Dental Implants in Suwanee and Braselton, GA
Teeth are constantly exposed to harmful sugars and endure a lot of wear and tear on a daily basis. It is no surprise that despite personal and professional dental care routines, people still experience tooth damage and sometimes tooth loss.
If you are faced with tooth loss, contact Lemons Dental in Suwanee to learn more about the amazing benefits of dental implant restorations. Dr. Terry J. Lemons provides this comprehensive solution for tooth loss so your smile can function naturally and beautifully.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace the roots of missing teeth (View Example). They are inserted into your jawbone during a minor surgical procedure that takes place in the dental office. After the implant has been placed in your jawbone, a completely lifelike porcelain tooth crown is attached. In some cases, the implant needs to fuse with the bone for several months before it is permanently crowned; in other cases, you can have new (but temporary) teeth the same day your implants are placed.
How many teeth can be replaced with dental implants?
You can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or all your teeth with implants (View Examples). You don't even need one implant for every missing tooth. As few as two Implants can support a removable lower denture, while as few as four implants can provide a full, permanent set of top or bottom teeth.
Is dental implant surgery painful?
Most people find dental implant surgery very easy to tolerate. Any post-operative discomfort can usually be managed with over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen or OTC pain-relievers. Ice can also be helpful.
Cost of Dental Implants
Single Tooth Implant
In cases where a single dental implant is needed, it can cost about $1,000 to $3,000. The abutment and the crown, however, can add an additional $500 to $3,000. The total expected costs is typically between $1,500 and $6,000. This amount is the average amount patients will pay out-of-pocket without the assistance of a dental insurance plan. This estimate includes surgery and the initial consultation, however, the price can vary based on other circumstances.
For example, if a patient requires numerous dental implants, the cost will be higher. There are various types of dental implants available. The specific needs of the patient which type of implant is the best option.
Multiple Tooth Implant
This option is used for patients who require the replacement of more than one. Implants on multiple teeth can cost between $1,500 and $30,000. This estimate can be as much as $50,000 depending on the specific case, dentist performing the procedure and the geographic region.
When two to four teeth are being replaced with high-quality implants, the procedure can cost $6,000 to $10,000. As with any procedure, the expected cost can increase based on the unique circumstances of the patient and other components. Multiple tooth implants are typically used in cases where the patient has healthy teeth next to the re
In determining the number of implants required, it is based on the number of teeth missing and the specific location of the affected teeth. In some cases, individual implants may not be required if the teeth are adjacent to one another.
Full Mouth Implants
With modern dentistry, various patients may be a good candidate for implant-supported dentures or full mouth dental implants. The cost for this type of implant-supported dentures can vary from $20,000 to $70,000. The average cost for full mouth implants is about $34,000.
Full mouth dental implants are strong and secure. Unlike traditional dentures, they do not require the use of adhesives. A dentist often recommends this type of implant solution when the patient is missing numerous teeth in a row. These implants can only be added once the teeth are removed. The removal of the teeth can increase the overall price of the procedure.
Full mouth dental implants are similar to dentures, however can be quite a bit more expensive. This type of permanent dentures is continuing to increase in popularity because of the benefits.
Insurance Coverage on dental Implants
Each individual dental policy varies on their coverage for implants based on your employer's plan. Please call our office for a free implant consultation and we can provide you with your particular benefits.
Advantages of Dental Implant Restorations
Dental implant Restorations replace a tooth from its root to its crown. They are permanent and return the full force of chewing with a beautiful lifelike crown. Patients are thrilled with this solution because they look and feel as though they have a new tooth.
Dental implant restorations allow patients to avoid much of the discomfort and inconvenience of other treatments for tooth loss, such as:
· Soreness due to the rubbing of dentures against soft tissue in the mouth.
· On-going needs to reline, replace, and adjust dentures.
· Reliance on the adhesive paste to remain secure.
· Interference in speech and eating with dentures that cover the palate.
· Bone resorption of the jaw, leaving patients with a prematurely aged facial structure appearance