A dental implant (also known as an endosseous implant or fixture) is a surgical procedure that places a titanium screw to the jawbone to create a permanent new root for missing teeth. This interface can support a crown, fixed denture or bridge. This procedure allows for a new tooth to be placed for a natural permanent solution.
Dentures are not fixed they are removable and take a lot of care to maintain. They are bulky and cover the pallet. Dental implants are fixed and a permanent replacement for missing teeth. They are natural looking and are cared for like natural teeth.
Dental implants are the most natural looking solution for missing teeth. They look, feel and are maintained like natural teeth.
Dr. Kuipers or a periodontist may be able to perform this procedure. If they are not able to they will recommend you to an implantologist, cosmetic dentist or another professional that can perform dental implants.
The price of dental implants varies based on case per case. Depending on the number of implants and amount of insurance coverage. You can schedule a consultation with your doctor to see what your case will cost you.
No. You will be given local anesthetics before the surgery this will ensure that the procedure is pain free. If you have problems with anxiety you can discuss sedation options with Dr. Kuipers.
The great thing about dental implants is they can last a lifetime. Following the best practices, techniques, materials, and care these implants can be long lasting.