GORGEOUS SMILE FAQs

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of your jaw or skull to support dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, or facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor.

 

What are the advantages of dental implants?

Dental implants help you look and feel better by replacing your missing or chipped teeth. A major benefit to dental implants is that they also preserve bone and prevent further deterioration of your facial structure.

 

What are the disadvantages of dental implants?

The risk and complication you may experience when you have dental implants includes pain. Swelling, and prolonged bleeding due to surgery.

 

Are Dental Implants Safe?

Dental Implants Arlington VA is sure to be one of the safest and most effective tooth restoration and replacement procedures.

 

What is the success rate of dental implants?

Dental implants are one of the most successful restoration and replacement procedures in dentistry. Studies show that dental implants have a success rate of 95% for lower jaw implants and 90% for upper jaw implants.

 

What if I want "metal-free" implants?

A dental implant itself is made of titanium and there are no metal-free options available for dental implants currently. The reason for utilizing titanium is because it is compatible with your body and is placed into your jawbone where the titanium fuses and integrates with your bone, becoming part of your dental anatomy.

 

Who is a good candidate for dental implants?

The ideal candidate for a dental implant is anyone in good general and oral health. The best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease.

 

Can dentures be made into implants?

No, dentures cannot be made into implants. Implants are metal screws placed into your jawbone to help anchor and support artificial teeth.

 

Are dental implants removable like dentures?

No, dental implants are fixed solidly in the bone and allow teeth to be replaced in a manner that is closest to your natural teeth.

 

How Painful Is Getting a Dental Implant?

You shouldn’t have any pain when getting a dental implant procedure as it involves anesthesia nor should you be in discomfort throughout your recovery.

 

How long do dental implants last?

With regular brushing and flossing, the implant screw can last a lifetime. Patients need to have regular dental check-ups every 6 months. The crown usually only lasts about 10 to 15 years before it may need a replacement.

 

How much do implants cost?

Every case for every patient is unique. In general, single dental implants cost around $1,500 to $2,000 per implant. The best way to check prices is by contacting us and scheduling a dental appointment today through here.

 

Does insurance cover the cost?

Basic dental insurance policies don’t typically cover a dental implant procedure. You may need to look into cosmetic dental procedure coverage, which covers a portion of dental implants. Your dental implant insurance coverage may be 50% of the cost, meaning, in most cases, your insurance can cover half of the procedure

 

What can I eat after dental implant surgery?

For the first six hours after your dental implant surgery, we recommend you consume any soft and chewy food such as a. milkshake, smoothie, yogurt, applesauce, mashed potatoes, or a creamy soup.

 

Can your mouth reject an implant?

It is rare that your body will reject your dental implants. A successful dental implant is one that is placed in healthy bone and is properly cared for after your surgery takes place.

 

What is All-on-4®?

All-on-4® Arlington VA is a revolutionary and cost-effective technique where the upper or lower set of teeth are replaced with only four implants.

 

Is All on 4 Painful?

All-on-4® is well-tolerated and a minimally invasive procedure that takes about two hours in a dental office.

 

How do All-on-4 dental implants compare to traditional implants?

All-on-4® is an ideal permanent tooth replacement option when you are missing several teeth or no longer have natural teeth. Whereas a traditional dental implant surgery requires up to ten implants to hold your new teeth in place.

 

Who is the ideal candidate for All-on-4 Implants?

The best candidates for All-on-4® are people who are missing all of the teeth along their dental ridge or most of their teeth. They should have sufficient jawbone structure and gum tissue in place in order to support the dental implants that are going to be placed.

 

Where will my replacement teeth be made?

All replacement teeth are custom-made by your dentist or a lab and this includes your crow, bridge, and dentures to fit your mouth and implants.

 

Will my results look natural?

You can expect natural and attractive results with an All-on-4® procedure because your new teeth will be customized expressly for you and anchored right down into the gumline and jawbone to mimic your real teeth.

 

How do I know if I’m a candidate for All-on-4?

Determining a patient’s eligibility for All-on-4® dental implants requires undergoing a dental examination with the dentist. During your consultation, your dentist will take x-rays to determine if there is adequate bone structure to support the implants and provide ideal bite alignment. Candidates for All-on-4® must need to be in good health to undergo the procedure.

 

How long does an All-on-4 Procedure take?

An All-on-4®  dental implant procedure approximately takes two and a half hours per arch.

 

What should I expect post-treatment? 

You can expect some swelling, bleeding, and bruising in the days after your All-on-4® treatment. If you had teeth and bone grafting. You can expect a healing period of three weeks and our dentists will schedule you for a second appointment to check your implants closely.

 

Are there any post op adjustments that will need to be made?

There will be no adjustment after your All-on-4® placement. Our dentist will just examine your oral recovery and give the best practices in taking care of your new teeth with the right diet and oral care.

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