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Dental Implant FAQ's


What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a permanent new root for a missing tooth. It is a titanium screw that is gently placed into the jaw bone. A crown is then placed on the implant to provide a new tooth that is permanent and looks just like a natural tooth. 

How are crowns attached to dental implants different than traditional dentures or partials?

Traditional dentures and partials are a removable set of teeth that need to be removed and cared for in a special manner. Crowns attached to dental implants are a permanent replacement for missing teeth that can be cared for just like natural teeth.

What are the benefits of crowns attached to dental implants?

Crowns attached to dental implants look and feel just like real teeth, they are permanent, you can eat the foods you want without any fear of embarrassment.  

Who can place a dental implant?

Dr. Cost will complete the entire procedure in our office in 2-3 visits. 

How much do implants cost?

The average Standard Diameter Implant costs around $5,000. Your investment in Mini Dental Implants (MDI's) are typically 1/3-1/2 the average fee of a Standard Diameter Implant. 

Do dental implants hurt?

No. A local anesthetic will be given before the procedure so that you do not feel any pain. If you have anxiety or fear you should discuss sedation options with our Team. 

How long do implants last?

When cared for properly, implants should last a lifetime. Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits are essential to the success of your implant.


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