How many teeth can be replaced with dental implants?
As many teeth as you are missing. Dental implants are versatile and there are solutions available no matter how many teeth you are missing.
How many dental implants will I need?
This will be determined after a thorough dental examination at our Fayetteville, AR dentist office. Dr. Keech will create a treatment plan for you based on how many missing or damaged teeth you have and where they are located. If you only have one affected tooth, then you will only need a single implant. For two or more missing teeth, the number of implants will be determined after your examination but can be anywhere from two to eight per arch.
How expensive are dental implants?
They are definitely not the cheapest treatment for missing or damaged teeth. However, they are the most advanced solution and offer the most aesthetic and health benefits compared to any other teeth replacement solution. They should be considered an investment into the overall quality of your life and comfort. Since the price range will differ dramatically from patient to patient, it is impossible to you’re your cost without seeing the patient first. After your consultation, we can provide you with an estimated cost of treatment.
Who is eligible for dental implants?
Most people who have missing teeth or teeth that need extracted will qualify for them. During your consultation, Dr. Keech will review your medical history, determine if you have enough bone density, and determine the current state of your health. You may need to undergo additional treatment, such as a bone graft or gum disease therapy, before qualifying for dental implants.
If I wear a denture, can I switch to dental implants?
Yes, it is never too late to switch to dental implants and there are no age restrictions. However, if you have worn a denture for many years, you probably have some level of bone loss and may require a bone graft. Dental implants will provide you with better chewing power and you will never have to worry about your fixture slipping around anymore. They will also help stop bone loss in the jaw.
How do I care for my dental implant?
You simply must take care of your oral health! It’s that simple. If you provide a healthy environment for your implants, then they should last a lifetime. Caring for your oral health includes bi-annual dental visits with Dr. Keech at his Fayetteville, AR dentist office. Here, he will be able to make sure you are in good oral health and intervene immediately should the need arise.
Will my dental insurance cover dental implants?
Unfortunately, most providers do not offer coverage for dental implants. However, they may provide some type of coverage for the fixture, sedation, and any pre-treatments you may need. We will help maximize your benefits by filing a claim with your dental insurance provider. For you convenience, we accept CareCredit. This is a no interest, third party loan provider for patients that qualify.
What are denture implants?
A denture implant is simply a denture that is support by dental implants. As many as eight implants will be used per arch to support a custom made denture that can be secured in one of two ways. The denture will either snap into place or be anchored to the implants with screws. The denture that is screwed into place can only be removed by Dr. Keech.