8 FAQs About Dental
Do you know all there is to know about dental implants?
1. How long do dental implants
S Dental implants are as sturdy and susceptible to decay
as your real teeth. Thus, you must brush and floss daily
and take care of your teeth and dental implants. If you
care for them properly, they should last a lifetime.
2. How long does the procedure
S The amount of time it takes to place dental implants
depends on how many implants you’re receiving and the
location of those implants. Most dental implant
procedures usually take less than an hour.
3. Is it a painful procedure?
S Anesthesia during the dental implant
placement procedure should make
the surgery pain free.
S Once the procedure is over and
you’re back home, you still shouldn’t
experience much discomfort. If
you’re feeling a little pain, Tylenol or
Advil usually do the trick.
4. Are dental implants
S The dental implant procedure can cost anywhere from
$1,800 to $5,000 depending on how many teeth you’re
getting replaced and how much the dentist charges you
in surgical fees. Whether that’s expensive or inexpensive
depends entirely upon you.
5. Are they covered by
S Most dental insurance plans do
not cover dental implants,
especially if there is a cheaper
alternative. However, some do,
and some pay a portion of the
costs. You’ll have to contact
your insurance to find out.
6. What can I eat after the surgery?
S In the hours following your
dental implant surgery, it’s best
to consume as little food as
possible. However, you’re going
to need to eat, and when you
do, eat soft, nutritious foods and
remember to stay well hydrated.
7. Do they require special
S Dental implants don’t require
any sort of special treatment.
Treat them like you would
your normal teeth.
S Brush them, floss, them, and
just make good oral hygiene a
S If you know how to take good
care of your teeth, you should
8. How do I know if I’m healthy
enough for dental implants?
S If you are well enough to undergo a tooth extraction, then
you should be a suitable candidate for dental implants.
However, patients with chronic diseases may not be
great candidates for this procedure. Talk to your dentist
about your health history to find out if it’s right for you.
Call McBride Family Dental
S If you’re interested in having your missing teeth replaced
through dental implants, call McBride Family Dental today.
S The benefits of dental implants over dentures, for example, are
numerous. Plus, Dr. Robert McBride has had years of
experience performing the dental implant procedure.
S You can contact us to set up an appointment today by calling
303-466-2221 or by visiting mcbridefamilydental.com.
S You can also visit our online blog for tips on how to keep your
teeth healthy and strong!