For patients who want more details about dental implants, there is a lot of information available. But how do you find the important details you need to know? To assist in finding the answers to some of the more commonly asked questions, the staff at Cape Dental Care created this page of questions and answers. If after reading this, you still have more questions, please give us a call and we will do our best to provide you with answers to your remaining questions.
Who can place dental implants?
Dental implant placement is very complex and the provider you choose should have special training to ensure the best possible results. Only a trained dental implants provider can make sure that your dental implants are placed properly and that they last for many years. For more details, please see our page on Choosing A Dental Implant Provider.
How do I know what the best tooth replacement treatment is for me?
The first step is to schedule a dental implant consultation at Cape Dental Care. This initial examination will allow us to examine you, explore your options, and use this information to determine if dental implants are the right treatment option for you.
What are the benefits of choosing dental implants over other options?
Unlike dentures and bridges, dental implants are a permanent option that is both strong and natural looking. Implants also assist in improving oral health, strengthening jaw muscles, and reducing jawbone deterioration. Additionally, implants help improve overall health and fill in sunken facial features that can age your face prematurely.
How much will my dental implant cost?
Because each patient is unique, we do not quote generic prices for dental implants until we have had a chance to examine each patient. This is because the exact cost of your dental implants will depend on the density of your jawbone, the number of implants you need, the area you live in, the provider you select, which type of dental implant you choose, and if supplemental procedures are needed.
How long does the dental implant process take?
Placement of dental implants usually takes three to six months on average. However, it is important for patients to note that treatment times can vary depending on dental conditions, overall patient health, and if supplemental procedures are necessary. For more information about supplemental procedures like bone grafting, please see our Supplemental Treatments page.
Can I use insurance to pay for my dental implants?
In most instances, dental insurance coverage does not pay for the whole cost of dental implants because they are considered an “elective procedure.” However, sometimes medical insurance will cover some of the cost of implants, depending on the reason your teeth were damaged and when. As time passes, and implants become more popular, this policy is gradually changing. In the future, we anticipate that more dental insurance plans will pay for dental implant placement.
How long will my dental implants last?
Compared to other options, dental implants are one of the most durable and longest lasting tooth replacement treatments. Dental implants can last many decades when cared for as recommended.
How can I keep my dental implants clean?
One of the great things about dental implants is that they require very little extra care besides just normal tooth brushing and regular flossing. Additionally, dental implants can also be cleaned and examined while you are seeing a dentist for regular check-ups.
Is there an ideal age for dental implants?
If the patient is healthy and has an adequate and fully grown jawbone, they can usually get dental implants. For more information about the factors that make a good dental implant candidate, please see our page on Dental Implant Candidacy.
Can I get a whole row of teeth replaced?
Yes, you can get multiple teeth or a whole row of dental implants placed. If you would like to know about your specific case and if implants might work for you, we suggest you start with a consultation with Dr. Kraver.
You have many options, so stop wondering if dental implants are the right option for you and obtain the answers you seek at Cape Dental Care. In just a few short office visits, Dr. Kraver can examine your teeth and help you determine if dental implants are the right tooth replacement treatment for your specific needs. For further details about dental implant placement or other topics, please review the rest of our Dental Implants InfoSite.
Dr. Phillip Kraver
3001 Del Prado Blvd S.
Cape Coral, FL
Monday: 8AM – 5PM
Tuesday: 8AM – 5PM
Wednesday: 8AM – 5PM
Thursday: 8AM – 5PM
Friday: 8AM – 1PM