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Anyone who is missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or tooth decay may be a candidate for dental implants. In close partnership with an Oral Surgeon, we will determine whether dental implants are the appropriate procedure for your oral health care. One factor considered is the amount of available bone. Dr. Richardson and the Oral Surgeon are the best people to evaluate whether dental implants are a viable solution for you. Please click here to visit our Implant Partners, Dr.’s Knoff and Fettig.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Dental implants can be placed in either the upper or lower jaws. Due to the biocompatible properties of titanium, a dental implant fuses with the bone and becomes a good anchor for the replacement tooth (a crown). Dental implants can be used in solutions for replacing single or multiple missing teeth or to stabilize your full denture.
There are a number of reasons why you should consider a dental implant. Without the root structure of a natural tooth present, the jawbone can shrink. This shrinkage will make your face look older than it is. There are no loose parts to worry about losing. The dental implant is stable and comfortable. No adjustment is needed after placement. Normally, it will serve its owner for life.
The fee for tooth replacement with dental implants depends on several factors, including the number of teeth being replaced and the number of dental implants required to support your replacement teeth. Some additional procedures may be required prior to the placement of your dental implants to ensure the long-term health of your dental implants. To obtain a specific fee estimate, please make an appointment with Dr. Richardson. After a thorough diagnostic examination, he will offer treatment options with corresponding fees.