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Dental Implants

Dental implants are a popular and effective long-term solution for replacing missing teeth. They are artificial tooth roots that are surgically implanted into the jawbone, providing a stable foundation for replacement teeth.


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Dr. H. Kopel speaks about implants, their benefits, and available options for Zak Dental patients.


Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about dental implants:

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of titanium that are surgically placed into the jawbone. They serve as a foundation for replacement teeth (crowns, bridges, or dentures).

How do Dental Implants Work?

Dental implants integrate with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. Once integrated, they provide a stable and durable foundation for artificial teeth, mimicking the function of natural tooth roots.

Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Generally, individuals with good overall health, sufficient jawbone density, and healthy gums are good candidates for dental implants. A thorough examination by a dentist or oral surgeon is necessary to determine eligibility.

Is the Dental Implant Procedure Painful?

The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia, and patients should not feel pain during the surgery. Postoperative discomfort can be managed with pain medications.

How Long Does it Take to Complete the Dental Implant Process?

The entire dental implant process can take several months. It includes the initial consultation, implant placement surgery, healing and osseointegration, and the placement of the artificial tooth.

What is the Success Rate of Dental Implants?

Dental implants have a high success rate, generally exceeding 95%. Success depends on factors such as patient health, proper implant placement, and adherence to postoperative care.

Can Dental Implants Replace Multiple Teeth?

Yes, dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even a full arch. Different implant-supported prosthetics, such as bridges or dentures, can be customized to address specific needs.

How to Care for Dental Implants?

Dental implants require regular oral care, including brushing, flossing, and routine dental check-ups. Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial for the long-term success of dental implants.

Can Smokers Get Dental Implants?

Smoking can impact the success of dental implants. Smokers may have a higher risk of complications and a lower success rate. However, smokers can still be considered for dental implants with proper evaluation and precautions.

Are Dental Implants Covered by Insurance?

Insurance coverage for dental implants varies. Some plans may cover part of the cost, while others may not cover it at all. Patients should check with their insurance provider for details.

Are Dental Implants Permanent?

Dental implants are designed to be a permanent solution. With proper care and maintenance, they can last a lifetime.

Always consult with a dental professional for personalized information about dental implants and to determine the most suitable treatment plan for your individual needs.