Dental Implant Quality: Often Imitated…Never Duplicated

The benefits of dental implants outweigh most contrary perspectives. Quality tips-the-scale when selecting an implant to replace your missing teeth. No doubt, implant treatment is a significant investment. It’s because dental implants are durable and they provide a stable tooth replacement option.We previously shared that not all implants are the same. It’s important that you know what you’re investing in.

Reputation in check

Dental implant manufacturers are numerous. You will experience the best treatment results by choosing nothing less than those with an excellent track record.

Beware of imitations

Certain dental implant manufacturers have a solid reputation for quality. And you can trust that we select only those products that qualify. Some companies copy the design of an implant. The similarity stops there since quality is lacking.

Compare costs to long-term results

Knock-offs cost significantly less than quality originals. Approach so-called, “discount dental implants,” with caution.

Also, the outcomes are fairly predictable with cheaper implants. Metal fatigue, weak points, and breakage are common with dental implants crafted from substandard materials.

Place a premium on it

Price your dental implant according to the quality. Choosing a premium dental implant will assure long term success for your missing tooth replacement.

The general price for fully restoring a tooth with a dental implant ranges from $3,000 to $5,500. This depends on the type of implant, the abutment, and the final steps required for full restoration.

Ask us about every aspect of your dental implant investment. We are prepared to answer your questions about quality and craftsmanship because we place a premium on the long-term success of your treatment.

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Does Your Dental Implant Pass the Test?

“A hammer is a tool. The carpenter determines its use.” Those words remind of the value of proper equipment. They also clarify how essential the user is to the process.

Your need for a dental implant requires both. You trust the confidence of the equipment and the skill of an expert.

Each facet of your implant treatment calls for precision. If you want a healthy, long-term outcome it’s important that you know something about the process and the resources being used.

An implant is an implant is a – not so fast!

Dental implants are about adaptability. And it’s vital to your oral health that you understand how they interact with your body.

More specifically is how your implant adapts to your bone structure. A particular type or grade of implant might not be as easily accepted by your body.

Rejection can occur at your gum line. But it’s vital that you avoid any adverse reaction in the bone.

Not doing so can lead to lengthy and expensive restorative dental treatment. And why would you settle for anything less than a time and/or cost effective solution to missing tooth replacement.

Set yourself up for success

Be assured that a successful dental implant treatment is our goal for you. And a few requirements assure this happens – the first time around.

1. Pre-treatment diagnosis

We will explore your dental and medical health history. This assessment gives us an early indication about whether you are a good candidate for an implant.

Your dental implant treatment takes place over a period of time. On average, plan for four to nine months to completion.

2. Preliminary preparation

Your implant treatment is a surgical procedure. Next to your dental and medical history, we pay close attention to your jaw bone structure.

An implant serves as an anchor of sorts within the gap left by your missing tooth. It’s important that we know how strong your bone is so there’s adequate support for your implant.

3. Premium placement

Confidence in your dental implant treatment will increase with each step of the preparation process. And you’ll feel more confident knowing that we use premium implant technology.

We achieve the most successful outcomes using Zimmer™ dental implants. Though other implant tools are available, we believe your long-term results depend on the best resources.

Missing teeth circumstances differ. And the remaining bone structure is as unique as the tooth loss.

Our tools and expertise are the primary equalizers for your dental implant treatment. It’s why our preparation and placement relies on premium dental implant resources to assure you the best outcome.

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Functionality of Dental Implants

Functionality determines many of your choices. It forces you to compare your options.Missing teeth certainly impacts function, and a dental implant is a good choice for a functional replacement.

It’s normal to compare how a dental implant works alongside your natural tooth. Your natural teeth and dental implants typically look, feel, and function in a similar way.

But there are differences to consider.

Teeth require a supportive environment to remain healthy. Your teeth primarily attach to the surrounding bone beneath your visible gum line.

The periodontal ligament consists of fibers that are actually within the tooth on one side. Your tooth is attached to bone on the opposite side.

Dental implants are attached directly to the bone. The gum tissue attaches to your tooth root via fiber also. Yet gum tissue can only attach to the surface of your dental implant.

Your teeth are vulnerable to dental decay. On occasion, tooth decay can lead to the need for a root canal.

The base ingredient of a dental implant is metal. Because of this, they don’t decay and do not require root canal treatment.

Periodontal (gum) disease can also damage your tooth structure. A dental implant can become inflamed or irritated as the gum tissue adjusts to it.

Occasionally the bone structure surrounding your implant can deteriorate. But the overall impact on your bone structure is less and much different than with your natural teeth.

Maintenance matters.

Dental implants are similar to crowns and other tooth replacement options when it comes to maintenance. It’s trustworthy treatment and can be replaced without impacting the implant’s attachment to the bone.

Your implant requires good dental hygiene like your natural teeth. Brushing and flossing help control bacteria growth for your dental implant too.

Your dental hygienist has special instruments designed to clean your dental implant. The instruments will not damage the metal surface of the implant beneath your gum tissue.

Regular dental check-ups help monitor your implant to confirm that it’s adapting to the bone tissue. It’s also important to assure that your dental implant is functioning appropriately with attached crowns and/or bridgework.

Function follows dental implant treatment. Proper follow-up, treatment monitoring, and routine maintenance help assure your tooth replacement remains healthy and functional.

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