And with the all of the benefits of dental implants, including their long-term dependability, you might not feel the need to look at any other options. However, still might have some questions regarding the process.
Check out these frequently asked questions for some great information about low cost dental implants around West Philly:
Dental implants are fantastic for the majority of patients who need teeth replaced. However, you may want to discuss other options with your dentist if you have an autoimmune disease, uncontrolled diabetes, undergone radiation therapy around your head or neck, and/or a smoker.
There are a few factors that could make this procedure either fairly straight forward or a bit more complicated. A common complication is when a patient doesn’t have sufficient bone density in the jaw to hold the implant in place. If this ends up being your case, before the actual implant procedure your dentist will probably opt for a bone augmentation. The healing process for bone augmentation usually takes about 4-8 months.
Once the augmentation is healed, or if you don’t require one, the implant will be surgically inserted into the jaw bone and your gum will be stitched for another healing process. Depending on where the implant has been inserted, it may take up to 6 months for the implant to integrate into the bone. But once that is done, your new tooth will be attached to the implant and you’ll be on your way to a happier mouth!
To find out more about low cost dental implants around West Philly or to set up your evaluation appointment, call Chester County Family Dentistry at 610-431-0600.