Surgical Placement of Dental Implant
Teeth consist of more than what the eye can see when you smile. Below the surface, every healthy tooth is held in place by a root embedded within the jawbone. When a tooth is lost, so is its root, and a dental implant is the only way to replace it. An implant is a small, root-shaped post that is surgically implanted into the jawbone, after which the jawbone heals and fuses to the post’s surface. Dental implants can support prosthetic crowns, bridges, and dentures, depending on how many teeth a patient has lost.
By replacing the roots of your teeth, dental implants serve multiple purposes. They offer unmatched support for your replacement prosthesis, and they encourage the flow of nutrients to your jawbone every time the prosthetic roots are stimulated via biting and chewing. This stimulation helps prevent the gradual resorption of the jawbone that occurs after one or more natural teeth are uprooted. This, in turn, reduces your risks of losing teeth in the future due to weakened support.
Given the many long-term benefits of dental implants, they’re the preferable option for replacing lost teeth for many patients. However, before recommending implant placement, your surgeon will ensure that your jawbone is strong enough to receive the posts, or they may suggest bone grafting to strengthen it.
What is the cost of a surgical dental implant placement?
The average cost of a dental implant is $2000 or higher depending on the dentist, and they are typically either not covered or covered only at 50% plus the deductible. But with a general dentist in Doctors Network, the cost is only $600