Dental Implant FAQS

Dental Implant Common Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Implants

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. They are titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone, providing a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth. At Hartog Dental, we use the latest technology and techniques to ensure your implants are as natural-looking and durable as possible.

Why choose Hartog Dental for dental implants?

At Hartog Dental, we pride ourselves on being industry leaders in dental implantology. Our maxillofacial specialists are some of the most experienced and highly trained professionals in the UK. With cutting-edge equipment and a patient-focused approach, we ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Who is a good candidate for dental implants?

Most people who have lost one or more teeth are good candidates for dental implants, provided they have sufficient bone density and healthy gums. Our specialists at Hartog Dental will perform a thorough evaluation to determine if implants are the right option for you.

What is the process for getting dental implants?

The process typically involves a few key steps:

  1. Initial Consultation: We assess your dental health and discuss your goals.
  2. Surgical Placement: The implant post is placed into your jawbone.
  3. Healing Period: The bone grows around the implant, securing it in place (this can take a few months).
  4. Abutment and Crown Placement: Once healed, an abutment is attached to the implant, and then a custom crown is fitted on top.

How long do dental implants last?

With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime. Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene are crucial to the longevity of your implants.

How Many Teeth Can Be Replaced with Dental Implants?

Dental implants can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even an entire set of teeth. You don’t need an implant for every missing tooth; as few as two implants can support a removable lower denture, and four implants can provide a full, permanent set of upper or lower teeth.

Is the dental implant procedure painful?

At Hartog Dental, patient comfort is our top priority. The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia, and many patients report minimal discomfort. Post-surgery, any discomfort can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.

How do I care for my dental implants?

Caring for dental implants is similar to caring for natural teeth. Brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and regular dental check-ups will keep your implants in excellent condition.

Are dental implants safe?

Yes, dental implants are a safe and effective solution for tooth replacement. Our specialists at Hartog Dental use biocompatible materials and adhere to the highest standards of care to ensure your safety and success.

How long does the dental implant process take?

The entire process can take several months from start to finish. This includes the initial consultation, the surgical placement of the implant, the healing period, and the placement of the final crown. Our team will provide a detailed timeline during your consultation.

What are the benefits of dental implants over other tooth replacement options?

Dental implants offer several advantages, including:

  • Durability: They are a long-term solution that can last a lifetime.
  • Appearance: They look and feel like natural teeth.
  • Functionality: They allow you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
  • Oral Health: They help preserve your jawbone and prevent bone loss.

Will my insurance cover dental implants?

Coverage for dental implants varies by insurance plan. Our team at Hartog Dental will assist you in understanding your benefits and provide options for financing if needed.

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