Dental Implant FAQ
A dental implant is a biocompatible titanium screw that is placed into the jaw bone to giving you a permanent new root as a replacement for a missing tooth. Your dentist will then place an abutment and crown on the implant, to provide you with a new tooth that is permanent, and will look just like a natural tooth. A surgical procedure is necessary to place the dental implant in a very sterile and predictable manner.
Dentures are either partial or a complete set of teeth that is removable and need to be cared for, whereas dental implants are actual and permanent long-term replacement for missing teeth, and are cared for like natural teeth
Dental implants look and feel just like real teeth. They are a permanent solution to a missing tooth problem. Missing spaces can cause problems for the other teeth in your mouth. This can include teeth moving into the space, over-eruption of the opposing tooth and bone loss. Dental implants hold this space in the mouth and the bone.
The price of your dental implants depend on the number of implants that you are having placed, the insurance coverage, bone quality, and more. Schedule a consultation with our skilled team to determine the price for your implants and a financing plan if necessary.
No, they shouldn’t as a local anesthetic is given before the procedure, to ensure that the patient experiences no pain and less discomfort during the placement of the implants. Patients have expressed less discomfort with the placement of dental implants than with extractions.
Dental implants should last a lifetime with proper care, good oral hygiene, proper care, and regular visits to the dentist.
We use the Adin Implant system in our office. These implants are made from titanium as it is a “bone-loving” material, this means that the bone treats the titanium as itself and grows into it, creating a bond and locking the implant in place.