Dental implants can offer superior appearance, speech, comfort and durability over traditional dentures. While a relatively new alternative, if you have one or more teeth that need to be replaced Dental Implants may be your best option.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants are a tooth replacement. They come in two varieties, fixed and removable. Just like their names suggest, a permanent Dental Implant is meant to stay in place where removable can be taken out for service or replacement if necessary.
Dentures vs. Dental Implants
Although many dentures are able to match natural looking teeth a Dental Implant is anchored in your mouth like a regular tooth. Whereas Dentures need to be removed regularly and cleaned separate from your normal teeth.
Because a dental implant is anchored in the mouth your speech will be unaffected. With dentures you may have to adjust how you talk with your dentures in.
A dental implant acts and feels like a natural tooth. The same cannot be said for dentures which are an appliance you glue into your mouth.
Success Rate of Dental Implants
98% of dental implant procedures are successful. With proper care your dental implant can last a lifetime.
Dental Implants - Are they covered by insurance?
Unfortunately, most insurance providers do not cover dental implants. Because insurance is always changing and not all plans are the same, it's worth checking with your insurance provider to see if they do cover it, or if they have an option that does, but in general most insurance companies do not.
Qualifying for Dental Implants
Most people will qualify for dental implants. The exceptions are people without enough healthy bone to hold the implant. People with heavy smoking problems or who suffer from uncontrolled chronic disorders like diabetes or heart disease may not qualify for dental implants. If you are worried you may not qualify contact us, we would be happy to evaluate your eligibility for a dental implant.
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