FAQ: Answers to Common Denture Implant Questions
Denture implants are a solution for replacing missing or damaged teeth by attaching a denture to a titanium root that is implanted into the jawbone. Though denture implants from an Edmonton denturist come with numerous benefits, there is still much about them that many people considering their tooth replacement options do not know.
Here are the answers to some common questions that we receive at Millwoods Denture Clinic, a provider of dentures and denture implants in Edmonton:
1) How long does it take to place denture implants?
A single denture implant that requires a straightforward procedure takes only about an hour to place. Surgery may take longer depending on the location of the implant, or if more than one implant is being placed.
2) How long do denture implants last?
When an implant is correctly placed and fuses successfully to the jawbone, it can remain in place for an entire lifetime. This is why, even though denture implants are more expensive that other tooth replacement options on the outset, they are more cost-effective over long periods of time.
3) What is the procedure to implement the implants?
Before an implant can be placed, your Edmonton denture and denture implant specialist has to examine your mouth and facial structures to make sure you are a good candidate for the surgery.
During surgery, which your dentist will ensure is a painless procedure, the titanium implant will be placed under the gums and into the jawbone. The gums are then stitched back over the implant.
The last step of implementing a complete denture implant is the placement of the replacement tooth, which is attached to an abutment that is connected to the implant.
4) Are denture implants covered by insurance?
Denture implants are unfortunately not typically covered by insurance. However, some plans are beginning to cover them as they become more common. You can also speak to your dentist about payment plans.
5) Is it possible that my body may reject the denture implants? If so, what should I do?
While denture implant procedures have a very high success rate, there is a rare possibility that the implant is unable to fuse to your jawbone. Your dentist will be able to monitor your implant during follow-up visits, and you can help by accurately reporting if you are experiencing pain and discomfort. If your body rejects the implant, it can simply be removed and replaced with another one.
6) Who can I talk to if I have any more questions?
A clinic that specializes in providing dentures and denture implants in Edmonton, Millwoods Denture Clinic can be your go-to source for answers to any other questions or concerns you may have. Our friendly team is here to help you figure out if denture implants are right for you, and to help you understand every step of the process.
Contact Edmonton's Millwoods Denture Clinic today to book an appointment and get started on the path to a happier, healthier smile with quality denture implants.