Dr. Jose Gil and the team at Hamilton Dental Designs are dedicated to providing patients with comfortable and comprehensive dental care. If you have one or more missing or lost teeth, call our Allentown, PA office. Dr. Gil is trained in providing dental implants as a restorative solution.
Dental Implants: Frequently Asked Questions
Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about dental implants below:
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is made of a titanium post, abutment, and dental crown. The post is surgically inserted into the jawbone to replace one or more teeth. Dental bridges and dentures can be used along with dental implants depending on the number and location of your missing teeth.
How quickly can I receive a dental implant?
The entire dental implant process can take from 3-to 9 months. The number of implants you need, the location of the implant, and other pre-implant treatments all affect how long the process will take. After the implants are surgically placed they will require a healing time of 3 to 6 months. After that, an abutment will be attached to each implant and a brief healing time will follow. Then you will return again for the attachment of your dental restoration.
Do I qualify for dental implants?
People who are missing teeth or have damaged teeth but still have healthy gums and enough healthy bone structure left can receive dental implants. The bone structure needs to be healthy in order for the implant to completely fuse with the bone to support dental restoration. However, bone grafting can be done to ensure success. There are also periodontal treatments for patients with gum disease.
Can I replace a denture using dental implants?
Yes, four strategically placed dental implants can be used to secure a hybrid denture. This treatment option uses smaller implants and is a great option for patients who may not have enough bone structure left for traditional implants.
Can a dental implant fail?
Dental implants have a national success rate of about 95%. However, factors like smoking increase your chance of dental implant failure. Be sure you’re maintaining good oral health for a long-lasting end result.
Contact Our Office
Call Hamilton Dental Designs today at (610) 421-4540. You can also schedule an appointment with Dr. Gil on our website. If you have any more questions about dental implants, our staff will be happy to help you.