Dental Implants FAQ: Your Implant Questions Answered
How many months will the process take from start to finish?
This depends on many factors. These factors include how many implants are being placed, the location where they will be placed, how much available bone you have, and the current state of your oral health. Your dentist may load the implants immediately, in one surgery or he may wait until they have completely fused with the surrounding bone (about 3-6 months later). If you require procedures before the implants can be implanted, then the process could take up to a year.
Every patient will have a different situation so the best way to answer this question is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Richard Corbin and Dr. Bruce Corbin at one of their dentist offices located in Oyster Bay and Bayside, NY.
How successful are dental implants?
Dental implants have a success rate of about 95%. This can fluctuate based on whether they are in your upper or lower jaw. Also, if you are in good oral health, the chance of successful dental implants is much higher.
How long can I expect my teeth implants to last?
If properly cared for and placed, your implants can last up to fifty years. With all the advances in today’s dental technology, implants are made to last a lifetime. The restoration itself may require some repairs or even replacement, but it is not nearly as often when compared to non-implant restorations.
Am I a good candidate for dental implants?
To qualify for dental implants, Dr. Richard Corbin and Dr. Bruce Corbin will first make sure you are healthy enough to undergo surgery. All instances of tooth decay, bone loss, or gum disease will need to be addressed first. Your dentist will perform an examination to make sure you qualify for dental implants in one of their dentist offices located in Oyster Bay and Bayside, NY.
How much do dental implants cost?
This is a question that is asked a lot and it is not so easy to answer. Every dental implant patient is different and will have unique circumstances. The cost to replace a single tooth with an implant-supported crown is much lower than the cost to replace an entire arch of teeth with an implant-supported denture. While the first example may cost up to $4,000, the second example will cost thousands of dollars. After your consolation, we will present you with your options and estimate the cost.
Will my insurance cover all or a portion of the cost?
Another often asked question is whether or not dental insurance will cover any part of the dental implants. This will completely depend on what type of insurance you have and the type of coverage. We will file your claim and work with you to help maximize your benefits. For your convenience, we offer financing through Care Credit and Wells Fargo.
What are the benefits to choosing dental implants to replace my missing or damaged teeth?
While they do cost more than traditional restorations, dental implants offer a significantly higher quality of life. They are a long-term investment in your overall health and oral health. Teeth implants have little to no eating restrictions, they prevent bone loss, they will not move or shift in your mouth, they will not cause slurred speech, and they will help support your facial structure.