Here at Family Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry, we know that our Havre de Grace, MD patients have many important questions about dental implants. Part of finding the answers to these questions is helping you understand what your options are and what you can expect. If after reading this FAQ page, you still have additional questions, please feel free to give us a call and we will do our best to provide you with additional answers to your important questions.
1) I have multiple missing teeth, should I try dental implants?
The first step in answering this question is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Grubb. This will allow you and Dr. Grubb to talk about all your options and determine if dental implants are the right tooth replacement option for you.
2) I am looking for a permanent tooth replacement option, would dental implants work?
The answer to this will depend on your needs, goals, and budget. Dental implants are a natural-looking tooth replacement option that is based on a foundation of a titanium tooth root permanently attached to the jawbone. Once the artificial root has healed, it will support a natural-looking and highly functional new tooth.
3) I have heard a lot about how great dental implants are. What are the advantages of dental implants?
Dental implants are strong and natural-looking. They are also the longest lasting tooth replacement option and the only one that can reduce or reverse jawbone deterioration. Patients can also get better oral health, improved self-confidence, and even better overall health.
4) I have seen ads all over for dental implants, can any dentist place them?
Just because most dentists can place dental implants does not mean you should go to any dentist. Patients need to do research about their provider before choosing them. Only a qualified dental implants provider can be sure that your dental implants are properly placed.
5) I am interested in dental implants. How much do they really cost?
Dental implants usually cost between $1,000 and $5,000 on average. However, patients should be aware that the total cost of your procedure depends on the condition of your jawbone, the number of dental implants, your location, which implants provider you choose, and the type of dental implant. A complete consultation will allow us to give you a more accurate quote.
6) I need a permanent tooth replacement option, how long do dental implants last?
Though they do not last forever, dental implants are the longest lasting option available to replace teeth. And unlike other options, dental implants can last many decades when cared for properly.
7) Am I a good candidate for dental implant treatment?
Most providers prefer patients with good overall health, excellent oral health, good jawbone density, adequate gum tissues, and excellent dental hygiene habits.
8) Does insurance cover the cost of dental implants?
Unfortunately, dental implants are not usually covered by dental insurance plans. Sometimes medical insurance will cover a portion of the cost as well, depending on the reason the tooth or teeth were lost and when. However, specific questions about your insurance coverage should be directed to your dental insurance provider.
9) Will getting dental implants be painful?
Although most of our patients report that the procedure is no more painful than a simple tooth extraction, pain levels will vary from patient to patient. Pain during the procedure is usually controlled with anesthesia. Pain after can usually be managed with over-the-counter painkillers.
10) I have heard dental implants are easy to care for. How do I clean my dental implants?
Other tooth replacement products require extra cleaning products and steps to stay clean and fresh. Dental implants require no extra steps for care other than simple brushing and flossing. Additionally, implants can be checked while you are seeing your doctor for your regular cleanings.
If you live in or around Havre de Grace, MD, stop wondering if dental implants are the right option for you and get answers today at Family Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry. During a short consultation, we can discuss the placement procedure, the benefits, or your financing options. If you have additional questions, please check out the rest of our website. We can’t wait to help you get started on your journey to a healthier smile today with dental implants!.
Richard V. Grubb
Family Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry
203 S. Washington St.
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Monday: 8AM – 4PM
Tuesday: 9AM – 6PM
Wednesday: 8AM – 4PM
Thursday: 8AM – 4PM
Saturday: 8AM – 1PM (once a month)