WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
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A dental implant is a metal post that functions as a replacement tooth root. Once your dentist places the implant in the bone of the jaw, new bone forms around the implant to firmly hold it in place. Implants can also support dental restorations like crowns and bridges, just like regular teeth. They can even support full or partial dentures and give them more stability in the mouth.
WHEN SHOULD I CONSIDER A DENTAL IMPLANT?
Dentists place implants as anchors for artificial teeth. You would choose to have one placed if you had a tooth removed and wanted it replaced. When you want to have an artificial tooth replace a missing one, ask your dentist about dental implants. Gum disease, poor dental hygiene, and nicotine may affect your ability to be a candidate for dental implants.
HOW DO I AFFORD A DENTAL IMPLANT?
Talk to your Insurance Company about whether or not they cover the cost or portion of the cost of a dental implant. Consider the Smile Protection Plan through Great Expressions as another option for payment assistance. CareCredit* also offers financing options to fit within your monthly budget. We make it easy and convenient for you to afford the dental treatment you may need.
WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Once healing occurs, implants are fused to your bone, so they’re often more durable than other replacement options, including bridges.
Consider a dental implant if:
- You want treatment that looks, feels and functions like natural teeth
- You want to restore your smile
- You want a permanent treatment option for a missing tooth
Request an appointment to speak with your dentist and they’ll help you decide the best treatment option for you.
Insider Tip: Dental implants have been by far the most successful restorations in dentistry. Studies have shown that 95% of all implants placed are still functioning ten years after placement.
* Subject to credit approval. Minimum monthly payments required. Visit www.carecredit.com for details.
The Smile Protection Plan ℠ is not insurance, therefore all applicants are guaranteed acceptance. And you can have added confidence knowing this is a licensed discount Plan.
The Smile Protection Plan ℠ is not insurance. This is a licensed discount medical plan. The Smile Protection Plan ℠ provides discounts at certain health care providers for dental services. The Smile Protection Plan ℠ does not make payments directly to the providers of dental services. You (member) will be required to pay for all health care or dental services, but will receive a discount from those health care providers who have a contract with The CDI Group, Inc. The Smile Protection Plan ℠ is provided by discount medical plan organization The CDI Group, Inc. The CDI Group, Inc. is located at 601 East Daily Drive, Suite 215, Camarillo, California 93010