Frequently asked dental implant questions

What are dental implants? 

A dental implant is a titanium post that functions as a man-made tooth root. It is inserted into your jaw bone and can help secure a crown, bridge, or denture to replace missing teeth.

Can denture wearers use implants? 

Yes! Many people frustrated with their dentures turn to dental implants to upgrade their dentures. Implants can give your denture increased stability and functionality, meaning you can eat what you want and speak confidently without worrying about your dentures.

Implants also help denture patients retain their bone structure. Since implants are placed in the jaw bone, they help retain facial structure as a person ages in a way that dentures can't.

How do implants help prevent bone loss? 

The roots of your teeth provide natural stability to your jaw bone. When those roots are missing, bone loss occurs more rapidly, causing premature aging. Implants act as a natural replacement to teeth roots, providing the support the bone needs to maintain its structure and prevent the change in facial structure associated with premature aging.

Does Britely Dentures + Implants Studio place a lot of implants?

Yes! Our dentists have helped thousands of patients over the years find the right tooth replacement solution for them.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

Most people who are missing teeth or have failing teeth are candidates for implants, including people who wear dentures. Schedule an appointment with our office so we can go over which options you are eligible for.

Do implants hurt?

Most implant patients report that the discomfort associated with an implant procedure is far less than expected and is very much like having a tooth extracted. Moreover, although everyone is different with regards to pain tolerance, most patients are very comfortable simply taking over the counter medications such as Tylenol and Ibuprofen afterward.

Do dental implants look natural? 

Your new replacement teeth will look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. And since implant treatment is the only solution that prevents bone resorption, which can cause your smile to look unnatural, the long-term esthetics will be superior to and much more natural than any other treatment options.

What can I eat with dental implants? 

Dental implants allow you to eat whatever you want without worrying about your teeth. Implants are securely anchored, which means you'll never think twice about eating an apple again!

Will there be any restrictions with implants?

After a five or six month healing period, you will be able to undertake any activity that you would with normal teeth. This includes eating and drinking whatever you choose. Your new replacement teeth will look, feel, and function like natural teeth, which will allow you to forget about them and enjoy life as it was meant to be enjoyed.

How much do implants cost?

The cost of dental implants is highly variable from patient to patient. It also depends on the type of implant required and the material of the artificial crown the patient chooses. Dental implants save money by preventing future dental issues. Also, implants are not subject to break like dentures and they prevent costly future bone loss.

Everyone’s mouth is different. The best way to get an accurate price is to come in for a free consultation with us.

Tooth replacement options

Flipper

Dentures

Bridge

Implants

Longevity
1-3 years
5-7 years
7-10 years
Lifetime
Preserves healthy teeth?
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Transmits force to
adjacent teeth
adjacent teeth & gums
adjacent teeth
bone
Prevents bone loss & preserves facial change?
No
No
No
Yes
Requires periodic adjustments?
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Longevity
Yes
Yes
Yes
No