Teeth Implants FAQ in Chevy Chase, MD

Teeth Implants FAQ

What are Teeth Implants?

A Teeth implant commonly known as a dental implant is a prosthesis
used to replace missing teeth. Technically, it is a small titanium
post/fixture that is inserted into the jawbone, and later on, an
artificial crown is placed on top to complete the structure of a

Who is a good candidate for teeth implants?

Almost anyone can be a candidate for dental implants if they have
healthy gums and their overall health is fairly good. There are some
groups of people who may not be fit for teeth implants such as patients
living with diabetes. Your dentist will evaluate your suitability.

What are the advantages of teeth implants?

Teeth implants replace missing teeth. If you have some missing teeth,
you know the troubles you go through including biting and chewing
problems. Implants look and feel like natural teeth.

Teeth implants are made of titanium and can never get dental decay!
Furthermore, they are strong and durable and allow you to bite and chew

What are the disadvantages of Teeth implants?

Teeth implants require a surgical approach. As with any surgery, some
risks are involved such as the risk of infection or the risk of a failed

Implants have a longer recovery time compared to most dental

To avoid problems, choose the right implant specialist.

How much do implants cost and does insurance cover the

The cost of your implant procedure depends on a few factors such as
the number of implants and the location of the missing teeth. If you
have dental insurance, it should cover teeth implants. You can confirm
with your insurance provider.

Most implant professionals will provide you with a treatment plan and
the expected costs.

What is the success rate of teeth implants?

Success varies from individual to individual and with health and
habits. For a healthy individual with good oral hygiene and good health,
dental implants are predictably successful with reported success rates
above 90-95 percent.

Do teeth implants last?

Yes, teeth implants can last up to 20 years. You can say that they
are a lifetime investment.

What is All-on-4?

All-on-4 is a trademarked treatment procedure that essentially
involves the replacement of all missing teeth in one jaw by using only 4
implants. This is beneficial other than placing a single implant for
each missing tooth.

Are teeth implants removable like dentures or do they stay in
your mouth?

Dental implants are fixed. They stay in your mouth. You do not remove
them for cleaning, you can brush your teeth the way you would normally
do with natural teeth.

Call us to learn more about dental implants.