Dental implants are a recent development in dental procedures that can help a patient achieve that perfect smile. Removable dentures can slip and make noise. Fixed bridges are anchored to other teeth. A drawback of using other teeth to anchor the bridgework is that they can affect the healthy teeth you have! A drawback to dentures is that they can cause bone loss. Both removable dentures and fixed bridgework have to be replaced every 7 to 15 years.
Dental implants are a more permanent solution to achieve that smile you always dreamed of. Dental implants are surgically placed in the jawbone. The dental implants are composed of titanium metal that are fused to the jawbone through a process called “osseointegration”.
The best reason to consider this solution is that through proper dental care the dental implants can last a lifetime! If you would like to find out whether dental implants are right for you please call us at Brighton Dental today at (716) 836-4590. We will answer any questions you have and setup a convenient time to discuss your options with one of our dentists.
You have probably heard that dental implants are a better solution than bridges or dentures. Bridge work can weaken the teeth when they are filed while dentures can feel unnatural and can interfere with taste. Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. But you might also have heard that dental implants can be costly.
It is true that a single implant can cost several thousand dollars. Many dental insurance plans don’t cover dental implants leaving the patients to pay all out of pocket. However, more and more insurance companies are realizing the benefits of implants and do cover a portion of the cost. If you demand the best dental procedures possible, implants are definitely for you!
Brighton Family Dental has been helping patients get the right dental implants for years. We also will work with you to make them affordable! Here are some additional ways you can save money on your dental implants.
1) Have Brighton Family Dental Group predetermine implants with your insurance company to see if they are a covered benefit. You can then make financial arrangements for your portion of the cost directly with our office.
2) Use your pre-tax flexible spending account. Because dental implants are a multiple part procedure you can schedule the first phase at the end of one year and have another part of the procedure scheduled for the beginning of the next. This allows you to use 2 years of flex-spending on the dental implants which could save you as much as 30% if you are in a high tax bracket.