FAQ About Dental Implants
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium. It is placed in the jawbone, and a crown, dental bridge or denture is attached. Dr. Blackenburg can replace missing teeth using individual implants, implant-supported dental bridges or implant-supported dentures.
When all of a person’s teeth need to be replaced, Dr. Blackenburg can provide either snap-in implant-supported dentures or permanently fixed-in new teeth that give nearly full chewing power and never have to come out of the mouth. For patients who are allergic to titanium, he uses ceramic zirconia implants.
How long does the implant surgery take?
Your implants may be placed in as little as 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the location and the number of implants.
Is there any pain?
Dr. Blackenburg and our staff make sure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure and that you experience no pain. As the implant treatment is minimally invasive, there is little post implant surgery discomfort. Often, you can return to work and daily activities the next day. Dr. Blackenburg makes every effort to keep you comfortable and offers oral conscious sedation for anxious patients.
What success rate can I expect?
For a healthy individual with good oral hygiene and good health, dental implants are predictably successful, with reported success rates of above 95 percent. Dr. Blackenburg has the specialist training and experience to ensure the best possible success rate.
Do I need an individual implant for each tooth?
Dr. Blackenburg can replace several missing teeth in a row with an implant-supported bridge. He can also replace a full arch of teeth with the New Teeth in one Day procedure using as little as four implants per arch.
How much does implant treatment cost?
To make it easier for our patients to get implant treatment, we keep our rates very affordable. We also provide a cash discount as well as multiple zero-interest and low-interest payment options with low monthly payments. We will gladly help you file your insurance claims so that you get the best possible reimbursement for your treatment. For more information on payment options click here.