Having missing teeth can be a burden not just physically, but also emotionally and socially. It’s difficult to talk, smile, and laugh if you have spaces in your smile. However, modern dentistry has provided a solution that is guaranteed to look just like real teeth and last an entire lifetime. This is called the dental implant.
A dental implant is a prosthetic device designed to replace missing teeth. The dental implant system is composed of three parts: the implant post, the metal abutment, and the porcelain restorative crown.
The implant post is a small piece of metal that is made of titanium and shaped like a screw. It is directly embedded into the gums and designed to mimic a real tooth root that anchors into the bone.
The titanium implant is used because of its ability to osseointegrate, the process by which the alveolar bone bonds with the metal and accepts it as part of itself. Because of osseointegration, the titanium implant becomes virtually irremovable once the gums have healed around it.
The metal abutment is a small piece that is screwed into the top of the titanium post. It serves as a connector between the implant and the restorative crown. The dental crown will have a hole underneath which will allow it to directly attach to the abutment. Dental cement is used to adhere the crown and abutment permanently.
Dentures are also prosthetics designed to replace missing teeth. However, unlike dentures, dental implants have a structure that is very similar to natural teeth. The implant post replaces the tooth roots while the dental crown replaces the natural tooth crown.
Dentures don’t have this kind of structure because the false teeth are just attached to an acrylic base that sits on top of the gums and/or palate. Dentures are only designed to be worn above the gums, while dental implants are embedded into the gums and bone, providing a much more stable result.
Here are the benefits you can get from dental implants over bridges and dentures:
The cost of dental implants vary widely based on a number of factors, including:
At Ace Dental in Roseville, we understand that some treatment costs can be difficult to shoulder. That is why we are now a PPO (preferred provider organization) for most insurance companies. We accept all major dental insurance policies. Our dental staff will help you file your claims so that you can get the most out of your insurance. We also accept cash, check, and credit payments.
We are also very transparent with our services. Before you receive treatment, all the prices will be discussed with you so that you can plan your finances accordingly. If you are unable to handle the financial burden, we can discuss alternative solutions so that you will still be able to receive treatment.
Our head dentist at Ace Dental in Roseville is Dr. Karanvir Sibia, DDS. As a Doctor of Dental Surgery, you can expect that he is highly skilled and well-trained in implantology and other related procedures. He is the best dentist in Roseville to visit for dental implants in Sacramento. He is very friendly, gentle, and easy to communicate with. He will make sure that you are happy throughout your entire course of treatment.
Before you can get dental implants, we first need to closely examine your oral health. This consultation is necessary to develop a dental implant treatment plan that’s specifically designed for your personal needs.
To get a dental check-up prior to implantation, you can book an appointment using this webpage or call us at (916) 772-0111. You can also visit us at 1070 Pleasant Grove Suite 110 Roseville, CA 95678, during weekdays, from 9am to 6pm. Our dental team will help you get the best restorative prosthetics that will fit your preferences and budget.
Contact us today to schedule your dental implants appointment!