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Dental Implant Restoration – The Cost and Process

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"Absolutely outstanding. All the staff is extremely nice and caring. They always made sure I was comfortable and not in pain. I never had to wait they got right to me. They showed me a range of options to where I could afford the treatment I needed. I really liked the fact they would send me a text message to remind me of my appointment. I very highly recommend Rush Creek Dentistry "

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- zanedelorme

 

At Rush Creek Dentistry, we want to ensure our patients have a variety of options to choose from when dealing with restoring their smile after tooth loss. Tooth loss can negatively impact one's appearance and the function of their smile, so restorations should be considered as soon as possible. Extraction, disease, aging, and large cavities can result in the loss of natural teeth, and restoring the smile with dental implants is often a highly desirable options. 

Dental implants are stand-alone restorations meant to replace one single tooth. In some instances, they are also used to hold dental bridges in place or to stabilize dentures. When dental implants are used for replacing a single tooth, they are covered with a dental crown to act as a false tooth and restore the function. This crown is fabricated from porcelain, a material that closely resembles natural tooth enamel, and can be made to match the remaining teeth within the smile. Dental implants improve chewing and speaking efficiency to the highest standards making them the most highly recommended option for tooth replacement. Alternatives may include dentures and dental bridges. 

The team of Rush Creek Dentistry reviews the benefits of dental implants and whether or not patients are appropriate candidates for them. Since implants use the jawbone for support and stability, it is important to have sufficient bone. Once implants are placed, they can stimulate bone growth through a process called osseointegration during which the bone wraps around the titanium post to give it strength and stability. 

Many patients considering dental implants ask about the cost. It can be difficult to give patients a precise quote on their dental restoration as there are many factors which can affect the overall price. In some cases, patients may even be able to lessen or eliminate their out-of-pocket expense with dental insurance claims. The front office at Rush Creek Dentistry can help file this paperwork for patients and work closely with the dental insurance companies to get patients the best reimbursement possible for their restorative dental work. 

The process of placing a dental implant does require surgery, so patients should discuss with their dentist the possibility of anesthetics and sedation to ensure comfort throughout the procedure. Our dental team will discuss what patients can expect before, during, and after the surgery to better understand the process.