Dental Implants: Second and Third Things You Need To Know

August 24, 2013 at 6:33 AM

We pick up with the second and third things you need to know about dental implants – right where Dental Implants: First of Five Things You Need To Know left off.

During the 20th century, dentures were the only choice to replace missing teeth. Then implants started being developed and offered.

Now, there are several good choices to replace missing teeth in the 21st century.

No matter which implant is used, it is the duty of the oral and maxillofacial surgeons – the dental implant experts – to discuss the variety, success rate and the price of dental implants and procedures with the patient.

2. Select the best implant for you

The implant choice is dependent on your underlying gum tissues and bony support but manufacturer’s make thousands of different varieties. If you are interested in a particular variety, you can ask your oral and maxillofacial surgeons about it and then discuss your case with him. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons know how to work with various options for dental implant solutions which provides them with the maximum success rates. At Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons of Houston, innovative new implants like All-On-4, Teeth-In-A-Day, and Mini Implants are a specialty.

3. Dental implant cost

Dental implants might not be covered under your particular dental insurance plan. The dental implant cost varies depending on the number of teeth you’ve lost and the type of dental implant that is medically sound for you.

However, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons of Houston are willing to work with patients do create a payment plan. You can discuss your dental procedures with your dentist and then choose the method of payment. Apart from that, you can also find financing programs that will pay for the procedure with minimum interest rates. If your insurance carrier does not cover implants, you can often negotiate with them to pay as much as they would for dentures towards the price of dental implants. The remaining price of dental implants or payment can be made in installments.

Dr.  Shelley L. Seidel of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons of Houston is an inductee to the National Dental Honor Society. She is held in extremely high regard for her dedication to her family as well as her work. Dr. Seidel also mentors new and near graduates at the University of Texas Dental School.