Implants Faq's

Q:    Are dental implants best for me?

Ans:    Answer these 3 questions to know if dental implants are your best choice for a natural-looking smile:

1) Do you want the most natural looking smile?
A well designed dental implant can feel, fit and function like a natural tooth. Other options may interfere with your normal everyday eating, smiling, and speaking.

2) Do you want a hassle free smile?
Dental implants allow you to bite naturally, eat virtually anything you want, and brush your teeth normally. Other options including dentures can feel uncomfortable when eating, restrict your food choices, and need to be removed for cleaning.

3) Do you want a smile that won’t make you feel embarrassed?
Dental implants are fixed in place. This means they won't move, click or shift, which gives you confidence in your smile. Other options including dentures could slip when eating, talking or even laughing, which can be embarrassing.

Q:    How much do dental implants cost?

Ans:   No two patients or their customized dental implant treatments are exactly alike, so the number of appointments, procedures and cost varies accordingly. After an initial appointment and assessment, your dental implant expert should provide you with a treatment plan including the estimated number of appointments and cost, and then notify you if there are any changes during the process.

Q:    How long does it take to restore one or more teeth using dental implants?

Ans:   Every case is different. After an initial consultation, your implant dentist should provide you with a treatment plan including the estimated amount of time to complete the process. The treatment time depends on each patient's restoration needs, medical and dental histories, the condition of the jawbone, and the technique and materials that are used.

Q:    What are the risks of dental implants?

Ans:   Dental implants, which have been used for decades, are proven safe and effective. Dental implant surgery is one of the most predictable procedures in dentistry.

Complications from dental implant surgery are rare but, as with any medical procedure, there are risks, and these risks may be higher for patients who smoke or have other medical conditions

Q:    What will happen without treatment?

Ans:   Your jawbone begins to shrink from lack of stimulation. Losing your teeth will affect your smile and change the shape of your face, causing you to look prematurely aged.

Q:    Who is a candidate?

Ans:   Dental implants can be placed in most adults. Please ask your dental implant specialist to explain the benefits and risks to see if dental implants are right for you.

Q:    How do I care for my implants?

Ans:   Home care for your implants consists of brushing and flossing. Regular dental visits are required for long-term health and success.

Q:    Will I have teeth in between the steps of the procedure and while my custom crown/bridge is being made?

Ans:   Temporary teeth may be placed while your dental implants integrate with your natural bone.