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Have you been thinking about getting dental implants? If you have dentures, one or more missing or severely decayed teeth, dental implants are the highest quality replacement option.  We also provide Mini Dental Implants which are half the cost of conventional implants and provide a quick denture solution known as Snap-on Dentures or Roundhouses.  So why doesn’t everyone get them? It could be that there are some myths about dental implants that some people believe to be true. 

 

Do you want to know how to separate myths from facts about dental implants? Here are some of the most common misconceptions. 

Myth: Dental Implants Don’t Last 

Fact: Dental Implants Can Last a Lifetime

A dental implant is a titanium post with threads like a screw that allow it to fuse with the bone of your jaw. Once the fusion process (osseointegration) is complete, the bond can last for the rest of your life. They are the longest lasting tooth replacement option available in dentistry. 

Myth: Dental Implants Look Fake

Fact: Dental Implants Provide a Natural Appearance 

Dental implants are the most natural looking option for artificial teeth. They are anchored in the jaw in a way that mimics your natural tooth roots, which helps them blend in with your existing teeth. The prosthetic portion is made of porcelain that resembles tooth enamel in texture and can be made to match the color of your other teeth. 

Myth: You Can’t Eat Certain Foods With Dental Implants 

Fact: There Are No Food Restrictions With Dental Implants 

As mentioned above, dental implants fuse with the bone in your jaw to form a solid bond. This allows your dental implant to function just like a natural tooth. You can eat the foods you enjoy, even crunchy and chewy foods like nuts, steak, apples, and corn on the cob. Just the first couple of weeks, we ask that you avoid crunchy and sticky foods to allow osseointergration to occur.

Myth: Dental Implant Placement is a Painful Procedure

Fact: Anesthesia Makes Dental Implant Placement Comfortable 

All patients are able to get dental implants with just local anesthesia. The area of your mouth where the implant will be placed will be numbed so that you don’t feel any discomfort during the procedure and most patients don’t have any pain afterward. Sedation options are available if it would help you feel more comfortable. 

Myth: Dental Implants Are High Maintenance

Fact: Dental Implant Maintenance is Simple 

Cleaning your dental implants is not difficult at all. If you have a single dental implant, you simply brush and floss around it the same way you do with your natural teeth. If you have implant supported dentures, you either remove them to clean them just like traditional dentures, or you leave them in your mouth to clean them if they are the fixed type. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants 

 

Are dental implants covered by insurance?

It depends on your insurance plan. Some dental insurance plans will cover a portion of dental implants, but not always.  Surprisingly, we have financing plans that make it easy and truly affordable and we will contact your insurance provider or refer to your benefits guide for specific information about your plan. 

 

Am I a good candidate for dental implants? 

Everyone is!  Unless you are going through a serious health problem.

 

Learn More About Dental Implants From Fine Dental Care

If you want to know more about dental implants to determine if they are the right dental restoration option for you, schedule a FREE consultation with Fine Dental Care. We can answer all of your questions about dental implants as well as providing a free 3D scan and implant evaluation.

 

Call 973-633-5440 or contact us today to learn more and schedule an appointment. 

There is a good chance you have heard of dental implants. Unless you personally know someone who has them, however, you likely have a lot of questions. For instance, what exactly is a dental implant? Why do you need them? And how do dental implants work? 

 

Whether you are curious if you are a good candidate for dental implants or you are just trying to understand what they are, we have you covered.  

What are Dental Implants? 

Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements that look and function like the real thing. They are made using a custom dental crown that will match the surrounding teeth in shape, color, size, and so forth. This allows it to blend in beautifully and look natural. 

 

Mini Dental Implants which are our primary implants are an advanced type of implant over conventional implants.   Mini Dental Implants are more comfortable in placement due to the gum not needing to be cut and dramatically less expensive.

 

Conventional dental implants consist of 3 main parts - the implant, the abutment that holds the dental crown in place, and the dental crown itself. While Mini Dental Implants consist of only 2 main parts - the implant and the dental crown.

 

With Mini Dental Implant placement, the mini dental implants allow immediate placement of customized dental crowns, snap-on dentures and roundhouse bridges due to immediately creating extremely strong anchorage in the bone.  With conventional implants, they are left to fuse with the bone for several months so that it can be a strong anchor and then after several months customized dental crowns, snap-on dentures and roundhouse bridges can be done.

The Importance of Dental Implants

Each of the teeth in your mouth relies on the tooth next to it for support, keeping each other in alignment. Unfortunately, when one goes missing, so does the support. 

 

Over time, the open spaces allow adjacent teeth to begin moving. This happens little by little until the teeth eventually move out of alignment. Gaps can form, teeth can become crooked and crowded together, and you can become at risk for complex dental issues. 

 

Tooth replacements, such as dental implants, stop this from happening. They fill the open space and provide the necessary support. 

A Free Consultation and 3D Scan to Determine who is a Candidate for Dental Implants? 

Dental implants are a wonderful solution for many patients. A free consultation evaluation and 3D x-ray are done to determine whether they are the right option for you. 

 

If your dentist does not believe that dental implants are the right fit for your oral health needs, there are many other tooth replacement options that can be recommended. 

Ready to Learn More About Dental Implants?

If you are interested in learning more about how dental implants work, speak with the team at Fine Dental Care. After all, Dr. Fine has been placing dental implants for over 3 decades. His experience and precision are vital for successful treatment. 

 

Contact us today at 973-633-5440 to schedule an appointment. Or, request an appointment online. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How painful are dental implants? 

Getting dental implants is usually manageable. Local anesthesia is used during the dental implant procedure so that you do not feel any pain. Once that wears off, you should expect to experience some level of discomfort. This can usually be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers and is only temporary. 

 

Does insurance cover dental implants? 

Yes, some insurance companies will cover the cost of dental implants or at least a portion. It is important to take a closer look at your specific coverage. 

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