A dental implant is a small titanium fixture that a specialist in implant dentistry inserts into a patient’s jawbone. Once the post heals, the prosthetic tooth or teeth are attached using an abutment. If you have been considering dental implants in Chambersburg, PA, consider the following Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to determine if they are the right fit for your needs.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you are missing one tooth, multiple teeth or want to replace all of your teeth, you might be a good candidate for implant dentistry. However, other factors such as your overall oral health, the medications you take and whether you are a smoker also come into play, which is why you should consult with a professional.
Why Should I Consider Implants?
The first advantage many people think of when considering dental implants is the beautiful new smile they create, but they also provide many other benefits. Chewing and speaking are much easier when there are no missing teeth and because the implants are made of titanium, they cannot decay the way your natural tooth can. Implants can last a lifetime with the proper care, which is just like caring for your natural teeth. Additionally, they are more convenient than removing a set of traditional dentures each evening.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
The cost to undergo implant dentistry varies from patient to patient. Factors to consider include how many teeth are missing, which type of implant is being used, where they will be placed, and whether the patient needed bone grafting as part of the procedure. You should also contact your dental insurance provider to determine how much of the cost the company will cover.
When implanted by a professional and taken care of by the patient, implants lead to a healthier, happier smile. To learn more about dental implants in Chambersburg, PA, Dr. Zachary S. Sisler DDS at 717-220-0148.