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No two denturists are the same. If you have been wearing dentures for a while, you know that no two sets of dentures are the same. Finding a quality, experienced denturist can seriously impact the comfort of your dentures. You do not have to deal with loose plates, gums that are rubbed raw, distorted speech, and the inability to eat your favorite foods. If you have any of these problems, there are a few things that you can try before replacing your dentures. Use what I have learned over my 15 years of wearing dentures to find a perfect fit and optimum comfort in your dentures.

finding comfort when wearing dentures

Q & A For People Considering A Dental Implant

Priscilla Hansen

If you have lost a permanent tooth, you may be looking to restore the look and functionality of your teeth by replacing the missing tooth. The best prosthetic replacement for a missing tooth is usually a dental implant. Here are few questions and answers to help you understand dental implants:

What are the components of a dental implant?

One reason that dental implants are so realistic is their similarity of their structure and functionality to normal teeth. The components of an implant replace each major part of normal tooth. The dental implant consists of the following:

  • The screw: a metal screw, which is typically made of titanium, is inserted into the jawbone as a replacement for the root of the missing tooth.
  • An abutment: An abutment is just another name for a connector. It serves as a connection between the implant screw and the crown.
  • The crown:  A porcelain crown is used to replace the portion of the tooth that is visible in your mouth.

Is a dental implant removable?

A dental implant is considered a permanent restoration. Once the implant screw is inserted into the jawbone, it fuses with the bone through a process called osseointegration.

What are the common uses of a dental implant?

 A dental implant can replace a single missing tooth, or it can be used to help support a denture or bridge that will replace a group of missing teeth.

Are dental implants expensive?

The cost of a dental implant varies based on the frequency of appointments and the number of procedures performed during the restoration process. Still, after your teeth and jawbone have been assessed by your dentist, he or she should be able to provide you with an estimated cost of treatment. Nevertheless, the treatment cost could change if there are complications that alter your original treatment plan. A single implant usually costs between $1,000 and $3,000. However, the crown and abutment will generally cost an additional $500 to $3,000. The average total cost is around $4,250 for a single tooth. 

Your insurance may cover some of the cost of your implant procedure. However, it is best to check for coverage before beginning treatment. Insurance plans often cover 10 percent or less of implant charges. However, the same policy may provide more extensive coverage for dentures. 

Some of your dental implant questions may have been answered here. However, to find more answers about your specific implant needs, schedule a consultation with a dentist today.