Dental Implant FAQs
How Painful Are Dental Implants?
Most patients agree there is very minor discomfort connected to the procedure and say that implants involve less pain than having a tooth pulled.
How Do I Care for Dental Implants?
Practicing good oral hygiene, like brushing twice a day, flossing, rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash, and regular checkups and cleanings are essential to prolonging the life of your restoration.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
Every patient and their custom treatment plans are unique to each patient’s needs, so the appointments, procedures and cost vary accordingly. After an initial appointment and assessment, Dr. McOmie will provide you with a treatment plan including the cost and expected number of appointments.
Because there is no better option to restore missing teeth dental implants are a long-term investment that affects everything from your smile and confidence, to your ability to eat, speak and enjoy your favorite activities.
Are dental implants covered by insurance?
Most dental insurance has implant coverage these days. Dental implants are considered the standard of care in the United States..
If your dental insurance company doesn’t offer coverage, sometimes they will give you an allowance towards implants equivalent to the cost of a bridge or regular dentures. Our friendly staff can help you understand your insurance benefits and if you have existing coverage for implants. We also offer easy financing and payment options.
What are the risks of dental implants?
Dental implants are proven safe and have been done for decades. Like any surgery, dental implant surgery poses some health risks. Problems are uncommon and are typically minor and easily treated.
Complications from dental implant surgery risks may be higher for patients who have other medical conditions or smoke. Risks include damage to other teeth, tooth roots, sinus problems; infection generally treated with medication; fractures; nerve damage that can result in tingling, numbness or pain; inability to complete the implant due to inadequate surrounding jawbone; and implant failure.
It’s important to share your health history and habits with Dr. McOmie to discuss the risks involved.
Contact us today to see if implants are right for you and we can develop an individualized treatment plan.
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