Dental Implant FAQ Plantation, FL

We have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions you might have regarding dental implants. Please feel free to read all the FAQs we have compiled for you here.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implant surgery places a small titanium post in your jawbone to support dental crowns that sit on top of the post. Dentists use dental implants to secure or support a dental restoration when a tooth is missing or lost. The dental implant placement is where we insert a titanium post that fuses with the surrounding bone. The final result creates a strong and healthy foundation for replacement teeth.

Am I A Candidate For Dental Implants?

The most important factor to qualify for dental implants is to be in good dental health, no matter how old you are. You need to have healthy teeth and gums for an optimal bone structure to anchor the implants in the tooth roots.

If you have suffered some bone loss, we recommend bone grafting to ensure the best results. Dr. Uttma Dham has extensive training in the dental implant process. She will review your dental health during your free dental implant consultation at our Plantation, FL, dental office.

However, some rare situations can make getting a dental implant not feasible. The procedure is not be the best treatment if you take certain medications or suffer from certain diseases. You can discuss all these issues during your free dental implant consultation with Dr. Dham.

How Much Dental Implants Cost?

The cost of dental implants will depend on your unique situation. The number of implants you require will determine the overall cost of the treatment. The cost of a single artificial teeth implant is always less than the cost of multiple missing teeth.

We sometimes suggest a dental bridge, partial dentures, or full dentures for multiple missing teeth. However, it all depends on your unique situation. Each of those restorations need a different amount of dental implants. The number of implants can range from two to eight in total per arch.

We have easy and affordable financing with over 85% approval rates if you need it!

We help you seek maximum reimbursement from your dental insurance company so you can afford the smile you want. To learn more about the price of dental implants, visit Cost of Dental Implants.

How Many Implants Will I Need?

The number of implants you will need depends on the type of dental restoration you are receiving. For a single missing tooth, you will only need one dental implant to secure the dental crown. For multiple missing teeth, their location and number of lost teeth will determine how many you need.

What Does the Dental Implant Process Entail?

After your free consultation at our Plantation, FL, dental office, Dr. Dham will create a detailed treatment plan. The process to get a dental implant-secured restoration will take place in three phases. The first is the surgical implantation, where the dentist places the small posts into your jawbone.

The next phase is osseointegration, which is vital to the success of your treatment. This is when your mouth will heal and integrate with the implant post, creating a stable foundation. The last phase is when your dentist attaches the final restoration to the implant abutment.

To learn more about the process, visit Dental Implant Process.

How Long Does Dental Implant Treatment Take?

Your treatment duration depends on your unique situation. For example, a single tooth implant always takes less time than multiple missing teeth implants. The length of time for tooth replacement with dental implants is also different for each of our patients.

Some factors that will determine this include the state of your dental health, how many teeth we are replacing, and how quickly you heal. It can be as short as a few months or more than a year for more complex medical conditions.

Why Should I Choose Dental Implants Over Other Dental Restoration Options?

Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that preserves the jaw bone. Thus preserving the health of the surrounding teeth and improving your chewing function. Even though dental implants cost more up front, other dental restorations will eventually need repair, adjustments, or replacement. That cost will accumulate over the years.

Dental implants are the only option that will feel, function, and look like natural teeth. To learn more about the benefits, visit Benefits of Dental Implants.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental Implants will last for a lifetime if you follow our guidelines and take care of your implants. Mostly, all you need to do is brush and floss your natural teeth on time.

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