FAQs

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a synthetic tooth root. We combine dental implants with porcelain crowns to create perfect tooth replacements for patients with missing teeth.

Am I a Good Candidate for Implant Dentistry?

If you are in good health, but are missing a tooth, you are probably a good candidate for implant dentistry. As long as a patient has adequate bone mass, an implant dentistry procedure can usually be performed. If a patient doesn’t have adequate bone mass due to jaw deterioration or other issues, a bone graft may still make implant dentistry possible.

What are the Risks Associated with Missing Teeth?

When you lose a tooth, the bone underneath your jaw can start to deteriorate. This deterioration can lead to a sunken facial appearance, oral health decline, and more dental issues. If you have lost a tooth, it is best to fill the gap with a restoration. Dental implants are an especially good choice because they are the only restorative option that provides jawbone support and prevents deterioration.

What is the Success Rate for Implant Dentistry Procedures?

Implant dentistry procedures have a 95% success rate. They are a safe, and very effective way to replace missing teeth.

Will My Insurance Cover a Dental Implant?

Dental implants can be covered on some dental insurance plans. To find out whether or not your insurance will pay for your implant, contact your insurance provider.

How Painful is the Implant Dentistry Procedure?

Sedation dentistry is available before any implant dentistry procedure and can help patients feel more comfortable and at ease. After the procedure is complete, patients have reported minimal discomfort, but pain medication can be prescribed if needed.

If you have any other questions about implant dentistry and whether or not a dental implant is the right restorative option for you, call your Reno dentist at our office today! We would love to help you get the information about dental implants that you need if you are in the area, from Spanish Springs to Sparks, NV!