Many people have questions about implant dentistry. We have provided this page of answers to frequently asked questions to help you learn more about your implant treatment so that you can make an informed decision about your dental care. If you have further questions about dental implants in Garner, North Carolina, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hamid Rouhani, call All Star Implants By a General Dentist today at 919-825-3855.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are prosthetic tooth replacements. They typically consist of an implant post made of a biocompatible material (such as titanium) and a tooth restoration that caps the implant. Implants are designed to be permanent replacements for your missing teeth, and with proper home care and in-office treatment can last for a lifetime.
What kind of problems do dental implants resolve?
Implants provide solutions to a variety of oral health problems. They replace your missing teeth, working to stimulate your supporting bone tissue and prevent the deterioration of your supporting oral structures. They also improve your smile, and help you regain the ability to chew and speak with ease.
Who is a candidate for dental implants?
Almost everyone is a candidate for dental implants. As long as your mouth is healthy and you have sufficient bone density and healthy gum tissue, you will be able to receive an implant. If you have gum disease, tooth decay or another condition, you may need to receive treatment for that problem prior to receiving a dental implant.
What types of dental implants are available?
There are a wide range of implants available for both single-tooth and full-arch restoration. These include implant-supported dentures, All-On-4® and mini dental implants.
How much do dental implants cost?
The cost of your implant treatment will depend on the number of implants you are receiving and your overall oral health. Some of the factors we will consider include:
- If you require bone grafting prior to receiving an implant
- If you have gum disease
- If any teeth need to be extracted
- What type of procedure you are receiving
- The experience of your doctor
- Your insurance benefits
Our dentist and team will provide you with a cost estimate after your initial consultation. Our office also offers several financial options for your use.
Do dental implants look natural?
Absolutely! Implants are designed to look, feel and function like your natural teeth. They are intended to replace your entire tooth from root to crown and match your natural tooth as closely as possible.
How are implants different than dentures?
Dentures are a removable set of teeth, and often require special care to maintain. Implants offer a non-removable, long-term solution for your smile. They are fixed into your jawbone, and can be cared for just as you would your natural teeth.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
There are many benefits of dental implants, including:
- Improved oral health and function
- Renewed quality of life (You can eat what you want!)
- A restored smile
- A restoration that actively works to maintain your supporting bone and oral health
Who can perform an implant placement surgery?
Many general dentists receive training to place implants. If your general dentist has not received this training, they will recommend you to a specialist, such as a periodontist, oral surgeon or implantologist.
Will my implant placement procedure hurt?
No. You will be provided with an anesthetic or other sedation option to help you feel comfortable, and with post-op care instructions to minimize pain and discomfort while you heal. If you are worried about pain or experience dental anxiety or fear, please speak with our dentist and team so that we can find a solution for you.