Frequently Asked Dental Implant Questions Answered
Have you been considering dental implants as a tooth replacement option but have some questions about the treatment? That is not uncommon, considering what a big decision it is to choose a tooth replacement option. We compiled some frequently asked questions to help inform you about the treatment and hopefully answer some of your questions.
What are the Advantages of Dental Implants?
Dental Implants remain our most recommended tooth replacement option due to the number of advantages this treatment provides patients. The biggest advantage is dental implants closely mirror the natural teeth, blend in seamlessly with the surrounding teeth and allow patients to enjoy their favorite foods with no restrictions.
Are Dental Implants Completed in One Visit?
Dental implants are completed over the course of many months and will require a number of office visits. Following each part of treatment, there will be time for healing before the next step is scheduled.
Is Everyone a Candidate for Implants?
Thanks to the advancements in dental procedures as well as dental technology, more patients than ever before are eligible for treatment. There are still some patients who will not be ideal for implant treatment due to reasons such as smoking and certain medical conditions. We can determine eligibility following an examination.
Are Dental Implants Costly?
Unfortunately, dental implants are not inexpensive. That being said, dental implants are not prone to the damage that other tooth replacement options have and are designed to last for many years, if not a lifetime. There may be a greater upfront cost with implants, but you save money over the years due to not needing additional dental treatments.
Are Implants Removable?
No, implants are designed to be permanent. If you are interested in a removable tooth replacement option, we would recommend dentures.
If you are interested in learning more about dental implants for you or a loved one and are located in the Silverdale, WA area, be sure to contact our office to schedule an appointment. One of our team members would love to help you! We look forward to seeing you soon!