Dental implants are the most ideal tooth replacement options and are one of the best long-term investments you can make in your smile if you are missing one or more teeth. To help our patients learn more about dental implants and their benefits, we have answered the top dental implant FAQs we hear in our office. These questions are simply a starting point, and we encourage all our patients considering dental implants to schedule a consultation with us. We will be able to assess your oral condition, provide treatment recommendations, and help you determine if implants are right for you.
Dental implants act like your natural teeth and are the only permanent tooth replacement option. Implants replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire dental arch, and once surgically placed, can last more than 40 years. Long-term, implants provide both a highly effective solution and an overall savings on cost.
Virtually all patients quality for dental implants, no matter their age or oral condition. Implants only require that there is enough bone in the jaw to support them securely. If there is not, bone grafting to add more bone volume to the jaw will ensure candidacy for patients.
The cost of dental implants relies on many factors, including your unique oral condition, the number of teeth missing and their location in your jaw, the severity of jaw bone loss, etc. Cost is determined on a case-by-case basis after you have received a comprehensive consultation and evaluation.
Dr. Medgaus places dental implants using advanced technology and surgical guides. This ensures your implant surgery provides the best long-term results and allows us to create the most custom and accurate restorations for you.
Dr. Medgaus has over 35 years of cosmetic and restorative dentistry experiences, has placed over 2,500 implants, and has completed over 600 full arch cases, with a 99.3 percent implant success rate. He has been trained through the Misch Implant Institute and the Pikos Institute, two of the most world-renowned dental implant continuing education organizations in dentistry. To remain on the forefront of advancements in implant dentistry, he has achieved Fellowship status with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
We provide IV sedation, along with numbing the entire treatment site with local anesthetic. You should not feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure. After surgery, you may be prescribed medication to alleviate the temporary post-operative pain.
We restore all dental implants in our office, no matter if you need a single tooth or a full arch of teeth replaced. If you need to replace a single tooth, we color-match and shape the dental crown to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. Full arch restorations are designed to complement your smile and face with the most ideal color, shape, and size of your new teeth.
You can treat your dental implants like natural teeth, brushing and flossing them daily. We recommend that you also visit your dentist twice a year for dental checkups and routine dental cleanings.