Dental implants have completely transformed the way dentists replace missing teeth. Instead of just restoring the crown, the team at MayFair Dental Associates can now rebuild the entire structure of a tooth from root to crown, creating something that is indistinguishable from nature. If you’re ready to finally say “goodbye” to the gaps in your smile, we’re ready to help you do it, and we’ll use the most state-of-the-art solution available today.
Dental implants are actually quite versatile and can be used to help patients with any number of missing teeth:
For a lone gap in a smile, a single implant can be placed and topped with a custom-made dental crown. Unlike with a traditional bridge, this new tooth won’t require the surrounding ones to be altered in any way, better preserving a patient’s natural smile.
Instead of replacing three or more missing teeth in a row with individual implants, just two implants can be positioned on either side of the gap to support a strong and reliable bridge. Implant bridges not only look more natural than regular ones, but they last longer and fit more securely as well.
With just four strategically placed implants, we can anchor a denture directly to the jawbone, giving it a hold and stability a traditional removable prosthetic simply can’t match.
In order to get dental implants, a patient first needs to undergo a minor surgical procedure in which the new roots are placed into the jawbone. Most other dental offices will refer their patients out for this, which adds time, expense, and stress to the implant process. However, to save our patients the hassle, MayFair Dental Associates is happy to perform the entire implant procedure under one roof. This efficient approach enables us to create savings we can pass onto patients in the form of both time and money.
Because implants are so versatile, the cost of the procedure can vary quite a bit from patient to patient depending on their specific situation. Factors such as how many teeth a patient wants to be replaced, where they are located in the mouth, and what kind of restoration is used can all make the treatment more or less expensive.
While implant restorations do tend to cost more than other traditional options, they are actually the best long-term investment by comparison. Why? Because of their longevity. Normal bridges and dentures typically need to be completely redone every 7-10 years, while implants can easily last for 30. That means, with implants, a patient can literally save thousands in periodic maintenance and retreatment over time.