Implant FAQs

Jacksonville, FL

Does Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

To answer this question, you’ll need to review your individual dental insurance policy. The reason for this is because it is dependent on the company and coverage as to whether dental implant placement is covered. Typically, this type of restorative treatment is not covered, but there may be aspects of your procedure that can qualify, including:

  • Anesthesia/sedation
  • Customized restoration (i.e., dental crown, bridge, or denture)
  • Initial consultation
  • Pre-implant dental work (i.e., gum disease therapy, bone graft, sinus lift)

If the hassle of working with the insurance company sounds unappealing, talk to a member of our team who will be happy to assist in working on your behalf with your insurance company, filing any necessary claims and helping you get the most out of your benefits.

Are Dental Implants Safe?

Considered to be one of the safest, most effective methods of tooth restoration, dental implants are becoming a much more popular treatment solution. In fact, you’ll be pleased to know that dental implant placement has an extremely high success rate of around 95%. However, every procedure does come with risks, which we will explain during your initial consultation.

Do Dental Implants Ever Fail?

When it comes to risks with dental implant surgery, it is usually because of possible implant failure. As rare as it is, an implant can fail under certain circumstances, some of which include:

  • Improper Placement – If the professional you are seeing does not carefully or properly place the implant in the correct spot, added pressure can be put on it and ultimately result in failure.
  • Smoking Or Using Tobacco – Not only is this harmful to your overall health, but smoking weakens your immune system and makes it more difficult for you to heal during the osseointegration process.
  • Weakened Immune System – Just like smoking, certain diseases or conditions such as diabetes or an autoimmune disorder can compromise your immune system and make it harder to fight off infection and heal.

At Jacksonville Complete Dentistry, our team has the training and expertise to complete the entire implant process under one roof in Jacksonville, FL. You can feel confident in your decision to pursue implant placement with our talented professionals.

If I Have Dentures, Can I Switch To Dental Implants?

Yes! After a complete examination by our dentists, we will evaluate your teeth, gums, and jawbone density to ensure you are a qualified candidate for dental implants. Your bone must be strong enough to support an implant and its custom restoration, so if it isn’t, it will be necessary for you to either continue treatment with traditional dentures or undergo a bone graft (or sinus lift) to add more support to your jawbone.

Many patients have found great success by making the switch from dentures to dental implants.

Am I Too Old To Get Dental Implants?

There is technically no upper age limit to receive dental implants. Once you are an adult, there are other factors that need to be taken into account outside of age. For example, if you have any existing health issues that could negatively affect your ability to receive dental implants, you may not be eligible. For example, if you have a condition that affects your body’s ability to heal (ex. autoimmune disease, osteoporosis, etc.), you may want to consider alternative tooth replacement solutions.

Will I Have To Take Off Work For Dental Implant Surgery?

In most cases, you will only need between one and two days to recover after getting dental implants. However, every case is unique, which means we may recommend more days to recover depending on how many implants you had placed. Additionally, if you have a job that requires a certain amount of physical labor to perform, you may want to either take time off from work or schedule your surgery to happen just before a weekend.

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