Dental Implants for Patients in Wellington, FL & Beyond
Get Your Missing
Teeth Back for Life
Ask any dentist, and they will tell you that the best tooth replacement available today are dental implants. They are currently the only option that brings back an entire tooth (as opposed to just the visible portion), giving them a natural appearance, strength, and durability regular dentures and bridges simply can’t match. At Delicate Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, our board-certified implant surgeon, Dr. Delica, is an expert in all parts of implant dentistry, so if you’re ready to enjoy a full and healthy smile again, you can get started by contacting us today to discuss your tooth replacement with dental implants. We're proud to offer dental implant options to patients across the Wellington, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, and Royal Palm Beach, FL area.
Why Choose Delicate Periodontics & Implant Dentistry for Dental Implants?
- Certified Periodontist & Implant Surgeon
- Can Bring Back Any Number of Teeth for Life
- Treatments Designed to be Gentle & Comfortable
What is a Dental Implant?
When a tooth goes missing, it’s not just the visible crown that disappears, but the root structure below the gum line that kept the tooth stable as well. Dental implants remedy this, as they are small, titanium tooth roots that are placed directly into the jawbone. There, they actually bond with the surrounding bone, and then they can be topped with a crown, bridge, or denture to fill in any gaps within a person’s mouth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
In addition to being dramatically more stable and natural-looking compared to traditional removable prosthetics, dental implants are also able to do something no other replacement can—support the jawbone. Your jawbone relies on the tooth roots to stay strong and maintain its shape, so once they go missing, bone loss is usually the result. Implants not only prevent this bone loss, but they also stimulate the growth of new, healthy tissue right where a patient needs it. Over time, this ensures the remaining teeth stay firmly in place and helps a person maintain a more youthful appearance over time.
And, while a removable bridge or denture can be expected to last for about 10 years on average, implants leave this number in the dust. With minimal maintenance, they have been shown to endure for 30 years or more.
Are Dental Implants Right For You?
Whether you are missing one tooth, multiple teeth, all of your teeth, have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, or suffered bone loss, Dr. Delica can use dental implants to rebuild your smile. It is a very versatile treatment, and she has the skill to customize it to meet every patient’s unique needs.
Missing One Tooth
Instead of filing down the teeth near the missing one to place a bridge, all Dr. Delica has to do is position an implant root within the jawbone, and then this is topped with a brand new, custom-made dental crown. Because it won’t rely on the nearby teeth and gums for support, this makes single implants much more comfortable compared to previous solutions.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Partial dentures and bridges allow Dr. Delica to restore multiple teeth at the same time with a single prosthetic, and now, she can attach them directly to the jawbone to make them much more secure. This helps a patient’s new teeth last much longer as well.
Missing All Teeth
If you are missing an entire row of teeth, don’t worry—you don’t have to get an implant for each individual tooth. Rather, Dr. Delica can use just four to six strategically placed implants along the jawbone to support a full denture. Implant dentures can be trusted to always stay in place, and they bring back much more of a person’s bite strength compared to regular dentures.
Preparatory Dental Implant Procedures
Many of the patients who would like to get dental implants have other oral health problems going on in addition to missing teeth, like periodontal disease and bone loss. These need to be addressed before a patient can safely get dental implants. Thankfully, Dr. Delica has the training and experience to handle everything herself, so once a patient comes to see her, they don’t have to worry about running all over town to get any additional procedures.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
Dental implants currently boast a 95% success rate. To preserve this impressive statistic, every dental implant treatment provided by our female periodontist, Dr. Delica, is 100% personalized. Subsequently, the cost varies from patient to patient. There are, however, some all-encompassing factors that go into the cost of this smile-rebuilding solution. In addition to going over all the pricing when you come to see us for a consultation, you can keep reading to learn more about how much dental implants in Wellington, FL cost.
Preliminary Treatments & Dental Implant Surgery
Dental implants are an extremely lifelike, incredibly durable tooth-replacement option for patients who are missing a single tooth or struggling with advanced tooth loss. However, the journey to a new and improved smile doesn’t look the same for everyone. Depending on your unique dental needs, there are a few important factors to consider:
- Preliminary treatments – Is your oral health compromised by a condition like gum disease? Then treatment will need to be administered beforehand, which incurs an additional cost.
- Surgical costs – Additions, like anesthesia, will also impact the total price of your treatment.
- Out-of-office referrals – If you choose a dentist who doesn’t complete the entire process in-house, then there will be two separate fees to pay. Fortunately, our periodontist in Wellington, FL, Dr. Delica not only provides each step at Delicate Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, but she is a board-certified prosthodontist, meaning she has undergone advanced training and rigorous continuing education.
The Parts of Your Dental Implant
Just because all dental implants are surgically inserted and use a dental crown to replace the entire tooth’s structure doesn’t mean they are all created equally. The material used (i.e., titanium, zirconia, etc.) and the manufacturer your dentist uses will also impact the price. So, don’t hesitate to ask your dental team about why they prefer to use a specific material or manufacturer.
Final Dental Implant Restoration
The next factor that will influence the cost of your care is how many implants you will need. For example, a patient looking to replace one missing tooth with a single crown can typically expect to pay significantly less than a patient interested in replacing an entire arch of teeth with an implant denture. Likewise, a patient missing several teeth in a row may have a lower upfront cost than someone who is missing several teeth throughout their mouth. Fortunately, all of these factors will be discussed at your consultation, ensuring you get the estimated cost upfront.
Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?
Although dental insurance providers don’t typically cover dental implants, there are some exceptions. For instance, preliminary treatments, like periodontal therapy, may be partially covered. Even the cost of the restoration could be included in your benefits, so don’t hesitate to double-check. Our team would be more than happy to review the details of your dental plan, file the claim on your behalf, and maximize your much-deserved benefits.
Making Dental Implants Affordable
No dental insurance? Want to break up the cost of your treatment into manageable monthly chunks? Dr. Delica and our team happily accept CareCredit. This third-party financier offers eligible patients low-to-no interest financing, ensuring even the most extensive treatment plan can fit into your monthly budget. If you are interested in this financial option or would like assistance filling out your application, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team!