If you have a missing tooth or have been advised by your dentist that one or more of your teeth need to be pulled, you have probably heard about the newest tooth restoration treatment, dental implants. Our team at Capps, Bowman, Padgett, and Associates proudly provide implant placement procedures for patients needing to replace one or more missing teeth. We know the process of getting an implant can seem overwhelming at first, and patients may have a long list of questions about what the procedure entails. Here are some of the most common questions you may have about the implant process.
How Long Do They Last?
One question we often get asked about dental implants is how long they last for. We love to point out that implants act like your natural teeth, but they do not succumb to problems such as decay. This means implants can be a permanent solution for tooth loss.
Are They Cost-Effective?
Since implants are designed to be a permanent replacement for a missing tooth, the upfront cost may be higher than other restorations that are not designed to last as long. However, many of our patients prefer paying once for a permanent tooth replacement instead of paying for multiple treatment alternatives over a number of years.
When Should Implants Be Placed?
Another question patients may have is related to the timing of the procedure. If you are getting one or more teeth pulled, it is recommended to also schedule a dental implant surgery soon afterward. Patients who lost a tooth years ago are also able to get an implant down the road in most cases.
Do They Look and Feel Natural?
The final concern with implants is how they look and feel. We are happy to report that implants not only look and feel like your natural teeth, they also perform important functions like stimulating bone growth.
Ready to talk more about implants? Contact our offices today to schedule a consultation and see if this treatment would be right for you.