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Dental Implant Q&A

Implants are high-quality dental restorations that replace missing teeth. Dental implants can restore one or more lost permanent teeth, supporting dental crowns, bridges, and dentures. We provide expert treatment with dental implants in our East Cobb, GA, dental office so patients can get their smiles back. Many patients considering restorations like implants have questions about treatment. Here, we will answer popular implant questions for patients to learn more.

Dental Implant Q&A

Dental Implant FAQs in East Cobb, GA

Find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions that patients have about dental implants: 

Are dental implants permanent?

If you properly care for your smile, your implant posts will permanently stay in the jawbone. While you may need to receive a new restoration over time, the implant anchor should remain in place.

What do dental implants feel like?

Once your implants fuse with the jaw bone, they feel like natural teeth. The implant anchor acts as a replacement tooth root to secure porcelain restorations that have the appearance and durability of natural teeth.

Can dental implants cause sinus problems?

Most dental implants will not cause any sinus problems. Patients will only encounter sinus issues if their implants were placed incorrectly. If you require a sinus augmentation treatment, this means that the dentist will add more bone in the sinus cavity to place dental implants. However, although implants may be placed in that area, you should not experience problems. We will ensure the implant does not move up the sinus to create issues. 

What is the failure rate of dental implants?

Dental implants typically have a success rate of 97%. Implants can fail if patients develop infections, consume tobacco during the implant process, or do not have sufficient jaw bone to support dental implants. We always ensure patients are good candidates before treatment and will recommend services like bone grafting to provide adequate support. 

Will dental implants improve gum disease?

Implants cannot cure gum disease. We recommend periodontal treatment before you receive your dental implants because gum disease will impact the stability and health of the implant. 

How much do dental implants cost?

Dental implants can vary in cost depending on how many you receive and the type of restoration that your implants will secure. We will provide you with an estimate of your implant cost after we examine your smile. Our team will also consider factors like bone grafting and possible preparatory treatments. 

Contact Sea of Pearls Dental Boutique for restorative dental care today at 470.616.2716. Feel free to schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Daniela Lemoine online. Please let us know if you have any more questions about implants and your candidacy for treatment. We can discuss your options at your next visit.