Dental Implants

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are placed during a surgery where the roots of a missing tooth are replaced with small metal posts, which resemble screws. Once these posts are placed, new, artificial teeth will be fastened onto the posts. These artificial teeth will provide the same function, feel, and look as your natural teeth.

The surgery to receive dental implants will be performed in several different stages. For this reason, you’ll need to be able to dedicate many months to the dental implant process. But if you talk to anyone who’s received dental implants in the past, they’ll assure you that the time investment will be worth it. Dental implants provide the most solid support for the new tooth and the bone and soft tissue surrounding the missing tooth. In fact, the titanium implant will actually fuse with your jawbone. This means that your dental implants won’t slip, make noise, or cause bone damage like dentures have been known to do.

Dental implants are for those who:

  • Have multiple missing teeth
  • Have otherwise healthy oral tissue
  • Want to improve their speech
  • Are unwilling or unable to wear dentures
  • Are willing and able to dedicate months to the process
  • Have a jawbone that has reached its full growth

Dental Implant Dentist

Dental implants are currently the best option for those who wish to replace a missing tooth, but it’s important to keep in mind the difference between dental implant experts and dentists who do implants. Dental implant surgery is, of course, surgery! This is why it’s so important to make sure a trained surgeon is performing your implant surgery. Dr. Matthew Schacht has the specialized training and education in the complicated structures of the bone, skin, muscles and nerves, which will guarantee that you get the best possible results. In fact, during his residency, Dr. Schacht was even nominated for and given an award for his excellent surgical skills!

Numerous studies have found that, after more than 20 years of service, the vast majority of dental implants placed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons continue to function better and longer than those placed by general dentists.

Dental Implant Cost

Because no two patients or their unique dental implant needs are alike, the cost of your dental implants will vary depending on the number of appointments and procedures you’ll require. You’ll receive an initial assessment, and then Dr. Matthew Schacht will discuss with you your treatment plan. This plan will include the estimated cost and number of appointments.