Dental implants: cost, options, recovery, and risks for Knoxville, TN area patients
At Sequoyah Dental Arts, we believe in educating our Knoxville, TN area patients regarding the many ways in which they can repair their smiles after tooth loss. For individuals who are considering the benefits of dental implants, we can provide the knowledge necessary to make a decision in the best interests of their smile!
The cost of dental implants can vary dramatically depending on the type of implant, how many are placed, bone grafting (if necessary), and restoration options. Additionally, some patients may benefit from dental insurance that provides partial or full coverage for their treatment. The best way to get the most accurate quote for treatment is to consult Dr. Pablo Foncea and undergo a thorough evaluation.
Dental implants can be incredibly versatile. Mini implants can be used along with traditional implants depending on the patient and his or her specific situation. Some patients may have one to replace a single tooth, two to support a dental bridge, or several implants for denture stabilization. Many factors will affect the options available.
Recovery from dental implant surgery can take some time, as it is necessary for the bone to fuse to the implant and stabilize it. This process, known as osseointegration, can take several weeks or months to complete. However, once it has finished, it will keep the dental implant in place for life, as long as patients maintain their dental health.
There are minimal risks involved in placement of dental implants. The primary concern is the inability for the implant to stay in place. This is why Dr. Pablo Foncea will complete several x-rays to check the bone of the jaw and ensure there is enough to hold the implant securely. If not, bone grafting may be suggested, or perhaps other restorative methods such as bridges and dentures may be discussed as possible options.
Patients in or around the Knoxville, TN area are welcome to contact Dr. Pablo Foncea and the team at Sequoyah Dental Arts to discuss the possibilities of replacing missing teeth and repairing the smile with dental implants or alternative solutions in his state-of-the-art practice.