Dental Implant FAQ - Cary, NC

Common Dental Implant Questions

Jenkins Dental Cary, NC
Dr Paul Kazmer Cary, NC
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If you are considering dental implants or have decided to move forward with replacing your missing teeth with the most natural and longest lasting solution, you may have specific questions about what you can expect. That is why we have compiled some of the most common dental implant FAQ for your convenience, so that you can have most of the basic information available before your initial consultation or treatment.

You don’t necessarily need a new dental implant for each tooth that’s missing. We can use pairs or sets of implants to support multi-tooth or full-arch restorations like the All-on-4®  treatment concept. During your exam, Dr. Kazmer will be able to provide you with an estimate as to how many are appropriate for your situation.

We want to help you preserve any healthy natural teeth for as long as possible. However, if your teeth are non-restorable and need to be extracted, dental implants offer the best and most effective form of treatment for missing teeth.

A full arch implant restoration is a multi-tooth, extended bridge that replaces all of the upper or lower teeth at one time. In most cases it’s supported by as few as four implants.

Overdentures or implant supported dentures  are dentures that snap onto anywhere from two-four dental implants for more stabilization and security than removable dentures. They can be removed at or affixed and only removed by our periodontist.

Having a dental implant placed is more comfortable than you’d think! Using The Wand® computerized anesthesia delivery, our Cary, NC periodontist can place your implants with no discomfort or pain. In addition, sedation dentistry is an option that can be considered as well.
The cost of your dental implants will depend on several factors, such as: how many implants you need, the type of implant restoration you’ve chosen, if you need teeth to be removed or if a bone graft or sinus lift is necessary. At your consultation we will customize the right treatment plan for you and determine what the fee would be.
When properly cared for, dental implants are made to last for many decades.
Yes. Now that your dental implant treatment is complete prevention is of utmost importance. We want your implants to be problem-free for the years to come. It’s important that you continue making regular checkups/cleaning appointments and have radiographs performed occasionally to make sure the bone remains healthy.

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