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Types of Dental Implants

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Believe it or not, all dental implants aren’t the same. As a result, the type you use will influence the cost. Depending on the number of teeth you’re missing, you may need:

  • Single unit implant
  • Implant-supported bridge
  • Implant-retained denture

You will have to pay for each implant, abutment, and restoration. Thankfully, you can treat several missing teeth without needing a dental implant for each tooth. We’ll provide you with a personalized estimate during your initial consultation.

What are the Stages of Dental Implant Treatment?

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Unlike traditional treatments, the process of treating tooth loss with dental implants in Houston will take several months to complete. There are multiple steps involved to rebuild a tooth from the root up. This can make it easier to afford your new smile because you won’t need to cover the entire cost upfront. Instead, you can pay for each phase over the course of several months.

Every plan differs, but most patients need:

  • Initial Consultation: You’ll need a visual examination, as well as a CT scan.
  • Additional Treatments: Many patients need additional procedures before their placement surgery, like periodontal therapy or bone grafting.
  • Implant Placement Surgery: Sedation or anesthesia is used to ensure you’re comfortable as titanium posts are placed into your jawbone.
  • Abutment: Each post needs a special fixture called an abutment.
  • Restoration: Your replacement teeth are made from durable material to look and feel natural.

Are Dental Implants Worth the Investment?

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It’s true, dental implants are initially more expensive than traditional treatments; however, they are worth every penny. They are the most reliable solution for tooth loss and are proven to have over a 95% success rate. Dental implants can last for decades with the right aftercare, so you should never need to worry about paying to have them replaced.

With an implant post acting as a root, your jawbone will stay strong and healthy to stop dental drift. This preserves any remaining natural teeth to lower your risk of common issues associated with missing teeth to save even more money down the road.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

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Every policy is unique, but many plans offer some coverage after reaching your annual deductible. Your dental insurance can help offset the cost to lower the amount you need to pay out-of-pocket. We will help you maximize your benefits, so you can treat your tooth loss without breaking the bank.

Schedule Your Consultation

Your implant dentist in Houston can restore a beautiful smile. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation to receive your estimate for dental implants.