Dental Implants FAQ
You may have seen or heard about the benefits of dental implants. For patients missing one tooth, or all of their teeth, dental implants have changed the way dentists replace missing teeth. Dental implants offer permanent, natural, long lasting results for stable oral health. Periodontist Dr. Roham Rafat offers full-service dental implant treatment plans for consistent and beautiful results at his Hunt Valley dentist office.
Our patients are sometimes apprehensive about seeking treatment for their missing teeth. Some patients experience fear of the dentist, while others are afraid they can not afford the treatment. Our Valley Dental Health team will work with you to find a missing tooth treatment plan that is right for you. Dental Implants are now the standard in missing tooth replacement options. To better understand how the treatment works, check out some FAQs about dental implants.
Is the dental implant procedure painful?
The dental implant procedure is surprisingly comfortable. Valley Dental Health offers patients a full range of sedation dentistry options to make sure that you are as relaxed and comfortable as possible throughout your treatment. Our dental care team will discuss your sedation options and together you will choose the option that will make you the most comfortable.
What is the cost of dental implants?
Dental implants are a significant investment in your oral health and well being. To compare the cost of dental implants with alternative treatments, you must also weigh the long term benefits of dental implants. A dental implant is less likely to need repairs and maintenance and can help improve the quality of your life.
I have more than one missing tooth, can I still use dental implants?
Yes, a dental implant can be used to replace one missing tooth or to replace all of your missing teeth by supporting a denture or bridge. If the dental implants are being used to support a denture or bridge, Dr. Rafat may need to place as few as two dental implants to secure the restoration.
What if I need additional dental treatments?
For some patients with missing teeth, multiple treatments may be necessary to restore their oral health. If additional treatments are needed, Dr. Rofat will discuss the need and benefit of each treatment. We provide sedation dentistry options so you may receive more than one treatment at a time.
Will I have to see multiple specialist?
Dr. Rofat is one of the leading periodontists in the Baltimore, MD area. Dr. Rofat provides comprehensive dental implant treatments for the convenience and quality of care.
Do dental implants require special care?
Dental implants require no more maintenance than your natural teeth.For long-term success, your dental implants rely on healthy gums and surrounding teeth to thrive, just like your natural teeth. Regular oral hygiene, brushing and flossing regularly and biannual dental check ups with Dr. Rofat or Dr. Izadi should keep your dental implants healthy for a lifetime of smiles.
Does my insurance cover dental implants?
Your dental insurance may cover part of the cost for dental implants. Our dental team will help you maximize your benefits. We accept most dental insurance and will contact your provider to check your benefits. Valley Dental Health also offers affordable financing options through CareCredit.
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