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Dental Implant FAQs

Bergen County Dental Implants

Your Dental Implant Questions Answered

Before committing to dental implants, it’s common for patients to have questions. Researching the internet is where most patients start (and probably how you got here!), but a better option is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ghorashi. He will evaluate your dental goals and your oral health to determine the best way to replace your missing teeth.

Most individuals with good oral health and sufficient bone density are candidates for dental implants. However, a thorough evaluation by our team is necessary to determine candidacy. Factors such as gum health, bone volume, and overall medical condition are considered. In cases of inadequate bone density, procedures like bone grafting or sinus lifts may be recommended to create a suitable foundation for dental implants. A consultation with Dr. Ghorashi will help determine if dental implants are the right solution for your specific needs.

While dental implants have a high success rate, like any surgical procedure, there are potential risks to consider. The most common risks include infection, damage to surrounding structures such as nerves or blood vessels, implant failure, and complications during the healing process. However, these risks are rare and can be minimized by following proper oral hygiene practices, and maintaining regular check-ups in our office. It is essential to discuss any concerns or underlying health conditions with Dr. Ghorashi to ensure a safe and successful implant placement. Overall, with careful planning and appropriate care, the benefits of dental implants far outweigh the associated risks.

The cost of dental implants can vary depending on various factors such as the number of implants needed, additional procedures required, and the skill and training of the doctor. While dental implants may have a higher upfront cost compared to other tooth replacement options, such as dentures or bridges, they offer remarkable long-term value.

Dental implants offer a durable, natural-looking tooth replacement that can last a lifetime with proper care. Investing in dental implants ensures a confident smile, improved oral health, restored chewing ability, and enhanced quality of life, making it a valuable long-term investment in your own dental health!

Your dental implants will have the potential to last a lifetime with proper care. Maintaining good oral hygiene practices is crucial for improving the longevity of dental implants. Regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental check-ups help prevent gum disease and ensure the health of the surrounding tissues.

Avoiding habits such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption also contribute to the long-term success of dental implants. By adhering to these guidelines and maintaining overall oral health, our patients can optimize the durability of their dental implants and enjoy the benefits of a functional and beautiful smile for years to come.

Dental implant surgery is typically performed under local anesthesia, ensuring a painless procedure. Patients may experience some discomfort or mild swelling after the surgery, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. During the recovery period, any discomfort gradually subsides. Our patients report minimal pain during the healing process, and the long-term benefits of dental implants far outweigh any temporary discomfort.

Dental implants are not designed to be removed once they have fused with the jawbone through osseointegration. Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants are surgically placed into the bone, acting as a permanent tooth replacement solution. The implant integrates with the bone, providing stability and strength.  Dental implants are intended to provide a long-term and fixed solution for missing teeth. It is important to consider this permanence when deciding on your dental implant treatment.

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