Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

If you are missing one or several teeth, dental implants may be right for you.  Dental implants are an innovative alternative to dentures that have several advantages than dentures.  At DC Smile Studio, we care about helping our patients replace missing or damaged teeth to improve their smiles, oral health, and quality of life.


What Are Dental Implants?

Unlike traditional dentures, which replace all or most of a patient’s teeth, dental implants can be used to replace one or a few teeth. Dental implants can be either permanent (fixed) or removable, and both varieties consist of an artificial root that is implanted under the gum and an artificial tooth that is screwed onto the root.


Why Should I Consider Dental Implants?

If you are missing one or more teeth as a result of an injury or tooth decay, dental implants may be a viable alternative to traditional dentures.  Dental implants have several advantages over dentures, such as:

  • Implants are more comfortable and look more natural
  • Speaking and eating are easier
  • Implants typically last longer than dentures, often for the rest of a patient’s life


Individuals who are looking for a more convenient and attractive option than dentures may find dental implants to be the perfect solution.  Patients are generally good candidates for dental implants if they are healthy enough for anesthesia, are able to afford the procedure, and are committed to developing or maintaining good oral hygiene following the procedure, such as:

  • Brushing and flossing daily
  • Avoiding excessive sugar and other unhealthy food
  • Visiting a dentist regularly


How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

Dental implants are not likely to be covered by your insurance company, as many insurance companies consider receiving dental implants to be a cosmetic procedure.  On average, you can expect dental implants to cost between $3,000 and $4,500 per tooth.

Dental implants may be the perfect solution for your missing or damaged teeth.  Contact DC Smile Studio today to schedule a consultation!