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.