Are Dental Implants Only for Older People?

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Are you living with a missing tooth? While a gap might be cute on a small child waiting on their permanent tooth to come in, a missing tooth as an adult can be a source of embarrassment or self-consciousness. Fortunately, Royal Oak Family Dental offers an effective way to restore the look and function of missing teeth: dental implants. Whether you’re a teen or an adult with a knocked out permanent tooth, you are eligible for dental implants: a transformative, popular tooth replacement option.

What Is a Dental Implant?

Unlike loose dentures, dental implants are a permanent, surgically placed treatment for replacing a missing tooth or several teeth. Generally, dental implants require multiple visits to our office. First, a titanium post will be surgically placed into your jawbone. Dr. Flesher and our team use advanced imagery to make sure that the post is in the exact right spot. Then, once the site heals, we custom-create a crown and attach it to the post. Once the procedure is completed, your dental implant will look and function just like your natural teeth.

Who Can Benefit from a Dental Implant?

Contrary to popular belief, dental implants are not just for older people. Folks of all ages can benefit from this permanent solution to missing teeth. Dentures can be uncomfortable and annoying to wear, but dental implants are a permanent, stable fix. With a good oral hygiene routine, dental implants can last a lifetime. Even better, dental implants can stimulate bone growth in your jaw.

Dental Implants and Your Budget

At Royal Oak Family Dental, we work hard to ensure that the cost of quality dental care is attainable for all of our patients. We accept most major insurance along with CareCredit®, a healthcare-focused financing option. We also offer Compassionate Finance®, a program that allows qualifying patients to pay for their dental treatment through manageable monthly payments.

Ask our team other questions about dental implants and financing options or schedule your next visit at our office.

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