Our team at Peppermint Dental is here to help you smile with confidence again. Take the quiz to see if you are a candidate for dental implant treatment.
The healing process varies, but one can expect anywhere from 3 to 6 months to heal entirely. While everyday speech and other functions may return relatively quickly after an implant procedure, your mouth may remain tender for several days.
Every case is unique. Depending on the patient's varying needs, the installation of the artificial root can take 1 to 2 hours, while the overall dental implant process can be anywhere from 3-5 appointments.
If you’ve lost one or more teeth, it’s important to replace them as soon as you can. Missing teeth can impact your oral health as well as your overall physical well-being, causing problems biting, chewing, and eating properly. You also have a greater chance of developing gum disease, TMJ, crooked teeth, and other issues if you go without replacing your missing teeth.
Your artificial tooth (called a crown) will only last 10-15 years before it needs to be replaced due to normal wear and tear. The implant itself fuses to your jawbone and can provide a stable foundation for your replacement tooth for the rest of your life with good oral hygiene and at-home care.
You will require a minor surgical procedure to place the implants in your jaw. As with any surgical procedure, some pain or discomfort can be expected. We'll do everything we can to make the procedure as painless and stress-free as possible, and Dr. Lee will happily discuss all your concerns before your surgery. Following an implant procedure, be sure to eat soft foods and give your mouth a chance to recover and adjust.
Many dental plans may cover a portion of your procedure. This will depend on your insurance plan. We will verify all benefits prior to treatment and help you make the most of your insurance coverage.
Implants are typically more expensive than traditional removable dentures, but it’s a worthwhile investment in your oral health. The full cost of your implant procedure will depend on your overall treatment needs, such as the extent of restoration required to complete your smile. Our team will provide you with a complete breakdown of all costs and payment options during your consultation.
The dental implant posts are made from titanium. We use this metal because it’s biocompatible, which means it fuses with your jawbone for increased stability and durability that lasts. The fusion between the implant and bone can prevent or reverse the bone loss that happens when you lose one or more teeth.