Frequently Asked Questions for Dental Implants

Many of our patients have questions about how dental implants work here at Hillsboro Dental Excellence. We have compiled a useful list of FAQs below; as always, feel free to call or text us during our business hours at 503-648-6671, and we will be happy to help answer any implant questions you have.

How Long Does Dental Implant Treatment Take?

The amount of time needed for a dental implant procedure varies depending on your situation. If you qualify for mini-implants, the healing time may not be as long. The average dental implant surgery and placement takes 4–8 months, but a dental implant with an added bone graft may take longer due to healing time.

The All-on-4® Treatment Concept can be done on the same day.

What Is a Dental Implant?

A teeth implant, or dental implant, consists of a titanium post placed in the jawbone. The implant acts like the natural tooth root and encourages bone fusion and regrowth. You can replace one or more missing teeth with dental implants. Learn more.

Why Do Patients Prefer Dental Implants Over Other Dental Work?

Dental implants act as the tooth root and provide added stability when replacing a tooth that doesn’t come with other tooth-borne restorations, such as a crown or traditional fixed partial denture (or bridge).

Surgical placement of a dental implant ensures a healthy anchor for the new tooth to be placed on. Dental implants also improve overall oral health by preventing gum disease and teeth shifting.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Although dental devices, bridges, crowns, and other prosthetics are made from high-quality materials, many are built to last an average of about 10 years. Our dental implants are made using advanced dental technology and can last 25 years or longer.

We consider dental implants an investment in your confidence and happiness. Your dental implants can last a long time if you take good care of your teeth and avoid chewing on foods that could damage your teeth, like hard candies. Keep brushing, flossing, and coming to see us every six months, and your implant could last for a lifetime!

Who Qualifies for Dental Implants? Am I A Candidate For Dental Implants?

Most of our patients are good candidates to receive a dental implant. Although you need to have a healthy jawbone, we also provide bone grafting for patients who need extra assistance. Our mini implants are also good for patients with small areas of low bone density.

Dr. Skinner will need to evaluate your physical health, bone health, and bone structure to find the best possible solution before moving forward with your dental implant placement.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

The cost of a dental implant varies depending on what type of implant you need, if you need bone grafting, if you need more than one implant, or what type of final teeth you would want for your All-on-4® Treatment Concept implant denture. We have several payment options available, and we can also check to see if your insurance covers implants. Dental implants are an excellent investment in your oral health as well.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

The titanium alloy post placed in your jaw acts like a tooth root, anchoring your new tooth prosthesis in place. The visible part of your tooth will look like your natural teeth, blending in with your natural smile. We offer several different types of implants, including mini implants, implant dentures, and fixed bridge implants.

Will I Need to See an Oral Surgeon To Have Dental Implants Placed?

Dr. Skinner and our team provide computer-guided dental implant oral surgery for the best possible results for your implant dentistry experience. We can show you how the whole process works and help you feel comfortable at the same time.

How Can I Find an Implant Dentist or Implant Dentures Near Me?

If you are in the Hillsboro, Beaverton, Cornelius, Tillamook, or Forest Grove areas, we’re close to you for easy access to care and late hours! Call us today at 503-648-6671 to schedule a FREE dental implants consultation appointment to become familiar with our practice. We’re always happy to answer your questions about our oral surgeon dentist and find the best dental implants for your specific circumstance.

Are You Ready for A FREE Dental Implants Consultation? Schedule Your Appointment at Hillsboro Dental Excellence Today!

To schedule your free dental implant consultation, call or contact our office today at 503-648-6671 to book an appointment and get started on your new smile. We can answer any other questions you have about our dental implants or our dental implant dentist office. We’re excited to meet you and get you started on your new confident smile!