Dental professionals have long been using dental implants for replacing missing teeth, and implant technology continues to progress at an incredible pace. Today, dental implants are state-of-the-art appliances that highly trained dental professionals use to support artificial teeth and restore the oral functionality of patients.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are an advanced solution for replacing missing teeth. They are made of titanium and are designed to replace the root of missing teeth, providing support and stability for replacement teeth.
Are Dental Implants Common?
Dental implant use has become common practice as tooth loss is a major problem dental patients face today. There are various reasons why patients prefer these restorations, including their stability, durability, and natural look.
Does Getting a Dental Implant Hurt?
Most patients have reported minimal discomfort while undergoing a dental implant procedure. During the dental implant surgery, anesthetics are used to ensure the patient's comfort. As the office environment is always kept clean, there is minimal risk of infection.
Can Your Mouth Reject a Dental Implant?
The jawbone usually readily accepts the dental implant. Very rarely does a patient's body reject a dental implant. The very few rejections are due to rare allergies to the titanium compound that make up the implant. Another reason may be improper oral hygiene.
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
A few factors determine the duration of the dental implant procedure. They include your oral health, the number of teeth to be replaced, and if a tooth extraction has to be performed before the implant placement.
The entire process of implantation can take a few months or longer if you need bone grafts.
What Is the Post-Operative Care After Dental Implant Surgery?
First of all, you should not smoke after getting a dental implant as it may affect the procedure’s success by causing gum recession. Smoking can also weaken the dental implant structure over time.
Second, you should maintain proper oral hygiene and protect the implant area.
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
Dental implants can last a lifetime if you take good care of them by regularly brushing, flossing, and following our dentists’ recommendations.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
The cost of a dental implant procedure will depend on various factors, including the number of teeth that need replacing, their location, and the quality of bone.
Will My Insurance Cover Dental Implants?
Only some types of dental insurance cover implants. You will have to check your specific conditions to see what applies.
If you have any more questions about dental implants, do not hesitate to contact our experienced team at North Alabama Smiles by calling (256) 586-8100 or visiting us at 55 Golf view Dr NE #5467, Arab, AL 35016.