Azusa area patients ask, “How much are dental implants?”
Dental implants are a popular choice for patients in the Azusa area considering permanent restoration of their smile after tooth loss. These titanium posts are used to replace natural tooth roots. They do so with implantation into the jawbone to hold them in place. They can be restored over the top in many different ways, making them a versatile solution for many situations.
Patients who are considering these restorations often ask, “How much are dental implants?”
Dental implants vary in cost depending on the needs of the patient. Additionally, some dental insurance plans can cover a part of the expense, reducing out-of-pocket costs. Dr. Brianne Luu of Gentle Care Dentistry can work with insurance companies to find out if patients qualify for coverage through their policies before giving them a quote.
Patients must have a consultation appointment and thorough examination of the smile (along with x-rays) before it can be determined if they are appropriate candidates for the procedure. In order for dental implants to function properly, they need enough bone structure for successful placement. Bone structure is what holds the implant in place. Additionally, this allows the process of osseointegration to occur, the process during which the bone is stimulated and grows around the implant, holding it firmly in place. This is why dental implants have a high success rate and patients can achieve permanent repair using this method.
There are alternatives to dental implants that patients can consider, including dental bridges and partial or full dentures. During the initial examination and consultation, these alternatives will be presented so patients can work with their dentist in obtaining the restorative service best suited for their budget, needs, and lifestyle.
Contact our team today to book an appointment and determine how dental implants can dramatically enhance the beauty of the smile as well as improve functionality.