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Dental Implants: Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re interested in restoring your smile after losing one or more teeth, a dental implant from Dr. Thakkar at Branches Dental may be right for you. Dental implants are totally permanent, and they are a great long-term investment in your oral health if you’re missing a tooth. Patients considering dental implants often have questions about the procedure, so here are a few answers to some common inquiries:

Are Dental Implants Really Permanent?

Yes! Dental implants, when properly cared for with regular brushing and flossing, will easily last 30 years, and for many patients, they last a lifetime. This is possible because the implant goes through a process called “osseointegration”, meaning that it integrates naturally into the existing gum and jaw tissue. This gives allows the implant to perfectly mimic a natural tooth root, making it durable and long-lasting.

Are Dental Implants Covered By Insurance?

Unfortunately, dental implants are not covered by most insurance companies. This is because these companies classify dental implants as “elective” procedures, in most cases. Your insurer will likely cover the cost of a dental bridge or denture, but will not cover the cost of an implant. In some cases, though, your insurer may be willing to cover a percentage of the cost of your implant.  

Are Dental Implants Worth The Investment?

Absolutely! Dental implants are much more cost-effective compared to other restorative procedures in the long run. Though the initial cost is an investment, dental implants don’t need to be replaced the same way that bridges or dentures will. This means that over time, you may actually end up saving money if you opt for dental implants.  

Interested In Implants? Come In Today!

If you’re interested in a dental implant and would like to see if you’re a good candidate for this procedure, come see Dr. Thakkar at Branches Dental right away. As a leading expert in implant dentistry in Anna, Dr. Thakkar can examine your mouth and determine if an implant is right for you. Ready to get started with dental implants in Anna, TX? Contact us now at (972) 924-0330, or come into our office at 2100 West White St., Ste 100, Anna, TX 75409.  

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