital. Many find the investing in the cost of dental implants to be well worth it when weighing the many benefits. Dental implants are known to be the most effective, long-lasting treatment for missing teeth. Dr. Emma Wu and Associates can show you how dental implants can improve your quality of life. Our office provides affordable dental implants to patients all over the North Andover, MA area and beyond. During your consultation with Dr. Wu, our dental team can create a customized treatment plan to address your oral health concerns and fully restore the look and function of your smile.
Dental implants are composed of three components: post, abutment, and restoration. The post is placed directly into the jawbone, functioning much like a natural tooth root. A tooth root or an implant post creates stability and support to the surrounding bone. This support prevents bone loss that would normally occur without the presence of a tooth root or post. Bone loss presents as a “sunken in” look and premature aging. The abutment extends from the post to above the gumline, attaching to the restoration. The restoration is the visible part of your implant, custom designed for a natural look. Compared to temporary solutions like dentures, dental implants provide a permanent solution that positively affects your oral health in the long term. Dental implants are known to last 30 years or more with the same level of care as natural teeth. Dentures and bridges can move, break, and become ill-fitting over time. Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, permanently placed into the bone. This peace of mind in your smile restoration is considered by many to be worth the dental implant cost.
Dental implant treatment is flexible and allows your dentist to treat cases varying in complexity. A patient may need one tooth replaced or a whole mouth of teeth restored. The ability to customize treatment to each patient is a valuable component to your patient care. The average cost of dental implants is a calculation based on a variety of factors. Each factor affects the time and cost of dental implants. These factors will be examined and discussed during your consultation with Dr. Wu.
Before your dental implant surgery, underlying oral health issues need to be addressed to minimize the chances of infection and failure of your implants. Periodontal treatment to address gum disease, bone grafting to enhance low bone density, and extractions to remove decaying teeth are examples of treatments used to repair your oral health in preparation for dental implant surgery. Including these treatments in your overall dental implant treatment plan can affect the dental implant cost.
Sedation is an important tool in dental implant dentistry that helps patients feel relaxed and comfortable during surgery. Dr. Wu will advise the best level of sedation based on the complexity of your surgery and your level of anxiety surrounding dental treatment. The type of sedation needed is factored into the overall dental implant cost, whether you need a lighter form of sedation for a single tooth or deeper sedation for full mouth dental implants.
3D scans will be taken during your consultation to help Dr. Wu visualize and plan where to place your implants, as well as diagnose any underlying health concerns. Thorough imaging is vital in the planning, efficiency, and success of your surgery. Your implants and restoration will be fabricated by our technicians in our in-house dental lab. The materials used in your implant and restoration, as well as the number of implants used, or complexity of your restoration can all factor in the cost of dental implants.
Dr. Emma Wu and Associates partners with a variety of insurance carriers and financing services to bring you affordable dental implants. All to often patients hold back from implant surgery thinking affordable dental implants are not possible. Our finance team can advise you on the best way to maximize your insurance benefits and utilize our financing services to manage tooth implant cost. Affordable dental implants are possible. If you would like more information about full mouth dental implants cost, simply speak with our finance team to learn more!
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