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Most Common Inquiries People Have About Implants


Posted on 4/15/2024 by Weo Admin
3d rendering of a dental implantIn the ever-changing landscape of oral care, dental implants have emerged as a transformative solution for restoring missing teeth, providing both aesthetic and functional benefits. If you're considering implants, you may have some lingering questions. Let's dive into the most common inquiries we receive about this innovative restoration dentistry option.

What are dental implants?


Dental implants mimic the natural structure of teeth, consisting of a screw-like post surgically inserted into the jawbone to replace the missing root. A crown is then attached to the post, creating a seamless restoration that functions just like your original teeth.

Who can get implants?


Most individuals with good oral health and sufficient bone mass in their jawbone are suitable candidates for implants. However, factors such as periodontal disease, smoking, and diabetes may require additional considerations.

How long do implants last?


With proper care, dental implants can provide a long-lasting restoration. With routine dental visits for maintenance and proper at-home oral hygiene, implants have a high success rate and can last up to 25 years or more.

How much do implants cost?


The cost of dental implants varies based on several factors, including the number of implants needed, the complexity of the procedure, and your geographic location. A thorough consultation with an experienced dental professional is necessary to provide a personalized estimate.

Are implants painful?


The placement of dental implants is usually performed under local anesthesia. While some discomfort may be experienced after the procedure, it can be effectively managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

How long does it take to get implants?


The process of getting dental implants can take several months. After consultation and planning, the implant screw is placed in the jawbone. It takes time for the implant to fuse with the bone, a process known as osseointegration, which usually takes several weeks to months. Once complete, the crown or restoration can be attached to the implant.

Can I eat with dental implants?


Yes, dental implants provide the stability needed to bite and chew normally. You can enjoy your favorite foods without discomfort, restoring your confidence in dining.

Remember, seeking personalized advice from an expert general dentist is essential for answering any specific questions or concerns you have about dental implants.



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