Common Questions About Dental Implants
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are small titanium posts that serve as artificial teeth roots when you’ve lost one or more teeth. Dr. Bobier can insert them into your jawbone, where they will integrate with your bone and become a sturdy base for replacement teeth. Your dental implant restoration options include crowns, bridges, dentures, All-on-4®, and All-on-6.
How much do dental implants cost?
The cost for dental implants can vary widely depending on how many implants you need, where they’re located, and the condition of your jawbone. You also need to figure in the cost of restoring the implants with new replacement teeth. Your general dentist will be able to help you with that aspect of your dental implant treatment.
Can dental implants be removed?
In theory, dental implants could be removed from your jaw, but there is seldom any reason to do so. Once placed, implants fuse with your jawbone and become one with it. They are designed to last for decades, and maybe even the rest of your life, without requiring any special care or maintenance.
Are dental implants painful?
Our team will make sure that your implants procedure is as comfortable as possible. During the placement of your implants, we’ll make sure your mouth is completely numb. Dental sedation is also available if you’re uneasy about your procedure. After the implants are placed, you should have very little if any discomfort while your jaw heals.