Dental Implant FAQs

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Should I Consider Dental Implants?
If you are missing teeth then you should consider the popular option of dental implants in order to improve your oral health and quality of life. If you have gaps in your teeth, your smile is not as attractive as it once was, or if you are experiencing difficulty to eating or speaking then dental implants may be the solution for you. Dental implants act like your natural teeth. They are a safe way to replace missing teeth, they look and feel like the real thing, and require little to no maintenance.

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implants can be used for anyone no matter your age or circumstance. The only criteria is that there must be enough bone to attach the implant.  If there is not enough bone because of deterioration, then this can be corrected through dental surgery.  

Is Dental Implant Surgery Painful?
Before surgery, the patient is given a local anesthetic so he or she does not feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure.  After surgery is complete, the patient will usually be prescribed some sort of medication to alleviate any pain that might occur after.  The minimal pain and discomfort experienced is only temporary and you most patients are able to resume normal activities the next day.  

Is Dental Implant Surgery Expensive?
Some insurance providers cover the procedure while others do not.  Coverage is usually limited to what is covered for bridges or dentures.

Will My Implant Require Special Care?
Once the implant is in place, it does not require any special care or maintenance.  You should treat them like the rest of your teeth and brush and floss regularly.  You should also visit the dentist twice per year for dental checkups and routine cleanings.  

What if I Choose Not to Have Dental Implant Surgery?
If you have missing teeth and leave those gaps there, you will start noticing bone loss and other problems with your remaining teeth.  Over time, your facial appearance will change.  If you wait too long to do anything about your teeth, then you might need bone grafting to make you eligible for surgery.

  LANAP Laser Treatment

The LANAP Laser Treatment can gently remove the bacteria that cause gum disease without using a scalpel or sutures! This gentle gum surgery alternative is minimally invasive, with most patients returning to work the same day!

  Dental Implant Questions

Choosing an implant dentist can be challenging but it's important to find the right doctor for your needs. Find out the "Top Ten Questions" you should ask your doctor before you consider getting dental implants.

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