Dental implants have become the standard in missing tooth replacement. Whether you are missing one tooth or all of your teeth, dental implants can be used to secure the stability of your bite, and restore the beauty to your smile. Dental implants are becoming a more well-known dental procedure, but many patients still have a lot of questions about the implant procedure and their long-term benefits.
Pennington, NJ implant dentist Dr. Donna Vagnozzi-Bucci offers some answers to your dental implant questions.
Dental Implants FAQ
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are smalls titanium posts that are surgically implanted into the jawbone replacing a missing root structure. Dental implants integrate with the jawbone and are capped with a custom-designed crown, bridge or denture depending on the patients cosmetic and restorative needs.
Will my dental insurance cover my dental implant treatment?
Our Pennington, NJ dentist office offers a range of payment options and our staff can help you review your payment plan options and maximize your insurance benefits.
Is the dental implant procedure painful?
It is always our goal to ensure our patient’s optimal comfort during and dental treatment. Implants are typically placed using a local anesthetic for optimal comfort.
Will dental implants last forever?
Dental implants are designed to be a permanent dental restoration. With proper oral hygiene and regular dental health exams, dental implants can last a lifetime. Dental implants fuse with the natural bone structure making them a long lasting, reliable, and highly functional missing tooth replacement option.
How do I take care of my dental implants?
Just like you do your natural teeth. Dental implants require no special maintenance and only require diligent oral hygiene and bi-annual dental checkups and professional teeth cleanings, just as your natural teeth do! Dental implants rely on healthy bone and gum tissue for long-term success. Keeping your teeth, implants, and gums clean and healthy are essential for enjoying a beautiful smile for years to come. Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci reccomeneds brushing and flossing at least twice a day, and biannual dental check ups.