Dental implants are a reliable and highly desirable way for patients in the Maryville, Illinois, area to restore their smiles after tooth loss or removal. At Kellerman Dental, we know how these restorations can improve the function, appearance, and overall health of the smile, which is why they continue to be a popular option. Dental implants might be right for you if you have experienced tooth loss or removal and are considering a long-lasting solution!
What are high-quality dental implants?
Our team at Kellerman Dental, serving the community of Maryville, Illinois, and beyond, works alongside patients to determine if they are good candidates for the placement of dental implants. Dental implants are titanium posts functioning as tooth root replacements. These small screw-like appliances are embedded in the jawbone during oral surgery and allowed to fuse with the bone around them through osseointegration. They provide patients with a permanent restoration to replace one or more teeth. The abutment of the dental implant, the appliance that is placed on top, is used to hold a dental crown, bridge, or denture, depending on the patient’s needs.
Are dental implants affordable?
While dental implants do cost more upfront, they can last a lifetime with proper maintenance. This makes them a more affordable option for many of our patients over time. Because these restorations can last decades, the cost per year for an implant will be much less than other restorations that will need to be replaced every few years or so through adulthood. In addition, our team also accepts many types of dental insurance and has financing plans to make the initial costs lower and more affordable based on the patient’s current needs and insurance benefits.
What can I expect during the process of obtaining dental implants?
First, our team will make sure you are a proper candidate for these restorations, as not everyone is a good fit for dental implants. Patients should have sufficient jawbone to hold the implant in place and support it. Planning is done, and an oral surgery procedure is scheduled, during which the implant is placed in the jawbone by our dental team. Once the bone has grown around the implant over several months, the dental implant is restored as desired with a restoration made to look like the patient’s natural teeth for seamless integration.
Where can I find affordable dental implants near me?
If you reside in Glen Carbon, Illinois, or any of the surrounding cities, we welcome you to our practice to learn more about the services provided by our team of professionals.
Drs. Kevin Kellerman, Caroline Connolly, Jessica Wen, and Jesse Snyder of Kellerman Dental can be reached by calling (618) 228-3100.
Call the office today, located at 16 Junction Drive West, Suite #101, to request time to speak to our dentists about your unique dental needs and find out more about how affordable dental implants and other restorations can be!