Dental Implant FAQs
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
Dental implants are an advanced restorative dental procedure that requires the skill of an experienced dental professional. The cost of dental implants can vary widely depending on the number of teeth missing, the condition of the bone and gums and the aesthetic goals. While treatment isn’t inexpensive, we urge patients to consider not just the dollars and cents of the treatment – but the value that dental implants can provide in terms of the improvement to dental health and quality of life.
The first step is to visit our Pennington dental office for a consultation. We will review your oral health and medical history to determine if dental implants are right for you. Then, we will review the cost of treatment as well as payment and financing options.
Are Dental Implants Covered By Insurance?
Despite the proven health benefits of dental implants, they’re often considered to be an elective procedure and generally are not covered by dental insurance. However, there are a variety of options available to help you pay for your dental implant treatment and our friendly staff can help you review your options.
Is Dental Implant Surgery Painful
Our goal is for you to be as relaxed and comfortable as possible during treatment. Dental implants are placed under local anesthesia, most patients report little or no pain or discomfort associated with the procedure. Once the dental implant has healed, you will not experience any dental implant pain and may even forget you have a dental implant!
How Much Pain Will I Feel After The Dental Implant Procedure?
There is generally little to no discomfort following the dental implant surgery. Our dental office staff will call in any necessary prescriptions in advance to prevent swelling and discomfort.
Do I Need To Follow A Special Diet After Having My Implants Placed?
We recommend a soft food diet for a few days.
How Do I Care For My Dental Implants?
You’ll care for your dental implants just like your natural teeth! Brushing twice a day and flossing once a day is very important for your replacement teeth. Even though dental implants are not subject to decay, the surrounding bone and gum require daily care. Good oral health and regular dental cleaning/exam visits are required to prevent gum disease/bone loss to ensure long-term success of the dental implants.
How Long Does A Dental Implant Last?
If a dental implant has been properly placed and fully integrated with the bone and is properly cared for, it will last 30 or more years. The first dental implant was placed in 1965 and was still with the patient when he passed away in 2006.