Many patients search for dental implant FAQ information when learning about dental implants [link to dental implant page] and tooth replacement procedures. Dr. Bruce Young can answer many of your questions during a consultation, but we have compiled dental implant FAQ information below for patients in Jacksonville, AL, for easy reference:
We can replace a single missing tooth, several missing teeth, or a full set of teeth with dental implants and implant supported dentures [link to implant supported dentures page]. Dr. Young also offers the TeethXpress® solution [link to teethxpress page] for patients who wear dentures and have several missing teeth.
Implants are the ideal tooth replacement for many patients, but work best in a healthy environment and do require a certain amount of bone [link to bone grafting page] for success. A personalized consultation and dental implant FAQ session with our doctors can reveal if implants are right for you.
Implants are the only tooth replacement option that fuse with the bone through a process known as osseointegration. This offers permanent tooth replacement along with unrivaled stability and oral function.
Some patients in Jacksonville, AL, will find their insurance company will cover some or all the costs of dental implants. They may even include a benefit for pre-operative procedures, such as bone grafting [link to bone grafting page] or a sinus lift. We can confirm benefits before you begin treatment.
Dr. Young has extensive experience in implant dentistry and has completed advanced courses and training in the field. In addition to being a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Dr. Young has completed advanced courses at the Misch International Implant Institute and the University of Augusta. He is dedicated to being a leader in the field of implant dentistry and stays up to date on the latest protocols, techniques, and best practices.
Even though getting dental implants involves a surgical procedure, most patients find any discomfort and pain to be tolerable. Dr. Young offers sedation options [link to sedation page] to make your visit that much more comfortable. In most cases, post-op pain is easy to manage with over-the-counter pain relievers and by applying an ice compress to the area.
Dental implant surgery itself is typically performed in one visit but you will need to come back after the initial placement for your restoration [link to crown and bridge page]. If you need a bone graft or sinus lift before we can place the dental implants, you will need to come in for a few visits.
Implants replace the root portion (implant screw) and crown portion (implant restoration). They integrate with the underlying jawbone, and closely mimic the relationship between a tooth and its root(s).
Implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss, with proper care and maintenance. Overtime, normal wear and tear in the mouth may require replacement of the implant restoration. However, the titanium implant itself can last a lifetime.