When one or more natural teeth have been lost, significant consequences for the patient’s health, oral function, and overall quality of life are likely to follow close behind. That’s why Dr. Frank Michitti recommends replacement as soon as possible, and patients in need can find multiple quality options here at Lifetime Dental. The clear frontrunner is dental implants, which are the closest to your original teeth in structure, strength, and appearance. In fact, most patients can’t even distinguish the teeth in their smile that have been replaced by implants from the genuine article after some time has passed. Contact our Feeding Hills, MA practice today to schedule your first consultation and regain the complete, proud smile you deserve.
There are many benefits to replacing missing teeth using dental implants that have made this the ideal tooth replacement option. Some of the most important benefits include:
If you’re interested in choosing dental implants in Agawam & Feeding Hills as your reconstructive solution, the first step in the process will be to attend a consultation with Dr. Michitti. After determining that your current oral health, level of time commitment, and budget are all a good fit for implants, we will need to schedule their surgical placement. While many general dentists have to refer their patients to outside specialists for this procedure, Michitti has undergone extensive training in implant placement and can perform the service right here in-house for a more convenient and comfortable experience.
Once the new implants are securely within the jawbone, they will begin to form a strong bond with the natural tissue, essentially creating a foundation for replacement teeth. Herein lies the secret behind the success of dental implants – by replacing the “root” of the tooth in addition to the white, visible crown, patients can enjoy improved oral health and a stronger, more capable smile overall.
Several options are available for this procedure, and our recommendation will depend on the number of teeth that need replacement and the patient’s personal preferences. They include:
The cost of dental implants varies from case to case due to the number and position of missing teeth, materials used, the manufacturer, and many other factors. In order to offer a realistic and accurate estimate of the cost of dental implants, we need to schedule a tooth replacement consultation where we can examine your smile and walk you through every step of the process, including the price of treatment. Some of the variables that may change the cost of your implant tooth replacement plan include:
While insurance doesn’t usually cover the cost of implants and their placement, it will provide coverage for other parts of the implant process, including replacement teeth and preparatory services. Our knowledgeable team will help you to make sure any available benefits are utilized.
Before beginning any advanced dental treatment, you’ll have questions, and Dr. Michitti and his team are always happy to help. You can also get the answers to some of the most frequently asked dental implant questions by clicking the link below. If you don’t see your question or you’re ready to find out more, it’s time to schedule your tooth replacement consultation with our dedicated dentist and team.