Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Implants

Are you looking for Miami Beach dental implants? Dr. DelCastillo is here to answer all your questions about the process of getting dental implants! Read ahead to see some of our frequently asked questions.
 
Am I eligible for dental implants?
Any patient who has enough jawbone and gum tissue to support a dental implant is eligible. If a patient is lacking in either area, they may have to have a discussion with their dentist about other procedures available to prepare for a dental implant, such as a jaw augmentation procedure. There are certain things that could cause a patient to be ineligible for dental implants. This list includes:
 
  • Heavy smokers
  • Some patients with diabetes or chronic illness
  • Patients who receive radiation therapy around head or neck area
  • Patients with a history of poor oral hygiene
 
If you identify with any of the items listed above, a consultation with your dentist will be necessary to determine if you are eligible for dental implants.
 
Are dental implants expensive?
Since dental implants are not covered by most dental insurance, patients usually have to pay for dental implants. There are certain instances where medical insurance may cover the cost depending on how the tooth was lost. Typically, dental implants can cost a few thousand dollars, but a consultation will be necessary to evaluate a definitive cost. This is still a more affordable treatment over other options because they usually last decades. Other replacement options cost less upfront, but need routine replacements.
 
Are dental implants better than other restorative dentistry procedures?
Dental implants are a preferable method of restorative dentistry due to the fact that they typically last a lifetime. 
 
How long do they last?
With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime. Usually implants will be in good condition for decades. They will need the same attention that natural teeth do. A regular routine of brushing, flossing, and using fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash will keep your implants in top shape. Your dentist can check in on the condition of your implants at your routine checkups.
 
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants have several benefits. Not only will they restore the appearance of your smile, but they can also help your overall health and wellness. Implants can improve your speech and your ability to chew food that may have caused you trouble before dental implants. They can also help restore and retain the youthfulness in your face. Adding dental implants to the structure of your jaw can help support the muscles in your face and could cause you to appear younger and fresh-faced. Implants are also structurally sound. You won’t have to replace them or take them out repeatedly like dentures. Once they are there, they’re there for good. 
 
Dental implants can help you look and feel your best. If you would like to learn more about Miami Beach dental implants, call our office today to request more information. You can schedule a consultation by calling us at (305) 535-3113. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
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