It’s important to replace a tooth that has been removed or lost as soon as possible. Missing teeth make it difficult to properly eat your food, leading to digestive problems and nutritional deficiencies. After you lose a tooth, your jaw will also begin to shrink, which will cause your facial muscles to sag.
Yes, our team offers anesthesia and sedation options for patients undergoing implant surgery, including IV sedation and in-office general anesthesia.
Dental implants are made from titanium. Titanium metal is strong, long-lasting, and biocompatible. This means that it fuses with your jawbone. Once placed in your mouth, the implants are absorbed by your jawbone, creating a permanent fusion with the implant and providing a stable, natural support for your artificial teeth.
Dental implants take several months to receive. You can expect to visit our office 3-4 times during your dental implant treatment experience. The full process includes your initial consultation, treatment planning, surgery, and follow-ups to check on your progress.
Getting an implant involves a minor surgical procedure, during which your dentist will insert the implants into your jawbone. Be sure to follow the post-operative care instructions we provide you with to ensure a comfortable recovery. However, you will receive sedation and anesthesia during your procedure to make sure you that are relaxed and comfortable.
The total cost will depend on your case. Thanks to the flexibility of Invisalign, your treatment is tailored to your unique orthodontic needs. Your dentist will perform a full dental assessment and draft up a treatment plan during your visit. At this time, our team will provide you with a breakdown of all treatment costs. That said, Invisalign is comparable to the cost of braces, making it affordable for most patients.
For some patients, yes. The cost of Invisalign treatment is covered in part by many major dental insurance plans. However, some plans consider Invisalign a cosmetic procedure versus an orthodontic procedure, like traditional braces. Your out-of-pocket expenses will depend on your individual plan and stated benefits. To help you understand your benefits and make the most of your coverage, our team will confirm your benefits.
Yes, many teens can benefit from Invisalign treatment. Many young patients may be candidates for clear aligner therapy. Be sure to talk to your dentist about an Invisalign consultation for your teen or tween to see how we can help every member of your family enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles.
Invisalign aligners are transparent and virtually invisible when you speak or smile. The aligners are also removable, so you can enjoy your favorite meals and snacks without damaging your aligners or getting food caught in hard-to-reach places the way you might with braces. This makes Invisalign an excellent choice for busy adults or image-conscious teens, making for a comfortable and convenient treatment experience.