Dental Implants Q&A

Patients with one or more missing teeth can benefit from dental implants. Made of a sturdy titanium post, abutment, and dental crown, dental implants offer a secure solution to restore teeth. Dental implants can also be used to secure other restorative treatments for missing teeth, including dental bridges and dentures.

If you’re self-conscious of your missing teeth and want to smile confidently, Dr. Raymond Ribitch will help you during all steps of treatment. He works with an oral surgeon to place implants. Learn about the frequently asked questions that patients have about dental implants below:

Dental Implants FAQs

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants can last up to 20 years with the right dental care. Dental crowns which cover implants last 10 to 15 years.

Is the dental implant procedure painful?

During the dental implant procedure, the oral surgeon will use anesthesia to numb pain. Dental pain from the procedure should be minimal.

How long does it take for dental implants to heal?

After a titanium post, abutment, and temporary crown are inserted into the jawbone, the implants require a healing period of 3 to 6 months before the permanent restoration is complete. During this healing period, the titanium post fuses to the bone tissue in the jawbone to ensure that it is secured.

Replace Your Missing Teeth

If you have one or more missing teeth, schedule an appointment with Dr. Ribitch and his professionals. Call 989-772-1344 today.