Dental Implant FAQs

We understand that dental implants can raise questions and uncertainties, and we're here to provide you with clear and concise answers. Our dedicated team of dental professionals is committed to delivering exceptional implant services and ensuring your comfort throughout the process. Explore our comprehensive FAQs to learn more about dental implants and how they can transform your smile and oral health. If you have further inquiries or would like to schedule a consultation, don't hesitate to reach out to Carabelli Dental in Roswell, NM.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of biocompatible materials, such as titanium, that are surgically placed into the jawbone. They provide a sturdy foundation for the attachment of replacement teeth, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures.

Who is a suitable candidate for dental implants?

Most individuals who have good oral health and adequate bone density in their jaw can be considered suitable candidates for dental implants. However, a comprehensive evaluation by our dental professionals at Carabelli Dental will determine your eligibility for the procedure.

How long do dental implants last?

With proper care and maintenance, dental implants have the potential to last a lifetime. Regular dental check-ups, excellent oral hygiene practices, and avoiding habits such as smoking can contribute to the long-term success of your dental implants.

Are dental implants painful?

During the implant procedure, local anesthesia is used to ensure that you are comfortable and experience little to no pain. After the procedure, you may experience some minor discomfort or swelling, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications. Our dental team at Carabelli Dental will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions to minimize any discomfort.

How long does the dental implant process take?

The timeline for dental implants can vary depending on individual cases. After the initial consultation and evaluation, the implant placement surgery usually takes one to two hours. The healing and integration of the implant with the jawbone, known as osseointegration, typically takes some time. Once this process is complete, the final restoration can be attached to the implant, completing the process.

Can dental implants replace multiple missing teeth?

Yes, dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, or even an entire arch of teeth. Depending on your specific needs, our dental professionals will recommend the most suitable implant-supported restoration, such as implant-supported bridges or dentures.

What are the benefits of dental implants over other tooth replacement options?

Dental implants offer several advantages compared to other tooth replacement options. They provide a stable and durable solution that closely mimics natural teeth, allowing for comfortable chewing and speaking. Implants also help preserve the jawbone, preventing bone loss that commonly occurs with missing teeth. Unlike removable dentures, implants are fixed in place, eliminating concerns about slipping or clicking.

Are dental implants covered by insurance?

Coverage for dental implants varies depending on your insurance plan. While some dental insurance plans may provide coverage for implants, others may not. Our knowledgeable team at Carabelli Dental can assist you in understanding your insurance coverage and explore alternative financing options, if needed.

What is the success rate of dental implant procedures?

Dental implant procedures have a high success rate, averaging around 95% to 98%. Factors such as the patient's overall health, oral hygiene practices, and following post-operative instructions can significantly influence the long-term success of dental implants.

Is there an age limit for getting dental implants?

There is no specific age limit for dental implants. As long as the patient has reached skeletal maturity and has good oral and overall health, dental implants can be considered. Our dental professionals at Carabelli Dental will evaluate your individual case and determine if dental implants are a suitable option for you. At Carabelli Dental in Roswell, NM, we are committed to providing personalized and comprehensive dental implant solutions. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how dental implants can restore your smile and improve your oral health.
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