Losing a tooth due to an accident, disease, or just missing one since birth can be a frustrating experience.  However, dental implants are the next best thing to natural teeth.  They look and feel like your natural teeth, can help prevent bone loss, and protect adjacent teeth as well.  The best way to replace a tooth is to replicate it as close as possible. Dental Implants are the best option to accomplish this.  Many patients have questions about the process which is understandable so this set of FAQs could answer some of those.

Who is a candidate for dental implants?

Virtually any adult with missing teeth could benefit from dental implants as long as the jaw has matured and there are no underlying medical risk factors.

What is the success rate of dental implants?

Success rates vary according to the system that is used.  Long-term results have shown that implants such as Straumann implants have success rates of 98.8% after five years.

Will I need to go into the hospital for the procedure?

Most procedures can be performed in a dental office and do not require a hospital visit.

Does the procedure hurt?

The procedure is usually done under a local anesthetic to minimize the discomfort.

Does insurance cover dental implants?

Insurance coverage of implant treatment will vary on the individual policy.  Many plans do provide coverage for at least part of the implant therapy.  It is recommended to check with your insurance provider about your benefits.

Our staff is highly experienced in the dental implant field and trained for any situation. If you believe that dental implants would be beneficial to you, feel free to contact our office for any questions that you have and we would be more than happy to assist you!