I am proud to say that I have all my own teeth at the age of 65. While that may not sound unusual to some people, everyone in my family who is my age or older wears dentures. I always tell people that that flossing is the key to good dental health. I have arthritis in my hands, but I don't let it keep me from flossing every day. My trick is to use those little "flossers" you can buy at the drug store. They have plastic handles floss stretched out on top of the handle. These make flossing easier on days when my arthritis is acting up. I started this blog to let other people know that they can keep their teeth healthy into old age when they take care of them. If you have hand pain, find ways to make flossing easier, like I did.
Dental implant procedures can be used for a wide variety of purposes. They can be used to restore lost eating function, to replace a damaged tooth, or even to change your overall appearance. Whether you want to replace a lost tooth, or desire to have permanent vampire fangs put in place, the endosteal dental implant may be your solution. This cost effective solution is considered to be highly successful and permanent.
What is an Endosteal Implant?
The endosteal implant is a prosthetic tooth replacement designed to mimic the form and function of a natural tooth. It resembles a tooth sitting on top of a screw. It is designed to be inserted into the jawbone directly. Over time it will fuse with the jawbone through a process known as osseointegration. Once the fusion process can completed, the implant will become a part of the jawbone and will remain in place permanently.
How is the Endosteal Implant Performed?
The endosteal implant procedure can be performed in several ways. The traditional, and most common, method will follow a three-stage process. This process is a step-by-step method that includes the implantation of three separate components on three separate occasions. These components are the base, abutment, and crown.
How Much Does the Endosteal Implant Procedure Cost?
The endosteal implant is a permanent solution for tooth loss that has a 95% success rate after five years. The implant procedure can vary drastically in overall cost depending on the nature of the procedure. The typical costs for a single implant range from $1500 to $10000, with $4250 being the average for a high-grade implant. Sometimes endosteal implants will be placed as anchors in the mouth and used to create anchored dentures. This process can completely restore all of the missing teeth on both the upper and lower sections of your mouth, but it can cost between $25000 and $95000. The average cost for full-mouth restoration with this type of procedure is $34000. For more about this topic talk to professionals.