Your Dental Implant Questions Answered
If you’re looking for dental implants in Newport Beach, you probably have a lot of questions about the process, cost, and time commitment. Dr. Desiree Yazdan sees people each week looking to replace their missing teeth and, in most cases, implants are her top recommendation. That being said, they’re not always best for everyone. Review these implant FAQs and then let us know if you have more questions about the process!
What is the age requirement for getting dental implants?
One of the biggest criteria for dental implants in Newport Beach is that your mouth is fully developed. Since teens are still growing and their oral anatomy isn’t completely formed, the minimum age for implant treatment is usually at least 18.
On the other end of the spectrum, it’s common for people to ask if they’re too old for getting implants. As long as you’re relatively healthy and have enough bone to support them, the answer is no! You can be a retiree or a great-grandparent and still enjoy the perks of getting this permanent tooth replacement treatment.
Does it hurt to get dental implants?
You’re in for a surprise! When you ask most people about how they felt during their treatment, they’ll tell you that getting dental implants in Newport Beach is easier than having a tooth pulled! There isn’t any pain or sensitivity to worry about, and the entire process can be completed with as little as local anesthetic (numbing medication.) That being said, many people still choose to request dental sedation so that they can nap through the procedure — especially if they’re getting all of their teeth replaced at the same time.
Recovery is just as easy. Usually nothing more than an over-the-counter pain reliever is needed. Most of the discomfort is from where the injection occurred and the small opening in the gums where the implant was placed. Within a week or so you’ll feel back to normal.
How long do dental implants last?
As long as you take care of your implants properly — including brushing and flossing them each day — and schedule regular checkups, you can realistically expect your implants to last for the rest of your life.
That being said, the restoration on top of your dental implants (such as a crown, bridge, or denture) can still wear out and need updating. Wearing a night guard or bite splint can help you avoid any excessive wear.
How many dental implants do I need?
We’ve got a great surprise for you! You may not necessarily need an implant at each location where there is a missing tooth. It’s not unheard of for full mouth dental implants in Newport Beach to involve a full-arch prosthesis (such as an extended bridge or hybrid denture) to attach to just four implants total.
And when it comes to several teeth in a row, Dr. Yazdan can create a porcelain bridge that attaches on top of a pair of implants that have been installed on either side of the gap.
Are there different types of dental implants?
Yes. In addition to traditional implants, there are also mini and ceramic dental implants in Newport Beach. But for most people, conventional implants are the most predictable solution.
Are dental implants covered by insurance?
There’s no quick way to answer this one. When you’re planning on getting dental implants in Newport Beach, our financial coordinators will verify your coverage through your insurance company and then have an estimate as to what’s covered (or not). Every plan is different, even if it’s under the same carrier name (such as Aetna, Cigna, Delta Dental, etc.) The benefit breakdown is based on what type of coverage your employer’s HR department has set up.
Are there payment plans for dental implants?
Absolutely. If you want to supplement what your insurance covers or you don’t have any dental insurance, you can choose to finance all or a portion of your implant treatment! With dental financing you can usually get 0% or low-interest loans with affordable monthly payment plans up to 6, 12, or 18 months.
Is more than one dentist involved?
Dr. Yazdan works with local specialists to provide individualized implant therapy from start to finish, with no outside referrals. Our experts come straight to our private practice to place your implants and then Dr. Yazdan oversees the design and placement of your new crown/bridge/etc.
Can I get dental implants in one day?
Some dental implants in Newport Beach are advertised as “teeth in a day” procedures. For some people in unique circumstances, this is totally feasible. However, a careful screening process must take place first!
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