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Who Is a Candidate for Dental Implants?

smiling manThe ideal candidate for dental implants in Meriden is in fair oral and overall health, has good bone density and bone height in their jaw, and doesn’t smoke. However, even if you do smoke or have a weakened jaw, it may still be possible for you to receive implants. The only way to find out for sure if the procedure is right for you is to consult with an implant expert. During your consultation, we’ll ask you some questions, take some X-rays, and then recommend a course of treatment.

How Long Does the Dental Implant Process Take?

x-ray view of dental implantThis varies from patient to patient, but the general timeframe is between several months and a year. It takes so long because it is vitally important that your body has enough time to form a strong bond with the implants. This part of your journey is the key to making sure that your new smile has the strong, stable foundation it needs to last for as long as possible.

The process may be a bit lengthier if you need extensive preliminary work done before we place the implants. Some patients need extractions or a bone graft, and these procedures usually require a significant amount of time (perhaps a few months) to heal before placing implants is advisable.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

tooth implant with moneyThe cost of dental implants in Meriden depends on several factors, including the amount of preliminary work you need and the exact number of implants you’re receiving. When you come in for your consultation, we’ll crunch some numbers with you so you can decide if implants fit into your budget. We can also review your insurance policy and let you know if implants are covered by it.

We admit that dental implants are not the least expensive way to replace missing teeth, but countless patients have found that they are worth the cost! It’s impossible to put a monetary value on all the potential advantages they offer, such as a strong bite, a natural appearance, and long-term oral health benefits.

Is It Painful to Get Dental Implants?

You shouldn’t experience any discomfort at all during the implant surgery itself. Afterward, you may have some swelling and minor pain, but we these symptoms are usually easy to manage by taking medication and being careful about what you eat and drink. Many patients have said that, overall, the whole process of getting implants was easier and more comfortable than they anticipated.

If your implant surgery is fairly minor, you may be able to hop back into your normal routine the same day. If, however, your surgery is bit more complex, we may suggest that you take it easy at home for a few days.

What Is the Success Rate for Dental Implants?

thumbs up from dental patientSeveral studies have found that the success rate for dental implants is impressively high — over 95 percent! Failure is rare and may be caused by smoking, infections, or a fail for the bone to bond with the implants.