The success rate of dental implants depends on many factors including the individual’s over-all health, oral health, if bone loss is present and where the implants are being placed. No one dental implant case is identical. But, with about a 95% success rate, dental implants offer a permanent and secure missing teeth treatment option. At your consultation, Dr. Frank Henrich will discuss all the above factors with you to help you learn if dental implants are right for you.
Who is a good candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implants are for people who are missing one tooth or who are missing several or all their teeth. Dental implants are for patients who are healthy over-all and have healthy bone structure whether they are young or old. Dr. Henrich will perform a comprehensive exam in Tulsa, OK to make sure you qualify for dental implants.
What are the advantages of Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option to preserve the jaw bone, preserve the health of the surrounding teeth and give you back full chewing function. Even though dental implants cost more up front, other dental restorations will eventually need repaired, replaced or adjusted. That cost will add up over the years. Dental implants are permanent and require the same care as your normal teeth.
How long does it take to get dental implants?
After the comprehensive evaluation, Dr. Henrich will help to determine what your best treatment option will be. Dr. Henrich offers dental implants in his Tulsa, OK dentist office for one or several missing teeth. After the local surgeon places the dental implants, the titanium post typically requires 3 to 6 months to fully integrate with the jaw bone before we can secure the permanent restoration. Dr. Henrich may be able to provide a temporary crown while the implant heals.
Does dental insurance cover the cost of dental implants?
Everyone’s dental insurance is different and coverage will vary depending on your plan. Dental insurance is designed to cover routine care, emergencies and basic dental care. Typically, dental insurance will not cover dental implant placement. Some may cover the dental restoration (the dental crown, dental bridge or denture), or the tooth extraction if it is required.
How long does a dental implant last?
If cared for properly, a dental implant can last a lifetime. Daily care for your dental implants is very similar to the care required for your natural teeth. Brush twice a day and also floss at least once a day. It’s also important to visit Dr. Henrich twice a year for a routine dental health exams and cleanings at his Tulsa, OK dentist office.