Does insurance cover dental implants?
Typically insurance plans do not cover the whole cost of a dental implant. Some insurance plans will partially cover the extraction portion and the dental restoration but you will need to check with your provider. Our dental care team will work with you and your insurance company to maximize your benefits. We offer payment options to help make implants an affordable option for restoring your oral health.
Are dental implants right for me?
Dental implants are for anyone of any age that is missing one or more teeth. They require healthy bone and gum tissue for long term results. Patients who have some bone loss, or edentulous patients can still be candidates for implants but may require additional treatments such as a bone graft. The patient must also be committed to lifelong oral hygiene habits to ensure the success of the implant(s).
Does getting a dental implant hurt?
Dr. Adams will help patients feel relaxed and comfortable during the surgical placement of their implant. Most patients receive their implants with the use of a local anesthetic. Other patients may benefit from using a method of sedation dentistry. Dr. Adams will discuss your options with you prior to treatment.
How will a dental implant benefit my oral health?
Patients of any age can benefit from implant supported dental restorations for the replacement of missing teeth. Unlike other restorations, implants actually replace the missing tooth root. The implant will act as a replacement root, stimulating the jaw bone which prevents bone loss. An implant will also prevent other teeth from shifting towards the void which can create a bite issue leading to a TMJ disorder. Failing to replace missing teeth increases the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
How long will my implants last?
Today, dental implants are made with newer material and are designed to last longer. How long your implants last depends on many factors including which kind of restoration you have. Generally speaking, an implant can last up to 20 years. Implant success is directly related to good oral hygiene. If you take excellent care of your implants they will last a long time.
Can a person who wears dentures get dental implants?
Yes! Patients who are not happy living with traditional dentures can definitely get dental implants. Dentures take a while to get used to and require a lot of extra time consuming care. They force the patient to eat a restricted diet and often slip around in the mouth causing slurred speech. There are several types of denture implants available and it is best to schedule an appointment with Dr. Adams at her Rogers, AR dentist office to learn which one will work for you.
How do I care for my dental implants?
Caring for your implants is very similar to caring for your natural teeth. You should brush and floss daily and visit your dentist at least every six months for a check up and professional teeth cleaning. Caring for implants does not require any special devices or products.
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