Dental Implants FAQ

Dental Implants FAQ

Get Answers from a San Diego Implant Dentist

Are your teeth missing, loose, chipped, or decayed? Do you find yourself shying away from smiling in photographs or experience trouble enjoying your favorite foods? If so, dental implants may be the effective and long-lasting solution you need to restore your smile.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are cylindrical or tapered posts, usually made of titanium, that are inserted into your jawbone and serve as a substitute for the roots of your natural teeth. Once inserted, dental implants can secure and stabilize a single crown, a multiple-tooth bridge, or even a full-arch denture. Dental implants are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth, allowing patients to restore both the functional and aesthetic quality of a healthy smile.

What Is the Process for Getting a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are surgically implanted into your jawbone by a credentialed dentist, fusing with your natural jawbone over time as you heal. Once bonded, a small connector is attached to the top of the implant to bond the implant to the replacement tooth or teeth. While this process traditionally takes several months to complete, modern immediate dental implant techniques allow some patients to have dental implants inserted in as little as one day, in one appointment, allowing them to heal quickly and move on without having to worry about a “toothless” look and without traveling to multiple offices.

Can I Go to Any Dentist for Implants?

Dental implants are highly sophisticated and complex devices that must be surgically and carefully inserted to avoid injury, complications, or even implant failure. For best results, it is vital you choose a dentist who is an implant expert with the proper certifications and training to perform your procedure.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

Since no two patients or their dental needs are exactly alike, the cost of dental implants will vary depending on the extent of treatment needed. Upon an initial examination and consultation, your dentist will be able to provide you with a treatment plan along with an estimated cost. Furthermore, many insurance companies have chosen to offer coverage for dental implants due to their long-term benefits over other forms of treatment.

Are Dental Implants Safe?

Implants are a proven and safe treatment option for replacing missing teeth, with contemporary implants having been used throughout the dental industry for more than 30 years. According to a 2008 study by the American Association of Endodontists, dental implant procedures were found to have a 98% success rate.

Renew Your Smile with Dr. Roya Mirkhan

If you are considering dental implants as a solution for your dental needs, look no further than Dr. Roya Mirkhan and her team of San Diego Implant Dentists at Advanced Dentistry & Implant Center. With more than 15 years of experience, countless 5-star patient reviews, and a prestigious recognition as one of “America’s Top Dentists” by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, Dr. Mirkhan can help transform your smile with the unmatched skill and caring touch you deserve.

Request an appointment online or call (858) 348-5859 today to get started towards a new smile.

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