What Are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants are small titanium posts that replace the roots of missing teeth. A small surgical procedure is required to place the implants, which can be performed in the comfort of our specialized dental offices in Fort Worth or Dallas.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
The small titanium posts of the dental implants are inserted into your jawbone, and then a porcelain tooth crown is attached to replace the missing teeth. These porcelain crowns are custom-designed and crafted to resemble your natural tooth nearly identically.
Each dental implant case is different, as each patient is unique. In some cases, dental implants will need to fuse with the bone for several months before the crown is installed permanently. In other cases, you can have a temporary crown placed and a new set of teeth on the same day your implant is done.
Our prosthodontists in Fort Worth or Dallas will consult with you to provide the best treatment plan depending on your unique case.
The Advantages of Dental Implants
It is no secret that dental implant technology has advanced in recent years and has become the ideal and go-to tooth replacement solution; This is because of the many advantages it boasts over other procedures. Because of the latest innovations in implant dentistry, you could benefit greatly from dental implants, even if you did not qualify before. The dental implants that we offer in Dallas and Fort Worth are done by some of the most experienced and dedicated implant specialists in the state of Texas, if not the nation. Choosing a team of experts like ours ensures that you will benefit from all the advantages dental implants have to offer.
Dental implants provide many advantages and benefits in comparison to other teeth replacement options, such as:
- Dental implants last a lifetime
- They act and behave like natural teeth
- Dental implants prevent bone loss
- Adjacent teeth are secured when the implants are placed
- Facial sagging and premature aging risks are reduced when missing teeth are replaced with implants
- The success rate of dental implants is impressive, at 95 to 98% when placed by specialists
- Dental implants can help keep gums disease-free
- You can care for your dental implants just as you would your natural teeth
- Patients experience better mental health and improved confidence with dental implants.
What Are the Downsides of Dental Implants?
Much like any other dental procedure, there can be potential downsides to dental implants in some cases. Here are a few reasons why you may not be eligible for dental implants:
- Dental implants are not suited for everyone; those who may not be candidates include:
- Those with any health condition that affects bone mass
- Those who are generally unhealthy
- Patients with jaw structure that is not of adequate size to support implants.
- Dental Implants can be more costly upfront when compared to other tooth-replacement alternatives. However, although implants cost more than dentures or bridges upfront, the long-term costs are less as they are permanent, while dentures need to be replaced regularly.
- Several appointments. This is dependent upon your bone growth speed and the type of implant treatment you require. You may need to attend several appointments at our offices in Dallas or Fort Worth before the implants are permanently fixed.
- Unlike alternative tooth replacement treatments, minor operations on the gum and jaw are required for dental implant placement. A local or general anesthetic will be used for the procedures.
- While dental implants have a high success rate, there is still a low risk for complications such as damage to teeth, blood vessels, and nerves and the risk of gum infections and potential for sinus issues. These risks are reduced if you choose one of our highly-trained dental implant specialists in Forth Worth or Dallas.
Your dental implant specialists in Fort Worth or Dallas will happily consult with you and put your mind at ease regarding any proposed risks of dental implants in your unique case. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team today.
What Are the Different Types of Dental Implant Procedures?
If you are inquiring about dental implants in Dallas and Fort Worth then you have likely heard about there being different types of dental implant options and procedures. Here at ARCHPOINT Implant Dentistry, our experts offer the following services:
- Multiple-Teeth Replacement
- Single-Tooth Replacement
- All-On-4 Implants
- Mini Dental Implants
- Zygomatic Implants
- Implant Bridges
- Snap-On Dentures
- Snap-On Dentures vs. All-On-4 Dental Implants
Are Dental Implants Worth It? Yes, & Here Is Why.
Dental implants are most certainly worth the expense and time if you need to replace a missing tooth or multiple teeth. Although dental implants seem expensive, they are a permanent replacement solution with a high success rate.
