For many years now, the most preferred and recommended way to replace missing teeth has been dental implants. Why? This innovative method goes beyond the surface of the gums to address the root as well as the crown, which is crucial for long-term oral health. Dr. Harder collaborates with trusted oral surgeons in the area to make sure that you receive the same quality of care from beginning to end. To get on the path toward a fully restored smile, call our office today to schedule your consultation.
Because dental implants also replace the root of the missing teeth, they provide certain benefits that dentures and bridges simply can’t on their own. These benefits include the following:
One amazing feature about dental implants is that they are extremely versatile and can handle any tooth-loss situation. Whether you need to replace one tooth or an entire arch, dental implants can help you regain your smile’s full function, health, and beauty.
After the post is surgically placed into the jawbone, an abutment piece is attached. Finally, a single dental crown is bonded on top. This solution looks and feel so natural, you may even forget which tooth is artificial.
If you have a consecutive row of missing teeth, you can use an implant-retained bridge, which anchors to two dental implants instead of your existing teeth. For gaps spread out along an arch, we can attach a partial denture to dental implants for added stability.
Even total tooth loss can be treated with dental implants, but you don’t need one implant for every missing tooth. In fact, using only four to six implants, we can restore a whole arch of teeth. By either bolting or snapping your dentures in place with dental implants, you ensure that they remain firmly in the optimal position.
At Moses Lake Family Dentistry, we are committed to excellence in treating our patients, and we expect the same level of dedication and quality in the oral surgeons that we collaborate with. When we recommend a specialist, you can rest assured that your experience will be just as smooth and positive with them as it is in our practice. To learn more about our partners, contact our office in Moses Lake.
There are basically limitless treatment options for dental implants, making a general estimate difficult. The number and location of the implants, as well as the type of restoration that will be placed on top, impact the price. Also, keep in mind that paying for dental implants may still be more cost effective than getting dentures or bridges alone because these restorations have to be replaced every 5 to 10 years, but implants can last for much longer.
We can provide you with an accurate estimate during your consultation with Dr. Harder. After he evaluates your mouth, he can review your treatment options, helping us formulate the personalized estimate.