Dentist Sandy Springs: 5 Questions Patients Ask About Dental Implants?

Implant dentists near meIt turns out that there’s a real difference between the questions dental implant patients ask — and which questions they should be asking.

Dentists responded with the following . . .

The top 5 questions dental patients ask –

  1. How much do dental implants cost?
  2. How long do dental implants last?
  3. Are implants painful?
  4. How long will it take to get my new teeth?
  5. Does dental insurance cover implant surgery?

Versus . . .

The top 5 questions dentists want patients to ask –

  1. Am I a good candidate for implants?
  2. What are the potential complications of dental implant therapy?
  3. How much implant experience does the doctor have?
  4. What is the healing time for my implants?
  5. Can implants improve my appearance?

Many dental implant patients seem to have the same questions about dental implant therapy. Unfortunately, these questions aren’t necessarily the ones dentists think they should be asking.

The 2 main questions patients ask are –

  1. How much do dental implants cost?
  2. Will dental implant surgery be painful?

When dentists feel their very first question should be –

  1. Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

There is really a disconnect between the doctor and patient. This really is no surprise, since patients are thinking about how they are going to pay for the implants, and whether the procedure will be painful.

If you would like to learn more about implants and your candidacy please call or email our team.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-256-3620

and

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

http://www.rightsmilecenter.com/

info@rightsmilecenter.com

 

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Affordable Dental Implants – Sandy Springs and Chamblee

Implant dentist near me Chamblee Sandy Springs BrookhavenThe cost of dental implants may appear high, but the price continues coming down.  And if you consider the benefits, the time involved and the expertise of your specialist implants are worth every penny.  To help you understand and appreciate the cost let’s explore the aspects of price and how different dental implants may differ depending on various factors.

If the price is too good to be true? It probably is.

The cost of a dental implant ranges from around $1,500 up to $5,000.00.  Anything less may be an indicator that you’re getting an inferior product or an implant that’s not designed for a particular location in your mouth.  Short term the implant device may appear to be fully functional, but operationally it won’t last.  The difference may be likened to the difference between Toyo’s and Michelin tires.  Here again you may get what you pay for and the initial cost may appear affordable, but in the  long term you are going to get a better result with how it functions and how long it lasts if your provider installs Michelins.

The real concern for the patient is ‘where and how’ to find an inexpensive quality dental implant, and most likely the driving adjective is ‘inexpensive’.  This perception by the patient is that teeth are utilitarian to their daily life.  That’s really not the case, but to put the cost into perspective let’s examine what goes into the cost of a dental implant.

4 Factors that Drive the Cost of Dental Implants:

The Material:
The traditional materials – prices of cobalt-chromium alloy and titanium are not the same.  Implants from cobalt-chromium (CC) alloy rods are cheaper than comparable titanium implants, but when it comes to zirconium dioxide, then cost of a dental implant may appear to be cost prohibitive to the patient.  However, depending on where the implant is being placed, you may end up with a less than satisfactory result with the less expensive CC implant.  You just won’t know it for a while.

The Size:
This variable is a significant factor.  The bigger the implant, the more material, the more it costs, but also the more it may do.  Also, special coatings applied to the surface of the implant, contributing to better osseo-integration with the bone, will affect the cost of the dental implant.

The Manufacturer:
Different manufacturers put different prices on similar rods made from the same material. Some manufacturers include some kind of an extra charge in the dental implant’s price for their brand name. This is a lot more esoteric and therefore harder to explain.   It’s like trying to explain the difference between Polo and Hanes T-shirts.  However, some of these manufacturers provide lifetime guarantees and replacement for failure.

Finally, it may depend on where your dentist gets his implants from.  And this factor may be a function of how motivated your provider is in providing you with the best implant material for the least amount of cost to you.  Some of that may just end up being economies of scale by your provider.  Does your provider have contacts directly with manufactures in China or Israel, where the dental implant cost can be significantly reduced, while the indirect purchase of dental implants from U.S dental suppliers may ratchet up the price?

A lot of your choice and cost may depend on the choice of your provider.   It’s not to say the more you spend the better you will be.  Rather, a reputable practitioner, who is truly trained in the placement and restoration (and this may be two providers), may be a significant factor in what you end up with and what it costs.  Trust and reputation are the more difficult factors to define for the patient. Call us to see if you are an implant candidate.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328

404-256-3620

and

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

www.rightsmilecenter.com

info@rightsmilecenter.com

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Sandy Springs Dentist: Success Rates for Dental Implants

Dental Implant dentists near meDental implants are among the most successful procedures in dentistry today.  Given the complexity of the procedure, there are a lot of variables that come into play.  Yet studies show a five-year success rate of 95 percent for lower jaw implants and 90 percent for upper jaw implants.[1]

One factor that impacts your success is your pre-existing health conditions.[2] Another is the location of the missing tooth.  Also, smokers statistically face a higher risk of implant failure. Other high risk candidates are patients with diabetes, hemophilia or immune deficiencies and in rare instances, patients with chronic bruxism.

