FAQ: Dental Implants

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. Amy Marckese-Braun may recommend bone grafting to ensure the success of your dental implant.

Will 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. Many dental insurance plans average annual benefits up to $1,500. We also offer financing through CareCredit where you can receive interest free payment plans to help you spread out the cost of your treatment. 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. Marckese-Braun will help to determine what your best missing tooth treatment option will be. Dr. Marckese-Braun offers dental implants in her Indianapolis, IN dentist office for one or several missing teeth. 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. Marckese-Braun 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. Marckese-Braun at least twice a year for dental cleanings at her Indianapolis, IN 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 Indianapolis, IN 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.

How long does a dental implant last?

If cared for properly, a dental implant can last a lifetime. It’s important to visit Dr. Marckese-Braun twice a year for a routine dental health exam. In the rare occasion that you have any issues with your dental implant, you should call for an appointment to have it looked at.

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