Unlike other teeth replacement solutions that can require daily maintenance and replacements or upgrades each year, dental implants require a one-time investment, and you can continue to live your life as you did when you had all your natural teeth. Considering the many benefits, factors, and long-lasting effects, dental implants are the ideal tooth-replacement solution in current times.
What Do Dental Implants Cost?
Dental implants cost between $4,000 to $5,500 per tooth for the abutment and crown – this includes extraction, anesthesia, follow-up costs, etc. If major grafting is needed, it can add up to $2,500 per site.
A three-unit implant bridge (two implants with a pontic) can cost around $10,000 if no major grafting is needed. When you see dental implants advertised for less, it is likely because the cost that is being promoted is excluding the necessary inclusions and procedures.
What Do Dental Implants in Dallas and Fort Worth Cost?
Dental implants in Dallas and Fort Worth will range similarly to the quoted cost nationally. They will be priced according to your unique case and treatment requirements. If you require complicated grafting this will increase the cost of the implants. They will also be priced differently based on the level of experience of your dentist or dental implant specialist, the type of dental implant treatment, and the location of the dental practice.
While you may find general dentists offering lower prices for dental implants in Dallas and Fort Worth, it is crucial to consider the risk of not having your implants placed by a dental implant specialist that is trained specifically for this complicated procedure. Our DFW dental implant center is the home of some of the best specialists in the state, who have placed thousands of implants.
Archpoint Implant Dentistry is well known and top-rated in Dallas and in Fort Worth due to not only our experienced dental implant specialists but also our in-house team.
Your implant specialists at either one of our dental practices will be able to advise on all dental implants cost and other queries.
What Do Full Arch Dental Implants Cost?
Full arch dental implants cost around $15,000 per arch. This price can go up depending on the materials used and the patient’s unique needs.
Archpoint’s specialists in dental implants in Dallas and Fort Worth can get patients out of their current condition by extracting remaining teeth, clearing all of the infection, and giving them back their smiles at this cost. However, patients will potentially need to upgrade those teeth with stronger materials later on down the road.
Our specialists will inform you that the best material in the market for dental implants is zirconia. Costs can be an additional $9,000 for zirconia teeth, but these dental implants are made to last a lifetime. Just as natural teeth need to be cared for at home and professionally in order for them to last, dental implants are no different. Once a patient has a full arch, they will need to come back for routine maintenance/cleaning, which is around $125 per arch.
To learn about the financing options available for Dental Implants, you can visit our Financial Options page here.
What Factors Impact The Cost Of Dental Implants?
While dental implants are more costly than other teeth-replacement solutions, they are the best solution for getting your smile back. If you have considered dental implants but are concerned about the cost, we understand why. Although dental implants require a higher upfront cost, the result is stable, beautiful, and permanent teeth that last a lifetime. Dental implants allow you to live life as you would with your natural teeth, from your daily oral care routine to your diet.
Dental implants give you back the freedom and confidence that other tooth-replacement options do not.
Dental implants can function as normal teeth as they replace both the roots and crowns of missing or damaged teeth. Other tooth replacement solutions only restore the visible parts of the missing teeth in which they cannot mimic natural teeth and require replacements throughout the years, which can end up costing more than dental implants in the long run.
Here are a few factors that impact the cost of dental implants:
- Dentist experience and qualifications – Highly trained dentists with more experience will have higher fees, like any other professional in any other field. Our dental implant specialists at our Dallas and Fort Worth practices have been highly trained, have placed thousands of dental implants, and are reputable in the dentistry industry. Speak to your specialist at one of our practices to discuss payment plans and insurance.
- The type and number of implants – Titanium is one of the materials used for implant posts because it is bio-compatible, sturdy, and affordable. Implant posts can also be made from ceramic or zirconia.
Zirconia is a popular choice for dental implants and is a non-metal substitute for titanium. It is bioinert, meaning the risk for chemical reactions is mitigated. It also will not migrate anywhere else in the body or corrode. Due to its innate white color, zirconia increases the organic look of the implant and imitates one’s natural teeth.
