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Frequently Asked Dental Implant Questions

What is The Full Cost of a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are not a cheap alternative to other teeth replacement options, but they have been the most successful way of restoring your smile.

For example, even though a dental bridge is a cheaper alternative to dental implants, it is not suitable for all situations, especially when it comes to full dental implant cost.

Part of the reason of the cost is that the process takes some time; patients will need several visits to place their upper and lower anchors before receiving any permanent prosthetic replacements. Also, follow-up appointments will be required to ensure the healing process is coming out as expected.

Every patient is different and presents a different situation. Some are easy to solve while others require more steps to accomplish the same. Thus, the best way is to ask your dentist for a personal evaluation and the dental implants costs associated with it.

Also, if you have dental insurance, your dentist can tell you if dental implants could be covered and how much the insurance would pay.

Can I See Dental Implants Before and After Photos?

The best way to appreciate the results of a dental implant work on a patient is to refer to before and after photos from previous patients that are now enjoying a new and better oral life thanks to this procedure done at our office. Please click on this link: LINK to see some of the results.

What About Dental Implants for Seniors

Dental implants are a relatively new advancement in oral health care for seniors. They have been used since the 1960s and they offer many benefits to people who suffer from tooth loss or other dental problems that may prevent them from chewing their food properly, such as bone diseases like osteoporosis.

Implants can help make it easier for seniors with eating difficulties due to various factors including missing teeth or gum disease because they allow you to chew on one side of your mouth while another is being healed during healing periods following implant surgery procedures – this gives the jaw muscles time off work so recovery becomes faster when at last both sides of our jaws are doing some light-duty chewing rather than continuously working hard all day long!

Do Dental Implants Hurt?

You may wonder how dental implants feel and have questions like, are they painful? The truth is that the answer varies. For some people, it can be a little uncomfortable for their gums to heal following surgery but not what most would call “painful”.

If it’s any comfort, this first part of treatment only lasts for one day or so before things start feeling normal again-at least most of the time.

Answering a question on implants hurting may seem simple enough, but this is a question with many facets – and answers that are as diverse as they come. Like most medical procedures, every person’s experience of getting an implant will be different from anothers’ because everyone has their own level of sensitivity to pain or aversion thereto.

Talk to your dentist so you can both assess the level of pain expectancy. He will also give you different options to handle this so your discomfort level can be managed and taken to a minimum possible.

What Are the Dental Implants – Pros and Cons?


* Dental implants are a better option than dentures as they provide more support for the teeth.
* Dental implants are a popular way to replace missing teeth.
* Dental implants look natural and feel just like real teeth when you bite down on something – even if it’s crunchy!
* Medical research has shown that people with dental implant restorations live longer than those without because their quality of life is improved so much (because maybe your favorite food was soup).
* One more thing: Dental Implants use titanium for support which means there will never again be any broken or loose crowns after eating hard foods such as apples or popcorn kernels… Yummmmmm!!!! It sounds great, doesn’t it?


* One of the biggest cons is that dental implants are expensive, especially if it involves full mouth work.
* If not taken care of properly, you can experience sore gums and gum irritation
* They can be more expensive than regular dentures because it is necessary to undergo two surgeries instead of one surgery or treatment.
* They are not for everyone; you have to be healthy enough for them since it takes good oral health habits like brushing teeth twice a day and flossing every day as well as an innate ability to heal quickly from surgery before being able to get one. They also take time – anywhere between three months up until two years depending on what type of implant was used- but once done can offer permanent tooth replacements with no need for dentures/bridges anymore!

What Are the Dental Implant Steps & Process?

You will need a consultation first before the procedure begins but it is worth doing this for an amazing end result! Your dentist may also require x-rays or CT scans as well. The implantation process takes place in two parts: (1) placement where titanium posts are placed into small holes drilled through tooth roots; then (2) restoration which entails attaching artificial crowns, bridges, or dentures over these posts within about six months after placement.

Once healed, this new artificial tooth can last up to 50 years! The procedure typically takes 3 hours but if you’re not sedated they might need more time because teeth may be sensitive. And finally, once all done – there should never be any pain after surgery so go ahead and enjoy life without worrying about missing another meal!

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