Are Dental Implants safe?
Dental implants are not only very safe, they are also very successful. They have over a 95% success rate and have helped many patients improve their quality of life over the years. Most dental implants are made up of titanium, the same material used in hip, shoulder, and knee replacements. Titanium is the most biocompatible material available and is not harmful to human tissue. There are a few people who suffer from a metal allergy. In these rare cases, we will review your alternative options at your consultation. Dr. Rinker will review your entire medical history, examine your teeth and gums, and take x-rays to see if you are a good candidate for teeth implants.
Will dental implants stop bone loss?
Yes, dental implants will help stimulate the bone and prevent the bone and jaw from receding after tooth loss. Bone and gum tissue will begin to deteriorate once teeth and teeth roots go missing. Teeth implants are surgically implanted into the alveolar bone which is where the roots used to be. They will provide stimulation for the bone to prevent the bone reabsorption process.
What kind of dental restoration will I need?
Our dentists will decide which restoration you need at your implant consultation. It will mostly depend on how many teeth you are missing and where they were located. A single tooth can be replaced by a single dental implant that supports a dental crown. A few missing consecutive teeth can be replaced by at least two implants and a dental bridge. A few missing teeth can be replaced by a partial denture while a full denture can replace an entire row of teeth.
What is the implant process like?
The implant process can take anywhere from a few months to a full year. This is solely dependent on your unique situation and health. Dr. Rinker will perform every stage of the process at his dentist office located in Greeley, CO. First, the implants are surgically placed in the jaw bone where they will be left to heal and integrate with the surrounding bone for three to six months. Then an abutment will be attached and will serve as the connector piece between the implants and the restoration. Finally, the custom made dental prosthesis will be placed.
Are dental implants expensive?
Dental implants are the most sophisticated form of tooth replacement and require many appointments, at least one surgical procedure, top-of-the-line materials, and dental expertise. All of this will add up to thousands of dollars. It is important to remember that this is the only permanent solution to tooth loss. Teeth implants are a long-term investment in your overall health, oral health, and quality of life. Other options such as dentures come with many downfalls.
Do you offer financing for dental implants?
Our incredibly helpful staff at Integrated Dental by Espire in Greeley, CO is used to dealing with the costs of implants and is ready to help our patients navigate through the financial aspect of getting them. We offer Parasail, a third-party financing company that has fixed interest rate loans based on your financial information, no fees, and affordable payments that can be spread out monthly to fit your budget.