Everything You Need to Know About Dental Implants

June 30, 2017

There are many choices you can choose from when you want to replace missing teeth: dentures, dental implants, bridges, and more. But, which one is right for you? It’s important to do your research and understand exactly which each offer and consult an expert surgeon for your unique case.

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Dental implants are gaining popularity because of their effectiveness, clean look, and natural feeling they provide to patients. Check out some of the most common frequently asked questions to better understand implants:

FAQ 1: Can I receive dental implants?

If you have lost or missing teeth and are in good health, you are most likely a dental implant candidate. It’s important to have healthy gums and enough jawbone density in order for the implants to be effective.

FAQ 2: Why should I choose dental implants over dentures?

Because dental implants are inserted with a metal post, they cannot slip out of your mouth. Because they act like natural teeth, eating and talking are much easier.

 FAQ 3: Is the procedure painful?

At Athens Oral Surgery Center, we use anesthesia to numb any pain associated with the procedure. As the anesthesia wears off, you may feel some pain or discomfort. However, Dr. Tomlinson will issue a prescription for medication to help combat those ill feelings.

FAQ 4: Do I have to take unique care of my implants?

We suggest you take care of your implants just like you would your natural teeth. In order to avoid plaque and cavities, brush and floss often. By doing this, you are keeping your implants and mouth healthy and fresh.

FAQ 5: Will my insurance company cover this procedure?

More often than not, this is an out-of-pocket procedure. However, feel free to call your insurance to ask them if they will cover it. While the cost may seem high, dental implants give you a lasting solution to your missing teeth problem.

Dental implants not only look like real teeth, they feel like it! Be confident in your smile. Contact us today!