Patients who elect to get dental implants are typically looking for a long-term solution to tooth loss or decay. The existing tooth is removed and the implant fills in the gap. The implant is sturdy, will not fall out and can be easily maintained, just like normal teeth. With a close ‘cap’ color match, most people will never even realize you have dental implants. There is no messy glue, no nightly cleanings (besides regular brushing of your teeth!), and no worrying if the tooth will fall out, chip or break. You can treat a dental implant like a normal tooth.
There are numerous advantages to choosing dental implants over other options for tooth replacement.
Dental implants typically are the most expensive options when it comes to cosmetic dentistry, but they are also the longest lasting. According to The New York Times, the average single tooth dental implant cost between $3,000-$4,500. The cost goes up from there based on the complexity of the case. Many dentists, including Dr. Fontenot, offer patient financing through programs such as CareCredit for dental implants. Call your dental insurance provider directly to ask about any coverage they may offer for the procedure.
To learn more about dental implant dentistry and other cosmetic dentistry choices, call Dr. Fontenot’s dental office today in Lafayette, LA.