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How Much Do Dental Implants Cost in Bedford, NH?

May 26, 2024
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost in Bedford, NH?

Dental implants are today's gold standard for replacing natural teeth. Replacing damaged or missing teeth with implants can restore your natural smile and protect your oral health.

In Bedford, NH, a single-tooth dental implant typically costs between $5,000 and $7,000.

Parts of a Dental Implant

  • Implant post or anchor: The post is a small titanium structure the surgeon places in the jaw, which bonds with the natural bone structure in osseointegration.
  • Abutment: This part is a stainless steel cap that fits over the implant post and provides a sturdy place to attach the dental crown.
  • Dental crown: The crown replaces the main portion of the tooth, completing the implant and restoring your smile.

Advantages of Dental Implants

Preserves Oral Health

A dental implant is more than an aesthetic fix. Filling a space left behind by a missing tooth keeps its neighbors in place, preventing gaps and crowding that can lead to gum disease and tooth decay.

Replaces Entire Tooth Structure

A dental implant replaces one tooth and its root system. Since the implant bonds with the jawbone in osseointegration, it provides the same chewing stimulation and prevents the bone from breaking down around the socket.

Improve Self-Confidence

Missing teeth often leads to a lack of confidence. Patients don't want to share their smiles and may give the wrong impression. With a new dental implant, they feel proud of their appearance.

Dental Implant Surgery Step-by-Step

Step 1: Consultation

First, you will meet with your oral surgeon to discuss your needs and expectations. Your surgeon will then let you know whether you are a good candidate for the procedure and how the process will work.

To understand your oral anatomy, your surgeon will perform a CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) scan. They will use this scan to determine whether you have enough bone mass to place an implant and find the location of all oral structures.

Step 2: Treatment Plan

Your surgeon will create a treatment plan that describes the care you will receive and its cost. If you approve the treatment plan, they will schedule your surgery.

Step 3: Bone Grafting

You may need a bone graft procedure if you have lower bone mass where the implant will go. Your surgeon places ground and sterilized bone material in your jawbone and covers it with a dissolvable membrane. Over six to nine months, your natural bone uses the donor bone as a scaffold to create more mass.

Step 4: Implant Placement

If you have an existing tooth, the surgeon can often extract it during the same procedure as placing the implant post.

First, the surgeon prepares the surgical site using specialized tools and inserts the anchor. They cap the post with an abutment that protects it during healing and allows later crown attachment. They close the surgical site to promote healing.

Step 5: Restoration

After a few months, your surgeon will check that your implant has fully healed. If it looks good and has successfully bonded with your jawbone, you can receive a crown from your family dentist at this point.

After your implant heals, you can chew, talk, and smile without issues, and you can eat your favorite foods without worry.

Caring for Your New Implants

Single-tooth dental implants need no more care than healthy teeth. Brush and floss as your family dentist recommends. Visit your family dentist at least twice yearly to check your implant and overall oral health.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants

Can I receive sedation during dental implant surgery?

You will receive local anesthesia, which is sufficient for some patients. Many patients also choose sedation for their procedure, especially when placing multiple implants at once.

Can you get a dental implant in one day?

Dr. Braasch can complete most of the process in one day. If you need a bone graft before surgery, it must heal for at least a few months before the implant can be placed.

Call Braasch OMS

Dental implants can change how you look and feel while boosting oral health. If you would like an individual treatment plan with anticipated costs, don't hesitate to contact us to schedule a consultation. Call our Bedford, NH, office at 603-657-1984 today.

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