Dental implants are the most ideal tooth replacement options and are one of the best long-term investments you can make in your smile if you are missing one or more teeth. To help our patients learn more about dental implants and their benefits, we have answered the top dental implant FAQs we hear in our Hixson, TN, office.
These questions are simply a starting point, and we encourage all our patients considering dental implants to schedule a consultation with us. We will be able to assess your oral condition, provide treatment recommendations, and help you determine if dental implants are right for you.
Virtually all patients quality for dental implants, no matter their age or oral condition. Dental implants only require that there is enough bone in the jaw to support them securely. If there is not, bone grafting to add more bone volume to the jaw will ensure candidacy for patients.
The cost of dental implants relies on many factors, including your unique oral condition, the number of teeth missing and their location in your jaw, the severity of jaw bone loss, etc. Cost is determined on a case-by-case basis after you have received a comprehensive consultation and evaluation.
We work closely with a trusted implant surgeon to precisely place dental implants using advanced technology. This collaborating ensures your implant surgery provides the best long-term results and allows us to create the most custom and accurate dental implant restorations for you.
Our implant surgeon provides sedation options, along with numbing the entire treatment site with local anesthetic. You should not feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure. After surgery, you may be prescribed medication to alleviate any temporary post-operative pain.
You can treat your dental implants like natural teeth, brushing and flossing them daily. We recommend that you also visit your dentist twice a year for dental checkups and routine dental cleanings.
Dr. Randall discusses the factors determining dental implant cost.