Dental implants are a very reliable source for effective tooth replacement. Whether you have lost one tooth or many, implants can provide a permanent solution that looks and functions normally.
A dental implant is an artificial root upon which a manufactured tooth can be placed. Implants are used to support the replacement of a single tooth, multiple teeth, or larger prostheses such as dentures, depending on the individual’s requirements and condition. Placement of the implant stabilizes bone levels and may prevent bone loss, resulting in greater long-term support, function, and esthetics. Implants are a superior way to replace missing teeth, as they do not require alteration of adjacent teeth. They are also an excellent way to stabilize a denture.
How much do dental implants cost?
We aim to provide high-quality dental care that’s affordable for our patients in Sioux City, IA and Elk Point, SD. Dental implant cost varies based on the placement of the implant and the materials used. We’ve listed the cost of a fully restored tooth below. Out of pocket cost for any procedure depends on your insurance coverage at the time of the procedure.
- Dental Implant (Fully Restored): $3,891
Includes 3-D X-ray–certain PPO plans may cover up to 50%View All Office Fees
What is the procedure for dental implants? Are dental implants safe?
The first step is having the dentist consult and visually examine the site in the mouth where the dental implant is being considered. Then the oral surgeon needs to consider if there are any current teeth that need to be extracted and which type of bone graft needs to be conducted. These procedures will take place first and the patient will be allowed a few months to heal to ensure an adequate and strong bone is present at the site of the implant.
Once this is determined, the dental implant is placed into the bone and a healing cap is placed over the implant so the healing phase can begin. This is followed by regular check-ups to ensure proper healing and that there is no infection around the place of surgery.
What types of dental implants exist?
Two of the most commonly used dental implants are endosteal implants and all-on-4 implants. Endosteal implants are the most common dental implant option. They are comprised of a titanium metal rod that is installed into the jawbone and a supporting post that is specifically designed to secure either a dental crown or a dental bridge. All-on-4 implants are a revolutionary dental implant system in which an entire top or bottom denture is supported on just four implants. Each implant is strategically placed so that the replacement teeth remain steady and secure. The advantage of using four implants is that it helps promote faster patient recovery and reduces the likelihood of complications from possible implant failure.
Did you know dental implants can be used to support dentures?
It can be very difficult to eat and function with dentures, but with dental implants, you could have the confident smile you’ve always wanted. This procedure takes a great deal of planning, but can produce truly life changing results. Your dentist often completes this procedure in collaboration with a surgeon.
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