No More Denture Adhesive
What Dental Implants Can Do For You
Here is the problem:
You are not able to wear your dentures. You have been to the dentist for adjustments. You have even had new dentures made with no success
You want to be able to smile, chew your food with comfort, and feel confident about wearing false teeth.
In frustration, you use more denture adhesive. Still, the dentures are not working.
The answer to your problem is not new dentures. The answer is one of the greatest breakthroughs in dentistry, dental implants.
Dental implants can offer you a way to stabilize your dentures. The implants act like the roots of your teeth, keeping your dentures from moving around. The result: chewing, eating, and digesting your food more comfortably.
The following are the most common questions about dental implants:
"What is a dental implant?"
A dental implant is a wonderful replacement for the root of a tooth. The replacement allows the dentist to support a denture so someone can chew with more comfort.
"Am I a candidate for dental implants?"
I have placed over 1000 implants, and I have not seen a situation where I could not place an implant that would greatly improve a patient’s quality of life.
"Are dental implants painful?"
During the procedure, you will feel absolutely nothing. We make you numb using a local anesthetic to "freeze" up the area. After the numbness has gone away, most patients tell me it was more comfortable than having a tooth pulled.
"What can happen if a dental implant does not work?"
In very rare cases, an implant doesn't stay in the bone. We will then modify the bone, wait for it to heal, and place another implant.
"Who should be placing my dental implants?"
When choosing a dentist to both place your implants and construct your dentures, training and experience are essential. Good questions to ask are: How many implants have you placed? What is your success rate? Can you show me examples of your dentistry?
"How long will the implants last?"
If done correctly, dental implants will make your teeth work better for years and years to come. Dental implants have been available for over thirty years, and they have a wonderful track record of success.
"When I have my implants put in, will I have to go without my teeth?"
You will never be without teeth during the dental implant process. We make it so you have something to wear all the time so you look fine.
"What do implants cost and will insurance or Medicare pay for them?"
Implants are something patients almost always have to pay for themselves. Medicare does not cover this procedure and very few insurance companies pay for the whole thing. However, when I ask people: "Was it worth it—to have to pay for the implants?", the answer is always a resounding, "Yes!".
Depending on what has to be done, the cost for dental implants will start around $2000 and can move upward.