Your dental implant specialists will help you decide which material is right for you. Depending on the material you choose, the cost will be further affected by the number of posts needed.
- The number of teeth being treated – If you require more than one implant, the cost of your surgery will be more than a single implant. Depending on your overall oral health, you may need replacements at different times which will also affect the price.
- Additional procedures – If you need tooth extractions, periodontal therapy, or bone grafting before your implant treatment, you’ll need to factor these fees into the total cost of your dental implants.
- Dental insurance and benefits – Dental insurance can sometimes be used to begin your out-of-pocket expense. In some cases, you can use your policy to lower other costs of your treatment, such as imaging, consultation, and restorations, after reaching your annual deductible insurance. In a few cases, medical insurance can also be leveraged.
- The use of in-house or outside labs – Specialists in a lab setting will custom-make your implants. Some dental implant surgical centers make use of their lab facilities to control the costs of implant production. This means that they will often offer prosthetic teeth to patients at a more affordable price compared to dentists that may use an outsourced lab.
Here at Archpoint Implant Dentistry, we do utilize an in-house lab and are therefore able to offer more affordable dental implants in Dallas and Fort Worth than some other implant specialists.
- The location of your teeth – The cost of your procedure may be impacted if there are some difficult teeth to replace. Front teeth are more expensive to replace because the surgical process is more complicated due to the matching of the jawline.
- The location of your dentist – In some areas, the cost of living and general economic environment is higher will impact the cost of your dental implant procedure. You are likely to pay more in larger, established cities than in rural and urban areas.
- Your overall oral health – If you have any health issues, you will most likely require prior treatments to ensure your mouth is healthy enough for dental implants.
- The required anesthesia levels – Your dentists will use local anesthesia, general anesthesia, or sedation. The type of anesthesia used will affect the overall cost.
Why Dental Implants Are Worth the Cost in Both the Short Term & Long Term
You might be tempted to save on costs by selecting dentures or bridges over dental implants. However, other traditional tooth replacements can be more expensive in the long run due to hidden fees and additional procedures and replacements.
It is also essential to consider that dental implants not only save you money in the long run, but they are worth the cost short term solely due to the advantages and freedoms that you gain back in your daily life.
You can hear from more of our patients by visiting our testimonials page here.
Here are a few reasons why dental implants can help save money in the long term:
- Health costs – Without dental implants or tooth roots, your jawbone begins to deteriorate. This means that the risk of gum disease and additional teeth loss increases which will ultimately affect the amount you need to spend to fix these issues.
- The long-term costs – Dentures and bridges need to be replaced every five to ten years on average, which affects their initial lower price. You would also have to buy adhesives regularly to stabilize your dentures. Dental implants last for 30+ years, and you won’t need to spend any extra on maintenance.
- The social costs – Dental implants are solid and fixed in place, while dentures can slip or make noises when you are talking and eating, which can ultimately affect your confidence.
- The convenience costs – Dental implants mirror natural teeth; therefore they can be flossed and brushed normally. Dentures require regular cleaning, which can take up time during your day.
Cheaper Alternatives To Dental Implants
Suppose you do not qualify for dental implants because of other oral health issues or because of costs. In that case, your dental implant specialists at our Forth Worth and Dallas practices will consult with you to provide the best alternative treatment plan to replace your missing teeth or tooth. Below are the three alternatives we have to offer our patients:
Where to Get Dental Implants in Dallas and Fort Worth
Archpoint is recognized and reputable due to our in-house team, lab, and highly-trained specialists that have placed thousands of implants. We have also been voted as D-Magazine Top Dentists in DFW several years in a row. Meet our team here! If you would like to learn more, give us a call today to schedule a consultation.
Our experienced and compassionate team will be delighted to assist you and will gladly recommend the correct dental implant solution for you. We are excited to start this journey with you to your new smile!
If you want to learn even more about dental implants in Dallas and Fort Worth, you can check out our monthly video series, To The Point™ with our very own, Dr. Nick Hansen.