Dental Implant Costs and More – FAQs
The team at Garth B. Riopelle, DDS is proud that you have considered us to be your local dentist here in San Ramon. We are committed to making sure that all of our patients are happy and satisfied. If you are wondering whether or not dental implants are the right choice for you or you simply want to learn more about them, you are in the right place. Below, you will find some of the most common FAQs that we receive here at Garth B. Riopelle, DDS. We have taken the time to answer your questions to provide you with the information you need to make the right decision about your dental health. If you cannot find the answer to your question below, do not hesitate to contact our office today.
Are dental implants a good choice for me?
If you are wondering whether dental implants are a good choice for you or not, these three questions below can help you better decide.
- Do you want a natural smile? Dental implants are able to provide you with a natural smile. The implants feel, function, and fit just like your natural teeth once did and they will provide the stability you are after. Other tooth replacement options such as dentures may interfere with your ability to eat, talk, and smile.
- Do you want a smile that is hassle free? Of course, you do. Dental implants are a wonderful choice because they allow you to chow down on the foods you love, they provide a natural bite, and you can brush them like you did your natural teeth. Dentures often slip around in your mouth and they can prevent you from being able to eat the foods you love such as steak or chicken wings. They also need to be removed to clean.
- Do you want to be proud of your smile? Dental implants will be placed into your mouth by our implant specialists here at Garth B. Riopelle, DDS. Once the implants are in place, they will not move or shift around in your mouth and this allows you the ability to talk and smile in public without an issue. Dentures can slip around and are not as stable as you would like them to be, which can cause embarrassment.
If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, dental implants may be the right choice for you. They are a great option for most patients and Garth B. Riopelle, DDS is ready to provide you with an implant consultation today. Call our San Ramon office today.
What will it cost me for dental implants?
It varies. There is no one price that we can give all patients because the truth is, it depends. Some individuals will need to have jawbone restorations performed, some patients will need more appointments than others, and many other factors that can influence the price of the implants. Unlike other tooth replacement options available, Dr. Garth Riopelle wants you to know that dental implants are extremely customized, and they are made to fit your mouth and provide you with a lovely smile. With the above in mind, the cost of dental implants is worth every penny as they are designed to last a lifetime. Since they are customized, you will find that they fit in your mouth perfectly and they are much more comfortable than other options such as dentures. If you want to talk about dental implants, it is important that you work with a professional who is experienced in the art.
While it is possible that other tooth replacement options will be cheaper up front, they will cost you more over the lifespan of them. Think about it for a moment. With dentures, you need replacements and you also need all of the products and solutions that go along with them to clean them.
The estimated average cost for a single tooth dental implant can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $4,500. While this may sound like a lot, you must keep in mind that you can work with us to setup a financial payment plan and we may also be able to lower the price for you too. Working closely with Dr. Garth Riopelle will allow you to get the best possible price for all of your dental implants.
If you have ever seen companies advertise dental implants for a very cheap price, you may think it is too good to be true and it is. Before you receive any type of a dental implant, you need to work closely with your dentist to determine what is right for you.
There is no one dental implant fits all option. When you do meet a qualified dental implant specialist, do take some time to ask them questions about their credentials and also the treatment plan.
Dr. Riopelle wants to make sure that you know you should always work with an experienced and qualified dentist, such as him. If you choose a dentist who is not experienced, you will find that your dental implants fail and that they need to be
replaced, which in some cases, they cannot.
Once you have had your initial appointment and consultation, you will have a better idea of the number of recommended appointments and the cost of the dental implants. If you receive any type of quote for dental implants before you have a consultation, then you need to proceed with serious caution.
If you would like to receive a dental implant consultation, call the experts at Garth B. Riopelle, DDS today. We are here to provide you with a beautiful smile.
How long does it take to restore my teeth for dental implants?
It depends, really. All cases are different and depending on the procedures you need prior to the dental implants being placed, you could be looking at anywhere from a few months up to a year.
When you have an initial consultation completed by Dr. Riopelle, you will know exactly how many recommended appointments there are and what your treatment time will be.
These factors take into account any procedures that need to be completed and also your medical and dental history.
Patients who do receive dental implants can go home and continue life as normal in between their appointments.
Will insurance cover the cost of my dental implants?
Yes and no. Some dental insurance providers do cover the cost while others do not. If you find that your insurance provider does not offer benefits for dental implants, you can inquire with them about providing you with an allowance that would be equal to the cost of other tooth replacement options. At Garth B. Riopelle, DDS, we want you to be able to afford treatment, so we will work with you to come up with a payment plan and we will also contact your insurance company to learn more about your benefits.
Are there risks associated with dental implants?
Dental implants have been deemed effective and safe and are actually one of the most predictable procedures in the dental industry. There are some complications that can arise, but they are very rare and should not be considered common.
With that said, there are risks that you need to be aware of and those patients who smoke are at greater risk of these side effects. Some of the risks associated with the dental implant procedure include infection, nerve damage, implant failure, fractures,
tingling or numbness, sine problems, and the inability to complete the procedure due to a lack of jaw bone.
If you are worried about the side effects or risks, do contact Garth B. Riopelle, DDS today. We will discuss all of the risks with you and determine if you are at a higher risk.
Will I have teeth while the crowns are being made?
It is possible for you to receive temporary teeth while the permanent crowns are being made. This is something that Dr. Riopelle can discuss in detail with you. Call Garth B. Riopelle, DDS today.
Do dental implants hurt?
It is possible for you to experience some mild discomfort and bruising once the procedure is completed, but most patients express how painless the procedure is. Almost all patients are able to return to their normal life and activities the very next day.
Who should provide me with dental implants?
It is crucial that you choose a dentist who is properly experienced, trained, and licensed to place your dental implants. Dr. Riopelle has all of the qualifications, credentials, and licenses to do so. To schedule a dental implant consultation with Dr. Riopelle, call Garth
B. Riopelle, DDS today and we will schedule you an appointment in our San Ramon office.