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What are partial dental implants?

Aug. 15th 2010

Partial or Single Tooth Implant:  If all you need is a single tooth replacement, the procedure will of course be less invasive. For one you will only need one fixture so there will be less stress on the jawbone and you. Here is the procedure. A hole is drilled for implant insertion. A titanium screw type device is placed in the above-mentioned hole. Healing time, the jawbone will heal and adhere to the implant. A device called an abutment is attached to the implant. A crown is placed on top of the abutment.

There are several dental insurance polices that offer discounts for dental implant procedures to help you reduce your cost. Before you purchase a dental plan be sure it will cover you. Call and ask. Then call the dental office and confirm they will do the implant. Sometimes you need to see a dental specialists and many of plans have restrictions, waiting periods, and limitations.

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Dental Implants How Much Do They Cost in California

Aug. 13th 2010

Dental implants are the wave of the future and people who have received them are much happier with them than traditional dentures. It is important to note that severe health problems may keep you from getting dental implants. In addition to being successful, a person will need to be highly committed to oral health. Very seldom do implants fail but poor care will make it much more likely.

Great innovations over the last few years have improved dentistry. It used to be when your teeth went bad you had two choices dentures or gums! Thankfully, today there are more choices; inventions like dental implants have completely changed people’s lives. However not all people are good candidates or can afford them. Keep in mind there is a wide range of costs for the implants from $1000 to $3000. This depends mostly on how many implants you are going to have done.

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What is a Full Dental Implant

Aug. 12th 2010

As the name suggests this is an implant that will replace all teeth you have. More invasive than a single tooth replacement this procedure will require more than one trip to the dentist. Commonly called a full bridge it will replace all of them and some of the roots.

Here is a simple break down of what you can minimally expect. At least two surgical procedures Surgery one: The professional will use an incision to expose the jawbone then drill holes for anchor screws for the fixtures. Four to six fixtures are needed for the lower jaw and six to eight for the upper. Now the healing process begins you will wear a temporary bridge while you heal. Healing for upper jaw: 6 moths. Healing for lower jaw: 3 months. Surgery two: In this surgery, the implant must be exposed to allow for the attaching of the permanent bridge. You may have a waiting time while are fabricated In subsequent visits to the dentist, your new will be attached and adjusted for good aesthetics and proper bite.

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