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What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a replacement tooth held to your gums by small anchors or screws made of titanium. Implants can also be used in conjunction with a dental bridge to replace multiple missing teeth.
Are Dental Implants painful?
A dental implant procedure is not as painful as it once was due to huge advancements in procedure techniques, technology, and medication. You should not feel much during the procedure due to the anesthetic other than pressure. Post procedure, over-the-counter pain medication is all that is needed for pain relief.
How long do Dental Implants last?
The quick answer is it depends. The implant itself can easily last a lifetime if properly cared for. This entails regularly brushing and flossing teeth as well as regular cleanings at the dentist ever 6 months. A dental crown is placed over the implant and this typically lasts 10 – 15 years.
Veneers are considered a cosmetic procedure and are not often covered by insurance. You could expect to pay between $500 and $2,500 per tooth for veneers. Veneers generally last between 5 to 7 years before they need to be replaced.
We do not recommend sleeping with dentures as bacteria may build up and cause infection. It is recommended you soak your dentures overnight in denture solution to kill any bacteria.
The average cost typically ranges from $1,000 to $3,000 but depending on many factors these prices and vary greatly. We will be happy to discuss your options.
You should get your teeth cleaned by a local dentist every 6 months. Between cleanings you should brush your teeth and floss a minimum of twice daily. We recommend using a waterpik if you can to help clean your teeth and gums.