Replacing missing teeth is important to a person’s dental health and structure. Sometimes extractions are in the best interest of the patient. Sometimes tooth loss is a result of decay or trauma. Whatever the circumstance, it is ideal for maintaining a full set of teeth for optimal oral health. Dr. Steven Hatcher and Dr. Sona Isharani work to treat patients of all ages in the Greensboro, NC, area with a wide range of dental services. Through individual examination and consultation, they will devise a treatment plan to meet a patient’s specific needs.
Once the end goal has been established, and the patient is assured of the exceptional care that our doctors deliver, very often, the cost of the treatment is a concern for a patient. With regards to dental health, value is a better consideration than just cost. Much more contributes to determining value other than just the price tag.
One outstanding option for the replacement of single or multiple teeth is dental implants. Though they have been available for quite some time, some patients are not as familiar with these as they are other options. Having implants placed may take a little more investment by the patients, but when correlated with the benefits, it is a desirable solution.
Dental implants do require a surgical procedure to have the posts implanted that act as support for the replacement teeth. The actual implant itself offers advantages to the patient. Roots of a tooth act to stimulate the bone to which they are connected. This prevents bone deterioration and preserves the structure of the mouth. An implant acts as a sort of substitute for that root to serve the same purpose. This is a highly advantageous aspect of this procedure.
Implants for teeth replacement also offer a long-term solution. While dentures and bridges may still be effective and less expensive at first, over time, they may not be so affordable. These more traditional options usually require more repairs and maintenance than their more permanent implant counterparts. In addition, implants can last a lifetime.
A patient will also generally experience a more natural and comfortable overall result when choosing an implant. There is nothing to be loose or slip or fit inappropriately. Once established, an implant will function as a natural tooth would, including requirements for oral care.
In evaluating financial options, the first step is to check with your dental insurance company and find out what portion of the dental implant it will cover. For the remaining expense, our practice accepts health care credit from CareCredit— a low-interest, sometimes no-interest account offering monthly payment plans. With such an option, you can now have access to needed health care services. To determine the appropriate solution in financing dental implants or for any of the solutions we provide, we invite you to make an appointment for a consultation with one of our qualified dentists.