At Springbank Hill Dental, we offer start-to-finish dental implants so you can complete the entire procedure in-house. Many other dentists will refer you to a specialist for the placement procedure, but not us! Our team will be here for you for the entire process — from placing the actual dental implant to finishing it with a natural-looking restoration.
Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Implants
There are so many benefits to dental implants — more than just being able to replace missing teeth. Because they fuse with your bone, they are a permanent solution, and they help prevent bone deterioration. They also make chewing and speaking easier since they function just like natural teeth. Dental implants have the added benefit of retaining your facial structure, as missing teeth can actually lead to a sunken or sagging appearance. And they stop your teeth from shifting into open spaces and changing your teeth alignment!
Would you believe that dental implants can last a lifetime? Well it’s true! With proper brushing and flossing and regular dental check-ups, your dental implant will last you for many, many years.
Many patients think that because getting a dental implant involves oral surgery that it will be painful. This is not the case! We use anesthesia to numb your mouth and eliminate discomfort. We also have sedation options available. Dental implant surgery is a common, proven procedure that has helped millions of people replace missing teeth.
Studies show that dental implants have between a 95% to 98% success rate. The successfulness of your procedure is determined by many factors, including your overall health, the health of your jawbone, and the number of teeth being replaced.
While Dr. Prepchuk will need to personally evaluate your case to determine if you are eligible for dental implants, there are some characteristics that make an ideal candidate. Ideally, you should have healthy teeth and gums as well as sufficient bone density. Other ideal traits include being a non-smoker and not suffering from a disorder that affects your ability to heal. Individuals that don’t meet these criteria may still be suitable candidates; however, this needs to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
The cost of getting dental implants varies widely and is dependent on many factors, including how many teeth you are replacing. Some dental insurance plans cover the treatment, while others do not. We will review your insurance coverage and provide you with an estimate of costs before beginning the procedure. We also have in-house financing available.