Low Cost Dental Implants

Low cost dental implants are artificial tooth root replacements used in dentistry. While there are several types of dental implants, the most widely accepted and successful is the osseointegrated implant.

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Low cost dental implants are changing the lives of many people. Implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth which look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Someone who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that their teeth appear natural and their facial contours are preserved.

The actual procedure for an implant involves the surgical placement of the implant, a healing period (osseointegration), and the restoration to replace the missing tooth or teeth. The implant process may involve a cooperative effort between the surgical dentist (e.g., oral surgeon, periodontist) who places the implant and the restorative dentist (e.g., general dentist, prosthodontist), who designs, prescribes and inserts the final prosthesis. Some general dentists may have advanced training and provide both services.

There are several types of dental implants which include artificial bone substitute implants, endosteal implants, root form implants, a plate form implants and the subperiosteal implant. Most of these implants are composed of tiny titanium post anchors. These posts are surgically placed into the jawbone at the site of the missing teeth. These metal anchors act as a substitute for the root of the tooth. A person's bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts are then attached to the implant and protrude through the gums. Posts provide the stability that is required for the replacement teeth.

The video to the right, courtesy of Dental Tourist, illustrates a dental implant procedure involving the extraction of several teeth and immediate replacement of four (4) dental implants. Note of Caution: This video may be considered too graphic for some individuals and it is therefore recommended that it not be viewed by young children. Also note that the patient has been well anesthesized and does not feel pain.

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