Dental Implant FAQs

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots, typically made of titanium, that are surgically placed into the jawbone. They serve as a sturdy base for supporting artificial teeth, like crowns, bridges, or dentures.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last for several years. The crown or artificial tooth attached to the implant may need replacement due to wear and tear, typically after 10-15 years.

Are Dental Implants Painful?

Most patients report minimal discomfort during the dental implant procedure, often less than a tooth extraction. Local anesthesia or sedation is used to ensure patient comfort. Post-procedure, any discomfort can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.

How Do I Care for My Dental Implants?

Dental implants require the same care as natural teeth, including brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups. Good oral hygiene is essential for the longevity of the implant.

Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Ideal candidates for dental implants have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. Chronic illnesses, such as diabetes or heart disease, may not disqualify you but will require special consideration and discussion with our Miami dentist.

What is the Success Rate of Dental Implants?

The success rate of dental implants varies, depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed. However, in general, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%.

How Long is the Dental Implant Process?

The process can vary from a few months to over a year, depending on the individual case. It includes the initial consultation, the surgical placement of the implant, and the healing period before the final crown can be attached.

Can Dental Implants Help if I Have Full Dentures?

Yes, implants can be used to secure and stabilize dentures, making them more comfortable and functional.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

The cost of dental implants varies depending on several factors, including the number of implants and the complexity of the procedure. Med Square Dental offers a consultation to provide a personalized cost estimate.

Does Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

Dental insurance coverage for implants varies. We recommend checking with your insurance provider. Med Square Dental also offers various financing options to help make dental implants more affordable.

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