Dental Implant FAQ’s

Here are the most Commonly asked questions about dental implants.

Dental Implant FAQ: Let us here at Kilby Family and Cosmetic Dentistry answer any and all dental implant questions.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are titanium screws that are placed into the jawbone where there are missing teeth. Once the screw is placed, your dentist mounts a replacement tooth onto them. 

Dental Implants Installed by Dr. Kilby

How long do dental implants last?

With proper care, the screw itself can last a lifetime if the patient receives regular dental check-ups every 6 months. The crown only lasts about 10 to 15 years due to normal wear and tear. 

How much do dental implants cost?

The cost for your dental implants depends on where they are needed, how many are needed, and which type will best suit you. 

How long do implants take to heal?

The healing process can take about six to twelve weeks.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and give you a beautiful, confident smile that can last a lifetime. Made from titanium, dental implants are strong and durable, and they can never get dental decay. If you’re looking for a way to improve your appearance and eat the foods you love without worrying about your teeth, dental implants may be right for you.

What are the disadvantages of dental implants?

Although there are risks associated with any minor oral surgical procedure, your prosthodontist will discuss how these can be managed for your specific situation. If there is no available bone to place the implant, then bone and gum grafting procedures may be required, which can increase the cost of your treatment. However, the upfront investment can pay off in the long term.

What is the success rate of dental implants?

Individuals vary in how successful dental implants are, depending on factors like health and oral hygiene habits. For healthy individuals with good oral hygiene, dental implants are typically successful, with success rates above 90-95 percent.

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