What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a permanent replacement for the root of a missing tooth. It is a titanium screw that is placed into the bone of the upper or lower jaw. An abutment post and crown are then placed on the implant to provide a new tooth that is permanent and looks just like a natural tooth.
How are dental implants different than dentures?
Dentures are a removable set of teeth or partial set of teeth that need to be removed and cared for in a special manner. They can often feel bulky and are difficult to get used to. Dental implants are a permanent replacement for missing teeth that can be cared for just like natural teeth.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants look and feel just like real teeth. They are permanent, and you can eat the foods you want without any fear of embarrassment .
Who can place a dental implant?
Our office will refer you to a specialist who can perform the implant procedures.
How much do implants cost?
The price of your dental implants will vary based on how many implants you are having placed, the type of implant(s) placed, the amount of your insurance coverage (if any), and more. Schedule a consultation with us to determine if the implant procedure will be right for you.
Do dental implants hurt?
No. A local anesthetic will be given before the procedure so that you do not feel any pain.
How long do implants last?
When cared for properly, implants should last a lifetime. Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits are essential to the success of your implant .