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 will be extracted. The dental implant placement is where we insert a titanium post that fuses with the surrounding bone, creating a durable and stable foundation for replacement teeth. Dentists consider them the number one solution to replacing missing teeth because they replace your missing teeth root for a lifetime.
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 analyze your overall and dental health during your free dental implant consultation at our Plantation, FL, dentist’s office to see if you are a candidate.
There are some rare situations where getting a dental implant would not be the best treatment for missing teeth, such as if taking certain medications or suffering from certain diseases. You can discuss all these issues during your completely implant consultation with Dr. Dham.
How Much Dental Implants Cost?
The cost of dental implants is based 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.
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We sometimes suggest a dental bridge or partial or full dentures for multiple missing teeth. However, it all depends on your unique situation. The number of implants needed to secure one of the following will be determined at your implant consultation but can range from two to eight in total per arch. We also offer easy, affordable financing and seek maximum reimbursement from your dental insurance company so that you can more easily afford the smile you deserve.
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, only one implant is needed to secure a dental crown.
For multiple missing teeth, the location and number will determine whether you need a dental bridge, partial denture or full denture. The number of implants needed to secure one of the following will be determined at your implant consultation but can range from two to eight in total per arch.
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 small posts will be placed into the jawbone.
The next phase is osseointegration, which is vital to the success of your treatment. This is where the implants will heal and integrate with the existing bone, creating a stable foundation. The last phase is when your dentist attaches the final restoration to the implant.
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How Long Does Dental Implant Treatment Take?
Your treatment duration depends on your unique situation; a single tooth implant always takes less time than multiple missing teeth implants. The length of time for tooth replacement option with dental implants is different for each of our patients. There are a few factors that will determine this, including the state of your dental health, how many implants are being placed, and the length of healing time needed. 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 to preserve the jaw bone, preserve the health of the surrounding teeth and allow for better chewing function. Even though dental implants cost more up front, other dental restorations will eventually need repaired, replaced or adjusted. That cost will add up over the years. Dental implants are the only option that will feel, function, and look like natural teeth.
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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.
To learn more about our dental implant services, visit:
- Dental Implants in Plantation
- All-on-Four Implants
- Implant-supported Dentures
- Single Tooth Dental Implants
Call Westside Dental Center at (954) 251-0640 to schedule your free dental implant consultation today.