Dental Implants FAQs

Here at Bayview Smile Design we know that our patients have many important questions about dental implants, the process and benefits. Our goal is to provide you with all the information you need to chose the best options for your best oral health. After you read these frequently asked questions, if you still have questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Here are some of the more commonly asked questions:

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are replacement teeth that are connected to titanium fixtures permanently attached to the jawbone. Dental implants look and feel like real teeth, providing a boost of confidence and many other health benefits. Here at Bayview Smile Design, Dr. Fenton takes special pride in crafting each dental implant to perfectly match the shape, size and color of the patient’s natural teeth.

What Makes a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Here at Bayview Smile Design, we believe that each patient is unique and should be examined accordingly. For this reason, each patient must schedule a dental implants consultation with Dr. Fenton before dental implants surgery can be scheduled. During this appointment, he will discuss the benefits of dental implants, examine your mouth and answer any questions you may have.

What Happens During the Dental Implants Procedure?

The dental implants process is relatively simple.  Once Dr. Fenton determines that you are a good candidate for dental implants, a titanium implant called a fixture will be inserted into the dense bone of your jaw. Next, an abutment is attached and allowed to heal. The final part of the process is carefully crafting and placing the prosthetic crown. Once these three parts are complete and your tissues have healed, your new tooth will look and feel completely natural.

Does the Installation of Dental Implants Hurt?

The level of pain experienced depends on the patient and their individual pain tolerance. General anesthetic is usually administered during the dental implant procedure so that patients feel little to no discomfort. Any pain after the procedure can be usually be controlled with over-the-counter pain products.

How Much do Dental Implants Cost?

The average cost of an implant can be $1,000 to $4,000. However, most patients report that the benefits of dental implants are well worth the money spent.

Will Insurance Pay for my Dental Implants?

Dental insurance plans do not usually cover dental implants. Medical insurance plans sometimes provide benefits depending on what caused the original damage to the teeth. If you have questions about your specific plan or procedure you should contact your insurance carrier.

How do I Take Care of Dental Implants?

Dental implants are just as strong and durable as natural teeth. For this reason, dental hygiene routine need not change once your implants have healed. You should visit your dentist regularly just as you normally would.

How Long Does the Entire Process Take?

The entire dental implants process (including healing) usually takes from 3 to 6 months. Bone grafting or other necessary supplemental procedures can add time to the total implant treatment process.

Come Get Started With Dr. Fenton Today

Dr. Fenton and the friendly staff at Bayview Smile Design are waiting to help you get a healthy and beautiful smile with dental implants. Still have questions about the dental implants process, benefits or financing options? Please feel free to read through the rest of our specially designed dental implants website. If you live in the Fort Lauderdale, FL area, call us today to find out how dental implants can help you get the smile you have always dreamed of. Don’t wait, now is the time to fix your teeth and regain your self-confidence! Contact us today to schedule a no-obligation consultation.