East Burn Dentistry


1. What are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots, typically made from titanium, that are surgically placed into the jawbone. Once in place, they provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.

2. How do I know if I'm a candidate for dental implants?

Most people in good general health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, injury, or other reasons may be candidates for dental implants. The best way to determine if implants are right for you is to schedule a consultation with our team at East Burn Dentistry and Implants.

3. Are dental implants painful?

Most patients report that the procedure is much less painful than they expected, and many experience very little discomfort afterward. Local anesthesia is used during the procedure, and we can discuss sedation options if you have dental anxiety.

4. How long does the dental implant process take?

The process can vary depending on your particular case, but typically, it involves a few phases over several months. This includes the initial consultation, implant placement, healing period, and the placement of the crown or prosthetic tooth. We'll provide you with a detailed timeline during your consultation.

5. How successful are dental implants?

Dental implants have a high success rate, generally above 97%. Success depends on factors like the implant's location in the jaw and your overall health. We'll evaluate your specific situation to give you the best advice.

6. How do I care for my dental implants?

Dental implants require the same care as natural teeth, including brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups. With proper care, implants can last a lifetime.

7. Will my dental implants look and feel natural?

Yes, dental implants are designed to look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. Once the process is complete, you should be able to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.

8. How much do dental implants cost?

The cost of dental implants can vary depending on several factors, such as the number of implants you need and whether any additional procedures, like bone grafting, are necessary. We offer transparent pricing and can discuss payment options during your consultation.

9. Are dental implants covered by insurance?

Dental implant coverage varies by insurance company and policy. We recommend checking with your insurance provider. Our Portland team can also assist you in understanding your benefits.

10. How do I get started with dental implants?

The first step is to schedule a consultation with East Burn Dentistry and Implants. We'll evaluate your oral health, discuss your options, and create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.

If you have any more questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us at East Burn Dentistry and Implants. We're here to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile!

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