A dental implant is an artificial replacement which looks, feels, and functions exactly like a natural tooth. Dental implants are one of the best solutions available to people with one or more missing teeth and are often preferred to dentures and bridges. There is no denying, however, that dental implants in Edmonton can also be very expensive. At the Azarko Dental Group, our Edmonton dentists feel that it's important for patients to understand why dental implants cost as much as they do.
The price of a dental implant at an Edmonton dental clinic reflects the quality of the materials it is made out of, the implant fabrication process, the surgeries required for implantation, and the skill and experience of your dentist.
A dental implant is made out of an artificial tooth and an artificial crown. Both parts need to be fabricated by an experienced Edmonton dentist or technician out of high-quality materials that don't come cheap. In order to function like a natural tooth root and crown, your new artificial tooth root and crown need to be made precisely to your unique specifications.
The cost of a dental implant also includes the skills and education of your Edmonton dentist. It takes many years of schooling for a dentist to be able to safely perform the surgical procedure required for implantation. Even prior to the actual surgery, your dentist will need to carefully examine and image your mouth by performing X-rays in order to determine how the implant should be made and attached. Diagnostic machines such as X-rays are expensive to acquire and to operate as well.
Dental implant surgery is typically done in two stages. During the first stage, your dentist will implant the artificial tooth root into the gums and anchor it to the jawbone. The gums are then stitched back together and given time to heal while the implant is also given time to fuse with the bone. During the second surgery, your dentist will attach the artificial crown to the implanted root.
Some people also require additional treatments at their Edmonton dental clinic prior to surgery in order to prepare the mouth and make sure that the surgery is successful. This often consists of several hygiene treatments and may even include a bone graft procedure to ensure that the implant can successfully be anchored to the jawbone.
At Azarko Dental Group, our main goal is to make sure that patients who require dental implants in Edmonton are getting their money's worth. The highly educated, trained, and experienced dentists at our Edmonton dental clinics will make sure that your dental implant is made of high-quality materials and functions exactly as it should so that you can speak, chew, bite, and smile naturally again.
If you're interested in finding out more about dental implants and whether they are right for you, just come speak to an Edmonton dentist today at Azarko Dental Group.