Dental implants are a common restoration used for replacing missing teeth or stabilizing full dentures. Patients who are located in the Bedford, TX area often speak to a dental professional at Rush Creek Dentistry to learn all about what dental implants can do for repairing the structure and appearance of the smile. Dental implants also benefit patients by allowing the smile to function properly for eating and speaking.
Dental implants are made of titanium and closely resemble screws. They are surgically placed into the jawbone to stimulate the process of osseointegration, which allows the bone to fuse around the implant and hold it firmly in place. Then, the dentists of Rush Creek Dentistry will then fabricate a dental crown to place over the abutment to restore the appearance and function of the smile. In cases that dental implants are used for stabilizing dentures, full dentures will be made to snap into place over the implants to provide optimal stability.
Patients who are considering restorations such as dental implants ask about the expected cost. Implants are typically more costly upfront than alternative options such as dentures and dental bridges but their value holds for many years. Because they are permanent restorations meant to last a lifetime, the cost spread out over the years is relatively minor in comparison to that of other solutions. Bridges and dentures need to be regularly adjusted or replaced, and these costs can add up over time to more than the upfront cost of a dental implant. Patients need to consider this when determining which restoration is appropriate for their needs.
The team of Rush Creek Dentistry also encourages patients to work with their dental insurance companies to find out if they can get partial coverage of their dental implants to make them more affordable. This can greatly reduce one’s out-of-pocket expense. Additionally, our team will also work with patients to develop a payment plan that can assist in making these restorations more attainable regardless of budget.