FAQ: Dental Implants

dental implant washington, dcDental implants have become the preferred method of replacing missing teeth for their long term oral health benefits. Dental implants have over a 95% success rate and provide a stable foundation for oral health. Washington, DC restorative dentist Dr. Andrew Cobb provides some answers to commonly asked questions about dental implants. For any additional questions, please feel free to contact our Washington, DC dentist office. Our highly trained and compassionate staff are always happy to help patients through their entire implant process.

Do you offer comprehensive dental implant consultations?

Yes. Dr. Cobb will personally meet with you and take the time to thoroughly evaluate your oral health and discuss your implant options with you. Dr. Cobb utilizes the most modern dental technology including 3-D digital imaging and computer modeling to provide realistic images of what your restoration will look and function like.

How does the treatment planning procedure work?

Dr. Cobb offers comprehensive and individualized treatment planning for dental implants. During your treatment planning, we will provide 3D and intraoral images to build an accurate picture of your oral health. Dr. Cobb will review both your dental and medical history to determine your potential risk and for recurrent decay and or periodontal disease. Depending on your oral health and unique needs, Dr. Cobb may work with a local oral surgeon for the surgical placement of the implant or periodontist to ensure your optimal results. Once fully healed, Dr. Cobb will fabricate your final restoration and it will be fit and secured in the comfort of our Washington, DC dentist office.

How long does it take for a dental implant to heal?

The exact time it takes for an implant to heal will vary from patient to patient. Typically the implants heal within 3-6 months. It is important to allow the implant to completely heal and fuse with the jaw bone before permanently attaching your final restoration for optimal and long lasting results.

Does my insurance cover dental implants?

Dental implants are an investment in your well being and your health. Dental implants offer natural looking and functioning results that can improve your life. Everyone’s dental insurance is different and coverage will vary depending on the plan. Unfortunately, most dental insurance plans will not cover dental implants. Our team will help you maximize your benefits and help you find alternative payment methods.

Schedule Your Consultation for Dental Implants

If you are missing one tooth, or all of your teeth, contact our Washington, DC dentist office as soon as possible or schedule a consultation online. Dr. Cobb can help restore function, beauty, and health to your smile.