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Dental Implants FAQs – Joplin, MO

Satisfy Your Dental Implant Curiosity

Dental implants can offer you a higher quality of life with their unique benefits. If you have missing teeth, you may have questions about this option. Because dental implants are a newer technology, many patients want to know more about them before coming into our practice. That’s why Dr. Dan K. Young has provided the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about dental implants in Joplin. Keep reading to satisfy your curiosity and get started on a complete smile.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

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Dental implants can last for at least 30 years and even a lifetime with proper care. After receiving dental implants, it’s more important than ever to brush and floss daily. You should also use an antibacterial mouthwash and maintain routine dental visits to ensure your oral health. Additionally, you should try to avoid negative lifestyle habits like routine smoking, tobacco use, or heavy drinking. By following these tips, you can enjoy dental implants for the rest of your life.

Do I Have to Go to a Different Office for Dental Implants?

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Many dentists have to refer their patients to different practices for dental implants, but Dr. Young can provide your implant placement and restoration all under one roof for quality and convenient dental care. This will not only be easier for you, but we will ensure that your implant and your restoration seamlessly fit together in your mouth for a great looking and feeling replacement. Our restorations are custom-made to match your natural dental structure.

Does it Hurt to Receive Dental Implants?

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The idea of having titanium placed into your jawbone sounds like a painful process, but our experienced team will ensure that you’re numb and relaxed before beginning. We even offer sedation for an extra layer of comfort. Your jawbone doesn’t actually have pain-sensing nerves, which makes the procedure much less painful than you may think. Patients that have received dental implants will typically describe the discomfort as equal to a simple tooth extraction.

Are Dental Implants Covered by Insurance?

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Because dental implants are still considered an elected treatment, most insurance plans unfortunately don’t cover them. However, they can sometimes help out with the cost of certain aspects of your treatment like your sedation or restoration. Dr. Young prides himself on offering quality dentistry that is also affordable, which is why he accepts insurance and offers financing options for those without it. Our friendly team is experienced at filing insurance claims and doing their best to minimize your out-of-pocket costs.

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