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If you are missing a tooth or several teeth, you’re not alone. More than 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and 23 million have no teeth at all. Call The Dental Center of South Bend today to ask about getting dental implants in South Bend.
Dental implants mimic the look and functionality of a natural tooth and typically last a lifetime. With a dental implant, you can go back to enjoying life without worrying about your smile. Call us today at (574) 367-7000 to schedule a complimentary dental implant consultation. You’ll leave your appointment knowing how a dental implant or implant-supported denture could help you, how soon you could have it placed, and how much it will cost.
What is a Dental Implant?
An implant is a small titanium post that our implant dentist will place into the bone under your gums. The bone will grow around the dental implant, holding it steady like it would a natural tooth. Then a natural-looking replacement tooth (crown), a bridge, or a denture can be attached to the post.
Benefits of Dental Implants
There are many benefits to getting a dental implant in South Bend. Unlike dental bridges or dentures, which need to be replaced every few years, dental implants typically last a lifetime. Dental implants also:
- prevent bone loss, which helps keep the face from sagging and looking hollow
- make it easier for you to eat your favorite foods
- improve ability to speak
- boost self-esteem
- stay in your mouth, unlike a removable partial or complete denture
In addition, dental implants never get cavities or need a root canal. They function just like normal teeth, which allow you to eat, smile, talk, and sing with confidence.
Benefits of Dental Implant-Supported Dentures
As anyone who wears a denture knows, it can take a little while to get used to it. The biggest challenge is learning how to keep a denture from slipping. Implant-supported dentures eliminate that problem. The implants keep the denture attached securely to the gums. There’s no need for messy denture adhesive. Best of all, the implant-supported denture stays in your mouth 24 hours a day. You don’t have to take it out at night like you do with a traditional denture.
Typically, implant-supported dentures are made for the lower jaw because regular dentures tend to be less stable there. However, our implant dentist in South Bend can also create an implant-supported denture for the upper jaw. The denture may be secured by as few as two dental implants, although it’s more common to use four or six implants to create the no-slip denture.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
It’s a common question many people ask: how much do dental implants cost in South Bend? The cost of dental implants depends on several factors including the type of materials used for the implant post and the type of restoration involved – crown, bridge, or denture. There may be additional procedures needed for your particular case, such as bone grafting. Our team at The Dental Center of South Bend will be happy to work with your dental insurance company to see if it will cover all or part of the cost of dental implants. We also offer a number of flexible financing options that make dental implants more affordable. Call our office today at (574) 367-7000 to schedule a dental implant consultation.