We offer a complete, start-to-finish, in-office procedure that includes placing, restoring, and maintaining your implants. This eliminates the need to see an oral surgeon to start the work* and reduces the time and cost overall. One office, one dentist. NCD makes implants easy.
Nothing can take the place of a healthy set of teeth, but when disease or an accident ends in tooth loss, it’s good to know you have some options in restoring your smile. For some people, dental implants offer a feel and look very similar to their own teeth. Implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically placed beneath your gums. After placement, the implants fuse to the bone of your jaw and act as artificial tooth roots. Replacement teeth – singularly or grouped on a bridge or denture – are then mounted to the implant.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
One key advantage of teeth implants is that they fuse to the jawbone, offering stable support to artificial teeth. Dentures, bridges or individual teeth mounted to the implants won’t slip or shift in your mouth – an especially important benefit when eating and speaking. This secure fit also helps replacement teeth feel more natural than conventional bridges or dentures. Some people may find the stability of implant-supported dentures to be more comfortable than removable dentures.
As with any medical or dental procedure, teeth implant placement is not always successful. You and your dentist should discuss complications related to healing factors that could influence long-term retention of the implant.
How long will it take?
Placing the implant and allowing the bone to fuse with the implant will take some time. The entire procedure can take place over a few months and usually involves more than one surgical appointment. Your dentist may be able to make a temporary bridge or denture that you can use during this healing period. Placement and adjustment of the artificial teeth also may require more than one fitting.
Will my insurance cover implants?
Implant placement can be costly, and some insurance carriers do not cover this procedure. When considering dental implants, you should check with your insurer to determine how much of the cost will be covered under your plan. If you prefer, you may contact our staff to discuss financing options in detail.
What other option to implants do I have?
After years of research and development, we are able to make a great looking partial that replaces several teeth at once. With today’s new materials and high-technology, we can provide you with partial dentures that are lightweight, durable, and very aesthetically pleasing. We design our new partials to have clasps, which are the same color as your teeth, thus eliminating those unsightly metal clasps that were common in partials of the past.
Call North Country Dental today to inquire further about the Dental-D Partial and how it will greatly enhance your smile.
*Referral to oral surgeon may be required depending on individual cases.