Dental Implant FAQs

As our Drexel Hill, Upper Darby, Havertown, Springfield, and Broomall, PA area patients begin to look into dental implants for their tooth restoration needs, we begin to receive more and more questions about the revolutionary treatment. Our staff is ready and willing to answer any and all questions you may bring to their attention. That said, over the many years we have been offering this treatment to our patients, we’ve begun to notice that some questions seem to come up much more frequently than others. In order to make things easier on our current and prospective implant patients, we’ve gathered up the most frequently asked questions we’ve received here at our office and listed them below, complete with answers directly from Dr. Barry Cohen. If you do not see your question below, feel free to call our office and speak with one of our helpful team members.

If I am missing more than just one tooth, will dental implants still work for me?

Yes! Regardless of how many missing teeth you might have, we have a treatment using dental implants that can fit your needs. For our patients who are missing multiple teeth, we can provide treatment using an implant-supported dental bridge or even an implant supported overdenture. While some patients may choose to restore each missing tooth with its own implant fixture and restoration, some patients may be better served by these other treatments.

I am an older person; will I still be able to receive dental implants?

So long as your mouth is strong enough to support the implant and your body is strong enough to undergo surgery, you will be able to have a dental implant placed. While it is true that osteoporosis can potentially interfere with the implant process, this treatment should still succeed so long as the right treatment and appropriate supplemental procedures are used.

On average, how long does the dental implant process take?

The length of time you can expect your dental implant treatment to take depends entirely on you. While the dental implant process usually takes three to six months to complete, time can be added depending on whether or not the patient requires a supplemental procedure beforehand or if they are requiring a large number of implants.

How long will my dental implants last?

Much like how long the process takes, how long you can expect your implants to last also largely depends on you. So long as you take proper care of your implants, which involves regular brushing, flossing, and checkups, it is possible that your dental implants will end up lasting you the rest of your life.

Can any dentist place my dental implants?

So long as your potential implant provider has been trained to provide them, they can place your dental implants. However, a dentist with many years of implant-related experience is more likely to be able to provide you with the type of results you are looking for. We recommend you look at our “Choosing an Implant Provider” page to learn more about what you should look for when deciding on a potential implant dentist.

How can I schedule my dental implant consultation?

If you have done the research and would like to find out if you qualify for treatment with dental implants at our Drexel Hill, PA office, you will need to schedule a free no-obligation consultation with Dr. Barry Cohen. To do so, contact our office today.

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