Dental Implants FAQs

Thinking about getting dental implants? Here are some of the most commonly asked questions we hear at our Newport Beach cosmetic dentistry office.

What are dental implants?

Implants are biocompatible, artificial tooth roots. They support fixed restorations like crowns, bridges, removable overdentures, and All-on-4 implant teeth.

Does it hurt to get dental implants?

Not at all. Getting a dental implant is more comfortable than most people think it will be. Most people say the dental implant process is easier than having a tooth removed.

Can I be sedated during dental implant treatment?

Absolutely. If you prefer to feel like you’re napping through the procedure we can arrange for sedation during your dental implant surgery. Various forms of dental sedation are available.

How long do dental implants last?

As long as you take care of your dental implants properly, they can last the rest of your life. And plants outlast and outperform all other forms of restorative dentistry.

How much do dental implants cost?

The cost of dental implants depends on how many implants you need and the type of restoration that you choose. Options like insurance can also reduce the total price of your implant treatment. We provide every patient with an itemized quote.

How many dental implants do I need?

If you are only replacing one tooth, you will only need one dental implant. As few as four implants can be used to replace all of your upper or lower teeth at one time.

Am I a candidate for dental implant treatment?

Most healthy adults qualify for dental implant treatment. We will need to make sure your gums and supporting bone tissues are healthy enough first. Grafting or other surgery may be required.

How long does it take to get dental implants?

Dental implant treatment and spaced out over the course of several weeks or months. In most cases, and plants require about six months from start to finish to complete.

Are same-day dental implants safe?

Although same day dental implants are available, they are not always the best option for most patients. Implants need time to integrate with your bone before they are capable of supporting heavy biting pressure.

What is teeth in a day?

Teeth in a day is that type of dental implant treatment that restores your full bite and one appointment. Usually, a temporary healing prosthesis as required. 

What is “All-on-4” implant treatment?

All-on-4 dental implants replace all of your upper or lower teeth at one time using a hybrid, streamlined appliance that is attached to just four dental implants.

Can dental implants attach to dentures?

Yes. Both fixed and removable dentures can be attached to dental implants for added support and comfort.

How do you care for dental implants?

Dental implants should be treated the same way as natural teeth. Plan to brush and floss them daily and schedule regular check ups every six months.

Do dental implants look like real teeth?

Actual dental implants are not visible when you smile. However, the restoration on top of them, such as a crown or bridge, is. We will craft your restoration to blend in with your natural smile. 

Can I choose how my dental implant teeth look?

Yes. We can select exactly what color shape and size of implant restorations you would like to have. Dental implants are great for smile makeovers.

Are dental implants safe?

Yes. Dental implants are hypoallergenic and biocompatible. Once installed, they function harmoniously with your surrounding smile.

Can you get dental implants if you have a metal allergy?

Titanium dental implants are safe for people who have mental allergies. However, ceramic implant designs may be available for people with extremely sensitive skin. 

What are mini dental implants?

Mini dental implants are smaller versions of traditional implants. They are approximately half the size in both length and width, allowing them to be placed in tighter spaces or areas where bone is thin.

Can you finance dental implants?

Yes. It’s very common to finance all or a portion of your dental implant treatment. Affordable payment plans and 0% interest options are available.

How long does it take to heal after getting dental implants?

Dental implant surgery is a minimally invasive process. Although some time is required for the implants to integrate, you will not need a lengthy recovery period.

How do I find out if I qualify for dental implants?

You will need to see a dental implant dentist in Newport Beach for a screening, X-rays, and oral evaluation. Several criteria will need to be met. Fortunately modern advancements make implant treatment optional even if you may not have qualified in the past.

How do I choose an implant dentist?

Our top Newport Beach cosmetic dentist offers comprehensive implant treatment. If you’re looking for the best implant dentist in the area, we encourage you to request a consultation!

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