What are dental implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts surgically placed into the jawbone beneath the gums, where they function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth. Over time, the implants fuse with the jawbone, providing stable support for artificial teeth, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures.

How do I know if I am a candidate for dental implants?

Most people in good general health with adequate jawbones to support implants and healthy gums are candidates for dental implants. We conduct a detailed assessment, including dental exams and 3D imaging, to ensure that dental implants are suitable for you.

Are dental implants painful?

Patients are often surprised to find that dental implant surgery involves minimal discomfort. Local anesthesia is used during the procedure to ensure you are comfortable, and post-operative pain is typically managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

How long does the dental implant process take?

The total time for dental implant surgery can vary, depending on the number and location of implants, as well as whether bone grafting is necessary. Generally, the process from initial consultation to the final placement of the crown can take several months, largely due to the healing time needed between procedures.

What is the success rate of dental implants?

Dental implants have a high success rate, often exceeding 95%. Factors that contribute to the success of implant surgery include proper placement technique, patient health, and adherence to care instructions post-surgery.

How do I care for my dental implants?

Dental implants require the same care as natural teeth, including brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups. Although implants are not susceptible to cavities, maintaining good oral hygiene is essential to prevent infections around the implant.

Will dental implants look like my natural teeth?

Yes, the visible part of a dental implant is a crown custom-made to match the color and shape of your natural teeth. This customization helps ensure that the implants look, feel, and function like your natural teeth.

How long do dental implants last?

With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime. The crown attached to the implant can last 10-15 years before needing replacement due to wear and tear.

Are dental implants covered by insurance?

Coverage for dental implants can vary by insurance provider and plan. We can assist you with understanding your insurance benefits and provide a detailed cost breakdown. Additionally, we offer various payment options to help manage the cost of treatment.