Dental Implant FAQ

Dental implants represent a substantial advancement in dental restoration, offering a durable and aesthetically pleasing solution for missing teeth. Our goal is to address your questions and concerns, ensuring you feel confident and informed about this transformative dental procedure by inviting you to read our answers to the most frequently asked questions about dental implants below.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots, typically made of titanium, that provide a permanent base for fixed replacement teeth. They are an effective long-term solution for people suffering from missing teeth, failing teeth or chronic dental problems.

Who is a good candidate for dental implants?

Ideal candidates for dental implants are those with one or more missing teeth, good oral health and sufficient bone density to support the implant. A thorough evaluation by our dental team will determine if dental implants are the right option for you.

How do dental implants compare to dentures or bridges?

Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants provide a permanent solution that mimics natural teeth both in appearance and function. They offer greater stability, prevent bone loss and do not require adjacent teeth for support.

What does the dental implant process involve?

The dental implant process typically involves several steps: initial consultation, implant placement into the jawbone, a healing period for osseointegration (fusion of the implant with the bone), and finally, the attachment of a crown or bridge to the implant.

Is the dental implant procedure painful?

Most patients report minimal discomfort during the implant procedure, often less than that of a tooth extraction. Local anesthesia is used to ensure a pain-free experience, and sedation options are available if needed.

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants are designed to be a permanent solution. With proper oral hygiene and regular dental checkups, implants can last a lifetime.

How do I care for my dental implants?

Dental implants require the same care as natural teeth, including brushing, flossing and regular dental checkups. Good oral hygiene is key to ensuring the longevity of your implants.

What is the success rate of dental implants?

Dental implants have a high success rate, generally above 95%. Success depends on various factors, including the health of the patient, the quality of aftercare and the expertise of our dentist.

Are dental implants covered by insurance?

Coverage for dental implants varies by insurance plan. We recommend consulting with your insurance provider to understand your coverage. Our office can assist with financing options and payment plans.

For more information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Abdul Shaikh, call Premier Dentistry at 386-775-7000. Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional care and support throughout your journey to a restored, confident smile with dental implants in Orange City, Florida.

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