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Dental Implant FAQs – Fairhope, AL

Answers to the Most Common Implant Questions

Dental implants are only growing in popularity because they offer patients a way to restore the look, feel, and function back to their smile. While they offer a unique set of benefits compared to other restorations, patients tend to have more questions about dental implants over other options. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of the most frequently asked questions about dental implants to give you the answers you’re looking for with convenience.

What Are Dental Implants?

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Dental Implants are small titanium posts that get placed in your jawbone. Titanium, a biocompatible material, fuses to your bone to create a stable and permanent support for your dental restoration (crown, bridge, or denture). They can be used to replace one tooth, multiple teeth, and even a whole row of teeth.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

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Unfortunately, the cost of dental implants is hard to determine. There are many factors that can contribute to the price like how many implants are needed, where you need them, and the condition of your oral health. You also have to account for the cost of your restoration, which will depend on your needs and how many teeth you’re missing. Because there are so many variables, the best way to get a fair and certain estimate is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Knight.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

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One of the biggest benefits of dental implants is that they can last for a lifetime with proper care. While your restorations will need eventual replacement, dental implants are fused to your jawbone to become a permanent part of your body. So, even though they tend to be more expensive than other options, dental implants are an investment that has the potential to last for the rest of your life.

Does the Dental Implant Procedure Hurt?

Just like any surgery, there is potential for discomfort. However, Dr. Knight and his team will make sure your mouth is numb and offer sedation dentistry to keep you calm and relaxed. The most pain patients feel is during the recovery process. After surgery, you may feel discomfort and notice bruising, but this can be managed with medication that we provide. 

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

The only way to know if dental implants are right for you is to visit Dr. Knight, your expert dentist in Fairhope. He will examine the strength of your jawbone, your overall health, and where you need implants to decide whether or not you’re a candidate. Contact our office today to get started on a beautiful, healthy, strong, and complete smile.