Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone to act as artificial tooth roots. Once in place, they can support dental restorations like crowns, bridges, or dentures, offering a stable and natural-looking solution for missing teeth.

With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime. The dental restorations placed on top, such as crowns or bridges, may need replacement after 10-15 years due to wear and tear.

Most patients report minimal discomfort during the implant procedure, often comparing it to a tooth extraction. Any post-operative discomfort can typically be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and should subside within a few days.

Ideal candidates for dental implants have good oral health, sufficient bone density in the jaw, and are free from conditions that might impede healing, such as uncontrolled diabetes. A consultation at Withers Dental can help determine your suitability for the procedure.

Dental implants should be cared for like natural teeth. This includes regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups. With proper oral hygiene, implants can remain in optimal condition for many years.

The cost of dental implants can vary based on several factors, including the number of implants needed and any additional procedures required. We recommend scheduling a consultation at Withers Dental for a detailed cost estimate tailored to your needs.

Dental insurance policies vary. Some may cover a portion of the implant procedure, while others might not. It’s essential to check with your insurance provider for specifics. Withers Dental also offers various financing options to assist patients.

While both are tooth replacement solutions, a dental implant replaces the tooth root and requires no support from adjacent teeth. A bridge, on the other hand, relies on neighboring teeth for support and does not replace the tooth root.

Absolutely! Dental implants can be used to anchor full dentures, providing increased stability, reducing the risk of slippage, and offering a more natural feel and function.

While the implants may take several months to fully integrate with the jawbone, most patients can return to their regular activities within a day or two post-surgery. It’s essential to follow post-operative care instructions to ensure optimal healing.

For any further questions or to schedule a consultation, please contact Withers Dental. Our team is here to guide you through your dental implant journey and ensure you achieve the smile you’ve always desired.

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