How successful are Dental Implants?
Healthy people whom do not smoke and have their diabetes and auto immune diseases controlled by their physician can enjoy up to a 98% success rate.
Am I a candidate for Dental Implants?
Anyone who is healthy enough to undergo a tooth extraction is likely a suitable candidate for dental implants. Patients with certain conditions, such as chronic diseases, heavy smoking or alcohol abuse may not be candidates for implants. Your Dentist, sometimes with the help of your Doctor, will determine whether or not this treatment is right for you after a complete physical exam and evaluation of your medical history.
How much do Dental Implants cost?
The cost for a single implant, abutment, and crown can vary. Factors that can influence this cost is the quality, amount, and location of bone. If there is adequate bone width and height in the area that the implant is needed, there will be no additional costs. Commonly though, bone is missing or deficient in shape or size where a tooth has been removed. Bone grafting may be a possibility, and can cost more.
Will my insurance pay for my Dental Implant?
Generally, dental implants have not been covered by dental insurance. However, more companies are covering dental implants today than before. In many cases, your insurance can help pay for the teeth that are placed on the dental implants, if not the implants themselves. You can call your dental insurance provider and ask if dental implants are a covered procedure. Our front office team is also familiar with most plans and can help you with your questions.
Are Dental Implants as strong as natural teeth?
Yes. Implants are considered stronger than natural teeth and provide full functionality. After treatment, patients will be able to enjoy all of their favorite foods while benefiting from healthy, aesthetically-pleasing prosthetic replacement teeth.
Will the Dental Implant hurt?
Most dental implant procedures involve less discomfort than a tooth extraction. Our offices are equipped with Dentists, Doctors, and staff trained to safely provide conventional methods of anesthesia as well as a variety of intravenous sedation anesthesia options. Operative procedures will seem both pleasant and brief when effective local and IV anesthesia is chosen.
Is my age a factor?
No, there are no age restrictions for dental implants.