Dental Implant FAQs
Have questions about dental implants? Explore these top dental implant questions.
There’s a lot to learn about dental implants. So we’ve put together this list of questions that we often hear from our clients. We hope you find these questions and answers useful in your search for the smile restoration that’s best for you.
The success rate for dental implants is between 95 and 98 percent. You can optimize your prospects for a positive outcome by practicing good dental hygiene before and after the procedure has been completed. It’s also a important for you to follow Dr. Eggleston’s instruction for effective aftercare.
With proper care and recovery, studies have shown that dental implants enjoy a much longer lifespan than other removable tooth replacement options like partials, bridges and dentures.
Unfortunately, it’s not possible to turn the dentures you are wearing into dental implants. Dental implants depend on advanced technology which does not correspond with traditional dentures. However, Dr. Eggleston can help you enjoy a secured bite with implant-secured dentures or bridges. Rather than placing individual implants, these full mouth restoration options use strategically placed implants to support a multi-tooth restoration.
It typically takes between 3 and 6 months to place dental implants. But every patient’s situation is unique, and sometimes Dr. Eggleston determines that a patient requires one or more supplemental procedures such as bone grafting or treatment for gum disease to increase their prospects for a positive outcome. In these cases, your timeline could be increased.
For over 15 years, our Turlock dentist has helped patients regain confidence in the way their smile looks and functions. Our unique combination of training, experience, and technology make us the best choice in Turlock for rejuvenating your smile. Call today and make your appointment!