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By Roland Markarian, DMD
May 22, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Considering dental implants to replace missing teeth? You've probably got some questions about the placement procedure or the daily Dental-Implantcare of the implants. You may also be wondering about the cost. You've come to the right place! In this post, Dr. Roland Markarian of Golden Dental in Lancaster, CA, has answered questions he frequently hears from patients regarding dental implants.

How do dental implants work?

Your Lancaster, CA, dentist starts by making a small indentation in your jawbone where your missing tooth once resided. This is where the post will go; these tiny screw-like devices are made from a lightweight metal that will not rust or interfere with your body's processes. In fact, your jawbone will actually grow around the post, fusing it into place so the rest of the implant can be attached. When it's finished, the only part that you will see is a high-quality porcelain crown that looks just like a real tooth.

How long do dental implants last?

While your implants can't rust or decay, it's imperative that your gum tissue remains healthy in order to maintain the health of the bone beneath them is stable. A good dental hygiene routine at home, plus regular visits to your Lancaster, CA, dentist will help to ensure the longevity of your implants. Many people who follow these instructions have success with their implants that lasts 20 years or more.

Are dental implants expensive?

The upfront cost of dental implants can seem somewhat steep. However, when comparing the cost of crowns, bridges, and other tooth replacements, you may find that the price point isn't remarkably higher. It's also important to keep in mind that other dental restorations come with recurring and inevitable costs associated with repair and replacement. As Dr. Markarian addressed earlier, dental implants can last a lifetime without ever needing replaced. And in some situations, dental implants may be partially covered by insurance.

To learn more about dental implants, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Markarian at Golden Dental in Lancaster, CA, call (661) 948-8100 today!

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