Dental Implant FAQ - Tolland, CT

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If you need information about dental implants, this is a good place to start. Dr. Neil Hoss has years of training and experience in dental implants beyond dental school. He and our staff can provide you with exceptional results, should you need to have dental implants in Tolland, CT. This page has some of the commonly asked questions. If you want more detailed answers, or to understand how implants might figure into your specific dental health situation, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation today. This is the best way to find if and why dental implants might be right for you. We look forward to meeting you at our Tolland, CT office!

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Dental Implant FAQs

Dental implants are widely considered the highest quality replacement for missing or severely decayed teeth. Single implants consist of three parts: 1) a highly durable, screw-like titanium post that’s inserted into your jaw to act as your tooth root, 2) a sturdy, natural-looking crown that tops the post, and 3) an abutment, which connects the other two parts.

Dr. Hoss has had exceptional success in rebuilding jawbone mass through bone grafting and ridge augmentation procedures. These can make you a candidate for dental implants.

Dr. Hoss has the training to both place and restore dental implants. This means he inserts the implant posts (placement) and also adds the crowns (restoration). He’s the only doctor you’ll need to see, making for fewer appointments and scheduling concerns. Not all practices can offer these advantages.

After making you comfortable with sedation dentistry, Dr. Hoss will remove any decayed teeth you may have that are being replaced. He’ll then surgically insert titanium posts into your jaw—one for each tooth being replaced. Depending upon the state of your dental health, he may be able to provide provisional (temporary) crowns the same day. During healing, the posts fuse with your jawbone and eventually become a permanent part of your body. Once your treatment is complete, you’ll be able to eat and speak normally, and smile without thinking twice!

Several factors will determine your specific dental implant cost. Do you need more than one implant? Multiple implants will naturally cost you more. Is your mouth ready for implants? We may have to perform tooth extractions and/or bone grafting beforehand. Each of these has its own associated cost. We invite you to schedule a free consultation so that we can determine your specific treatment plan cost.

Dr. Hoss may be able to provide you with crowns the same visit as placement, depending on your specific situation. It can take up to six months for implant posts to fully integrate into your jawbone.

Give dental implants the same regular care you’d give your natural teeth—brush, floss, and have regular check-ups and cleanings—and you should be able to enjoy their benefits for a lifetime.

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