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  • Writer's pictureDr. Peter Masone, DDS

Dentist in Destin Offers Affordable Dental Implants For Patients

Updated: Mar 8, 2020

20+ Years of Affordable Implants

Denture and Dental Services has offered dentures and related services for over twenty years at prices people actually can afford. We have helped thousands of people get their smiles back. Dr. Masone and his team work closely with new and existing patients to help them achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. His practice is equipped with the latest technologies and the highest quality materials to assist patients with the function and aesthetics of their smiles.

What are dental implants?

Implants are generally the best way to replace missing teeth because:

  • They are fixed in place which means you don’t have to remove them.

  • It leaves your other teeth alone. Dental bridges use adjacent teeth for support and retention which means that they can be damaged in the process of making the bridge. They are also prone to more forces as they take the extra load which can lead to future tooth loss.

  • They are often the most successful option (some studies report at a 98% success rate).

  • They will be the long-lasting option you can have.

  • They preserve bone, which means you don’t get bone loss that can cause that aging appearance.

  • You can eat whatever you want as the implants are completely secure.

So what are the negatives of getting dental implants?

While most patients are appropriate candidates for dental implants, they are not the best solution for every individual. This is often due to a lack of bone structure. Additionally, some patients are interested in more affordable alternatives such as bridges or dentures when replacing missing teeth. However, those who are ideal candidates for dental implants, and who are ready to invest in their smiles’ long-term functionality and appearance are encouraged to ask about this method of repair. Here are the negatives:

  • Dental implants are often the most expensive option so cost is always negative. However, you have to remember you are buying the Mercedes and not Ford. We also always ask the patient at the end of treatment if it was worth the financial outlay and the responses are invariable, yes and they wish they would have done it sooner.

  • Implants often take the longest to do, it’s often not a quick fix. The quickest treatment can take 3 months and the longest 2 years. Most patients are done within 6 months. Sometimes when we can do the procedure in 2 days from start to finish however this is only in specific circumstances.

  • It requires minor surgery so if you are very anxious then it may not be for you. Other alternatives like dentures or bridges may be appropriate. We can always offer

Alternatives to dental implants?

Dr. Masone and his staff believe that patients should have a unique solution for their unique needs and that’s why we always offer alternatives in cases where patients do not opt for dental implants.

Bridges – This is a fixed alternative which means you don’t have to take the teeth out. A bridge is secured to adjacent teeth and therefore these teeth need to be good.

Dentures – This is a removable option which means you need to take them out. There are many different types and designs and the outcome will be different for everyone, that’s why we offer free consultations to give you information on which one may be best for you. Dentures work incredibly well on some people so it may be the best option for you.

Versatility of Dental Implants

Dental implants are incredibly versatile. They can be used to replace a single tooth or several teeth. They may also be placed along the dental arch to hold full dentures in place. The dentists at The Denture and Implant Clinic can work with patients to determine how they can be used within their smiles to achieve the results they desire. One tooth can be repaired with the placement of a dental implant restored with a dental crown. Dental implants can also act as anchors for dental bridges, or stability for full dentures.

What’s more is if you decide to get one or two dental implants now and you lose more teeth in the future, you can still use those existing implants to help with future options. For example, we have had patients who get an implant every few years (to replace single missing teeth) and then a decade down the line (when more teeth are lost) the same implants can be used to secure a full arch fixed bridge. And remember you only need 4-6 implants to secure a whole arch. Sometimes this way is more convenient for patients as the investment is made slowly rather than a big lump sum cost.

We have also recently had a patient who had 4 implants in each arch to help secure a denture. He now wanted an upgrade to the best dental implants option (which is fixed full-arch implant bridge) and those same implants where used. This is a great way to spread out the costs.

Call (850)-650-7979 For More Information

At Denture and Dental Services, board-certified dentist, Dr. Peter Masone offers high-quality dental care for patients at an affordable price. Please contact our office for any additional information about implants. Denture and Dental Services is proudly serving patients from Pensacola, Niceville, Panama City, Tallahassee, Mobile, Dothan, Montgomery, Gulf Shores, New Orleans, Atlanta; as well as nationally and internationally including Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, France, England, and the Philippines.

Our team of dedicated professionals is here to assist in educating patients on how amazing these restorations can be. Prosthetics such as full or partial dentures have come a long way over the years, and customers are excited to see how beautiful and natural-looking their new smile can be. They are often pleased with the function of their smile, the appearance of their face, and the fast healing times often associated with treatments at Denture and Dental Services.

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