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FAQs About Dental Implants ~ Lowry Dentist

Do you need an implant? Call today to schedule a free consultation, including X-ray, (303) 214-9195.

Following are some frequently asked questions about dental implants.

What Is A Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a tiny post that is surgically placed in your jaw. In a single-tooth implant, an artificial tooth (crown) is then permanently attached to the implant. Dental implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth and/or to anchor partial dentures and full dentures.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
The cost of dental implants vary, depending on each individual’s needs, but we’re pleased to offer dental implants starting at a cost of just $2,495. This price includes both the implant and the restoration. If you need a gum graft and/or a bone graft to ensure successful placement of the dental implant, there will be an additional fee. In a free consultation, we can go over the exact cost of the implant procedure.

What Are The Steps In The Dental Implants Procedure?
The primary steps in the dental implant procedure include: evaluation, treatment planning, placement of the dental implant, and attachment of the restoration (crown). With most people, from start to finish, the dental implant procedure takes three to four months, largely due to the time it takes for healing and for the implant to permanently fuse with the jawbone.

What Are The Different Types Of Dental Implants?
The primary types of dental implants include:  single-tooth implants, multiple-teeth implants, dental implants to anchor bridges, and dental implants to anchor dentures.

Are Dental Implants A Replacement For Dentures?
Dental implants can either replace the need for dentures, or they can be used to as anchors for dentures, offering a more permanent, stable solution.

Am I A Good Candidate For Dental Implants?
In a free dental implant consultation, we can answer this question for you, based on your dental health and your medical history. In general, though, you’re a good candidate for dental implants if you have strong supporting gums and bones, are in relatively good health overall, and are able to brush and floss on a daily basis. If you’ve been told that you shouldn’t get dental implants, before you give up, schedule your free consult, and we’ll be happy to provide a second opinion.

What are the advantages of dental implants?
Dental implants function better than their alternatives, bridges and dentures. With a bridge, the two teeth next to your missing tooth need to be drilled and prepped for the restoration. If these adjacent teeth are healthy, you’ve just compromised them. With dentures, implants offer a superior solution in terms of beauty, security, and functionality. If dentures do prove to be the best answer, dental implants can be used to increase their stability.

Will dental insurance cover the cost of dental implants?
Possibly. In the past, dental insurance companies were reluctant to pay for dental implants, categorizing them as “cosmetic” procedures (and therefore voluntary). While most dental plans covered bridges and flippers, dental implants weren’t always covered. In fact, if you were missing teeth before your coverage began, the condition might have been considered “pre-existing.” Today, thankfully, more dental insurance plans have added coverage for dental implants. For specifics and to avoid surprises, please read your dental insurance plan. We can also submit a pre-determination of benefits to your insurance company, which should help pinpoint the amount the insurance company will cover.

Can implants be used for all types of tooth loss?
Dental implants have been used to replace teeth lost to: congenital defects (i.e. heredity), tooth decay, root canal failure, injury, gum disease, and injury or trauma to the mouth. Dental implants can replace single teeth or multiple teeth.

If you have other questions about dental implants, please call (303) 214-9195, or e-mail contact@dentalimplantsdenverco.com.

Please note: At our dental office (which is in Lowry, near 1st and Quebec), we accept most types of dental insurance. We also accept CareCredit financing and offer payment plans (with interest).