Am I A Candidate For Dental Implants?
Most patients will qualify for dental implants. You should be healthy and have sufficient bone structure to support the implant. If you have suffered bone lost, Dr. Alexander may recommend bone grafting to ensure the success of your dental implant. If you’re missing teeth, dental implants are the second best thing to real teeth.
Does my insurance cover dental implants?
Each patient’s dental insurance is unique and coverage will vary depending on the plan. We have trained in-house specialists who can answer many of your dental insurance questions. Not many dental insurance plans will cover dental implants. Some insurance plans will partially cover the dental fabrication such as the crown or the denture. The staff at our Jacksonville, FL dentist office will submit the necessary documentation to your dental insurance company to maximize your reimbursement. We also offer financing through CareCredit where you can receive interest free payment plans to help you spread out the cost of your treatment. We also accept all major credit cards and HSA and FSA. The benefits of dental implants are endless and they are truly an investment in your oral health and quality of life.
How quickly can I get a replacement tooth?
After a thorough dental exam, Dr. Alexander will help to determine what your best missing tooth treatment option will be. Dr. Alexander offers dental implants in his Jacksonville, FL dentist office. We have dental implants for multiple missing teeth or just a single dental implant for one missing tooth. After surgery, the dental implant typically requires 3 to 6 months to fully integrate with the jaw bone before we can secure the permanent restoration. Dr. Alexander may be able to provide a temporary crown while the implant heals.
Do dental implants require special care?
Dental implants require no more maintenance or care than your natural teeth. Implants, like your natural teeth, depend on healthy gums and surrounding tooth structures for support. It is essential that you brush and floss regularly and visit Dr. Alexander at least twice a year for dental cleanings at his Jacksonville, FL dentist office. Regular and diligent oral hygiene should keep your dental implant healthy for a lifetime of smiles.
How much pain will I feel after the dental implant procedure?
There is generally little to no discomfort following the dental implant surgery. Our Jacksonville, FL dentist office staff will call in any necessary prescriptions in advance to prevent swelling and discomfort.
What can I eat after having my dental implant placed?
We recommend a soft food diet for a few days. The area will be tender after the procedure, so you will want to be careful with what you eat.
How long does a dental implant last?
If cared for properly, a dental implant can last a lifetime. It’s important to visit Dr. Alexander twice a year for a routine dental health exam. Also, if you have any issues with your dental implant, you should call for an appointment to have it looked at.
Learn More About Dental Implants
- Dental Implants: Overview
- The Benefits of Dental Implants
- Dental Implant Procedure
- Dental Implant vs Dentures
- Cost of Dental Implants
- Types of Dental Implants
- Dental Implants for Multiple Missing Teeth
- Dental Implants for a Single Missing Tooth
Complimentary Dental Implant Consultation
At Alexander Dentistry, we offer free consultations for dental implants. This is a great opportunity to visit our Jacksonville dental office, meet Dr. Alexander and have all your questions about dental implants answered. We will review the entire process, as well as the cost for your implant procedure. Our staff can discuss dental insurance benefits and help you with any financing that may be needed. Call 904.901.4302 or request a consultation online.