Dental Implants — Melbourne, FL
The Best Way to Replace Missing Teeth
Are you searching for something to reliably take the place of your missing tooth? Or teeth? Dr. Cedric Chenet, Dr. Derek Chenet, and Dr. Veronica Yu can help! For patients who would like to receive a permanent substitute for one or more missing teeth, one that has the most lifelike and longest lasting results available, we may recommend that you take advantage of our affordable dental implants. Read on to find out why dental implants in Melbourne are the best way to replace missing teeth, and give us a call today to schedule your consultation!
Why Choose Dr. Cedric C. Chenet, DDS, PA For Dental Implants?
- In-Office Placement Performed By Dr. Derek Chenet
- Replace Any Number of Missing Teeth for Life
- Dental Insurance Welcome & Flexible CareCredit Financing Available
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are designed to be placed beneath the gumline directly into the jawbone. Once in place, they begin to fuse with the surrounding bone tissue to form a strong bond. This unique placement is what sets dental implants apart from other tooth replacement options. Dentures and dental bridges only replace the visible portion of missing teeth, which dental implants essentially replace the missing roots as well as the crowns. One or more dental implants can be used to support a variety of restorations, including crowns, bridges, partials, and dentures, to replace any number of missing teeth. The end result is a replacement that is virtually indistinguishable in appearance and function from that of a natural tooth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
We often recommend dental implant supported tooth replacement as the gold standard in dental care, but if you’re still not sure they’re the best option for you, keep the following benefits in mind:
- Greater functionality while eating, chewing, and speaking.
- Looks and feels natural because it replaces the entire tooth.
- Strong and secure replacement teeth that never slip.
- Dramatically improved biting force.
- No chance for decay.
- Improves oral health and prevents dental drift.
- They don’t require the alteration of healthy teeth.
- Stimulates new growth in the jawbone to stop deterioration.
- Easy to clean and maintain.
- Cost-effective in the long run.
- Over a 95% success rate, even 10 years after placement.
- Can last for 30 years or more.
Who Dental Implants Can Help
The versatility of dental implants is what makes them a popular and superior method of tooth replacement. Whether a patient needs one, multiple, or all their teeth replaced, dental implants can restore a smile and improve a person’s facial shape, resulting in an enhanced appearance and increased confidence.
Missing 1 Tooth
Patients who are missing only one tooth can benefit from an implant-retained crown. There is no need to alter natural, healthy teeth, as our team will be focused solely on placing the implant in the vacated socket, which will be topped with a metal abutment and custom-made dental crown.
Missing Multiple Teeth
If multiple, consecutive teeth are missing along an arch, an implant bridge can be put into place. Instead of being fixed over healthy teeth, the customized restoration will sit on top of two titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone and create a solid foundation for a new and improved smile.
Missing All Teeth
Dentures replace an entire arch of missing teeth, but many patients struggle to find a proper fit that is both comfortable and reliable. Traditional prosthetics can slip or slide around at the most inconvenient of times. Patients who are eligible for dental implants can now rejoice — implants can provide far superior stability for a complete or partial denture. What’s more, because they stabilize the jawbone and promote better oral health, implant dentures can also help you maintain your youthful facial structure for longer.
All-on-4 is a method of securing a complete denture using as few as four dental implants. Thanks to the strategic placement of each individual implant, which helps to draw the maximum support from the jawbone, All-on-4 provides significant security for a complete denture in the upper or lower jaw. This treatment can actually be completed in a single day, which is why All-on-4 is often referred to as Teeth-In-A-Day.
Missing Teeth & Low Jawbone Density
When dental implants must be placed in areas where there is insufficient bone structure or if there is a tight squeeze in the jawbone, mini dental implants can provide wonderful stability for a tooth replacement. Just like the name implies, mini dental implants are very similar to the traditional type — just smaller. Because their placement is simpler, they are also a good option for patients who may not have been eligible for dental implants in the past.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
When you are planning for dental implants, the cost of the procedure is a big factor to consider -- and the final price tag will depend on a few things in particular. During a consultation, Dr. Chenet will consider how many teeth you are missing, where along the jaw they are located, and other factors to give you an estimate for what you can expect to pay. Once we have a number in mind, we can discuss ways to make your dental implant procedure fit squarely within your budget.
What’s the Cost of Dental Implants?
The cost of your dental implants will depend on a few factors, like whether or not you need to have a bone graft procedure to create the right environment and of course how many teeth need to be replaced. To find out how much your dental implant procedure will cost, schedule an appointment with our office. We will talk about everything you need to plan for and also provide tips for making dental implants more affordable.
Here are the factors that can influence the cost of your dental implant procedure.
- If you need to have a bone graft or other preparatory procedure before dental implants, this will add to the total cost of the procedure.
- In general, the more teeth you are missing the more expensive it is to replace them with dental implants.
- Front teeth can be more expensive to replace than those in the back of the mouth because the procedure is more complex due to aesthetic considerations.
- Patients with metal sensitivities may require an alternative to titanium dental implants, which can cost more.
No matter the total cost of your dental implant procedure, you can feel confident knowing you are making a wise investment in your oral and overall health when you choose this comprehensive method. Nothing replaces teeth better than dental implants!
Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?
Even though dental implants are well-known as the most effective method of tooth replacement, they are still often not covered by dental insurance plans. Most insurance plans will require you to choose the least expensive alternative treatment (LEAT) option, which does not include dental implants. We will check your benefits to determine whether or not you can receive partial coverage. If so, we will be sure to help you maximize the savings.
Making Dental Implants Affordable with Flexible Financing
Even if your dental insurance does not cover dental implants in Viera, you can use CareCredit financing to make convenient payments on any medical or dental procedure. We are happy to accept this method of payment, which works like a credit card you swipe at the time of your appointment and then gradually pay off at the predetermined rate that works best for you. Many patients are able to make their dental implant procedure fit comfortably in the budget when they opt for CareCredit. To learn more or find out whether or not you are approved for this option, visit CareCredit today.
Dental Implant FAQs
Would you like to learn even more about dental implants in Viera? Below, you’ll find a few of the most common questions we get about dental implants so you can learn more about them! On the other hand, if you have a specific question on your mind that isn’t in the FAQ list below, we encourage you to contact our office so our fantastic team can assist you.
Does the Process of Getting Dental Implants Hurt?
The benefits of dental implants are undeniable, but many patients are hesitant to commit because they are worried that the procedure will be painful. So, if you’re in the same boat, you’re certainly not alone. Fortunately, the procedure and recovery are a breeze thanks to local anesthesia, our experienced team, and aftercare best practices. In short, not only will we make certain you are completely relaxed during the procedure, but we will go above and beyond to ensure your recovery experience is equally as comfortable.
What Is the Success Rate of Dental Implants?
Currently, dental implants hold an impressive 95% success rate! We have a few things to thank for that phenomenal statistic. First, the high-quality materials that replace the tooth from the root to the crown. Second, advancements in technology and dentistry (after all, seashells and animal bones were once used!). Third, a thorough screening process to ensure patients have healthy gums and adequate bone density to support dental implants in the short and long term. Without these measures, dental implants wouldn’t be the world-class tooth-replacement solution it is today.
Maintaining & Caring for Your Dental Implants
To prolong the lifespan of your dental implants, caring for them properly is essential. Luckily, that task is relatively easy since they can be maintained with the same best practices you use for your natural teeth! Therefore, make sure to brush at least twice a day, floss daily, and visit our team at Chenet Dental every six months for a professional checkup and cleaning. We also recommend steering clear of poor dental habits, like smoking, chewing on ice, and using your teeth as tools.