Why Choose Dental Wellness of Lexington for Dental Implants?
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Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement that brings back an entire tooth from root to crown. A small titanium post is used to recreate the root structure, and this, in turn, supports a new crown, bridge, or denture. This comprehensive approach has several benefits compared to other treatments:
Security: Unlike other replacements that rely on the remaining teeth or gums for support, implants are anchored within thick jawbone material, meaning patients never have to worry about their new teeth slipping or moving unexpectedly.
Appearance: Dental implants sit within the gum line just like natural teeth and are topped with 100% custom-made restorations, helping them blend into any smile.
Bone Retention: The jawbone typically starts to shrink after teeth go missing, but dental implant roots can stop and even reverse this process. They are the only treatment that can do this.
Lifelong Solution: With minimal maintenance, a patient can rely on their implants lasting for 30 years or more.
Indications for Dental Implants
No matter how many teeth you might be missing, dental implants can be used to help rebuild your smile!
Missing One Tooth
For a lone gap in the smile, a single dental implant root and crown can be placed between two healthy teeth without affecting them at all. This is a much less invasive approach compared to a traditional bridge in which the neighboring teeth have to be filed down to support the prosthetic.
Missing Multiple Teeth
A small number of implant roots can be used to support a partial denture or dental bridge. These can replace numerous teeth throughout the mouth, and thanks to the implants, patients will enjoy a hold and stability a traditional dental prosthetic simply can’t offer.
Missing All of Your Teeth
Instead of having to replace each tooth with an individual implant, a full denture can be secured to the jawbone using just four to six well-placed roots. Implant-retained dentures not only look more natural than traditional ones, but they also restore more of a patient’s bite strength as well, enabling them to eat a wider variety of foods with ease.
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Start to Finish Convenience
Most other dental offices have to refer their implant patients to an outside specialist to have their new roots surgically placed into their jaw. This bouncing between different offices adds expense and stress to the implant process, which is why Dental Wellness of Lexington is happy to provide the entire procedure ourselves from beginning to end. From your first consultation all the way until you walk out of our office with a renewed smile, you’ll be able to work with the same dentists and team that you trust.
Dental Implant Training
For the last 20 years, our own Dr. Feck has taught dental implant Clinics both in Lexington and around the country in order to help dentists learn more about utilizing this fantastic treatment. He has received universal praise and multiple awards for his Clinics, and he's undoubtedly helped countless patients through his students. This dedication to expertise and education is a big part of his approach when treating his own patients as well, so when you come to get dental implants at Dental Wellness of Lexington, you can trust that you’re only experiencing the best.
Patients have the opportunity to get deeply discounted implant work through these Clinics by participating in them, but the availability for spots is solely based on need. To learn more and see if you qualify to be a part of the next class, click here.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
Every dental implant treatment we provide is completely tailored to each unique individual, and because of this, the cost of the procedure can vary quite a bit from patient to patient. Factors such as the number of implants, the location of the missing teeth, and the type of restoration used can all influence the final price. Before beginning your treatment, our team will go over all pricing information with you so there are never any surprises throughout the process.
While it’s true that dental implants tend to cost more upfront than other traditional options, they also last dramatically longer as well, which usually helps patients save money over all. Unlike with a regular bridge or denture that needs to be replaced every five to seven years on average, dental implants can be trusted to look great and function normally for decades on end, meaning a patient will spend thousands less on periodic maintenance.
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Dental Implant FAQs
Drs. Feck, Combs, and Wilson are here to answer any and all questions you might have about dental implants in Lexington. It’s important that you thoroughly understand the entire process before actually undergoing the surgery. Below are the answers to just a few of the questions that patients will commonly ask about dental implants. Since your situation is unique, you’ll probably have plenty of concerns of your own that you can voice during your implant consultation.
How Long Does It Take to Get Dental Implants?
Receiving dental implants is a process that can last several months. The first phase is the placement of the actual implant post in the jaw. It’ll take about three to six months for the gums around the surgical site to heal and for the bone to integrate with the post. Once that’s done, the next step is to attach an abutment, and a little more time is allowed for the gums to grow around it as well. (In some cases, the abutment and the implant post are attached at the same time.) The final step is to receive your prosthetic tooth or teeth.
Will I Need Bone Grafts?
You might not be able to get dental implants right away if your jaw doesn’t have enough density and height to support them. Unfortunately, if your teeth have been missing for a while, there’s a good chance that your jawbone has significantly broken down due to a lack of stimulation. Bone grafts can encourage the growth of new bone so that dental implants can be successfully placed. Of course, you might not need bone grafts if you are receiving your dental implants right away, such as after a tooth extraction. We’ll help you plan the entire dental implant process so that all the necessary steps are covered.
Will Dental Implants Be Covered by Insurance?
Many insurance carriers consider dental implants to be a cosmetic procedure and thus won’t cover them. That said, each plan has different benefits, and yours might help pay for certain related treatments. (For example, gum disease needs to be cured before you get dental implants, and many insurance plans are willing to pay for periodontal therapy.) The initial dental implant consultation might also be covered. We’ll work with you to make sure you’re getting the most out of your insurance; we can also offer other kinds of financing as well.
How Do I Take Care of Dental Implants?
As far as daily maintenance is concerned, dental implants don’t need any particularly special care. You can clean them twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush like you would any other tooth. You should use a low-abrasive toothpaste so that you don’t damage the restoration. For hard to reach places around the implant, use a nylon coated interdental brush or specially designed floss. (A water flosser is a good alternative if you have trouble with string floss.) Of course, regular checkups with your dentist in Lexington are still as important as ever!