A long-lasting choice, implant-supported dentistry brings you as close to growing new teeth as possible. Expertly placed in the same bone that once supported teeth, you’ll often enjoy the strength and function of nature. Modern porcelains produce a life-like result that may leave you completely unaware that they aren’t your natural teeth. An excellent choice for one or more missing teeth, dentures can also be attached to implants. The stability and sense of confidence you develop with implants will leave you pleasantly surprised.
A custom road map for your return to full dental function when incorporating implants must guide the way. Dr. Tippireddy calls upon the best technology available to help plan your restorative case. Digital x-rays, 3D mapping, models, photographs, and case guides prove valuable. Dr. Tippireddy uses highly regarded specialists as needed to bring the components of your case together. But at all times, she serves as the quarterback of the entire plan.
The evolution of dental implants has come a long way and I believe now they are the most predictable and dependable tool a dentist can offer to replace teeth. A single implant is nearly always a better option than a bridge to replace a single missing tooth. Not only do implants have a higher success rate and last longer than bridges, but implants also prevent bone loss which occurs when teeth are removed. Dental implants transfer forces to the jaw bone much like teeth do, and it is this force transfer that stops bone from deteriorating as it does when teeth are removed. A typical denture patient without implants will slowly lose their jaw bone to the point that they may eventually not be able to wear dentures at all. I believe all dentures should be supported by implants, both to stabilize and hold the denture in place, and to preserve the jaw bone.
Careful planning followed by implant placement sets a solid foundation for an array of restorative options.
After the healing period, crowns or bridges will be custom-made and attached to the implants with small screws or dental cement. Numerous components help Dr. Tippireddy deliver the best result when completing the final stage. But it’s the customization of your case from initial planning to final placement that makes all the difference. This allows a full range of services to be considered, from the replacement of one tooth to restoration of the entire mouth. Regardless of your situation, there’s a solution for you.
Implants have been proven to have the best success rate if the implant is allowed to heal into the jaw bone before it is used. As a result, I usually recommend the implant heals into the bone for 3-6 months before we place a crown or bridge on it, or attach it to a denture. In rare cases when a high-density bone is present, such as in the lower jaw, we may choose to restore an implant immediately after placement. More typically, we place the implant into the jaw bone below the gums and place a temporary crown or flipper to replace the missing tooth or teeth while the implant integrates with the bone. A flipper is a removable appliance that temporarily replaces missing teeth.
One of Healthcare’s Greatest Values
Even with all the benefits, the cost of dental implant procedures is an important consideration. When your case brings together the latest imaging, advanced training, and unique material technologies, this service offers one of the best values in modern health care. Compared to the replacement of other hard structures and joints of the body, most services with dental implants can be done at a small fraction of those costs. Better yet, most patients carry on with normal activities right away and usually enjoy a lifetime of normal chewing, bite stability, and appearance. But we know the cost of dental implants is an important part of creating a complete plan that works for you.
The cost of dental implant services involves several critical factors unique to each patient. A fee quoted without careful evaluation doesn’t consider what’s best for your mouth. And comparisons may not account for the difference in the quality of materials used, along with the training of the doctor performing this highly technical service. Dr. Tippireddy customizes treatment planning after she has spent time analyzing what would be best for each one.
One thing remains absolutely certain: You’ll get the highest value possible in modern implant dentistry. That means years of natural function and a smile that’s secure and makes you proud to show. We look forward to discussing how we can partner together for the best solution for you!