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Dental Implants

Dental Implants_ Surgery, Advantages, Risks, and Insurance Questions

How Successful Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are generally successful with many people. Although it depends upon the position of the implant in the jaw that the success rate depends. If the implants are taken care of properly then they can last your entire life. 


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Can Anyone Get Dental Implants?

A dental implant procedure can be done on any healthy person who is capable enough to undergo a routine dental extraction. The gums of the patient must be strong and the bones must be sturdy enough to hold the implants. The patient must follow a proper healthy oral routine and should visit the dentist regularly. People who smoke a lot or are having diabetes must be individually checked and seen if they are suitable for the implant. Same is the case with the people who are undergoing any kind of radiation therapy on the neck, head or face. Before taking the decision of dental implant it is advised to consult the regular dentist. 


Does Insurance Cover the Cost of Dental Implants?

Now, at present, the dental implants cost is not covered under dental insurance. Although based on your medical plan, the implants can be covered under them. You can put this discussion across the table with your doctor and the insurance provider to check if you are eligible for implant coverage.


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What Is Involved in Getting a Dental Implant Done?

An individual customized development plan is prepared for the implant procedure. A team of professionals who are trained at oral surgery will go through your requirements and your problems. These are the dentists who are experienced in restorative dentistry and oral surgeries. They will come out with the final plan of dental implant that is suitable for you. 

Then a small titanium made tooth root implant is placed into the bone socket of the missing tooth and let to heal. Once the jaw bone and the gums heal, it grows around the implanted metal post, anchoring it securely in the jaw. The entire process of healing takes nearly 6-12 weeks. 

Next an abutment which is a connector which holds the new tooth is placed after ensuring the complete jaw bone is healed. The impression of your teeth is taken to make an artificial tooth. The model that replicates your bite is prepared. Using this impression the new tooth is built known as the crown which is then attached to the abutment.

You can contact Rouse Hill Smiles Dental Care for any kind of information or if you would like a consultation before going for a dental implant or to get the procedure done by an affordable dentist.


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