All the answers are coming directly from Nishandeep Chahal DDS - your Lodi Implant Dentist :
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a permanent solution for a missing tooth. The titanium Implant is placed in the jaw bone (this serves as a dental root) and then a cosmetic crown is placed on top of that. This works just like a natural tooth.
How are implant over-dentures different than dentures?
Regular Dentures are made to fit a patient's mouth to sit on the jaw bone - without any anchors or retentive elements, thus they are always loose and unstable causing discomfort while eating and speaking. Where as Implant Over dentures are anchored to the Dental Implants and do not move or drop while eating and speaking. They are lot more snug and stable thus working like natural teeth - giving you the confidence to eating normally and smiling confidently.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants are the closest replacement option to your natural teeth. They are fixed, cosmetic and fully functional. They last for a lifetime if cared properly.
Who can place a dental implant?
Dental Implant Surgery needs a formal training for your dentist to be able to perform the procedure. Dr Nishandeep Chahal is formally trained from the American Academy Of Implant Dentistry since 2016. He has placed multiple Dental Implants in his career and has provided that winning smile for many patients in the central valley. (Lodi, Modesto and Turlock)
How much do implants cost?
Every patient wonders how much Implants cost. The cost varies with every patient depending on what they need. Patients may need a simple Implant surgery if the site (bone quality) is favorable thus may be very inexpensive. Or if a patient needs an extraction, bone preservation or multiple Implants, the cost may be a little bit more. We work with various Dental Financing companies that can help you make the treatment affordable by splitting the cost into monthly payments. Most Dental Implants start at $1500.00 at Lodi Family Dentistry. Call us to set up an appointment today to find out what your cost will be.
Do dental implants hurt?
Every surgery needs anesthetic to make the procedure painless. We administer local anesthetic before doing any kind of dental procedure, making sure the procedure is comfortable for the patient. On patient's request we do provide Oral Conscious Sedation as well.
How long do implants last?
Just like any other organ in the body, Implants are supposed to last a life time if properly cared for. Practice good Oral Hygiene and see your hygienist frequently for the success of your dental implants.