Dental Implant FAQs at Cleopatra Dental

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. They consist of a titanium post that’s surgically implanted into the jawbone, acting as an artificial root, topped with a custom-made crown that looks and functions like a natural tooth.

How do dental implants work?

Dental implants work by fusing with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration. This provides a stable foundation for the artificial tooth (crown) that is attached to the implant, allowing for normal chewing and a natural appearance.

Are dental implants right for me?

If you’re missing one or more teeth, you’re likely a candidate for dental implants. Ideal candidates have good overall health, adequate bone density, and healthy gums. A consultation with our Huntington Beach team at Cleopatra Dental will help determine if implants are the best option for you.

How long does the dental implant process take?

The process can vary depending on individual needs, but generally includes the implant surgery, healing period (osseointegration), and placement of the crown. It can take several months from start to finish, with the osseointegration process being the most time-consuming part.

Is the dental implant procedure painful?

Patient comfort is our top priority. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia to minimize discomfort, and sedation options are available. Post-procedure, you may experience some soreness, but this can typically be managed with over-the-counter pain medications.

How do I care for my dental implants?

Dental implants require the same care as natural teeth, including brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups. With proper care, implants can last a lifetime.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants offer numerous benefits, including improved appearance, speech, and comfort; easier eating; enhanced oral health; durability; and convenience. They are designed to look, feel, and function like your natural teeth.

How much do dental implants cost?

The cost of dental implants varies based on individual needs, the number of implants required, and additional procedures such as bone grafting. We strive to make dental care accessible and offer various financing options to accommodate your budget.

Will my insurance cover dental implants?

Dental implant coverage varies by insurance plan. Our Huntington Beach team is happy to assist you in understanding your benefits and exploring all options to make your treatment as affordable as possible.

How do I get started with dental implants at Cleopatra Dental?

Starting your dental implant journey is simple. Contact us at Cleopatra Dental in Huntington Beach to schedule your initial consultation. We’ll assess your needs, discuss your goals, and create a personalized treatment plan just for you.

For more information or to schedule your consultation, please call our Huntington Beach Dentist or visit us at Cleopatra Dental. We’re here to help you smile confidently again!