Dental Implant FAQs

Dental Implant FAQs

How long do dental implants last? Do dental implants wear out?

No, dental implants do not “wear out.” But, like any medical device, they need periodic evaluation and cleaning to prevent help insure their longevity. They need about 3 to 6 months to fully and securely integrate with the bone. After this integration period, they have over a 90% success rate which seems to last indefinitely.

Am I too old for dental implants?

No, implants have been successfully placed in people of all ages. While age is not factor, dental implants may not be advisable for people with some medical conditions such as cancer chemotherapy, certain types of bone conditions or severe diabetes or heart problems. You should discuss any medical problems you have with Dr. Llopis. Can dental implants replace my dentures? Yes, 4 to 8 implants can be placed to hold a non-removable, fixed, comfortable and esthetic replacement for a full denture. You do not need to have an implant for each missing tooth.

Can dental implants replace just one tooth?

Yes, an implant is often the best way to replace a single missing tooth because it does not involve any adjacent teeth. Unlike a conventional fixed bridge, you can floss around it just as you do with your other natural teeth.

Do other teeth have to be drilled down for a dental implant?

No, implants do not require any drilling on natural teeth. They securely and cosmetically replace a missing tooth. They are often the best option for replacement of single missing tooth.

How much do dental implants cost?

Many factors determine the implant costs. Fees range from $3000-$4000 to replace of single tooth to many thousands of dollars to replace all the teeth. Dr. Llopis can give you an accurate estimate of implant costs at a free, no obligation consultation.

More Questions?

Call (337) 981-8144 and ask for a free consultation with Dr. Llopis to find out! Or you can schedule your consultation appointment online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
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