Dental Implants FAQs Hoffman Estates, IL

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 you 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, the success rate of your implants will lower 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 that contribute to the high price. However, because they are so advanced, you will be 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 placement of the restoration. This process also involves a surgical procedure. Other tooth replacement solutions can be completed for much, in less than a month, and won’t require surgery.

What is the cost of dental implants?

Without a proper examination and evaluation, it is impossible to give the exact cost. The price will vary significantly based on many factors. First and foremost, it depends on how many teeth you are missing. It will obviously cost more to replace one tooth versus replacing 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 would like to get an idea about 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 reach out to 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 out of a strong metal called titanium. Titanium is used for many medical purposes because it is lightweight, long-lasting and very durable. Additionally, it is biocompatible meaning it is not toxic to human tissue.

Is dental implant surgery painful?

As with any surgery, you be under general or local anesthesia. Therefore, during the actual procedure, you will not feel any pain at all. When the anesthetic wears off, you will be sore for a while and may experience low levels of pain. If you are experiencing a lot of pain, this may be an indicator of an infection and you should call our office as soon as possible.