Dental Implant FAQs

Most patients who are interested in receiving dental implants will find that they are eligible for treatment, even if they have bone loss in their jaws. We offer bone grafting at our practice to make dental implant treatment possible for patients. If multiple teeth need to be replaced, you may be a candidate for full-arch restoration.

Patients are usually back to their regular routines after a week or two, but a complete fusion of the implant with the jaw bone will take several weeks more, so you must take extra care of the surgical area during this time. We provide detailed instructions, and you should follow them diligently for a smooth recovery. Your healing time depends on many factors: the condition of your jaw bone, how many implants you received, your overall health and healing abilities, and more.

Dental implants are a lifelong investment in your oral health and smile. As a complete tooth replacement solution that permanently restores missing or failing teeth, dental implants may cost more upfront than other options. However, the value over your lifetime is enormous, as they will not need to be replaced and have many other incredible benefits over other tooth replacements. Traditional dentures need to be replaced as often as 5 years, and a dental implant can last a lifetime with proper care.

We will determine the total cost of your dental implant treatment during your consultation appointment at our practice. The number of dental implants you will be receiving, your insurance coverage, and if other procedures are necessary are all factors that will influence the cost.

We offer many anesthesia options to keep you as comfortable as possible during your procedure. Prescribed medication or over-the-counter medications will manage any post-operative discomfort you may experience. All of this will be covered in detail when we see you for your initial appointment. By using highly advanced 3D CBCT imaging technology, we are able to increase the accuracy of the implant placement procedure to ensure minimal discomfort.

The post of a dental implant is made of medical-grade titanium, which poses a very low risk of causing an adverse reaction to the gum tissue or bone. The post fuses with the jaw bone over time, which actually improves the overall structure of the jaw. Thus, dental implants improve oral health by preventing atrophy in the jaw and allowing the bone to be stimulated.

Dental implants are easy to care for, and you should treat it just like a natural tooth: brush and floss regularly, two times per day, and see your dentist for regular checkups. When you take good care of your implant, it can last for many years to come.

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