Dental Implant FAQs Cary, NC

How much do dental implants cost?

Naturally, there are many factors that contribute to the total cost of dental implants. The first is how many fixtures you will actually need. The more teeth you are missing, the more dental implants you require, and the cost goes up. A single dental implant can secure a dental crown and cost up to $7,000.

Dr. Zhang will perform an exam at our Cary dental office to give you an accurate estimate for replacing several missing teeth. He can use more than two dental implants and a dental bridge or denture to replace multiple teeth. The price range for those prosthetics can vary significantly.

If you are missing all of your teeth, expect to invest tens of thousands of dollars. However, please remember this is an investment in your overall well-being and health. No other tooth replacement option is as close to your natural teeth as dental implants.

How long will the implants last?

Dental implants will last a long time with excellent maintenance. Studies suggest they can last 30 years. The success rate of dental implant procedures is high, ranging from 95% to 98%. However, the success rate will vary depending on the patient’s overall health and proper post-operative care.

However, there is also a chance that they will fail or come loose over time. In these rare cases, the dentist will need to remove and possibly replace the implant post. The best chance at having successful teeth implants is to take good care of your health, especially your oral health. A healthy environment for the implants means they have a good chance of lasting 30-plus years.

What can I use as teeth until my new restoration is ready?

Dr. Zhang will provide you with a temporary dental prosthetic until he can place your permanent one. We have temporary solutions available that we can tailor to your specific circumstances. Naturally, temporary teeth are not as durable, and are more for aesthetic purposes.

How long does it take dental implants to fuse with bone?

Mature bone growth typically takes three to six months. However, every patient is different, and some require more time. Dental implants are typically titanium, which is a biocompatible material. This means it will fuse with human bone tissue effectively.

Are dental implants safe?

Yes, titanium teeth implants have proven to be extremely safe. This metallic material is non-toxic to humans and corrosion-resistant. Titanium is the same material that surgeons successfully use in joint and limb replacements.

Who qualifies for dental implants?

To qualify for dental implants, you must have enough bone density to support the implant posts. If you don’t, you will need to undergo a procedure called bone grafting. This will build back up the bone in your jaw, however it adds additional time and cost to your overall treatment. We also require you to be in good overall and oral health to be a candidate for dental implants.

Being healthy will give your implants the best chance of success. If suffering from any major health complications, you may need to find an alternative way to replace your teeth. You should be free of gum disease or any other oral health issues. The best way to see if you qualify, schedule a consultation with Dr. Zhang at his dental office in Cary.

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