Frequently Asked Questions
COST AND INSURANCE COVERAGE
- How much do dental implants cost?
The cost for dental implants will vary based on your specific needs including the number of teeth that need to be replaced and your bone condition. Your dentist will determine your individual treatment plan and provide you with a cost. In most cases, your implant dentist will be able to offer a range of payment options including affordable monthly payments. Click here to Find A Dentist in your area.
- Does insurance cover dental implants?
Your dentist’s office can help you determine if your procedure qualifies for coverage from sources such as private insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid. Your dentist can also help identify a range of payment options including insurance, credit card payments, and consumer loans for medical procedures.
THE DENTAL IMPLANT PROCEDURE
- Should I get dental implants?
Dental implants are a permanent solution for people who need replacement teeth and want a natural smile, appearance, and function. Implants allow you to chew food normally and help prevent bone loss in your jaw. They are more comfortable than dentures, partials, or bridges, and can last a lifetime.
- How do dental implants work?
Dental implants are posts placed into the jaw where the tooth root used to be located. The posts fuse with the bone in your jaw and serve as a strong anchor to attach a replacement tooth or replacement teeth if you need multiple. A connector called an abutment is screwed into the implant to support your new crown or artificial tooth. Your new replacement tooth is designed to be strong and natural looking.
- What makes DIOnavi Dental Implant Procedures precise?
Your dentist will be able to precisely place your implant using the personalized, data-generated procedure guide to ensure accuracy. Accuracy is important when placing your implant because precise placement means a comfortable procedure, a stable tooth, and less risk for injury to nerves or surrounding areas.
- What are dental implants made of?
DIOnavi implants are made of a super-strong titanium metal post that is precisely placed into the bone in your jaw. This creates a stable environment for the connector, called an abutment, and the permanent tooth or crown that your dentist will select. That permanent crown or tooth looks and functions like a natural tooth.
- How long does a dental implant procedure take?
DIOnavi EcoDigital Implant Procedures are fast, comfortable, and precise. Unlike other implant procedures, the DIOnavi implant procedure is fast because there is no surgical incision and the procedure is data-driven and personalized for your mouth. The actual DIOnavi implant procedure is performed in a matter of minutes. Watch a short video that explains the DIOnavi procedure.
- What makes DIOnavi Dental Implant Procedures fast?
DIOnavi procedure speed is driven by its digital sophistication and precision. The entire process from the initial scan of your mouth, to creating your personalized treatment plan, to performing your procedure, can be done in as little as two hours from the time you walk into your dentist’s office. Or, if your dentist elects to perform some of the steps during a consultation visit, it may be even faster on treatment day. Watch a short video that explains the DIOnavi procedure.
- What type of doctor does dental implant procedures?
Implant specialists, oral surgeons, and trained general dentists perform dental implant procedures. To find a DIOnavi dentist in your area, click here.
- Do dental implants hurt?
The DIOnavi EcoDigital Implant Procedure was designed with patient comfort as a top priority. Eliminating the surgical incision removes the pain associated with the cutting and sutures that are part of conventional implant procedures. The DIOnavi minimally invasive approach is designed to protect your gums and bone during the procedure to create a soothing healing environment afterward. UV activation technology may also be used to stimulate healing and give your gums and bone an environment to quickly get healthy and strong.
- What makes DIOnavi Dental Implant Procedures comfortable?
DIOnavi procedures are minimally invasive and flapless. This means that there is no surgical incision like you have with conventional implant techniques. Your gums, teeth, and bone are protected from unnecessary surgical damage. The result is a very comfortable procedure and recovery.
- Is dental implant surgery safe?
Dental implant surgery is safe when performed by a qualified and experienced dental professional. As with any procedure, rare complications like infection can occur. With DIOnavi EcoDigital Implant Procedures, there is no surgical incision and no suturing, which means there is less of a chance for complications that are associated with conventional dental implants.
AFTER DENTAL IMPLANT SURGERY
- What should you expect after dental implant surgery?
With DIOnavi EcoDigital implants, you should expect to return to work and other activities after your procedure. Any discomfort is manageable with non-prescription, over-the-counter pain relievers. After your procedure while you’re healing, make sure to follow your dentist’s instructions on how to care for your new artificial tooth or teeth. You should take care of your implants with the same good oral hygiene habits recommended for natural teeth—brushing, flossing, rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash, and getting regular dental check-ups.
- What can you eat after your dental implant procedure?
You’ll be able to eat soft foods after your implant surgery and gradually transition to foods that require more chewing. Your dentist will provide you with thorough instructions and tips for success.
- How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants are designed to last a very long time and, in most cases, a lifetime. Worried that your new dental implant might fall out or fail? Except in the event of injury or major illnesses, implants should last a lifetime with the proper care and maintenance. Proper oral hygiene is a must along with avoiding smoking.
- Do dental implants feel natural?
Implants allow you to chew food normally and help prevent bone loss in your jaw. They’re more comfortable than dentures, partials, or bridges, and can last a lifetime. Dental implants are the closest, best option for replacing teeth because they look and feel just like your natural teeth.
DENTAL IMPLANTS AND PRE-EXISTING ORAL CONDITIONS
- If you grind your teeth, are you a candidate for dental implants?
This is a common question. Ask your dentist if dental implants are right for you.
- Are you a candidate for dental implants if you have bone loss or gum disease?
Your dentist will perform a thorough digital scan and image map of your mouth and bones. After that, your dentist can make a specific recommendation based on your condition.
- When is it too late to get dental implants?
DIOnavi EcoDigital implant procedures can be performed when conventional implants and implant surgery techniques will not work. With conventional techniques, complications from surgical incisions like bleeding and swelling can make implants a no-go for people with health conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, or heart disease. Older adults can also face roadblocks with conventional implants. If you’ve been told in the past you weren’t a candidate for dental implants—good news—you may be one now with DIOnavi. Find A Dentist near you.