Dental Implants FAQs
- Does my insurance cover dental implants?
Dental insurance is different from patient to patient and coverage will vary depending on the plan. We have a patient coordinator who can answer many of your dental insurance questions. Not many dental insurance plans will cover dental implants. Some insurance plans will partially cover the dental fabrication such as the crown or the denture. The staff at our Buford, GA dentist office will gladly file claims for all insurance companies to assist you in receiving your maximum benefits. The patient is responsible for the cost of the dental implants. We also offer convenient financing for your dental implants with CareCredit. Qualified patients can establish a monthly payment plan with low or no interest health care loans. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, personal checks, cash and HSA and FSA. The benefits of dental implants are endless and they are truly an investment in your oral health and quality of life.
- Do dental implants require special care?
Dental implants require no more maintenance or care than your natural teeth. Implants, like your natural teeth, depend on healthy gums and surrounding tooth structures for support. It is essential that you brush and floss regularly and visit Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at least twice a year for dental cleanings at our Buford, GA dentist office. Regular and diligent oral hygiene should keep your dental implant(s) healthy for a lifetime of smiles.
- How long does a dental implant last?
If cared for properly, a dental implant can last a lifetime. It’s important to visit your Lanier Family dentist twice a year for a routine dental health exam. Also, if you have any issues with your dental implant, you should call for an appointment to have it looked at.
- Am I A Candidate For Dental Implants?
Most patients will qualify for dental implants. You should be healthy and have sufficient bone structure to support the implant. If you have suffered bone lost, your dentist may recommend bone grafting to ensure the success of your dental implant.
- How quickly can I get a replacement tooth?
After a comprehensive evaluation, we will help to determine what your best treatment option will be. Lanier Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers dental implants in their Buford, GA dentist office for one or several missing teeth. After the dental implant surgery, the titanium post typically requires 3 to 6 months to fully integrate with the jaw bone before we can secure the permanent restoration. We may be able to provide a temporary crown while the implant heals.
- Dental Implants are expensive; are they worth the cost?
Dental implants are a long-term investment in your overall well-being and oral health and may help to prevent the need for further advanced dental care. Dental implants offer a permanent solution for missing teeth and often require no future maintenance costs. Yes, they are most defiantly worth the cost.