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Dental Implants – Fuquay-Varina, NC

A Second Act For
Your Smile

Are you eager to put your tooth loss behind you permanently? Ready to stop dealing with sore gums or uncomfortable dentures? With dental implants, Dr. Langworthy can breathe new life into your smile by offering you a beautiful, long-lasting solution that will help you look and feel like your teeth never went missing in the first place. Whether you’re missing a single tooth or all of them, she can ensure that your smile’s best days are ahead of you. To get started, contact us today to discuss tooth replacement with dental implants in Fuquay-Varina, NC.

Why Choose Langworthy Family Dentistry for Dental Implants?

What are Dental Implants?

Closeup of smile with animated dental implant

If you were to look at a dental implant, you’d likely say, “That doesn’t look anything like a tooth!” and you’d be right! An implant is actually a prosthetic tooth root made of titanium that is placed into the jawbone. There, it undergoes a process of bonding directly to the bone, which is called osseointegration. Once this is complete, a new crown, bridge, or denture can be attached on top, bringing back the tooth/teeth from top to bottom.

The 4 Step Dental Implant Process

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Benefits of Dental Implants

Two women smiling after dental implant tooth replacement

Who Dental Implants Can Help

Woman in considering tooth replacement with dental implants

One of the best things about dental implants is that they are extremely versatile and can be tailored to suit patients dealing with any degree of tooth loss. All that a patient needs to bring to the table is decent oral health as well as a strong enough jawbone to support the roots. Dr. Langworthy can also help a patient if either of these is an issue. When a patient is ready, they can select which of the following procedures would best fit their situation:

Animated dental implant supported dental crown placement

Missing One Tooth

Rather than filing down multiple teeth to make room for a bridge, a single implant and crown can be positioned between two healthy teeth without disturbing them at all. This is a more conservative and long-lasting approach.

Animated dental implant supported supported fixed bridge placement

Missing Multiple Teeth

Two implants can be placed at either end of a large gap in the smile to serve as the foundation for a bridge that holds 2 to 4 teeth. Not only are implant bridges stronger than regular ones, but they look more lifelike as well.

Animated dental implant supported dentures placement

Missing All of Your Teeth

With as little as 4 to 6 implants, a patient can replace an entire row of teeth with a full denture. Unlike removable dentures, implant dentures restore practically all of a patient’s bite strength, allowing them to eat whatever they like without having to worry about their teeth moving or falling out.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

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The cost of dental implants in Fuquay-Varina shouldn’t stand in your way of replacing your missing teeth. Contrary to many rumors, dental implants are more affordable than you might realize. Although there’s not a flat rate for a new tooth, we strive to keep a complete smile within everyone’s budget. We have the financial solutions you need to invest in the next best thing to your real teeth.

Preliminary Treatments & Dental Implant Surgery

Model of implant-supported bridge

Every case differs, so no two treatment plans are identical. The amount you’ll pay is determined by your specific needs and preferences. Although every situation is unique, you can expect your estimate to include:

  • Preliminary Treatments: You may require prep-work before getting dental implants in Fuquay-Varina, like gum disease treatment or tooth extractions.
  • Placement Surgery: Sedation or anesthesia will keep you comfortable while an implant post is placed in your jaw.
  • Number of Teeth: The more teeth you’re treating, the more you can expect to pay.
  • Materials: Discounted materials can save more upfront, but they’ll cost more down the road because they may not be as durable.

Rest assured; you’ll know exactly how much you’ll have to pay before committing to anything.

The Parts of Your Dental Implant

Parts of a single dental implant

Your implant dentist in Fuquay-Varina can treat one, multiple, or all your missing teeth. Your estimate will include each part of your dental implant, including:

  • Post: An implant post replicates a root to stabilize your restoration.
  • Abutment: Each post will require an abutment to attach your restoration.
  • Restoration: You’ll need either a single crown, bridge, or denture to replace your missing teeth.

How Dental Implants Can Save You Money

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Believe it or not, dental implants are the most cost-effective method of treating tooth loss. Traditional prosthetics only last for a few years before needing to be replaced, but dental implants can thrive for decades. You’ll never need to budget for replacements with the right aftercare, like maintaining your oral hygiene. Not to mention, dental implants lower your overall oral health expenses. The implant posts will keep your jawbone strong to prevent common issues associated with missing teeth, like cavities and gum disease.

Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

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Don’t expect your dental insurance to cover the entire cost of the procedure; however, it can be used to lower the amount you pay out-of-pocket. You can use your policy to offset the fees for certain steps in your plan, like the consultation, imaging, or restorations. We will work on your behalf with your insurance company to maximize your annual benefits.

Making Dental Implants Affordable

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We make it easy to rebuild your smile, even if money is tight. Besides using your dental insurance, we offer multiple payment methods, including:

  • Traditional Payments: We accept all traditional payment forms, including cash, checks, and credit cards.
  • Third-Party Financing: Pay for your new smile using monthly installments through a third-party financing company, like CareCredit.
  • In-House Savings Plan: Enjoy reduced rates for specific services by joining our in-house savings plan.

If you have any questions about your payment options, or you are ready to schedule your consultation, contact our office today.

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