Dental Implant FAQs

Here at Smile Design Specialists, we know that our savvy Bergen County and North Arlington patients often have many important questions about their dental implants and how this tooth replacement option can restore their teeth. To help provide all the information you needed, we compiled this page of questions and answers from some of our dental implant patients. If after reading this, you still have questions, please call our office and we will do our best to provide you with answers to you seek.

I recently lost three teeth, what is the best option for my needs?

Your first step should be to schedule a dental implant consultation with Dr. Ekstein. There is no obligation to purchase products or services during this appointment. But this examination will allow you to explore your options and determine if dental implants are the right treatment option for you.

How can dental implants help restore my smile?

If you have missing teeth, dental implants could be a great investment for you. In just a few short visits to our office, we will attach a small titanium root directly to your jawbone. Once your artificial tooth root has properly healed, it will be a stable support for your functional and natural-looking replacement tooth.

I have been thinking about replacing a missing tooth. Why should I choose dental implants instead of my other treatment options?

Unlike dentures and bridges, dental implants are a permanent option that is strong and natural-looking. They also assist in improving oral health by strengthening your jaw muscles and reducing jawbone deterioration. Additionally, help improve oral health, increase your self-confidence, fill in sunken facial features, and give you a more youthful-looking face.

I keep seeing dental implant ads all over the place. Can any dentist place dental implants?

Only a specially trained and qualified dental implants provider can ensure that your dental implants are placed properly. Oral surgery can be very complicated and although technically most dentists can install dental implants, the provider you choose should have special training to ensure successful results.

I have heard dental implants are really expensive. How much will they cost me?

We can provide you with a written quote detailing the specific costs after your consultation appointment. The cost of dental implants can vary based upon the need for supplemental procedures, the number of implants and which type of dental implant you choose.

My friend said his dental implants will last forever. How long do dental implants really last?

No tooth replacement treatment lasts forever. However, if you compare dental implants to other options, you will find that they are the longest lasting tooth replacement option available. Additionally, your dental implants will last many decades if cared for properly, with proper bi-yearly hygiene appointments.

How long will it take to get dental implants?

Treatment times vary depending on dental and overall patient health, and if supplemental procedures are necessary. On average, safe placement of dental implants and the restorative portion usually takes between three and six months.

Will dental insurance pay for dental implants?

Dental insurance does not normally pay for the cost of dental implants. However, sometimes medical insurance will cover some of the cost, depending on the type of damaged and when it occurred. Please note that specific questions about your insurance coverage should be directed to your employer or your dental insurance provider.

How can I keep my dental implants clean?

Dental implants require no extra care besides regular brushing and flossing. Additionally, dental implants should be cleaned and examined during regular check-ups with your dentist twice a year.

What do I need to do to get started with dental implants?

Your first step is to schedule an appointment and speak to a dental implant professional like Dr. Ekstein. This initial examination is necessary to help us review your health history, examine your mouth, and determine if dental implants are a good option for your specific needs, goals, and budget.

See Dr. Ekstein For Your No-Obligation Dental Implant Consultation

Stop letting damaged teeth hold you back from the type of lifestyle that you have been dreaming about. You have many options, so stop wondering if dental implants are the right option for you and get the answers you need at the Smile Design Specialists. In just a few easy visits to our office, board certified prosthodontist Dr. Ekstein can examine your teeth and help you determine if dental implants are the right tooth replacement treatment. Call us to get started on your journey to a significantly improved smile today. We help many who live in the Bergen County area because we are conveniently located in North Arlington.

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