There are many reasons why people have missing teeth. The most common are accidents, gum disease, tooth decay and failed root canals. Regardless of the reason, Dr. Jacob Grapevine can replace your missing teeth with dental implants in his Plano TX dentist office. We work with some of the areas top oral surgeons to offer complete, specialized care for patients in a comfortable setting.
The Consequences of Missing Teeth
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Replace Missing Teeth With Implants
Once a tooth is missing, it begins a chain reaction. The bone that once supported the tooth shrinks. Gums and neighboring teeth are exposed to more bacteria and at higher risk gum disease and tooth cavities. Surrounding teeth also shift and move to fill the space in the mouth, leading to potential problems with the TMJ and occlusion.
The simplest and most affordable solution is to replace the missing teeth right away. If you have several missing teeth in a row, Dr. Grapevine may be able to use one or two dental implants to support a hybrid bridge or partial denture.
Dental Implants vs. Dental Bridge
If you have missing teeth, you are probably trying to decide between dental implants and a dental bridge. Both restorations replace lost function and aesthetics. The dental implants are a more expensive choice, however, they offer better long term benefits. A dental bridge requires support from neighborhing teeth which can jeopardize those teeth long term. For some patients, the location of a missing tooth may disqualify the use of dental implants. In these cases, a dental bridge could be the better solution.
If you have missing teeth, the best thing to do is to contact our Plano TX dentist office for a consultation with Dr. Grapevine to learn about the options available to you. He will explain the pros and cons of each treatment and provide you with treatment costs. Together, you will decide on which treatment is right for your goals, health needs and budget.
How much do teeth implants cost?
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The cost of teeth implants depends on several factors: the number of location of missing teeth, the type of restoration chose and the health of the gums, surrounding teeth and jaw bone. If you are considering dental implants, make an appointment with Dr. Grapevine to discuss your treatment options and the cost of each procedure.
Are tooth implants covered by insurance?
Most insurance companies do not cover the cost of teeth implants. However, our staff will contact your dental insurance company to check your benefits and then file paperwork to help you recover the full amount allowed.
What options are available to pay for dental implants?
Dr. Grapevine accepts cash, check and credit cards. In addition, we offer low-interest financing for qualified patients which can make dental implants very affordable.