Here at Contemporary Dental Arts, we know that it’s important that all of your dental implants related questions are answered before you begin treatment. To assist you in making the best decisions for your oral health, we wanted to go ahead and answer some FAQs that our we commonly get at the office.
Dental implants are natural-looking replacement teeth that are surgically placed directly into your jawbone. Known for being stable, strong and permanent, dental implants are the preferred tooth replacement treatment by most dentists. To learn more visit our “What are Dental Implants?” page.
The tooth implant is held in directly by the jawbone. After the implant is placed into the jaw, the gums and bone heal around the implant to anchor it into the mouth.
If you maintain your dental health and take care of your dental implants, then your dental implants will last a lifetime.
Dental implants can be expensive, but should be looked at as a valuable investment in your health. Most dental implants cost between $1,000 and $4,000. However, the cost of dental implants varies based on type of implant used, number of implants needed, and if you need any supplemental treatments
Some dental insurances don’t cover the cost of dental implants. However, medical insurance will typically pay for a portion of the procedure depending on when and your teeth were lost or damaged. You should talk to your insurance company about dental implants to figure out how much they will pay for.
Dental implants have a 95% success rate. However, if you get your treatment done by an inexperienced dentist who doesn’t provide you with adequate supplementary treatments, there is a possibility your implants could fail. The main cause of failure in dental implants happens when your jaw bone isn’t strong enough to hold your implant in place. This happens when you have inadequate bone density and could have been easily remedied with a bone graft. Another cause of failure is infection by not maintaining a good dental hygiene routine. When you listen to your dentist’s’ recommendations for aftercare and healing, your less likely to have a failed implant.
Dr. Cooper and the staff at Contemporary Dental Arts are passionate about restoring your smile. Dental implants have helped millions of patients permanently achieve functional and healthy teeth. You don’t have to suffer through another year of hiding your smile because of missing or damaged teeth. If you live in the San Jose, CA area, contact our office to find out how dental implants could help you. Our friendly staff can answer any additional questions you may have about the process, the benefits or how you can finance your dental implants.
Keith M. Cooper
5150 Graves Ave. Suite 12E
San Jose, CA
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Tuesday: 8AM – 5PM
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Friday: 8AM – 5PM