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FAQs on Dental Implants

Dental implants are an effective, long-lasting solution to missing, damaged or decayed teeth. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about dental implants.

1. Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

Dental implants may be an ideal solution for you if your overall health is good, you have adequate jawbone to support an implant and you are well enough to undergo the procedures necessary for routine tooth extractions.

2. How long do dental implants last?

With proper care and good oral hygiene, dental implants can last a lifetime.

3. How can I care for my dental implants?

Treat dental implants the same way you do your natural teeth. This means that your dental implants should be brushed and flossed daily, and you should see your DC Dental Spa dentist twice a year for regular checkups and cleanings.

4. Does getting dental implants hurt?

Your dentist will administer anesthesia during the surgical placement of dental implants to minimize discomfort. Most patients report only minimal discomfort following the procedure, and the vast majority feel well enough to work the next day. The discomfort you experience will depend on the amount of treatment needed.

5. Are dental implants expensive?

The cost of dental implants depending on your needs, but we make every effort to keep our procedures and treatments affordable.

6. Are dental implants better than dentures?

Dental implants are now the preferred solution for multiple missing teeth over dentures. Dental implants are stronger than dentures because they are permanently anchored to the jaw, they are more comfortable and they will not slip, click or cause discomfort the way dentures do.

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