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Have Questions About Dental Implants? This Might Help…

As the dental implant revolution continues to explode, many people are asking questions. They want to know about the cost, how long the procedure might take and how long it takes to heal. All of these are good questions when you want to be informed about a life changing decision. When we lose a tooth we lose self-confidence and our true smile. Once we make the decision to get a dental implant, our lives can change. Many people experience increased self-esteem and a bright new smile with functional teeth.

The cost of dental implants varies for many reasons. Each procedure is as unique as the individual. For some, bone grafts are necessary, which could result in higher costs. Generally, the cost of an implant can range from $2,000-$4,000 per tooth.

The healing process also varies from patient to patient. Preparing for the implant might require multiple steps that need healing time in between each step. Generally, if a patient has healthy bone density, healing time can take 13-16 weeks. Most patients experience minimal down time and post-op pain. More extensive procedures may take a few extra days before returning to a normal routine.

In the past, there were only a few options to replace missing teeth; a dental bridge or dentures were just about the only solutions. Today there are many advantages to dental implants. Now, patients have the opportunity to have functioning teeth designed to match their natural smile.
If you have questions about dental implants, call us at 651-429-3348 or visit our website at http://www.lakeshorefamilydentist.com/library/108/Implants.html

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