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Frequently Asked Questions

Our dental specialists at Dent-Plant: Dental Implant Center are aware that you probably have many questions about implant dentistry. We have provided this page of answers to frequently asked questions to give you a better understanding of your treatment options and the implant procedure. If you have further questions, or you would like to schedule an appointment with Drs. Bita Farhoumand  and Fotini Chrisopoulos, please feel free to contact our office. We will be happy to provide you with additional information.

Is the implant procedure painful?

When you visit Dent-Plant, our doctors will do everything possible to ensure your comfort. Depending on the procedure, you can elect to receive oral sedation or IV sedation. Many patients choose IV sedation so that they can be as close to being asleep as possible during their procedure.

My teeth are in bad shape. Am I still a candidate for dental implants?

Most people can safely receive dental implants. As long as your gums and bone structure are healthy and capable of supporting your implant, you are a candidate for this treatment. Even age isn’t a factor when determining if you can receive implants! To learn if you are a candidate for dental implants, please schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dental specialists.

I don’t want anyone to know I have implants. Will my smile look natural?

Yes! Dental implants adhere to the jawbone through a process known as osseointegration, integrating into your mouth so that they look and function just like “real” teeth. You will be able to brush, floss, eat, and smile without any problems. Our doctors and lab technicians will also work with you to create a natural-looking crown to cap your implant post for a beautiful and long-lasting restoration.

How long is the recovery period following my placement procedure?

The recovery period following the implant placement procedure is different for everyone. Many patients have said that they did not experience any significant discomfort beyond swelling and did not even need pain medication following their treatment. After implant placement, you will be on a soft food diet for a few weeks while your implants heal. After that, you’ll be able to eat normally.

How much do dental implants cost?

The cost of your dental implants will depend on the type of procedure you undergo, the final prosthesis design and materials used, whether you will need bone grafting and the type of bone grafting that will be needed. A single-tooth implant will cost much less than implant-supported dentures or full mouth implants.

Does Dent-Plant: Dental Implant Center offer financing options?

Our practice offers several financial options to help you receive the treatments you need to enjoy renewed oral health. We work closely with several insurance companies, third-party financing groups, and we even offer an in-house discount plan. Our team will work with you to determine a financing strategy that fits your budget.

Does Dent-Plant: Dental Implant Center accept dental insurance?

Yes! We accept many insurances, we’ll work to maximize the benefits of your policy, and we’ll also file your claims as a courtesy service. For a list of our accepted insurances, please see our Financial Options page. If you don’t see your insurance provider on our list, please give us a call so that we can add them!

I’ve just lost a tooth, what should I do?

For patients who have lost a single tooth or who are searching for a permanent way to replace multiple missing teeth, it’s strongly recommended to consider having a dental implant placed. This method imitates an entire tooth from the top down to the root and provides a level of stability only comparable to a real tooth. To learn more about this procedure, speak to a member of the Dent-Plant: Dental Implant Center team.

Can you help me if I’ve broken a tooth?

Yes! Dent-Plant: Dental Implant Center offers CEREC® one-visit crowns. We can measure, create, and place a realistic-looking crown in just one appointment! Just call us immediately after the accident and explain that you may need a CEREC® one-visit crown. We should be able to fit you in for an appointment on the same day.

Where do I park my car when I come to your office?

Indoor parking is available inside the parking garage on the 5th level. Once you park, just walk directly into the building and you will see our clinic.

Can I refer my friends and family?

A referral is the biggest compliment you can give us, which is why we offer “The Gift of Health” to both our referrals and referrers. With this promotion, you and your referral will both receive a $25 credit for any future dental work.