Dr. Yusuf Jadwat - Specialist in Periodontics and Oral Medicine

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FAQ > Dental Implants

What is a dental implant?

It is an artificial tooth root that a periodontist places into your jaw to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth (bridge) or they can be used to support a denture.

Benefits of dental implants?

Dental Implants should allow you the freedom to live your life as if you had never suffered from missing teeth. Once treatment is completed you should be able to chew, speak and socialize without experiencing the negative emotions related to having missing teeth. In addition, replacing the missing teeth may also reduce your risk of having poorer nutritional habits.

Are dental implants expensive?

Costs can vary according to the type of implant selected. However, treatment with dental implants generally has a higher initial cost. When compared to the ongoing expense of other treatment options, most patients agree that dental implants are well worth it.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

Although most patients can be treated with dental implants, a careful evaluation with diagnostic aids (x-rays, CBCT or CT scans) will determine the best treatment for you.

How successful are dental implants?

Under proper conditions (i.e., none smoker, sufficient available bone, medically healthy), such as placement by a periodontist and diligent patient compliance and regular maintenance, implants can last a lifetime.

What maintenance needs to be kept for implants?

Effective plaque control.

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