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The key to successful Dental Implant placement and restoration is a knowledgeable, experienced, and caring Team.
DENTAL IMPLANT COST
WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS General Dentists
Dental Implants are designed to provide a stable foundation for replacement teeth.CONSIDERING THE COST OF DENTAL IMPLANTS?
LONGEVITYWhen comparing the cost of dental implants to other tooth replacement methods such as dentures and bridges, it is important to take into consideration the longevity offered by dental implants that is not always afforded by other more traditional methods.
While dentures and bridges are initially less expensive, their affordability can be short-term. Because these older methods require repair and replacement every 5 to 10 years, they are often more expensive overtime. By contrast, dental implants, when properly placed and cared for, can last a lifetime.
JAW BONE HEALTH
Overtime, when a tooth is missing, the jaw bone deteriorates. So while a denture or bridge may seem to function similarly to a tooth, underneath the surface damage is being done to the jaw bone and ultimately to the structure of the face, which can result in the distortion of the shape of a person’s face, leading to additional cosmetic procedures and costs down the road.
On the other hand, dental implants are made of titanium, which integrates with the jaw bone, strengthening it, and stimulating bone growth. This preserves the natural strength and quality of the mouth, lessening problems in the future.
QUALITY OF LIFE
Dental implants can be seen as a long-term investment not only in terms of money but also in terms of quality of life. A dental implant is the closest thing to a natural tooth. In addition to allowing the patient to eat the same healthy foods they have always enjoyed, it also eliminates the day-to-day frustrations and possible embarrassment that are frequently caused by dentures.Dental Implants are an investment in your health as well as your appearance. A full set of teeth makes eating a pleasure again; making it easier to eat a balanced, healthy diet. A full set of teeth also preserves the contours of the face, keeping you from looking old before your time.
COMPARING DENTAL IMPLANT QUOTESThere are several steps (and often multiple professionals) involved in the placement of a dental implant. When comparing quotes, it’s important to factor in the cost of each of these steps: We both place and restore the Dental Implant(s) at our Center.
FINANCING FOR DENTAL IMPLANTSIt may be beneficial to check with your dental insurance carrier to see what portion, if any, of dental implants they cover.
There are healthcare credit companies that offer no-interest and low-interest loans for medical procedures including dental implants.
SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULTATION TODAY
The only way to receive a totally accurate price quote is to call us and come in for a consultation, and we can give you a specific price for your case. Please call us at: Office Phone Number 780-349-6700 to schedule your consultation.
Our goal is to have your Dental Implant crowns or appliances look, feel, and function as close to natural teeth as possible.
Dental Implants are small, surgical titanium, screw-shaped, threaded fixtures that are placed into the bone in the upper (Maxillary) and/or lower (Mandibular) arches of the mouth. They are used to replace one or many missing teeth, or to stabilize dentures. Titanium is an inert metal that is capable of creating a very tight bond with bone. Titanium is used in other operations such as knee or hip replacements -- so it is a proven surgical component.
The implant acts like the root of a natural tooth, and bone actually forms around a special coating or rough surface on the implant to hold the implant firmly in place. This process is referred to as osseointegration. A crown, with the look, feel, and function of regular dental crowns is then affixed to an abutment (post) which is connected to the implant. The 'abutment' is simply a small connecting piece between the implant and the crown.
In cases where there are multiple missing teeth, or where the patient has previously had dentures, multiple implants are placed in the mouth to allow for implant-supported crowns or bridges, ball or "Locator" abutment retained Overdentures, and/or Titanium or Gold Bar-supported Overdentures.
Dental Implants, being made of Surgical Titanium, are very strong and durable. The success rate for dental implants is high. With proper care, good dental hygiene, and a healthy life style, it is quite rare that implants will fail. Many of the 'original' implants (from the study in Sweden over 30 years ago) are still functioning without any problems. Technology and procedures have advanced significantly since the first implants were placed. Some failed implants can be attributed to an unhealthy lifestyle (smoking) or to poor dental hygiene. The Leigh Smile Center has had a very high documented annual success over the past five years.
“The LEIGH SMILE CENTER ... where your new smile change begins.”
FEES: $1,500 DENTAL IMPLANT SURGERY. This is for the surgical placement of the Implants and includes the cost of the Implants. Certain conditions may apply. The fees are dependent on sufficient available bone being present at the site in order to perform the procedure. For more complete information about the restorative phase costs, and a breakdown of specific procedures, please visit our DENTAL IMPLANT FEES page. We reserve the right to refuse treatment for cases we feel are too complicated, and require referral.
What are the Main Benefits of Dental Implant placement?
* Dental Implants do not decay.
* The implant crowns have the appearance of natural teeth.
* Implant Supported Dentures do not slip or loosen in the mouth.
* Implants are cost effective when taking into account the functioning life of the implant.
* Note: "In some cases, the implant may not be successful because it didn’t bond to the bone." (Canadian Dental Association). Some dental implants do fail, and there can be bone loss associated with ailing/failing implants. However, the present success rate for dental implants is very high.
When and Why do we use Dental Implants?
1. Failed Root Canals
2. Inadequate Root Length
3. Congenitally (Hereditary) missing teeth.
4. Periodontally involved (mobile or loose) teeth.
5. Large carious (decay) lesions.
6. Tooth fractures.
7. Missing teeth.
8. No posterior abutment (anchor) teeth.
9. To preserve the adjacent natural tooth structure. No 'grinding down' of other good teeth.
10. To stabilize or retain partial or complete dentures.
11. To eliminate removable appliances and replace them with implant-supported (fixed) crowns and bridges.
If you are considering Dental Implants as an option to conventional dentures or missing teeth, then you should ask these 4 Very Important Questions of your Dental Practitioner:
1. How long have you been placing and restoring dental Implants, and do you perform both the surgical and prosthetic phases?
2. How many implants have you placed?
3. What is your success rate? and,
4. Specifically ... what is your training and qualifications in Dental Implant procedures?
You should not be afraid to ask those questions, and your dental professional should be quite willing to answer them. At the Leigh Smile Center, we feel it is our obligation to provide you with that information.
At the Leigh Smile Center, we use 3D Imaging Technology as part of our treatment planning process. The CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) images allow us to collect the required and highly valuable diagnostic information so we can plan and deliver Dental Implant Treatment to our patients. Training in CBCT imaging is a requirement of the Alberta Dental Association + College. Dr. Leigh and his surgical assistants are all certified in the use of CBCT-Scan imaging. This technology allows us to measure the patient’s bone width, height, angulation and density, and to 'virtually' position the Implants in the bone. In our Center, being able to view a patient's bone structure in 3 dimensions reduces the possibility of error.
DENTAL IMPLANT PATIENT EDUCATION:
All services provided by General Dentists.
In case of after-hours Emergencies, please contact the Westlock Hospital Emergency Department: 780-349-3301.
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