FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about dental implants. Get the answers and read the facts on dental implants in Tehachapi and Kern County.

  • What are dental implants?
  • If lots of teeth need to be replaced, do separate implants have to be placed for each one?
  • What will happen without treatment?
  • Who is a candidate?
  • Is implant placement painful?
  • How soon may I return to work after treatment?
  • How long does it take to place dental implants?
  • What if there is not enough bone or gum tissue for the dental implant?
  • When will I receive my new teeth?
  • How do I care for my implants?
  • How long can implants last?
  • What is the success rate of dental implants?
  • How does the long-term value of implants compare to other treatment options?
  • Are dental implants covered by insurance?
What are dental implants?

Dental implants are prosthetics made of titanium alloy that replace the root of the tooth and support a prosthesis. Dental implants contribute towards improving your physical appearance and ability to chew and are suitable for patients who have lost one, several, or all of their teeth. These prosthetics, once anchored to a healthy bone, provide reliable stability for the patient’s new teeth.

If lots of teeth need to be replaced, do separate implants have to be placed for each one?

Not necessarily. Our Tehachapi dentist will assess the number of teeth that need to be replaced and the size of the prosthesis. Dr. Sanchez will also calculate how many implants are required. Each case has to be studied and planned in detail.

What will happen without treatment?

Your jawbone begins to shrink from lack of stimulation. Losing your teeth will affect your smile and change the shape of your face, causing you to look prematurely aged.

Who is a candidate?

Dental implants can be placed in most adults. Adolescents may be eligible once their face structure has matured. Tehachapi  dental implant expert Jose David Sanchez, D.D.S. can explain the benefits and risks to see if dental implants are right for you.

Is implant placement painful?

No, dental implants are typically placed under IV sedation by Dr. Sanchez. With sedation dentistry you will feel relaxed and may sleep through your dental treatment and wake up with a brand new smile.

How soon may I return to work after treatment?

You may return to work the next day unless otherwise instructed by Dr. Sanchez. You may be prescribed medication to alleviate any minor discomfort you may have.

How long does it take to place dental implants?

They may be placed in as little as 30 to 60 minutes depending on the location and the number of implants placed and the impact of the nearby teeth.

What if there is not enough bone or gum tissue for the dental implant?

A graft may be needed if Dr. Sanchez determines there is not sufficient bone or gum tissue.

When will I receive my new teeth?

Treatment time varies by patient. Typically, you will have some type of temporary teeth until your implants bond to the bone. Dr. Sanchez can provide a time estimate based on your treatment needs.

How do I care for my implants?

Home care for your implants consists of brushing and flossing. Regular dental visits to our Tehachapi dental office are required for long-term health and success.

How long can implants last?

Implants can last many years if cared for properly. Many implants have been in place for more than 40 years.

What is the success rate of dental implants?

Dental implants have an extremely high average success rate of 99%.

How does the long-term value of implants compare to other treatment options?

Dental implants are low maintenance and provide stability and confidence in your smile. Therefore, the long-term value of dental implants far exceeds conventional treatment options.

Are dental implants covered by insurance?

Dental implants are prosthetics made of titanium alloy that replace the root of the tooth and support a prosthesis. Dental implants contribute towards improving your physical appearance and ability to chew and are suitable for patients who have lost one, several,
or all of their teeth. These prosthetics, once anchored to a healthy bone, provide reliable stability for the patient’s new teeth.


Courtesy of Neodent®

Courtesy of Neodent®





FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE


STAY CONNECTED



Write A Review

Copyright by Sedation and Implant Dentistry of Tehachapi 2019.

Like this:

%d bloggers like this: