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he above fee includes the Implant and the Implant placement only (the Surgical Phase). All other fees related to the complete dental implant treatment (Surgical and Restorative Phases) are explained on the Dental Implant Fees page. For example: A single implant with abutment and crown, at the Leigh Smile Center, will cost $3,990. This includes the dental implant, the implant abutment or post, the final implant crown, and the surgical facility fee. Additional implant crowns, complete, are $3,190 each (in the same arch on the same surgery date). If the second or more implants are in a different arch, the price will be $3,590 each for the first implant, and $3,190 for the second or more implants. The 3-D X-ray and the surgical guide are included in the fee.
We stand behind our work. Some dental implants do fail; however, this is rare. At the Leigh Smile Center, we have a very high success rate. If the implant does fail, Dr. Leigh will refund the $1,000 dental implant placement fee, or replace the implant at no additional charge, within one year of placement.
If you want your dental implant(s) to last a long time, there are some simple oral hygiene rules to follow. Because dental implants function like natural teeth, they should be cared for the same way you care for your natural teeth. A regular regimen of brushing, flossing, check ups and cleanings at your dentist's office are the first steps in caring for your implants. It is also important to be vigilant of the types of foods that your eat ... especially foods high in starch and sugar. These foods can cause a build up of acid laden bacteria which can cause gum disease. Proper maintenance of dental implants should become an important part of your daily routine. By developing good oral hygiene habits, you reduce the risk of having the implants fail. Remember, you have invested time, effort and money into having the implants placed and restored. To neglect them, may mean having to have the whole procedure repeated again.
Dental Implant treatments are carried out daily in thousands of dental offices, with predictable results; so patients should not view the placing of a dental implant as a 'daunting' process. After implant surgery, most patients are pleasantly surprised by how 'easy' the whole process was, with little or no discomfort. While dental implants are strong and can last for many years, they are not indestructible.
Once the dentist determines that the implant is firmly in place (Osseointegrated), the abutment and crown will be attached. You will regain the feeling of having a natural tooth back in place. Ceramic crowns are very strong these days ... almost as strong as tooth enamel ... but crowns can chip or break if enough force is applied. This is also true of dentures, if you have a bar-retained overdenture or hybrid appliance with a titanium frame. The acrylic denture material can fracture or break, but this can be easily remedied. You should never use your teeth as a tool, like a bottle opener, or for crunching hard candy or ice. Teeth are designed for chewing regular edible foods, and will last you a very long time if properly taken care of. As we tell our patients ... "if you think your teeth aren't important, imagine trying to eat without them."
Dr. Leigh will implant the titanium threaded screw directly into the bone. Depending on the type of implant treatment, you will have to go through a healing period (from 2 to 5 months), during which your jaw bone and gums are allowed to heal and grow around the implant. This 'healing' period (known as "Osseointegration") stabilizes the implant in the bone, and makes for a stronger foundation for the attachment of the abutment and crown.
For information about the dental implant success rate at the Leigh Smile Center, over the past five years, please contact Debra at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be evaluated before your implant is placed, to ensure the best possible outcome for a successful implant. Your Dentist will set up a check-up schedule after the implant has been placed, to avoid possible complications that may arise, and to care for the implant(s).
Dr. Leigh and his Staff will provide you with written instructions on how to take care of your dental implants. Our Dental Hygienists are very experienced in the care and maintenance of dental implants, and are more than happy to provide you with the oral hygiene aids used for implant care. They will provide you with answers to any questions you may have. Below are some important points to remember:
To learn more about caring for your dental implants, please contact the Leigh Smile Center today and begin enjoying all the many advantages of Dental Implant treatments.
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