Frequently Asked Questions
How long do dental implants last?
How much do dental implants cost?
The cost of your dental implants varies based on your situation. Your dental implants may be more or less expensive depending on if you need multiple implants, certain types of implants, or supplemental treatments to prepare for implant placement.
If you’re concerned about the cost of dental implants, don’t hesitate to contact our office. We can help you get the treatment you need — we accept many payment options and offer financing through CareCredit. They can break your treatment bill down into affordable monthly payments.
While lower-cost implant procedures may be enticing, they often cut out important parts of the procedure that could endanger the success of your dental implant. Dr. Oettinger and Dr. Cook are experienced and caring dentists who will make sure you’re safe throughout your treatment.
How do you take care of dental implants after the procedure?
Dental implants are easy to care for — all you have to do is brush and floss your teeth daily. Treat your implant like it’s a natural tooth, but use a soft-bristled toothbrush, non-abrasive toothpaste, and gentle floss or flossing tools, so you don’t scratch the surface of your new tooth.
While daily care is simple, proper surgery aftercare is essential to a successful dental implant. To ensure there aren’t complications with your implant, follow the aftercare guidelines given to you by our staff carefully.
Are dental implants safe?
Yes, dental implants are safe. They have a very high success rate, and complications are rare. That’s because implants are made from high-quality, biocompatible materials that naturally integrate with your jawbone.
It’s important to choose a qualified and experienced implant dentist because your surgery will be safer. Drs Oettinger and Cook are both well-educated and have placed implants for years — they’ll ensure your dental implant treatment goes smoothly and can confidently give you the beautiful smile you deserve.
Does insurance cover my dental implants procedure?
Many dental insurances do cover part of the cost of dental implants. To find out the details of your coverage, we recommend contacting your insurance provider. They can help you and answer your questions about your insurance.
It’s important to note that our office doesn’t participate in any dental insurance plans. We’ll provide the necessary paperwork for you to file with your insurance company — if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us by calling (910) 692-4051.
If you’re concerned about paying for your dental implants, a financing plan through CareCredit may be an option for you. They can break your treatment costs down into affordable monthly payments, so you can have a beautiful smile without breaking the bank.
What do I do in the event of a complication with my dental implants?
Complications with dental implants are rare but if you have an issue, contact our office by calling (910) 692-4051 as soon as you can. We can get you into our office to examine your implant and fix any issue you may have.
The most common complications are infections, nerve damage or damage to surrounding areas, or sinus issues. Drs Oettinger and Cook are experienced implant dentists and can ensure your dental implant surgery is as safe as possible.