After living with missing teeth for a while, you may be wondering if the situation will ever get better. The good news is there is an answer to your woes: dental implant insertion. When you visit us at Aesthetic Dentistry by Design, you can rest assured that Dr. Gasper can complete the entire tooth replacement process in-house, which ensures you’ll receive the best in care. As you keep reading, discover why dental implant placement is a worthwhile investment!
We know that since dental implant placement is an involved procedure, the different aspects of the process can be a little overwhelming. To make for a smooth and stress-free experience, we’ll work with you to determine which materials and the type of abutments, crowns and implants are best suited to accommodate your desires and needs.
Dr. Gasper will also take into account the following variables:
Based on your specific needs, we’ll provide an estimate for the cost of the entire process so you can plan accordingly.
In addition to being highly effective, the dental implant procedure has a 95% success rate at the 10-year mark. The maintenance of this high standard requires a tedious and conservative approach to be taken at each step of the process. It starts with a thorough examination to assess your current situation. Then, if needed, we’ll perform any preparatory or restorative work.
Once you’re given the “green light” to proceed, the process starts with Dr. Gasper placing a titanium rod into your jawbone. After you’ve healed adequately, an abutment or anchor is affixed to the implant, its purpose to allow a final restoration (crown, bridge or denture) to be attached.
Dental implant insertion will restore the natural production of new bone material, prevent the other teeth from shifting and boost your confidence. These perks, alone, make dental implant insertion a worthwhile process.
With proper maintenance, which includes brushing and flossing two or more times a day and abstaining from chewing ice, nail-biting, eating hard foods and other detrimental activities, dental implants in Colorado Springs can last 30 years or more. It’s also helpful to visit our office every six months for preventive care, which includes cleanings and examinations. Therefore, any potential issues can be spotted early and addressed to ensure you enjoy your new smile for years to come!
Typically, the placement of a dental implant is considered an elective, which means most dental insurance companies won’t cover that aspect of treatment. However, there is usually coverage provided for any restorative care that is needed, and there may also be benefits available to cover the cost of the final restoration.
To be sure about what’s available for you, though, you’ll need to review your plan. If you’re more cost-sensitive, we offer two convenient supplemental options: CareCredit and LendingClub. Both programs provide affordable methods to receive the vital care you need with stress-free repayment plans.
To have more of your dental implant questions answered and to undergo your initial examination, contact us at Aesthetic Dentistry by Design today!