Do you know what dental implants are? If you feel that you are in the dark when it comes to this topic, you are about to become a little more educated. Dental implants are necessary when you have to have a tooth removed completely and there is a whole in your mouth. With a crown, you can cover an existing tooth, but when that tooth is fully removed, there is nothing for a crown to grip on to. In this case, a dental implant is needed. A small screw is implants in you gumline and then a crown (fake tooth) is screwed on top securely.
When done right, you won’t even be able to tell that your dental implant is a fake tooth. Your dentist will make the crown to the exact shade of your other teeth so that you will be unable to tell which is which. You might be able to feel the difference, but people look at you will not. Dental implants have a history of being quite expensive. Because they are a serious dental procedure, they do cost a fair amount. And this is not the time to be frugal. You don’t want to go through a painful or dental mishap. Your smile is very important and it is very important that you have the best dentist possible to do this procedure.
If you don’t have the funds necessary to get a dental implant, you can speak with your insurance company, or if you don’t have insurance you can speak with the dentist directly about coming up with a payment plan. Hopefully they can be flexible and work with you.