Almost any person regardless of age who is missing a single tooth or multiple teeth is a candidate for dental implants . There is a wide range of treatment options that dental implants now provide . They can be used to to make a denture tighter, replace a single tooth or even replace all your missing teeth.
Dental implants, like natural teeth, transmit chewing forces to the jawbone, which reduces bone loss that can lead to premature aging, weakening of the jawbone and the loss of chewing ability. Dental implants look feel and function like your natural teeth. Dental implants have been proven to be on of the most successful tooth replacement options dentistry has to offer, dental insurance companies are now covering implants due to their longevity and relative low cost of maintenance.
Dental implants can be an excellent option for the person who cannot function properly with a full denture. Implants can be used to fully rehabilitate a person’s smile while restoring both chewing capabilities – and confidence. There is a wide variety of options to choose from when rehabilitating your teeth. The best option for you will be determined during a consultation between you and your dentist to give you the best treatment option that meets your needs.
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Q:Does the implant procedure hurt?
A: No, dental implants are placed using local anesthesia. Most procedures can be done in your dentist’s office.
Q: How much pain will I feel after implant placement?
A: The discomfort you may feel should be minor. Your dentist may prescribe medication to alleviate any pain you may have.
Q: How long does it take to place dental implants?
A: Usually 30-60 minutes, depending on the location and the number of implants.
Q: What can I eat after having an implant placed?
A: For about the first week your doctor will tell you what you can and can’t eat. Normally you will be on a soft diet or be instructed to chew on the opposite side until the sutures are removed.
Q: How long does placement take?
A: The implant placement usually takes forty five minutes to an hour, depending on the location and the number of implants.
Q: How do I care for my implant?
A: Home care for your implants consists of brushing and flossing. Regular dental visits are required for long-term health and success.
Q: How long does an implant last?
A: If your body accepts the implant, it should last many years if cared for properly. Many implants have been in place for more than 40 years.
Q: If my body rejects an implant, what happens?
A: The implant is removed and the site is allowed to heal. Another implant can usually be placed after healing.
Q: Are dental implants covered by insurance?
A: May insurance companies now do cover dental implants, however some insurance companies still consider implants an elective procedure. You may contact your insurance to inquire, or we can send a pre-treatment estimate to your insurance company to verify coverage. We also offer payment plan options to make your treatment more affordable.
Q:Am i too old for dental implants?
A: No, with modern medicine people are living much longer and good diet and chewing capacity are crucial to a person’s health. Dental implants can help make chewing and digestion much more effective.
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