Dental Implants (3D Imaging)
Dental implants are a permanent, durable, and natural-looking solution to replace one or more missing teeth. For dental implants in the Luzerne County area, set up a free consultation at Casey Dental.
A single-tooth implant is a dental implant that replaces one missing tooth. This type of implant is ideal for patients who are missing individual teeth or multiple teeth that are spaced apart from each other. A dental implant is a metal post surgically placed into the jawbone. Once the implant is healed and intergraded to the jawbone, a dental prosthetic, or tooth-like replacement called a crown, is attached to the post.
All-on-4 Dental Implants
All-on-4 dental surgery uses dental implants to support an entire arch of upper or lower teeth arch. This implant procedure is ideal for patients who are missing all of their natural teeth or have an arch of teeth that is severely damaged and needs to be replaced. Four dental implants are placed in the jawbone, which are then used to support a full arch of dental prosthetics.
Implant-supported dentures are dentures that “clip in” to dental implants, making them more secure than regular dentures but still removable. Implant-supported dentures, or overdentures, are ideal for patients who are missing all or most of their natural teeth. This also tends to be a less expensive tooth replacement option versus fixed implants.
Guided Implant Surgery
Many traditional implant surgeons place dental implants into the jawbone without using any type of guidance or template. Our Casey Dental team uses guided implant surgery , using 3D imaging technology as a surgical guide to place dental implants in the jawbone.
This 3D image ensures that the dental implants are placed in the exact location determined to be the best for the patient. Guided implant surgery results in a quicker, more comfortable, and more successful dental implant surgery.
Cost of Dental Implants
The cost of dental implants varies depending on the type of implant, how many implants are required, and the complexity of the procedure. The best way to determine the cost of dental implants is to schedule a consultation with our team at Casey Dental. During your consultation, we will examine your mouth, take x-rays, and develop a personalized treatment plan. We will then be able to give you a more accurate estimate of the cost of your implants.
We understand that choosing dental implants is a significant investment. For this reason, we offer financing options to make dental implants more affordable for our patients. We also accept all major dental insurance plans, and most dental insurance plans may cover at least a portion of the cost of dental implants.
Dental implants require adequate bone to be available for the procedure to be successful. In many cases, we will do our best to preserve the structure of the natural jawbone; however, some patients require bone grafting, which can increase the price of the procedure.
Additional services to cure oral health problems like periodontal disease or tooth decay may also be required before dental implants can be placed. The options of general or local anesthetic used for the tooth replacement procedure can also affect the cost of dental implants.
If you fail to care for your implants properly and experience implant failure or require additional dental care, this will increase the cost of dental implants over time. We always recommend patients continue with their regular dental visits and a good at-home oral hygiene routine. Implants should be taken care of the same way you take care of your teeth!
Dental Implants in Luzerne County, PA
If you think you may need dental implants and are located in the Luzerne County area, our team at Casey Dental would be happy to help. We offer dental implants for patients of all ages and work to create a customized treatment plan to fit your individual needs. Schedule a consultation with our team today for more information about our implant options and to learn more about our other preventative and restorative dental services!