Dental Implants FAQs

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Whether you lost a tooth due to decay or for some other reason, like you accidentally fell on your face or suffered a bad hit during sports, it’s a good idea to replace it. And not just for appearance’s sake, but for your dental health too! Our team at Toothology can help you fill that gap with a dental implant, a popular tooth replacement option.

However, we understand that the idea of getting dental implants may be new or intimidating to many, so we want to dive into some frequently asked questions about this restorative dental procedure.

  1. What Is a Dental Implant?
  2. A dental implant consists of a biocompatible post (which replaces what a natural tooth root would be in your jaw) that holds an artificial tooth in place, whether that restoration is a dental crown, bridge, or denture.

  3. Who Can Get Dental Implants?
  4. Many people are considered candidates for dental implants! The most important requirements are that you have healthy gums and a strong jawbone, and are committed to good oral hygiene and regular dental visits.

  5. What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?
    • Your confidence will improve when you have a full set of teeth
    • Dental implants are designed to blend in nicely with your natural teeth
    • They help improve any issues related to speaking or eating that started when you lost your teeth
    • They’re fixed in place and don’t need to be taken out to be cleaned
    • Dental implants are made to last many, many years

  6. How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
  7. On average, a dental implant normally lasts between 10 to 25 years, although some patients have had theirs for even longer! It mainly depends on how well you keep up with your oral hygiene.

  8. What Are the Disadvantages of Dental Implants?
  9. Getting a dental implant is considered oral surgery so there are necessary precautions and considerations associated with that. Implants are also more expensive than other alternatives like dentures and bridges.

  10. How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
  11. The cost of one implant generally ranges between $1,000 and $3,000. Note that this is without the assistance of dental insurance. At Toothology, we have a variety of financial options to help ease the burden of dental care costs on your wallet, including in-house plans and financing. The benefits of a beautiful, healthy smile are priceless, and we will help you find a way to fit the treatments you need into your budget!

As always, if you have any additional concerns or questions about any dental procedure, please contact us! Our team is always willing to help and support you in your quest for healthy teeth and a beautiful smile.

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