Do I qualify for dental implants?
The perfect dental implant patient will be free from any oral health issues such as gum disease, have enough bone density to support the implants, and be in good health. Being in good health means you do not smoke and take your overall health seriously. Any overall or oral health problems will need to be addressed before the implants can be placed.
How successful are dental implants?
The dental implant success rate is actually quite high, reaching about 98%. However, there are many factors that contribute to the success rate for each individual patient. People who smoke have a higher chance of implant failure. If you lack enough bone density, there is a chance your implants will be unsuccessful without a bone graft.
Additionally, if you are in bad overall health, your implants’ success rate will decrease significantly. Dental implants need a healthy environment to heal and fuse with the bone properly.
What are the disadvantages of choosing dental implants?
There are not many disadvantages of dental implants. The most obvious one that limits people’s ability to get them is the price. This sophisticated tooth replacement solution involves advanced materials and procedures, contributing to the high price. However, you’re investing in your overall well-being and health.
Also, it is important for people to know that the process is long. It can take up to a year to complete the entire process from implantation to the restoration placement. This process also involves a surgical procedure. Other tooth replacement solutions can be completed in less than a month and won’t require surgery.
What is the cost of dental implants?
It is impossible to give the exact cost without a proper examination and evaluation. The price will vary significantly based on many factors. First and foremost, it depends on how many teeth you are missing. It will cost more to replace one tooth than all your teeth.
To replace one tooth with a single dental implant, the price will start at about $2,000. It will cost tens of thousands of dollars to replace two rows of teeth. We encourage you to schedule a consultation if you want to know what an implant-supported restoration will cost you.
Do you offer financing for dental implants?
Best Dental Spa in Hoffman Estates, IL does accept several third-party financing options. These include CareCredit and Lending Club. You can visit each company to learn more and see if you qualify or contact our helpful dental office staff for more information.
What are dental implants made of?
There are many types of dental implants available. However, most of them are made of a strong metal called titanium. Many medical purposes turn to titanium because it is lightweight, long-lasting, and durable. Additionally, it is biocompatible, which is not toxic to human tissue.
Is dental implant surgery painful?
As with any surgery, you are under general or local anesthesia. Therefore, during the actual procedure, you will not feel any pain at all. You will be sore for a while when the anesthetic wears off and may experience low pain levels. If you are experiencing a lot of pain, this may indicate an infection, and you should call our office as soon as possible.