Missing one tooth might not seem like a big deal. But what if it’s one of your front teeth? Then it really impacts your smile. And it can do serious damage to your self-confidence.
But even missing just one back tooth can wreck your jaw and distort your smile and have a real health impact. The answer? A dental implant. That is the 21st century way to deal with a missing tooth, for the simple reason that a dental implant is the nearest thing that you can get to a real tooth and it works in just the same way.
Certainly, there is another way to deal with a single missing tooth and that is to have a bridge. However, unfortunately, that requires that the teeth on either side of the missing one have to be cut down in order to support the bridge. So, in effect, you are damaging two perfectly good teeth to replace one. That might have been acceptable 50 years ago before dental implants became widespread, but it is not something most people would wish to do today.
You might also get a denture. But then you have all the disadvantages of dentures, glues, and so on. Furthermore, dentures can become loose and move about.
A Dental Implant Is The Way Forward
No, a dental implant is the way forward today. But what is the cost of a tooth implant? We knew you were going to ask that, but the cost of a tooth implant depends. It is not something that we just pick off the shelf and glue into place! Even though, at San Francisco Dental Implant Center, we carry out dental implant procedures all day and every day, as our name rather suggests.
A dental implant is a small screw made of titanium – the same material used in aircraft – which is screwed into your jawbone. Over the course of several weeks the jawbone grows very tightly around the implant in a process called osseointegration which makes it virtually a part of the bone itself, and then the crown is fixed to the top. Now you have a perfectly good tooth once more that functions in exactly the same way that the original one did. Isn’t that better than chopping down two teeth or having a denture fitted?
So what is the cost of a tooth implant? Well, we need to examine you first, but that will cost you nothing because our doctors offer a free consult. Then they will be able to give you an exact cost.
If it seems too much for you, don’t worry. We accept all major credit cards. Better still, we have a huge range of different finance options, so there is bound to be one that fits in with you.
Let’s replace that missing tooth so that you can get on with your life.