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Dental Implants – Buzzards Bay, MA

Bring Back Missing Teeth for a Lifetime

Tooth loss is a problem faced by over 120 million Americans every day, and if this includes you, then you’re probably well aware of the problems missing teeth can cause. Your food choices can become limited, speech can start to feel awkward, and feeling confident enough to smile just doesn’t happen. If you’re ready to finally have your complete smile back, then Canal Side Family Dental can give it to you with dental implants.

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The Benefits of Dental Implants

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This state-of-the-art treatment goes beyond traditional restorations by bringing back the entire structure of a tooth both above and below the gum line. A sturdy, titanium root is placed directly into the jawbone, and this provides the foundation for a beautiful new tooth that shows within the smile. This modern method also successfully prevents bone deterioration, which is a constant worry following tooth loss and is typically the reason for why older patients’ mouths can develop a “hunched” appearance as the years go by. Additional benefits of dental implants include:

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Indications for Dental Implants

One important benefit of dental implants is their versatility. Whether you’re missing a single tooth or a full arch, this state-of-the-art reconstructive service can be paired seamlessly with custom-made restorations and replenish the attractive, confident dental structure you need.

Animation of implant retained dental crown

Missing One Tooth

For patients with a single gap in there smile, an implant-retained crown is highly recommended. A custom-made, all-porcelain crown can be attached directly to an implant root to create something that is indistinguishable from a natural tooth. And, unlike other replacements, this tooth won’t require support from the surrounding teeth and gums, making it a smart choice for your overall oral health.

Animation of implant retained dental bridge

Missing Multiple Teeth

If a patient is missing more than one tooth in a row, replacing each one with an individual implant would likely be cost prohibitive. Fortunately, implants can also be used to support a strong and sturdy dental bridge. Two implant crowns are placed on either side of the missing teeth, and these are used to support prosthetic teeth to fill in the space. With this restoration, we can bring back full function to the smile while also preventing the remaining teeth from shifting out of place.

Model smile and dental implant posts

Missing All of Your Teeth

Even patients who are missing all or most of their teeth can be good candidates for dental implants. Using a few strategically placed roots, we can secure a denture directly to the jawbone just like real teeth. Compared to a traditional removable prosthetic, implant-dentures have a superior hold, are guaranteed to last longer, and they even help a patient have a much stronger bite, enabling them to enjoy a more varied (and likely healthier) diet.

Start to Finish Convenience

Model of dental implant post

And, unlike other dental offices in the area, we can complete the entire procedure in-house. Our periodontist, Dr. Cho, is a certified expert when it comes to placing dental implants, and he’ll ensure you’ll enjoy a pain-free process and smooth recovery. Once you have healed from placement, our team can attach your new teeth to the prosthetic roots, bringing your smile back for a lifetime to come.

Dental implants are actually quite versatile and can reliably replace any number of missing teeth using the restorations detailed below. Which one is right for you? Our team can help you decide at a dental implant consultation.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

Animation of natural teeth and implant supported dental crown

No two patients’ needs are exactly alike, which is why we will not be able to provide confident pricing information about the cost of dental implants in Buzzards Bay until after your initial consultation. Rest assured, though, that your financial obligation will be laid out in clear, comprehensive terms before any actual procedures are scheduled. At first glance, dental implants can seem like a significant investment of time and money. However, we believe that the eventual benefits will meet your needs and easily exceed your expectations.

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Preliminary Treatments & Dental Implant Surgery

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Many patients require one or more preparatory treatments before they are eligible to receive dental implants. Your implant dentist in Buzzards Bay might determine that a bone graft, gum disease therapy, or tooth extractions are necessary. Each preliminary procedure comes with its own price.

The dental implant surgery itself also comes with its own price. The cost depends on how many implants are being inserted, what type of anesthesia is being used, and other factors. While some dental offices must refer patients to another practice for the surgery, we are able to do everything in-house. You will not have to worry about facing unexpected fees from an unfamiliar practice.

The Parts of Your Dental Implant

Illustration of single dental implant isolated against white background

Not all dental implants in Buzzards Bay are exactly the same. Some of them feature two-piece construction, while others are just a single piece. Most implants are made out of a titanium alloy, but implants made out of other biocompatible materials, like zirconia, are becoming more common. The type of implant that we use for you will affect the overall price of your treatment. If there are multiple types of implants that could work well for you, we will clearly explain the pros and cons of each option.

Final Dental Implant Restoration

Happy dental patient admiring her dental implant restorations

Restorations are the artificial teeth that we attach to the tops of dental implants. Some patients require a single implant-supported crown, which logically costs less than a multi-unit bridge. Also, keep in mind that there are different types of implant dentures, including removable ones and ones that get permanently fixed to implants. Occasionally, we are able to help a patient save money by retrofitting an existing conventional denture to attach to dental implants.

Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

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More and more dental insurance policies are offering coverage for dental implants. However, many plans still do not cover them. You will have to check your specific policy to see how it applies. Even if it does not cover the implants, it might assist you with other parts of your treatment plan, such as your final restoration or your preliminary treatment. As an insurance-friendly practice, we are ready to help you understand and navigate your coverage.

Making Dental Implants Affordable

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Besides helping you with your insurance, our practice offers a few provisions that may make dental implants more affordable:

  • The Essential Dental Plan. This membership plan is helpful for patients without insurance. You simply pay a reasonable annual fee, and in return you get to enjoy a number of free services, as well as a 15% discount on dental implants and other major procedures.
  • We accept financing through CareCredit, a third-party financier that offers low-interest and no-interest payment plans. The majority of patients qualify for CareCredit.
  • Free Consultation. If you are not sure if dental implants are right for you, you will not have to spend any money to talk to us and find out more about the journey that may await you.
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