Dental Implants FAQ | Delray Beach, FL | Dr. Smile More, DDS

We want our patients to make an educated decision when choosing dental implants. We have set up this FAQ page to help answer some basic questions before you potentially schedule a consultation with Dr. Smile More, DDS. If you have more specific questions about dental implants and their impact on you, simply contact our office and schedule a free consultation with Dr. Ross.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

There are numerous benefits of dental implants enjoyed by our Delray Beach patients. All the major benefits of dental implants are a result of osseointegration, the process where the dental implants amazingly fuse with the jawbone. Because of this fusion, dental implants are the strongest, longest-lasting, and most stable tooth-replacement option available. Dental implants last for decades, and in some cases, can last a lifetime with good care. Furthermore, dental implants can be cared for and treated just like real teeth–there is no special cleaning routine required!

How do dental implants compare to dentures?

Piggybacking off of the last question, dental implants provide far more benefits than dentures. Dentures are removable, and must be removed for proper cleaning and soaking overnight. Dentures also require adhesives to stay in place, and in the long run, can irritate gums and even cause jawbone loss! Dental implants, on the contrary, have a staying power like no other, as they integrate with the jawbone. They are never removed for soaking (or at all), and are cleaned just like your natural teeth. While they cost more than dentures, they also give a greater return–one that has the ability to last a lifetime with proper oral care.

How long does the dental implants process take?

The dental implants process takes a few months from start to finish and includes four main steps: consultation, dental implant surgery, healing period, and placement of final restoration. Out of all the steps, the healing period takes the longest. In this step, the implant fuses to the jawbone, making it a rather important part of the process. This fusion makes for the strongest hold possible.

How much do dental implants cost?

We know that dental implants are an investment, but one that is completely worth it! To help our patients invest in dental implants, we offer numerous financing options to make it possible for patients to achieve the smile of their dreams. For more information on how much dental implants cost, a consultation is needed to determine how many implants are needed and if bone grafting is recommended before dental implants surgery.

Are dental implants right for me?

Dental implants are not the right solution for everyone. You must qualify as a candidate for dental implants for the procedure to be effective. For those that are good candidates, there is a high success and satisfaction rate of the procedure. Dental implants are known for being the most comfortable, long-lasting, and stable tooth-replacement option available. To find out if dental implants are the right solution for you, contact us today to schedule a consultation.