02 October 2021
If you are reading this for yourself or you are doing some research for a family member on dental implants cost Palm Beach County, you know that there will be some challenges ahead if you are considering an implant.
It’s amazing that there are so many different factors to a missing tooth. It’s not simply a decision to fill an open gap in your mouth and never think about it again.
Here at our KA Dental office in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, we know a dental implant comes with a significant financial expense so we try to keep dental implants cost Palm Beach County as low as possible because anyone can suffer the unfortunate loss of a tooth.
Since our team of dentists, associates, assistants, hygienists, and administrative staff are all thoroughly trained in the care and treatment of dental implants, we can make the entire process easy and convenient. We’re specialists and we’ll guide you through every step with no surprises and no extra costs.
What is affected by the loss of teeth?
As we’ve mentioned, there is more than just a gap in your teeth when it comes to a missing tooth. With [tooth loss](https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/tooth-loss-truth-its-no-longer-about-the-tooth-fairy-202108252578#:~:text=Tooth%20decay%2C%20or%20caries%20(cavities,that%20break%20down%20your%20teeth.) there can be a lot of eating and talking restrictions. You might be limited to the foods you eat based on how you have to chew. Also, with that comes the embarrassment of all your family, friends, and school or work colleagues knowing you are missing a tooth.
A missing tooth can also impair your speech. Depending on which tooth is missing, talking could be more difficult because the tongue uses the back of your teeth to form sounds. You may also be self-conscious because your speech has changed and you may find yourself wanting to cover your mouth.
All of the above things are reasons for getting a dental implant, but there is one more very important one.
When you have missing teeth, you also start to lose bone structure in your jaw. If there is no tooth to support, the jaw beneath any missing tooth may slowly begin to deteriorate. The jaw could shrink and cause other dental problems, one of which is the loss of more teeth because the bone in the jaw is no longer able to support them.
After considering what is described above, we hope you are considering an implant. Now let’s talk about the process.
The process of a dental implant
Getting an implant starts with a consultation with one of our dentists, which can be scheduled by calling (561) 484-5079, or by visiting our website here. The first part of the process is an examination of the patient’s mouth to determine the condition of the patient’s jaw where the implant will be placed. If you’re a good candidate, the process will move forward.
The next step will be the placement of the anchor. We will drill into the jaw bone and the anchor will be screwed into the bone. The area will need about three months to heal before the process can continue. Once the area heals, the post will be inserted in the anchor and the crown will be placed on top of the post.
The best part about an implant is there is a 95% success rate. You will feel like you don’t even have an implant and you’ll be able to eat anything once again, even though we won’t recommend hard candy or chewing on ice. There will be no issues brushing or flossing and you can even go for teeth cleanings.
For more information about dental implants cost Palm Beach County, check out our implant page on our website. We look forward to working with you!