Dental Implants are the best technology that has happened in dentistry over the last decade! Previously our patients with damaged or missing teeth had very few options except extraction. Bridges and crowns were difficult in many cases, and always expensive.
Implants are a permanent solution that feel and look like natural teeth. Chewing and speaking with implants is comfortable and requires no additional maintenance outside of a normal dental routine. Dental implants typically last for twenty years.
Dr. Vaughan uses computer guided surgery and digital mapping that allows precise measurement and placement of a titanium post. After that post is in place and secure, a permanent crown is placed on top. With this new technology, patients can have a brand-new tooth in only three to six months!
There are some requirements for implants that patients need to consider. One must have good oral health and generally healthy gums. Placing a tooth in a gum with ongoing disease would likely be unsuccessful. Smoking, and jaw issues also diminish the success rate of implants.
Implants are often a less expensive option that complicated bridges and crowns. Of course every case is different but generally speaking cost range between $1,000 – $4,000 per implant.
Implant procedures usually involve three steps: