The Cost-Effective Way To Replace Missing Teeth
Dental Partners of Vero Beach provides dental implant services in Vero Beach, FL. Call 772-569-4118 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Reasons for Dental Implants
Dental implants are designed to provide a strong foundation for replacement teeth. These new teeth look, feel, and perform just like a regular tooth. Dental implants are changing the way our patients live. A person who has lost a tooth is able to regain the ability to eat with that tooth again, brush and floss as they normally would, and smile with pride. A dental implant appears completely natural and keeps your facial contours intact by preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing. An implant is one of the healthiest ways to replace a missing tooth.
The Anatomy Of A Dental Implant
There are three parts that make up a dental implant:
- The implant – a titanium screw which is surgically placed into the patient’s jaw bone where the original tooth used to be
- The abutment – a small piece that connects the implant and crown, ensuring a snug fit
- Crown – the top part of the tooth, which is attached to the abutment and matches your natural teeth
Dental implants are very cost-effective and, if properly cared for, will last for many years or even a lifetime. The process of restoring a dental implant is simple and straightforward and it is a regular treatment here at Dental Partners of Vero Beach.
Dental Partners of Vero Beach dentists are proud members of The American Society of Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry (ASIRD). ASIRD teams have a collaborative relationship to ensure optimal results. They work together throughout the dental implant process to provide customized, patient-specific, long-term solutions for your dental implant needs. Dr. Jenna Schwibner is one of the few Fellows of the local ASIRD chapter being named “Top Dog” two years in a row for restoring the most implants in the local ASIRD chapter.. Click here to learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants
How much do dental implants cost?
Dental implants with the crown cost between $5000 and $6500 for a single tooth. Keep in mind, though, that many patients need preliminary procedures like tooth extractions and bone grafting prior to dental implant surgery, so your total cost may be higher. Some dental insurance plans will cover part of the cost of dental implants; we’re happy to look into whether your insurance carrier provides these benefits.
How long do dental implants last?
With proper care and maintenance, you can expect your dental implants to last decades or even a lifetime. The crowns, bridges, and dentures that attach to dental implants usually need to be replaced or repaired at some point, but even these can last a decade or longer.
How painful is a dental implant?
Dental implants aren’t painful at all—you’ll be given local anesthesia to numb the area before we start any work, so you won’t feel any pain. After the procedure you are likely to experience some temporary discomfort and swelling, but this can be relieved with over-the-counter pain medications and cold compresses. Most patients report that recovery from dental implants is less uncomfortable than healing from a tooth extraction.
How long after dental implants can I eat normally?
You can eat soft foods in the hours after your dental implant surgery. Avoid crunchy, hard foods for 10 to 14 days after the procedure to help your implants heal properly and prevent any unnecessary discomfort.
Can a dental implant be used for a bridge?
Yes, dental implants can be used to secure a bridge. This is called an implant-supported bridge. It’s a better solution than a traditional bridge because implant-supported bridges don’t compromise the health of adjacent teeth by using them as support.
Call (772) 569-4118 to schedule your appointment.