Dental Implant FAQ

Dental Implant Q&A

Q: What are dental implants?

A: Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace the roots of missing teeth. They are inserted into your jawbone during a minor surgical procedure that takes place in the dental office. After the implant has been placed in your jawbone, a natural-looking porcelain crown is attached. In some cases, you can have new (but temporary) teeth in the same day your implants are placed.

Q: How many teeth can be replaced with dental implants?

A: You can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all of your teeth. However, you don’t need one dental implant for every missing tooth. very often, as few as four to six implants can provide support for a full replacement set of upper and lower teeth.

Q: What is TeethXpress?

A: TeethXpress is an exciting, state-of-the-art way to get new teeth as fast as possible with dental implants. It relies upon advanced technology unique to implants made by BioHorizons. Read more about TeethXpress here.

Q: Is dental implant surgery painful?

A: Most people find dental implant procedures very easy to tolerate. Any post-operative discomfort can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen.

Q: Are dental implants expensive?

A: Initially, implants may seem more expensive than other tooth-replacement methods such as dentures or bridgework. However, since implants are the closest thing to real teeth and last longer than other options, they are often the most cost-effective option.

Q: Am I a candidate for dental implants?

A: There’s a good chance you are, but only your dentist can help you decide after a complete oral examination that includes x-rays of your jaws. Schedule a consultation today to begin the exciting process of restoring your smile with dental implants.