Dental Implant FAQs
How much do dental implants cost?
Cost can vary widely depending on your dental coverage and out-of-pocket expenses. Typically, dental implants range from $1,000 to $6,000, but we offer convenient payment options such as our CareCredit healthcare credit card. We’re happy to check your coverage and give you a better idea of what costs may be incurred if you contact our office for more information.
How long does the implant process take?
Dental implant placements and the fitting of your new crowns require at least two stages of work. The first stage is removing the old damaged teeth and taking a mold of your teeth from which, our lab technicians can reference. The anchor for your new teeth may also be fitted at this point. During this time, you’ll be fitted with a temporary crown. After your tooth or teeth have been crafted, we’ll expertly insert and fasten your new permanent crown. The length of the entire process depends on how quickly your mouth heals between the placement and fittings. Connect with our office **today to schedule an informative implant consultation.
Are dental implants safe and do they hurt?
Dental implants have been used in patients across the world for over 30 years and are considered very safe. The process itself is painless as we’ll numb the area of your mouth where the procedure will take place and we can offer sedation to calm you further. While you may experience some soreness and tenderness after the procedure, you’ll find this discomfort dissipates after a couple of days.
How do I care for my dental implants?
While dental implants are stronger than natural teeth, they still require ongoing cleaning and care. We strongly advise you to brush and floss your implants twice a day, or after every meal with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Non-abrasive toothpaste is also advised to ensure your new implants retain their natural appearance. If you experience any damage or discomfort while cleaning your implants, contact our office immediately.
What's the difference between dental implants and dentures?
The major differences between dental implants and dentures are that many dentures can be removed and cleaned outside of your mouth, while implants cannot. Implants also have no risk of slippage in your mouth and provide much better function and support when it comes to chewing. The ADA reports dental implants to have an exceptional 95% success-rate for patients as well. For these reasons, dental implants are a popular solution for many patients who have damaged natural teeth. With regular cleanings and checkups, you should be able to use your new implants for years to come.
Contact us to schedule a dental implant consultation.