Frequently ask Questions on Dental Implants
What are dental implants made of?
Can I get dental implants?
You need to talk to a prosthodontist to find out if your are a good candidate for an implant. People who have lost tooth/teeth are candidates for dental implants.
How long a dental implant last?
It depends on your health and habits. For a healthy individual with good oral hygiene and good health, dental implants are shown success rates above 90-95 percentage. The higher success rates are reported with implants are placed with Specialist Surgeons and Prosthodontists.
What are the advantages of dental implant?
Simply improvement of function, comfort and confidence. Dental implants can never get decay since they are made of titanium!
What are the disadvantages of dental implants?
The cost is a main concern for most of patients but the upfront investment will pay off in the long term. Some discomfort after surgery like swelling, bleeding, and infection may happened but will be temporary.
What can cause dental implant to fail?
Multiple factors are involved with an implant success. Failure of the implants may be immediate or late. The skill of the surgeon, implant type, bone quality and appropriate implant planning by a prosthodontist are main factors that can prevent immediate implant failure.
Meticulus dental care by the patient and regular professional check up and cleaning are essential factors for dental implant long term success.
How much do implants cost and does my insurance cover the cost?
The cost varies depends on your jaw bone quantity and implant type, the cost will be increased if there would be a need for bone/gum graft to develop an implant site. But overall the cost of a dental implant and crown for replacement of a missing tooth is almost the same as replacing it with a fixed dental bridge. Dental implant treatment may qualify for some insurance coverage, but situations vary. We can help you in commuting with your insurance company.
What is All-on-4?
Replacement of whole missing teeth in one arch by utilizing 4 implants. This procedure is especially beneficial in patients who have lost significant of bone in the back areas of their mouth.
Can I have implants if I have full dentures or partial dentures?
Implants are used mostly in patients who wear full dentures or partial dentures. Dental implants can be used to improve retention for a removable denture through snapping attachments. A fixed denture also can be made over implants in which a patient’s dentures are fixed/bolted to the implants. These type of prostheses must be planned by a prosthodontist specialist.