Dental Implant FAQs

portrait of a smiling man Sturdy, natural-looking, and long-lasting, dental implants are quickly becoming the most popular method of tooth replacement available today. If you are interested in this option for your own smile or if you would simply like to learn more about how they work, this FAQ is for you! Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about dental implants.

What are dental implants?

woman at the dentist Dental implants are tiny posts that take the place of a missing tooth’s root. They are the only comprehensive replacement available after tooth loss. Given their high success rates and the number of benefits associated with them, the popularity of dental implants has boomed over the last decade.

How do dental implants work?

smiling couple Each implant post is surgically placed beneath the gum line, where it promotes the growth of bone tissue and gradually fuses together with the jaw. Once the dental implants are sturdy, the replacement tooth/teeth are affixed to a sturdy abutment that is placed on top. The total treatment time for dental implants is usually from six months to a year.

What are dental implants made of?

older couple smiling Dental implants are made out of titanium, a biocompatible material that your body accepts without issue. Zirconia or ceramic dental implants may be used for patients with allergies or metal sensitivities.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants offer a number of benefits for patients who are missing teeth. Some of the most considerable advantages of this comprehensive replacement option include:

  • Dental implants promote oral and overall health by stabilizing the jawbone
  • Dental implants offer increased stability for your teeth
  • A comprehensive tooth replacement keeps your jawbone looking full and youthful
  • Implants restore your ability to eat, speak, and smile with ease
  • By mimicking the original tooth structure, dental implants look and feel natural
  • With proper maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime

How much do dental implants cost?

The price of dental implants varies based on several factors, including the health of your jawbone, how many dental implants you need to have, and where in the jaw they need to be placed. No two implant procedures are the same. The only way to know for sure how much yours will cost is to schedule an appointment at Ridgefield Perfect Smile Center for a consultation.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

Good candidates for dental implants are patients who are in solid oral and overall health. Because dental implants are placed surgically, you should be healthy enough to recover from the procedure. Smoking or tobacco use can increase the risk of dental implant failure. Your dentist will evaluate your candidacy during a consultation.

How can I learn more about dental implants?

The best way to learn more about dental implants, including their cost, whether or not you are a good candidate, and what your treatment plan might look like is to book an appointment at Ridgefield Perfect Smile Center. If you are eligible, we will look forward to getting started on your tooth replacement right away!

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