Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question for our doctors? Want to know if we’ll accept your insurance or how much your dental implants may cost? Below, you’ll find answers to some of the most common questions our patients ask us every day. If you still have a question after reading this page, be sure to call us, and we’ll be happy to answer it. We’re always willing to take extra time so you can better understand your dental care.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a small titanium post that is used to restore the root structure of a lost tooth. It can then be used to replace a single tooth, a few teeth, and even support a full denture.

How do dental implants compare to bridges and dentures?

Compared to other more traditional tooth replacements, dental implants have shown to provide the longest-lasting and most natural-looking results, which is why they have quickly become the premier tooth replacement solution in just the past two decades.

Are dental implants right for me?

This depends on a number of factors, such as your dental health, overall health, as well as the state of your jawbone. We can determine if dental implants are the right treatment for you during your FREE consultation.

How long does it take to get dental implants?

Each patient’s dental implant process is unique. Simple cases can take as little as 6 months while more complicated ones might take more than a year. We can give you a better idea of how long your particular implant process will take at your FREE consultation.

Does getting dental implants hurt?

Getting dental implants does involve a minor surgery, but this can usually be completed using only local anesthesia. Most patients describe feeling very little pain or discomfort during or after the procedure. There might be some swelling afterward, but this can usually be managed with just over-the-counter pain relievers.

How much do dental implants cost?

The overall cost includes both the placement procedure and the materials used in the implants themselves. There is no “fixed” price for dental implants as every patient has different needs, but certain factors can influence it, such as how many implants you need and if you require any preliminary procedures. To get a clearer idea of your potential cost, we advise that you schedule your FREE consultation today.

Will you accept my dental insurance?

We accept dental insurance plans from many of the nation’s largest providers, and to learn how we can use your particular plan to help you save, please contact us today.

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