Implant FAQs

Am I a good candidate for a tooth implant procedure?

Candidates need to have adequate jawbone mass and healthy gums to support the implant. If you are missing a tooth and are generally in good health, you are most likely a good candidate for implant dentistry. If you don’t have enough bone mass, and the tooth has been missing for some time it may be possible to achieve the amount of mass you need through a bone graft. Contact our office for more information.

What is the success rate for a dental tooth implant?

The success rate for a tooth implant procedures in the US is around 95%. The procedure is extremely safe and effective.

Why replace lost teeth?

Missing teeth can lead to bone mass loss, and can affect the straightness of your remaining teeth. Missing teeth can also affect confidence and result in the loss of social and professional opportunities, and they affect a patient’s ability to communicate clearly and to chew normally. Patients with missing teeth feel less comfortable and more self conscious. Their oral health is affected, and it is harder for them to smile..

Are dental implants expensive?

Dental implants can last a lifetime. They are made with high quality materials that can be a bit more costly than other restorative dentistry treatments, but patients report that the benefits are completely worth the investment. At our office, we can offer payment plans to make paying for the implant service even easier.

Will insurance cover a tooth implant?

To find out if insurance will cover the implant, you will need to check with your insurance provider. It can vary from plan to plan. If the tooth implant is not covered, we can provide payment and financing options to help you manage the cost.

Is the dental tooth implant procedure painful?

Sedation dentistry can relieve discomfort during the procedure, but most patients report minimal discomfort the next day. Pain medication can be prescribed if it is needed.

If you still have questions about implant dentistry, please give us a call today at our Derry NH office!