If you’re thinking about replacing your teeth, you may have a million questions running through your mind about dental implants in Sacramento. If you’re ready to take the next step to better oral health by replacing your teeth, this blog post will fill you in on all the need-to-know information about dental implants.
Dental Implant FAQ
Your dentist is here to answer helpful questions about dental implants, placement, and how they can help you.
How do dental implants affect surrounding teeth?
The answer is easy: dental implants are great for them! When a tooth is lost, the other teeth are at a much higher risk of falling out, too. That’s because each tooth supports the next, and when one comes out, the surrounding teeth may become loose and shift around as a result. By replacing the missing tooth with an implant, you’re not only getting your tooth back—you’re supporting your whole mouth’s health and stability.
How long do dental implants last?
When cared for properly, dental implants can easily last a whole lifetime. Proper care means regular brushing, flossing and semiannual visits with your local dentist for checkups and professional cleanings.
What special care do dental implants require?
Once your dental implants have been placed, you can rest assured that you can treat them just as natural teeth. Continue to brush for two minutes, twice a day, floss once a day and maintain regular checkups at our office.
How long does it take to get dental implants?
Because your dental implants must fuse with your jawbone, a process called osseointegration, you will be given a recovery period of two to six months after your initial implantation surgery. This is a critical time that should not be rushed because your implant is healing and creating that stability that helps your dental implant become your best permanent solution to tooth loss.
Does my insurance cover dental implants?
We can’t give one general answer because of course, it depends on your insurance plan. Some dental insurance does cover dental implants — or at least part of them — but if yours doesn’t, you may find coverage through your medical insurance. The best thing to do is give your local dental practice a call to discuss your coverage options.
Are dental implants painful?
Now we get to the information you really want to know: how much does it hurt? The good news is you’ll have an anesthetic during the procedure, so you should be totally relaxed and numbed. Once the dental implants have been placed, any post-surgical pain should be easily managed with an over-the-counter medication.
How can I find out if I’m a good candidate for dental implants?
If you’re interested in learning how dental implants can complete your smile, don’t hesitate to find out if you’re a good candidate today. Simply schedule an implant consultation with your nearest dental office.
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Don’t struggle through life with a smile that isn’t at its very best aesthetically or health wise. Instead, we welcome you to become the newest valued member of our oral healthcare family in Sacramento. Dr. Grivas and Dr. Koett Jr. specialize in comprehensive dentistry backed with advanced dental technology and training to help patients create and maintain strong, sparkling teeth.