The implant can last 20-25 years with good at-home care and regular checkups, while the artificial tooth can last 10-15 years before needing to be replaced or repaired.
It usually takes 3-4 appointments to receive an implant. Once the post has been installed and your mouth has fully healed, a process that generally takes a few weeks, Dr. Hahn will mount a custom-made crown (replacement tooth) onto the metal post. Because the implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide firm support for artificial teeth and don't shift around the mouth like some removable dentures.
Implants are generally made out of titanium. We use this metal because it fuses naturally with your jawbone for increased strength and stability. Titanium also helps stimulate bone growth to reverse the tissue loss that follows after losing one or more teeth.
Implants require a minor outpatient surgery to insert in your jawbone, which will require a few weeks for your mouth to fully heal. It’s normal to experience pain, swelling, and some bleeding during the first few days after your surgery. Once your mouth has healed and your implant has been restored with your replacement tooth, it will feel as painless and natural as a regular tooth.
If you're missing teeth, you could be a great dental implant candidate. Your jaw must be finished growing, and your gums must be healthy. Dental implants are an excellent solution for adults, not children.
You want to wear them for at least 20 hours per day for optimal results. Clear Aligners should stay in your mouth if you’re not eating or brushing your teeth.
Clear Aligners are designed to help adults and teens straighten their teeth and enjoy better overall oral health.
Most dental insurance plans will cover the cost of your treatment in part. We will verify your insurance benefits during your visit and provide you with a complete breakdown of all out-of-pocket expenses.
While the total cost of your treatment will depend on your unique needs, Clear Aligners are comparable to the cost of braces treatment.
The process of receiving porcelain veneers involves reshaping the natural tooth structure beneath, which is permanent and cannot be reversed without dental attention. On the other hand, Lumineers generally require little to no preparation, which means you natural tooth structure remains intact.
Porcelain veneers typically last 10-15 years with good brushing and flossing habits, while Lumineers can last up to 10 years.
Porcelain veneers require moderate tooth preparation prior to placement, which includes trimming and reshaping your existing enamel for the best possible fit. Lumineers require little to no preparation, which means they can be applied without changing the tooth structure. That said, tooth preparation is generally a painless procedure thanks to local anesthesia and the latest techniques.
It usually takes 2-3 appointments to receive a new set of veneers or Lumineers. This includes your initial consultation, preparation, and application.