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Dental Implants

Cardinal dental uses the two best implant systems in the world, Nobel Biocare and Strauman. These companies have been leading the way for decades. Both companies are based in and manufacturer in Switzerland. When looking for dental implants, ensuring top of the line components are essential to success. 

About Implants

A dental implant is a small post that is typically made of titanium. This post is inserted into the bone of the jaw and replaces the missing tooth root. After a period of healing, a new tooth can be placed onto the implant with a special connector called an abutment.


Benefits of Dental Implants

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

Whereas a dental bridge may only last around 10 years or so, dental implants can last a lifetime. The implant is made from titanium and integrates with the jawbone. It’s bio-compatible, meaning that it’s non-toxic and not rejected by the body. All in all it makes a powerful replacement tooth.

Where there is no tooth, the jaw bone in the empty space deteriorates due to lack of stimulation. If no implant is placed in the first year of losing a tooth, that bone area loses 25% of its volume, and bone loss continues over the years.

Determining the cost

Your dental implants cost will depend on a few important factors, including the following:

  • The materials used to construct your implants and the teeth attached to them

  • The need for bone grafts

  • How many implants are needed


Some preparatory work will be needed before your implants can be placed. All patients will need a 3D scan of the jaw, called a CBCT. This allows us to virtually plan your surgery and best decide on what implant is best. If you have experienced significant bone loss, you may require bone grafts to your jaw to prepare for the implant procedure. Once everything is ready, the process involves three basic steps:

  1. Inserting the implant into the bone of the jaw 

  2. Waiting for the implant to heal in place (usually 3-6 months)

  3. Attaching teeth to the implants

Am I a good candidate for implants?

There is no way to tell whether you are a good candidate for implant procedures without a thorough examination of your teeth and gums in our office. We will work with you to determine the condition of your teeth, gums, and bone. If you are a suitable candidate for implants, we will create a treatment plan specifically for you and your needs.

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