Dental Implants FAQ
How much do dental implants cost?
The cost of implants varies depending on the number of implants your general dentist is recommending, the condition of your teeth and jawbone, and the type of replacement teeth your general/restorative dentist builds.
Dental implant treatment may qualify for some insurance coverage, but situations vary. Often the cost is not much more than the cost of permanent bridgework.
Can dental implants be done in one day?
Traditional implants must be left undisturbed for 4-6 months before healing and growth will allow for the tooth to be replaced. This waiting period allows osseointegration to take place between the tooth and implant. The goal is to achieve a strong and stable implant to restore.
Currently, our office does not provide restoration of dental implants, which is typically the role of your general dentist.
Are dental implants painful?
With the sedation techniques available at the time of treatment and helpful instructions for home care, many people report that they feel better than anticipated. Often, they return to work and daily activities the next day.
Our patients tell us that there is very little to no discomfort associated with the placement of an implant, and there is minimal to no swelling.
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Can you remove all your teeth and get implants?
Most of the time the answer is no! BUT…some patients, unfortunately, do have most of their teeth decayed and/or infected with gum disease in addition to having advanced bone loss. It is always best to discuss your treatment desires first with your general dentist for their treatment option recommendations.
Can teeth be replaced permanently?
Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement, but unfortunately, that doesn’t mean they always last forever. If you take care of them properly, they can last 25 years (and sometimes even longer).
Depending on your personal circumstances, you may never have to worry about replacing your dental implant at all after you get the procedure.
What happens if you don’t replace missing teeth?
Dental implants stimulate the bone as natural teeth do, thus keeping the bone healthy. It is also important to keep in mind that your jawbone will diminish over time without implants to replace the missing teeth.
Can missing teeth cause health problems?
Beyond aesthetics, a dental implant helps you with daily activities, like eating and speaking. Dental implants benefit general oral health since there’s no need to anchor them to your other teeth, like bridges. If decay in an adjacent tooth, for example, your implant’s success isn’t dependent on its neighbors.
What are other options besides dental implants?
There are alternatives to dental implants available including fixed dental bridges, resin-bonded bridges, and partial dentures. For those missing all their teeth, the alternative is complete dentures.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are the most natural way to replace missing teeth. Made of titanium, dental implants are designed to replace the root structure of missing teeth, providing support and stability for replacement teeth. They are the longest-lasting solution available.
How long do dental implants last?
Typically, they last longer than conventional dental work as long as you take care of them properly, just like your natural teeth. This entails daily cleaning (flossing, brushing, etc.) and regular professional cleanings and check-ups. Well-placed and cared for dental implants have the potential to last for decades.