So as long as one engages in good oral hygiene, i.e. brushing, flossing, and regular hygiene procedures, the chances of inflammation or swelling of the tissues surrounding the implant should be avoidable.

Key factors in minimizing dental implant complications are the selection of an experienced prosthodontist and implantologist who specialize in implant dentistry, careful pre-operative treatment planning and proper after-care and oral hygiene.   One of the benefits of a multi-specialist practice like ours is everything is under one roof including periodontal after-care.  If you would like to know whether you are a candidate for implants please feel free to call for a free consultation.

 

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328

404-256-3620

www.rightsmilecenter.com

info@rightsmilecenter.com

 

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[1] The success rate for upper jaw implants is lower because the upper jaw is less dense than the lower jaw, making the success of implantation and osseo-integration slightly more difficult to achieve.

[2] Dental or Global health issues.

Chamblee | Sandy Springs Dental Implants

Implant Dentist near meStandard of care Dental Implants vs. traditional Dental bridges

A Dental Implant is a more affordable and natural replacement that’s better than a Dental Bridge. A dental bridge requires the cutting two adjacent healthy teeth to support the bridge. If you aren’t aware, a bridge consists of a false tooth (or teeth) supported by adjacent teeth that have been capped. It is used to replace one or two missing teeth.

A bridge requires two often healthy teeth to be altered, which is not an ideal way of replacing a missing tooth compared to a dental implant. Bridges tend to have short lives, five to ten years, compared to a dental implant, which can last a lifetime. So while a bridge can sometimes be more economical at first, in the long run a dental implant can cost you less.

Free Dental Implant Consultation at the Right Smile Centers.

Meet with Drs. Scheinfeld and Orland and learn more about the different options for missing teeth and about the dental implant procedure. See if you’re a candidate for dental implants.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

and

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-256-3620

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com

Chamblee | Sandy Springs Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants near meDental Implants behave like natural teeth

One of the best advantages of an implant is that it will restore your full chewing power. Most patients can’t tell the difference between their natural teeth and the implant tooth. They eat with it completely normally, and they brush and floss normally as well.

Dental Implants can last a lifetime

Where a dental bridge may only last around 10 to 15 years, dental implants can last a lifetime with the right care. Today’s implants are made from titanium and integrate with your jawbone. Titanium is bio-compatible, meaning that they are non-toxic and not rejected by the body. All in all it makes a powerful replacement tooth.

Dental Implants keep adjacent teeth stable

The gap from a missing tooth can cause adjacent teeth to shift towards the gap without the support of the adjacent tooth. This pulls your teeth out of position and can affect your bite, your ability to chew and your appearance. It can also cause issues that make tooth replacement difficult later.

Dental Implants prevent bone loss

Where there is no tooth, the jawbone in the empty space shrinks due to lack of root stimulation. If no implant is placed in the first year of losing a tooth, the bone area where the tooth is missing loses 25% of its volume, and bone loss continues year after year. Because an implant replaces the root as well as the tooth, and chewing is restored to normal, it provides the needed stimulation for natural bone growth.

Dental Implants can prevent facial sagging and advanced aging

Facial sagging can be an unwanted effect of bone loss resulting from missing teeth. This is where the lower portion of the face starts to collapse, gradually closing the distance between the nose and the chin. Changes can include excess wrinkles around the mouth, thinning lips and a more pointed chin, making the person look a lot older than their true age.

Contact us for your complimentary consult to see if you are a candidate for dental implants.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

and

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-256-3620

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com

Dentist Sandy Springs: Dental Implants Improve Your Lifestyle

Sandy Springs dental-implantsImplants preserve facial bone structure.  They are permanent, comfortable and most patients forget they have one.  They osseointegrate into your bone structure and allow you to look good and eat like you never lost a tooth.

When choosing a dental team to have this done, choose one that has the appropriate experience, knowledge and credentials to accomplish the task.  Please don’t choose based on price, because there are a lot of corners that can be cut without your ability to detect them.  Our office has the reputation in the industry and community you can trust.  We offer free consultation appointments and individualized care beyond comparison.  But don’t take our word for it, read over 470 reviews at:

http://www.rateadentist.com/reviews/Georgia/SandySprings/NovyScheinfeldDDSPC

If you choose to have this procedure completed, you won’t regret it.  It will improve your lifestyle and will want to smile and eat with your new teeth.  Scheinfelds and Orland  can correct your problem of missing teeth. For professionals you can count on, visit and contact us at www.rightsmilecenter.com.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328

404-256-3620

info@rightsmilecenter.com