Important Questions Regarding Dental Implants

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Dental Implant FAQ

If you have experience the loss of one or more teeth and wish to restore your smile, you may want to consider dental implants. As with any procedure, there are several things you should consider before making your decision.


What is your doctor’s training with implants?

Receiving dental implants is a serious procedure. There are many surgical and cosmetic factors to take into account once you and your doctor have decided that implants are the best choice for your tooth loss scenario. In addition to Dr. DeAndrade having received extensive training in implantology, the staff of Anthem Periodontics strives to be up to date on the latest advances in this area to provide the best possible outcome for their patients.


Are you healthy enough for implants?

To ensure a successful implant, you should be in good general health as this process takes several months and involves a surgical procedure. Before performing the procedure, Dr. DeAndrade will ensure that there is adequate bone available for the implant and no evidence of periodontal disease.


How long does it take?

Depending on how long it takes for the implant to integrate into your existing bone, you can expect to have the entire process last from 6-12 months.


Will they look natural?

Yes, Dr. DeAndrade will match the shade of the new tooth to that of the existing teeth, as well as take an impression of your mouth so that a professional dental lab can craft an implant that look as natural as the teeth you were born with.


Will insurance cover the costs?

You will need to check with your individual plan to see if dental implants are part of your benefits. Anthem Periodontics also has financing options available to cover this procedure.


Will I be able to chew normally with the implant?

Once the procedure is finished, you will be able to use the implant just as you would your natural tooth.


Anthem Periodontics’ patients enjoy a high implant success rate. If you would like to learn more, schedule an appointment with Dr. DeAndrade today.