How Dental Implants Work – FAQ
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Dental implants, new teeth, dental bridges, implant-supported dentures can bring you life-long benefits. But teeth implants can be a major expense for some patients. You may have a lot of questions, and it’s good that you do. We want to answer as many as possible.
You can call and set up a consultation at Discovery Dental clinic with our family dentist to ask any questions you have. And you can read our frequently asked questions to get some immediate answers. Either way, we’re happy to help you with the tooth implant process.
What Is a Dental Implant?
Each tooth implant is a crafted length of titanium that is bonded to the jawbone, creating a new tooth root for a single tooth implant. Or several implants together can act as the foundation for an appliance, such as a denture or bridge, and several new teeth.
Are Dental Implants Safe?
Dental implants have been tested and installed for more than 50 years. Implant dentists have constantly improved the process. Plus, your team at our local dentist office in Issaquah has many years of experience performing this dental surgery, which has a very high success rate and very low rate of problems. We’ll also go over your medical history to find any risk factors.
Are Dental Implants Painful?
We are committed to keeping our patients comfortable and relaxed during every visit. For an implant surgery, we administer anesthetic and use sedation dentistry, if you need it. You may experience soreness or bruising for a short time afterwards, but many patients resume their normal schedules within a day.
Does Your Nearest Dentist Perform Dental Implants?
Some dentists do, but others don’t. At our dental practice in Issaquah, we coordinate with a trusted dental specialist on-site to make this short surgery more convenient for you. We carefully plan each procedure with 3D dental x-ray imaging to make it as safe and successful as possible.
How Fast Can You Replace My Tooth or Teeth?
Each patient has a different timeline. What happens quickly for one takes longer for another.
- Your medical background may include something that has to be addressed first.
- Your jawbone may need a bone graft before it is thick enough to accept an implant.
- Different types of crowns and appliances also require different amounts of time to customize.
The process length varies from a few months to a year. For a detailed look at your treatment length and costs, call us to set up a consultation with Dr. Vanama.Click Now for Your FREE Consultation
How Old Is the Typical Implant Patient?
Patients at any age can get a dental implant. Some have even been 90 years old, getting implant-supported permanent dentures that are more convenient than traditional dentures. Other patients are young and have suffered an accident that caused a lost tooth. Just let us know if you may need an implant or implants.
Are Dental Implants the Best Type of Tooth Restoration?
It depends on the person. Implants are great for some people, but traditional tooth restorations work much better for others. At our office, we offer restorative dentistry options that do not rely on implants, such as traditional crowns, bridges, and dentures. Your medical history and/or dental scans may reveal that another option will be better for you.
After your consultation with Dr. Vanama, we’ll present our recommendations for your best tooth restoration options.
How Long Will My Implant Last?
A crown or appliance on top of the implant can be damaged or worn out within 5–15 years depending on material and how well you take care of it. So over the years, we may adjust or replace the tooth restoration that is attached to an implant.
But the actual titanium post in the jawbone will become naturally bonded in place, becoming part of the jaw. It is designed to last the rest of your life, or at least 20–25 years in most cases.
Are Implants Better Than Natural Teeth?
Implants confer amazing benefits, but they’re not as good as what mother nature gave you. We strive to help you maintain your natural teeth whenever we can. That’s why your body’s nerves, blood vessels, tissues, and natural tooth roots should be protected through preventive dentistry: including brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits.
How Much Do Implants Cost?
Every dental implant cost is unique for several reasons. More experienced dentists charge more, tooth restorations are made of varying materials, and some patients need longer procedures, as examples. Come into Discovery Dental for an implants consultation, and we’ll be able to help you figure out what this procedure will cost for you.
Call Discovery Dental for an Implant Consultation
Replace a single tooth, two or more teeth, or a whole row. Our dentist office can help you through the process and keep you comfortable. Call Discovery Dental for an appointment.Click Now for Your FREE Consultation