Dental implants are becoming more popular as a tooth replacement option for a number of reasons.
The biggest reason is that they’re the closest thing to having your own natural teeth again.
Dr. Hylan’s wife, father and aunt all have dental implants.
They say their implants feel like their own, healthy teeth. If you ask them how they like their implants, they would say they are amazing.
With the state-of-the-art technology Dr. Hylan utilizes in-house, patients no longer need to feel fear about having a dental implant procedure.
Every step in the process is laid out for the patient, and the procedure is nearly pain-free.
With that said, you may be asking if you are a good candidate for dental implants?
How do I know if I am a candidate for Implants?
Here are Seven Indicators that you may be a good candidate for dental implants:
- You are missing teeth
- You have Loose Partials, Dentures, or Bridges
- You have an Inability to Chew, Eat, or Speak
- Your Teeth are Infected
- You notice dramatic facial changes
- You are tired of wearing dentures
- You have Cracked or Broken teeth
While knowing Seven Indicators is important, it is only the first gateway.
To get better analysis, your next step is to make an appointment with one of our dental professionals evaluation.
Your initial consultation and evaluation will include an examination of your mouth and teeth and a thorough review of your medical and dental histories. We will then take a 3D X-ray of your mouth to build a solid model of what is present.
This will provide critical details on the amount of bone in your jaw and its shape and where the nerves and sinuses are.
This gives our professionals an accurate analysis of your chance of success.
Once you get your answers from the evaluation, next would come the procedure itself.
How Dental Implants Work? Is the Procedure Painful?
At our Cleveland office, a dental implant procedure can be done in two ninety-minute visits.
There are two aspects involved in the dental implant procedure.
First, the surgery will take place where the titanium tooth root is implanted into the jawbone.
Then, in the restorative phase, a porcelain crown is created to fit precisely in place over the implant. This is demonstrated in the diagram shown to the right.
There is usually a period of healing between the two phases so the implant can set into place over time, called osseointegration.
The bond that is formed with the tooth prevents the shrinking of the jawbone. To learn more, please visit our facial collapse page.
An option that many of our patients prefer is called All-on-4 dental implants. All you need is four precisely placed implants on the top of your mouth, and four on the bottom, to restore your full smile. So with four implants you will get a full arch of teeth.
Since the implant is made of titanium, it has the unique ability to fuse to living bone and function as part of it.
Therefore, the dental implant becomes part of the jawbone and serves as a strong, long-lasting foundation for your new teeth.
So in ONE day you can get a beautiful new smile that will last and look natural. No long drawn out process with this procedure. Get the smile you have been wanting at Hylan Dental Care.
How long is the recovery period after getting dental implants?
The average healing time for a dental implant is 4-6 months for “full healing” to occur before final teeth can be placed.
While we can't give you exact costs because each case is slightly different.
In general, multiple teeth implants cost between $3,000 and $30,000. Replacing two to four teeth with multiple high-quality tooth implants might cost between $6,000 and $10,000.
A single-tooth dental implant can cost between $1,000 and $3,000. The abutment and crown add between $500 and $3,000 depending on the complexity of the case. So, the total dental implant cost per tooth is typically between $1,500 and $6,000.
While this may look like a hefty cost, we have fantastic financing options for dental implants that can lower your monthly payment below $100 per month.
The Many Benefits of Cleveland Dental Implants
If you are missing all of your teeth, dental implants offer you many advantages.
- Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth.
- They are strong and durable so they can be used to stabilize a denture.
- When you are missing all your teeth, implants prevent facial collapse.
- They are more comfortable than removable dental appliances.
- They will firmly fit in place so you don’t have to worry about them slipping around.
- Chewing efficiency is significantly improved.
- From a conversational distance, no one will be able to tell they aren’t your real teeth.
Give us a call at 855-876-6100 for new patients, or you can request an appointment online, by clicking on the link below.