Jasper, AL Dental Implant Services
Dental implants are considered by most dentists to be the longest lasting, most durable, and most attractive replacements for missing teeth. By replacing the root of a missing tooth as well as the crown, implants are the closest restoration to a natural tooth. The American Academy of Implant Dentistry has stated that implants are the “next best thing to healthy, natural teeth.” Rooted in your jaw, implants are unlikely to need replacement in your lifetime!
The implant itself looks like a small screw, and it functions as the foundation for beautiful dental restorations. Implants securely attach restorations of all sizes to the jaw, from single crowns, to bridges, to dentures. These restorations are generally made from ceramic or another biocompatible material, and are matched to your teeth so they blend right in.
Getting an implant does require an initial surgical procedure, where a hole is made in the jawbone, and the implant is carefully placed. Following this, you will wait a few months while the implant takes hold, and will typically be provided a temporary crown or restoration to fill the gap in the interim. Over time, the bone and tissue build up and anchor the implant in a process called ‘osseointegration.’
Are Dental Implants Right For You?
Unfortunately, not everyone is a candidate for dental implants. For an implant to take hold, a candidate must have proper bone density and have a strong immune system. If you are an adult in good health, you may be a good candidate for implants. In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene and are not recommended for smokers. Like any restoration, implants require diligent oral hygiene and proper care to ensure they last a long time. According to a study by the Academy for Oral Implantology in Austria, implants have a 97 percent success rate.
If you want to achieve excellent oral health, renewed confidence, and a perfect smile, contact your Jasper, AL family dentist today to see if dental implants are right for you!
Dental Implant Cost
“What is the cost of dental implants” is one of the most commonly asked questions we hear at Jasper Comprehensive Dentistry . We understand that it is very important to provide affordability to our wonderful patients of Jasper, AL as well as all other areas we serve. Below we will take some time to discuss what is involved with the dental implant process and what potential costs you may see associated with your dental implants.
First, it’s important to remember that dental implants are an investment. They are an investment in your future oral health, the confidence in which you eat your favorite foods and the way you feel about your smile! Dental implants may be seen as expensive initially, but when you compare that cost with a lifetime of maintenance for the alternatives (dentures and bridges), you will find that implants actually come out to be the more affordable option.
There are several factors associated with the cost of placing and restoring your dental implant:
• Tooth Extraction - In many cases an unhealthy tooth, or multiple teeth, will need to be extracted before the implant process can begin. If this is needed, it will add to the overall cost of your dental implant procedure.
• The Type and Material of the Implant - Dental implant “posts” are primarily made of either titanium or zirconia. Titanium is generally preferred by both dentist and patients. These are very expensive materials and come at significant cost to the dental office. The more “posts” that are needed the greater the cost will be.
• The Dental Crown or Cap - Once the dental post is placed, a dental crown , or dental cap, must be placed for the tooth to be functional and aesthetic. The crown is what people will notice when you smile and what will allow you to eat your favorite foods with confidence!
• The Dentists Expertise - Dr. Tyler Cummins and Dr. Keith Miller are the doctors who will perform your dental implant placement and restoration. Both doctors have spent thousands of hours perfecting their craft to ensure that their patients get the highest level or care. Dr. Cummins is a member of the prestigious ICOI, an organization dedicated to advancing the technology and technique of implant placement. Dr. Miller is a lifetime resident of Alabama and has spent his entire career honing his skills in aesthetic and
“Dr Tyler Cummins is the best dentist in Alabama. He performed miracles on my teeth. I am so very proud of my smile. His dental knowledge is outstanding. Everyone at this facility is compassionate about their job. I'm so thankful for Jasper Comprehensive
Dentistry.” Jo Anne F.
The process of getting dental implants can be confusing and frustrating at times. In order to understand the process fully we strongly recommend making an appointment for a personalized consultation. Allow our friendly and knowledgable staff to walk you through your options and give you an exact quote for your implant and restoration.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation!