Dental Implant FAQ’s in
Waukegan

Dental Implant FAQ’s

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a permanent new root for a missing tooth. It is a titanium screw placed into the jaw bone. An abutment and crown are then placed on the implant to provide a new tooth that is permanent and looks just like a natural tooth.

How are dental implants different than dentures?

Dentures are a removable full or partial set of teeth. They must be removed and properly cared for with special brushes and rinsing solutions. With proper care, your dentures will last five to eight years before needing to be replaced. Dentures can often feel bulky and can slip or "float" in your mouth, requiring adhesive pastes to fix firmly to your gums.

Dental implants are a permanent replacement for missing teeth. Implants look and function like natural teeth, with no special care required.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants look and feel just like real teeth. They are permanent and you can eat the foods you want without any fear of embarrassment. Dental implants are often more expensive than dentures but will not need to be replaced like dentures, which will eventually wear down.

Who can place a dental implant?

Your dentist may be able to perform implants in their own office based on their training. If not, they will recommend you to an implantologist, cosmetic dentist or another specialist that will perform the procedure.

How much do implants cost?

The price of your dental implants will vary based on how many implants you are having placed, amount of insurance coverage, and more. Schedule a consultation with us to determine a price for your implants and a financing plan if necessary.

Do dental implants hurt?

No. A local anesthetic will be given before the procedure so that you do not feel any pain. If you have anxiety or fear you should discuss sedation options with your dentist.

How long do implants last?

When cared for properly, implants should last a lifetime. Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits are essential to the success of your implant.

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