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Dental Implant FAQ’s

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a root replacement for a missing tooth. It is made from a titanium allow and is placed into the jaw bone. An abutment and crown is then placed on the implant to provide a new tooth that looks and functions similar to your natural tooth.

How are dental implants different than dentures?

Dentures are a removable set of teeth or partial set of teeth that need to be removed and cared for in a special manner. They can often feel bulky and are difficult to get used to. Dental implants are a non-removable replacement for missing teeth that can be cared for just like natural teeth.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants look and feel similar to natural teeth. You can eat the foods you want without any fear of embarrassment. The procedure has a high success rate too.

Who can place a dental implant?

Dr. Miles was trained on implant placement in his residency. He will evaluate the area and determine if the procedure can be done in office. If not, you will be referred to an oral surgeon or periodontist for an evaluation.

How much do implants cost?

The price of your dental implants will vary based on an individual's insurance policy. Schedule a consultation with us to determine a price for your implants and a financing plan if necessary.

Do dental implants hurt?

A local anesthetic will be given before the procedure to drastically minimize any discomfort. Most patients report that the procedure was much easier than they imagined. If you have anxiety or fear you should discuss sedation options with Dr. Miles.

How long do implants last?

When cared for properly, implants typically last a lifetime. Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits are essential to the success of your implant.