The success rate of dental implants depends on where the implant is placed in the jaw, but in general, the success rate of dental implants is up to 98%. With proper care (see below), implants can last a lifetime.
Can anyone get a dental implant?
Pretty much anyone who is healthy enough to live a daily life or who has had oral surgery can consider a dental implant. The patient must have enough bone to support healthy gums and an implant. They should also work on good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. People with heavy smokers, chronic uncontrollable conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, or patients who have received radiation therapy to the head and neck should be evaluated individually. If you are considering a transplant, talk to your dentist to see if the transplant is right for you.
Does insurance cover the cost of dental implants?
Overall, dental implants are not currently covered by many dental insurance plans. Depending on your insurance plan and the cause of tooth loss, you may be able to get health insurance. Detailed questions about individual needs and how they relate to insurance should be discussed with the dentist and the insurance company.
What Is Involved in Getting a Dental Implant?
The first step in the dental implant process is the development of an individualized treatment plan. The plan addresses your specific needs and is prepared by a team of professionals who are specially trained and experienced in oral surgery and restorative dentistry. This team approach provides coordinated care based on the implant option that is best for you.
Next, the tooth root implant, which is a small post made of titanium, is placed into the bone socket of the missing tooth. As the jawbone heals, it grows around the implanted metal post, anchoring it securely in the jaw. The healing process can take from six to 12 weeks.
What do I need to get a dental implant?
The first step in the dental implant process is the creation of a personalized treatment plan. The plan will meet your specific needs and will be set up by a team of specially trained and experienced professionals in oral surgery and restorative dentistry. This team approach provides tailored care based on the implant options that are best for you.
Next, a root implant, a small titanium pole, is placed in the bone cavity of the missing tooth. As the jaw heals, it grows around an embedded metal pole and is firmly anchored to the jaw. The healing process can take up to 12 weeks.
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