Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants Frederick, MD

Will I need to visit a specialist for dental implants?

In most cases no. Frederick Center for Dentistry is equipped with the dental technology and experienced dentists to perform every phase of the implant process at our office. This includes the surgical placement of the implant posts.

How do dental implants work?

A dental implant is a titanium post that is inserted into the jaw bone. Here, it will meld with the surrounding bone making it extremely durable and stable. The dental prosthesis is then attached to the implants. Using this method, your new teeth will be more secure than any other tooth replacement option.

How many dental implants will I need?

The number of dental implants you need will be determined after a dental implant consultation and examination. Your Frederick, MD dentist will take note of how many teeth you are missing, where the gaps along the jaw are located, and the available bone. A single missing tooth will only require one implant post. Multiple missing teeth will require anywhere from two to eight dental implants on each arch.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

Most people are candidates for dental implants. There is no age requirement except you must be done growing. Children do not make good implant patients since their jaw is not done growing yet and that will affect the implant success. A good implant candidate is a non-smoker, has enough jaw bone density to support the implant posts, and is in good overall oral health. Essentially you must be healthy enough to undergo surgery and have a healthy environment inside your mouth that will allow the implants to heal properly.

How successful are dental implants?

Dental implants hold over a 95% success rate. They are the number one dentist recommended way to replace missing or damaged teeth. They have literally changed the lives of many of our patients in Frederick, MD as well as millions of people country-wide.

How long will it take to get an implant supported dental restoration?

This is a question that is asked often but the answer is not so simple. If you are good oral health and will not need any sort of treatment completed before the implants are placed, then your implant journey can take as little as six months. However, if you do require treatments, such as gum disease therapy, before the implant surgery, then it could easily take up to a year to complete.

How much will it cost to replace a single tooth with an implant?

A single tooth implant can cost up to $4500 however there are several factors that will affect the final price. The type of implant post you need, where your missing tooth is located, and whether or not your dental insurance will provide coverage can all affect the final out-of-pocket cost.

Why are dental implants expensive?

Dental implants are the most sophisticated tooth replacement solution available today. It requires lots of advanced materials, surgical procedures, dental technology, and talent to complete the entire process. You will be required to visit our Frederick, MD dentist office many times during the process to ensure success and accuracy. A dental implant restoration should be viewed as an investment into your overall health and well-being.