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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Rest assured; you’ll know exactly how much you’ll have to pay before committing to anything.
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:
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.
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.
We make it easy to rebuild your smile, even if money is tight. Besides using your dental insurance, we offer multiple payment methods, including:
If you have any questions about your payment options, or you are ready to schedule your consultation, contact our office today.