Dental Implants FAQs
During the procedure, a synthetic root is surgically implanted into the jawbone and a custom made replacement tooth is then fixed to the new root. This helps keep the rest of your teeth aligned and increases the overall health of your mouth.
The replacement tooth can either be permanently attached or removable. Removable implants can be convenient but permanent implants are more stable and can feel like your surrounding teeth.
If several teeth are missing, you can have several implants placed to support a permanent bridge (a set of replacement teeth). A full set can placed if you have lost one or more of your teeth.
If your implants are placed properly and they are taken care of through regular cleaning, they can last more than 20 years.
All insurance plans are different. To determine if implants are covered by your insurance, you have to contact them directly and inquire about your plan.
Dental implants are safe for long term use and actually correct jaw and bite issues if placed properly. As long as you practice regular oral hygiene your implants will be as safe as your natural teeth are.