Losing multiple teeth can be a traumatic experience. Regardless of how the loss occurred, large, visible gaps between teeth lends to insecurity and health issues related to mastication (your ability to chew). Everyone wants to be secure with their smile and outward appearance when encountering others in social situations of varying consequence, and for that reason you should consider consulting with Dr. Gary Moore of Stetson Hills for all your dental implant needs.
Read on to find out more about this state-of-the-art procedure!
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are metal-based roots comprised of titanium metal that are secured to your jaw and capped with dental crowns to make up for missing teeth. Titanium is often the metal of choice because it is not rejected by your body and can last for many, many years due to its strength. To ensure that your mouth accepts the titanium metal, Dr. Moore may recommend that you undergo a trial period of having it secured to your jaw before finishing the procedure by capping the rod with a porcelain tooth. In the meantime, you’ll be fitted with a temporary tooth that will prevent you from damaging the titanium rod as well as your mouth from biting down on it.
We understand that this sounds like a complicated and daunting procedure. However, Dr. Gary Moore is an excellent practitioner with more than two decades of experience. He uses cutting edge technology to ensure precise implementation, and takes pride in his ability to foster a safe, comforting environment alongside a staff who will put you at ease throughout the course of your visits with us.
What’s Entailed in a Dental Implant Procedure?
Here is a step-by-step guide to help you better understand what’s involved in a dental implant procedure. Here at Stetson Hills, we believe that a firm knowledge of what’s to be expected makes for a more pleasant experience for both parties.
Complete numbness of the area being implanted is achieved via local anesthetic.
Dr. Moore than creates a precise incision over the area of the gum where the implant will be secured.
A state-of-the-art drill is then used to create space for the implant.
The titanium implant is secured to the bone beneath your gum, at which point a second component is then attached to help facilitate the healing process.
The incision is then stitched up so that the implant may attach to the bone over the next few months.
Following this initial procedure, you will undergo the following final set of steps to ensure that the implant is secure and appears symmetrical with the rest of your teeth:
Over the course of several appointments, Dr. Moore will make accurate impressions of your implant and surrounding teeth to make sure that you the crown secured to the implant fits perfectly.
The implant is extended via another incision so that there is enough room to implement the crown. This portion of the process also allows Dr. Moore to determine if the titanium has been accepted by your body.
Finally, after the crown has been made, it is secured to the extended implant.
Alterations may occur in order to ensure that the implant and accompanying crown fit and look good amidst the surrounding teeth.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
Here at Stetson Hills, we’re proud to offer affordable dental services with financing options and cost-cutting payment services. At any given time you can check with us for free consultations, X-rays, and specials. We work closely with manufacturers which allows us to provide lower costs to our patients than other dentists in the area.
Right now you can receive a dental implant for $2195, which includes an abutment and porcelain crown. You also receive a 3D Cat Scan, post-op visits, and medical evaluation for that price. It’s important to note that some dental insurance policies cover the cost of dental implants, so check with your provider to see if your insurance plan offers dental implant coverage.
Choose the Experts at Stetson Hills
If you’re looking for top-notch dental implant technology and precise implementation of that technology, look no further than Dr. Gary Moore of Stetson Hills. He has over two decades of cosmetic dentistry experience, having received his doctorate from the School of Dentistry at Loma Linda University. He and his staff have hundreds of hours of continuing education courses and will help make your visit to Stetson Hills comfortable and enjoyable. We pride ourselves in our expertise and kindness. For more information, please don’t hesitate to setup a free consultation!