Dental Implant FAQ
Many patients have questions and concerns because implant dentistry involves complex procedures. Dr. Bosler and our team would like to take this opportunity to provide the information you need to know about dental implant procedures in Vacaville, California.
Please note that this is general information and an overview of dental implant procedures and must not be taken as medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants are considered the most long-lasting and effective solution to replace your missing teeth. But not everyone is an ideal candidate for dental implants. Below, you will find the basic information on dental implant candidacy. However, the best way to find out if a dental implant procedure is right for you is to schedule a consultation with our implant dentist and team by calling Bosler Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry. Ideal dental implant candidates must:
- Have healthy teeth and gums
- Have sufficient bone density to support the dental implant
- Be committed to good oral hygiene
- Not suffer from diabetes or autoimmune disorders, which may impact ability to heal
- Have not had treatment with bisphosphonate medications (usually for cancer treatment)
- Be nonsmokers or are willing to stop smoking during the dental implant process
- Have an understanding that dental implant procedures take four to 12 months
- Be willing to commit to the completion of the dental implant procedure
- Be patient as dental implants can take up to six months to heal
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small artificial biocompatible titanium posts that Dr. Bosler surgically embeds within the jawbone and gum tissues where missing tooth or teeth had once been. Porcelain dental crowns that have been customized to match the color of your natural teeth and contour of your face are placed on top of the implants. They function as if they were your natural teeth.
Who Performs the Dental Implant Procedure?
Dr. Bruce Bosler and his team perform all of the procedures for dental implants — from surgically embedding the dental implants to creating and placing the dental crowns. Dr. Bosler is an award-winning dentist with over 30 years of experience in cosmetic and restorative dentistry.
How Are Dental Implants Surgically Placed?
There are several steps in dental implant procedures. The initial step involves a dental implant consultation to determine if dental implants are right for you. The next step is discussing dental implant procedures and planning your treatment. You will then be prepared and scheduled for oral surgery in which the dental implants will be placed. This is followed by the healing and recovery period of up to six months, during which time the dental implants fuse with your actual mouth structures. The final step will be the placement of a dental crown or other restoration to fully restore your mouth function and healthy smile.
How Long Does a Dental Implant Procedure Take?
This varies from patient to patient. Dental implant procedures generally take up to several months from beginning to end, including the consultation, oral surgery and placement of crowns, and will vary from patient to patient. Enough time is given to ensure the dental implants are properly fused with the jawbone and gum tissue.
Are Dental Implants Effective?
Dental implants are proven effective. They provide secure, stable and h3 roots for dental crown restorations and function like natural teeth. They look great and last a lifetime compared to removable dental restorations. Dental implants prevent tooth misalignment, bone loss and gum recession.
Will My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implant Treatment?
There are some dental or medical insurances that cover dental implant procedures. Please contact your provider and discuss directly with them if the procedure is covered. Alternatively, there are payment and financing options available that help you afford dental implant procedures. Contact our office at 707-449-3661 to find out available payment or financing options.
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY
Contact our dental office at 707-449-3661 today to learn more about our services for Dental Implants in Vacaville, California, and schedule an appointment with our skilled and experienced dentist.