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Dental Implant FAQ’s

Satisfying Your Dental Implant Curiosity

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If you’re considering options for tooth replacement, knowing more information about a great solution can help. Dental implants have unique benefits that you simply can’t get with other replacement options. However, many patients still have questions about them. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about dental implants in Washington. Keep reading to learn more about replacing your teeth with implants before visiting us in person.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

The cost of your dental implants will range based on a variety of factors. The best way to receive a precise estimate is to visit our office. One of our experienced dentists will evaluate your overall oral health, check where you’ll need implants, and examine the health of your jawbone. You must factor in possible bone grafting or any other procedures that treat preexisting issues. You should also understand that your restoration will be an additional cost to the implant itself. Our friendly staff will help maximize your insurance in any way possible, and we can also discuss financing options if you don’t have dental insurance.

Is the Dental Implant Process Painful?

Receiving a dental implant may sound painful because of the fact that it’s placed in your jawbone, but in reality, patients find that the discomfort is on par with a simple tooth extraction. Our team will make sure you’re numb and relaxed before beginning. Also, your jawbone doesn’t contain pain-sensing nerves, so you’ll be much more comfortable than you may think during the procedure.

How Do Dental Implants Compare to Dentures?

Does your denture slip and slide when you talk, chew, and laugh? Dental implants are the most secure and stable replacement because they are rooted in your jaw. Best of all, we can use dental implants to support your denture, giving you a strong and secure full smile replacement. These implants are used as anchors to give you unmatched function and comfort.

What are Dental Implants Made of?

Dental implants can be made out of various materials, but we use titanium for the highest success-rate. Titanium is a biocompatible material that allows your bone to fuse with it to become a stable artificial tooth root. While it is a little more expensive, titanium is completely worth the investment because it actually helps to preserve the strength of your jawbone by stimulating it. 

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Because they integrate into your jawbone, dental implants have the potential to last 30 years to a lifetime with proper care. That means routine visits to our office and daily brushing and flossing. You should also avoid poor lifestyle habits like routine tobacco use or heavy consumption of alcohol.