Dental implants are titanium screws placed in the jaw that anchor a replacement tooth (crown). They match the benefits of bridges and dentures, and bring unique advantages for your oral health, hygiene, and function.
Dental implants avoid the following disadvantages of bridges:
Dental implants avoid the following disadvantages of dentures:
To be a candidate for dental implants, you need enough dense jaw bone, and enough prospects for recovery from the surgery. Diabetes, chemotherapy, gum disease, and smoking may disqualify you.
The surgery is painless with a local anesthetic, but then it takes months for the screw to fuse with the jaw bone. More details about tooth implant and recovery are available.
Their cost depends on the case, location, and provider.
The titanium screw costs $1,000-$2,500 to implant, the abutment $600-$800, and the crown $800-$1,000, for a total of $2,400-$4,300. A jaw bone graft may be required and add some $800.
Though a dental implant costs more upfront than a bridge, it lasts much longer and is just as cost-effective.
Modern implant dentistry started in 1952.
It is when Dr. Leonard Linkow graduated, later popularizing the field with his nearly 20,000 dental implants and 12 books.
It is also when Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark found that titanium fuses with bone (osseointegration), later commercializing his “Branemark screws” by the millions.
Red Rock wants to give you the smile you have always wanted. We provide expert Dental Implants in Essex Country and are known to be a top provider of Dental Implant Services in Swampscott, MA. Our graduates from Harvard Dentistry and Boston College will ensure that you receive amazing results, friendly service, and affordable prices
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