Thank you for considering Doctors at Thornton Town Center Family Dental to be your local dentist. We are committed to patient satisfaction and providing you with an unbelievably beautiful smile. If you are wondering whether or not dental implants are for you, take a moment to review our FAQs below. Our dentists have taken time to make sure that these questions are answered to help you make the best decision for your health and future smile. If you would like to learn more about dental implants or if you do not see an answer to your question, please call our Thornton office today.
Are dental implants a good choice for you?
Let’s take a look at three important questions that can help you determine if dental implants are a good choice for you.
- Do you want a smile that looks natural? Dental implants can provide you with the most natural smile possible. They fit, feel, and function just like a natural tooth in your mouth, especially when they are placed by an experienced dental professional. Other tooth replacement options may interfere with your ability to speak, smile, and eat.
- Do you want a smile you can be proud of? Dental implants are placed into your mouth by a dental implant expert. The implants do not move or shift in your mouth, which allows you to confidently smile and talk while out in public. Options such as dentures cannot provide the same stability and you may feel them move around as you laugh and talk.
- Do you want a smile that is considered hassle free? Dental implants are a great choice because they allow you to eat the foods you love, bite naturally, and you can brush normally as well. Dentures will often feel uncomfortable in the mouth, restrict your food choices, and need to be removed to clean them.
If you answered yes to one or more of the three questions above, then dental implants may be the right choice for you. Dental implants are a wonderful option for most patients and when you visit Doctors at Thornton Town Center Family Dental, we can go over them with you.
What is the cost for dental implants?
This is a tricky question and there is no one number or one price that is set for everyone. Since dental implant treatments are not alike between patients, the cost will vary because you may have more or less appointments needed than someone else and so on. Unlike some of the other tooth replacement options out there, dental implants are customized to fit your mouth and provide you with a beautiful smile. With the above said, the cost of dental implants is, in general, favorable to other tooth replacement options. Since dental implants are customized, and they are considered to last a lifetime, they are worth the investment for most patients. When it comes time to talk about and seek out dental implants, you want to make sure that you work with an experienced implant specialist who has many years of experience.
It is possible that other tooth replacement options will have a lower up-front cost, but you will continue to pay for them throughout your life as replacements are needed and so forth. In fact, other tooth replacement options end up being more expensive over their lifespan when compared to dental implants.
It is estimated that the average cost of a single tooth dental implant is somewhere in the range of $3,000 to $4,500. Do not let this number scare you though because you can receive a discount or a lower cost when replacing all of your teeth. It is important for you to work closely with Doctors at Thornton Town Center Family Dental to get the best possible price for your dental implant.
One thing that you may be wondering is how these companies advertise such low prices for dental implants. The price may sound too good to be true and you know what, it is. Before you receive any dental implants, you need to speak with the dentist to find out how qualified they are. You should ask all of the right questions about the treatment to find out what their process is. If your dentist is truly qualified and an experienced dental implant specialist, he or she will not mind the questions.
Doctors at Thornton Town Center Family Dental wants to point out that it is imperative that you work with an experienced implant dentist. If not, you may find that your implants fail soon after they are placed in your mouth and this is not something you want to deal with. Once you have had an initial appointment and comprehensive assessment, the implant specialist should provide you with an exact treatment plan that includes the estimated number of appointments needed, the cost, and any other important information about the procedure.
If you receive a quote for the cost of dental implants BEFORE you see the dentist, proceed with caution. There is no good one plan fits all when it comes to dental implants and you should receive a customized treatment plan, which cannot be quoted beforehand.
If you would like to receive a dental implant consultation, call Doctors at Thornton Town Center Family Dental today. Does insurance cover the cost of dental implants? Yes and no. Many insurance companies have started to cover the procedure. If yours does not, simply ask them if they will provide you with an allowance towards the dental implants that would be equal to the cost of traditional dentures or a bridge. In addition, you can inquire with us about our payment plans and insurance options. We will gladly contact your insurance provider for you to work out the best cost and payment plan.
How long will it take for you to restore one or more of my teeth using dental implants?
It really depends as all cases are different. Once you have had an initial consultation performed, we will provide you with a treatment plan that includes the cost and estimated time to complete the entire process. Your treatment time will also depend on whether or not you need restorations and also your medical and dental history.
To ensure that you receive a beautiful and strong smile, multiple appointments with Doctors at Thornton Town Center Family Dental are necessary. The amount of time from start to finish could be a few months or it could be more than a year. Patients are able to return home and continue social activities as normal throughout the treatment process.
Do dental implants hurt?
You may experience some bruising and discomfort once the procedure is performed but many patients are surprised and report that they felt much better than expected after the procedure.
Most patients who receive dental implants return to their normal activities the next day and can function normally in between appointments.
What are some of the risks of dental implants?
Dental implants have been proven to be safe and effective and one of the most predictable procedures that can be performed in the dental industry. There are some complications that can arise, but they are very rare and should not be considered common.
There are some risks that come along with dental implants and individuals who smoke are at a higher rate of developing these risks. Some of the risks include infection, sinus problems, damage to other teeth or tooth roots, nerve damage, fractures, implant failure, tingling or numbness, and an inability to complete the procedure due to little jawbone.
If you are worked about any of these risks, do not hesitate to call Doctors at Thornton Town Center Family Dental today. We will check your mouth and jawbone to avoid many of the risks that could occur.
Who should perform my dental implant procedure?
It is vital that you work with a dentist who is properly trained, experienced, and skilled to place dental implants. The dentists at Doctors at Thornton Town Center Family Dental have all of the credentials and qualifications to provide you with a customized treatment approach.
While my crown is being made, will I have teeth in between these steps?
It is possible to have temporary teeth placed while your crowns are being made and while the dental implants are integrating with your bone. If you would like to learn more about temporary tooth solutions, call Doctors at Thornton Town Center Family Dental today to discuss your options.