DENTAL IMPLANTS IN HOUSTON, TX
Our dentists have been performing dental implants in Houston for many years because we care about your health. Tooth loss is a common problem for many Americans today. As people age, they become more prone to losing teeth to periodontitis or decay. Dental trauma that results in the loss of a tooth tends to be common across all age groups. Unfortunately, after the loss of one or more teeth, patients may feel self-conscious about their appearance. Plus they have an increased risk of periodontitis, tooth decay and their dental health may suffer. This is why dental implants are so important.
Do you suffer from missing or damaged teeth that cannot be saved? Would you like to restore the health and normal function of your teeth and mouth? At Antoine Dental Center in Houston, we offer dental implants for patients with missing teeth or teeth that need to be replaced once extracted. Our dental implants will improve the cosmetic appearance of your smile. And they will improve speaking, eating plus even fill out your face.
What Are Dental Implants?
Contrary to popular belief, a dental implant is not a false tooth. It is a prosthesis made from a titanium post which is inserted into your jawbone. When the implant is fully integrated into your jawbone, an abutment is connected to the implant. This abutment allows for artificial teeth to be attached. A crown, bridge, partial or full denture can then finally be attached to the dental implant prosthesis.
Who Can Get Dental Implants?
Most people who have a missing tooth or missing teeth are qualified candidates for receiving dental implants. If you are interested in a dental implant, give us a call at (713)691-8880.
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
Theoretically, dental implants can last forever. Since they are made from titanium, the implant itself is not susceptible to tooth decay. However, it’s important to note that dental implants need healthy gums in order to be effective and successful.
How Long Do Dental Implant Crowns Last?
In general, you can expect the dental implant itself to last for decades if you engage in excellent oral hygiene. However, the crown attached to your implant will last about 10 to 15 years with excellent oral hygiene. This is because, over time, wear and tear to the crown will cause it to need replacement.
Look Good. Feel Good. Chew Good.
If your missing teeth are near the front of your mouth or they leave a noticeable gap in your cheeks, then implants will not only help restore your confidence and happiness in your appearance but help you eat the foods you enjoy. Implants seamlessly replace your missing teeth and due to great advances in the look of prosthetics in recent years, no one will be able to tell that they aren’t the real deal.
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Tooth Implant Costs And Insurance Coverage
Of course, with any dental procedure, one of the most common concerns that patients have is the cost. Are dental implants covered by dental insurance? How much do they cost?
The truth is that some dental insurances will cover implants, and others won’t. Some insurances may cover a portion of the procedure. For example, they might cover the crown that will be attached to the connective piece. Often insurance carriers will cover some or all of the implantation procedure if it’s required due to an accident or injury causing the missing tooth. However, others may cover a percentage of any dental procedure, even implants, with the remainder being paid out-of-pocket.
If you aren’t sure exactly what your insurance will cover, We may be able to help you find out how much, if any, your insurance will cover in the end. Call us at 713-691-8880 for a free insurance benefits check.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost In Houston?
First of all, the cost of a dental implant can vary depending on if you’re just replacing one tooth of if you’re doing a full mouth restoration. A single tooth replacement can cost you about $3,600 because you’re paying for the implant, the abutment, and the crown. A four implant snap on denture can cost between $10,200 and $50,000 for patients that need multiple dental implants in both upper and lower jaw to completely reconstruct their smile.
For the most part, dental implants for a single tooth will cost about the same price as a fixed bridge—which is around $1,500 and $3,000 per tooth. You may or may not be eligible for some insurance coverage for a dental implant depending on the insurance you have and your specific circumstances.
Single dental implant cost?
The cost for a single dental implant at Antoine Dental Center is $3,600 with no extra or hidden fees. Your insurance might be able to cover a percentage of the total treatment cost depending on the type of insurance plan you have.
How much Are all on 4 dental implants?
Moving forward to 2020, the average cost of All-on-4 Dental Implants in Houston will be around $23,500 per arch. Prices can vary between $15,000-$35,000 per arch depending on the dentist that is performing the procedure, if any additional procedures will be needed, and the complexity of your individual case.
Can You Get A Payment Plan For Dental Implants?
Dental implants can be expensive, especially if you need comprehensive work done. Fortunately, at Antoine Dental Center in Houston, we offer different methods for financing with different banks like Wells Fargo which can offer up to 60 months, 0% interest, on your entire treatment cost.
Are Dental Implants Painful?
Dental implant procedures are performed under local anesthesia. Any pain after the procedure can be managed with OTC pain medication or, if you feel you are experiencing significant pain, talk with your oral health team about other options.
Do Dental Implants Require Special Care?
Dental implants require the same type of care that your regular teeth do: regular flossing, brushing and visits to the dentist for cleanings and examinations.
Will Smoking Impact My Dental Implants?
Smoking will impact your dental implants in a significant way. As a result, the failure rate for dental implants in smokers is 4x higher than the failure rate for dental implants in non-smokers. If you have an implant, you should stop smoking and/or chewing tobacco completely.
A More Beautiful Smile With Dental Implants
We can help restore your smile’s appearance and function. Whether you are struggling with biting and chewing your food, or just lack the confidence to smile in a photograph. You can expect life changing results.
Final Thoughts On Tooth Implants
We hope that we were able to inform you about the benefits of dental implants in Houston. If you feel that this informative has allowed you to learn more about dental implants, and are ready for your tooth implant consultation, contact Antoine Dental Center. Call today and get a free dental implant consultation that includes free x-rays and exam.