Dental implants are titanium replacements for tooth roots. Implants are placed to provide support for both fixed and removable teeth. Dental implants provide you with many benefits: Improved chewing ability Enhanced appearance Increased oral health – they are easier to clean than tooth-supported bridges Reduced teeth grinding Higher self-esteem Greater comfort – they are fixed like your natural teeth Improved speech – no plastic/metal cover over the roof of your mouth! Less risk of bone shrinkage and loss due to missing teeth Success rates of implants are very high unless the patient has health challenges or bad habits such as smoking. With proper placement/restoration and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime. Dental Implants Cost Every patient’s case is unique and requires a detailed assessment before an estimated cost can be presented. In general, dental insurance does not cover dental implants at this time. However, the cost can be mitigated by company-sponsored Flex spending accounts and/or 3rd party financing such as Care Credit. In addition, it takes months before the final restorations are placed, so patients have time to stretch out payments. Dr. Le has performed implant operations for over 10 years. During that time, he received training at Misch Implant Institute and achieved Fellowship status with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He has also written published articles in dental journals on implant surgery and restorations.