What Factors into the Dental Implant Cost?

There are many variables that determine the cost of dental implants, yet there are many constants as well. The constants are based on the style of dental implants and replacement teeth you choose, while the variables will be based on your oral and overall health. Getting to know the constants and variables that factor into the dental implant cost can help you get a better idea about which style of restoration is right for you. Take a look at what will factor into the cost of your dental implants.

Weighing the Cost of Parts

It’s important to keep in mind that dental implants will vary by region of the country. Costs may also vary by the number of restorations you receive and the quality of the parts you opt to have. Dr. Lauren Anderson uses a superior implant, AstraTech, an implant with the greatest bone retention over time and unsurpassed clinical research to support success rates in the high nineties.  These implants are also a favorite among medical orthopedic surgeons who use AstraTech implants for joint replacements.

Here’s a breakdown of the types of dental implants and their replacement teeth:

Single tooth dental implants – consist of a single dental implant and a dental crown

Implants supported dentures – includes four to six dental implants and overdentures

All on 4 – four dental implants for a row of teeth along with fixed overdentures

Full arch dental implants – six dental implants with premium zirconia bridges permanently affixed

Considering the Cost of Procedures

Along with parts, you’ll also need to take the cost of procedures into account. These are some of the procedures and appointments you’ll need, along with some you may not:

  • Implant placement (usually done in one visit at the periodontist’s office)
  • Consultations and exams (will take several appointments)
  • Post-implant placement follow-ups (will take several appointments)
  • Tooth extractions (only needed for decaying or otherwise hopeless teeth)
  • Bone grafting (only needed if there has been bone loss in the jaw)
  • Sinus lifts and augmentation (only needed if the sinus crowd space in the mouth)

More on the Dental Implant Cost in Bloomfield Hills, MI

Reserve time to talk with a Dr. Lauren Anderson DDS, MS to learn more about your options for correcting your gum recession in Bloomfield Hills, MI by contacting Anderson Periodontal Wellness by phone at (248) 480-4910.

Implant-Supported Dentures: Above and Beyond Conventional Dentures

Most of us have heard about dentures and their imperfections for most of our lives, long before we would ever need to wear them. As time passes and dentures become a real consideration, patients try to hold onto failing teeth as it is hard to commit to wearing dentures for the rest of your life. But dentures have changed. Many of their shortcomings have been offset by dental implants, a permanent teeth replacement solution.

Take a look at implant-supported dentures and learn how they go above and beyond the performance and reliability of conventional dentures.

What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?

While conventional dentures rely on suction, adhesives and frames to stay in place, implant-supported dentures are firmly fastened by dental implants.

Here’s a detailed look at how dental implants anchor implant-supported dentures:

The titanium screw – this screw is inserted in the jawbone, like a natural tooth, where its biocompatible titanium fuses with the bone over time. Four to eight implants are commonly used to support a full denture.

The abutment – placed on top of the screw, and above the gum line, this part serves as a connector for the restoration

The restoration – these are your dentures in the case of implant-supported dentures. Other restorations include crowns and bridges.

Just as conventional dentures come in several variations, implant-supported dentures do as well. Some implant support dentures are snap-on – caps built into the underside of the dentures snap onto each abutment. Other styles use retaining screws, which thread through access points on the top side of the dentures and screws into each abutment underneath.

Am I a Candidate?

Dental implants and implant-supported dentures offer a world of promise to those with missing or failing teeth, yet not everyone is a strong enough of a candidate for these restorations to be viable.

These are some of the elements of a strong candidate for dental implants:

  • A need for replacement teeth
  • Sufficient jawbone to hold implants
  • Motivation to stay true to a treatment plan
  • Good general health, favorable oral health

More on Implant Supported Dentures in Bloomfield Hills, MI

Take a moment to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lauren Anderson at Anderson Periodontal Wellness in Bloomfield Hills, MI. We can be reached at (248) 480-4910.