Dental Implants: A Permanent Solution
Dental implants are artificial, man-made tooth roots. They are usually made from titanium, which is an extremely biocompatible material that encourages new bone growth. As such, it integrates within your jaw so that it becomes a permanent part of your body.
The 3 Parts of an Dental Implant
When most people think of “dental implants,” what they really have in mind is a 3-piece prosthesis: the implant, abutment, and restoration.
On top of your implant “root” is an abutment. This is the portion of the “implant” that is installed into the implant itself and extends above the gumlines. It must be covered with a restoration, as it is not functional on its own. It simply aims to support the “replacement tooth” that your dentist has in mind.
The restoration is anchored on top of your implant abutment. It can be a crown, bridge, or denture. This is the only part of your “implant” treatment that should require ongoing maintenance.
How Long do Dental Implants Last?
You should expect for your dental implant to last for life. We guarantee our Port St. Lucie implants and their integrity as long as they integrate properly following your surgery.
However, anything above the bone (your abutment or restoration) is a responsibility we share. Ongoing maintenance and proper care will help these restorations last for as long as possible. That being said, you can expect a crown or denture to eventually wear out. Unlike the implant themselves, these do not last for decades. As they start to chip and wear away, they will need to be replaced.
Affordable Dentures and Implants in Port St. Lucie
Get a single implant, abutment, and crown for just $1995. Implant supported overdentures start as low as $1,200 per implant and $375 per denture. Call us today to schedule a complimentary consultation and x-ray to find out which option is best for you. 0% interest financing is available.
At Affordable Dentures and Implants in Port St. Lucie, we see dental implant patients of all ages. Learn more about if you are a candidate for implants.