What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jaw bone beneath the gum line. This titanium post will act as the tooth root providing a strong foundation for the replacement tooth. Then Dr. Doyle Freano will use that to attach a replacement tooth. Dental implants do not come loose like dentures and can last a lifetime if cared for properly along with regular dental visits.
Will I have to see a specialist?
In many cases, Dr. Freano will be able to surgically place the dental implant in his Lexington, KY dentist office. In other cases, he may work with a local oral surgeon or periodontist to coordinate the surgical phase of treatment. Dr. Freano will complete the dental implant procedure by placing the final restoration of either a dental crown, partial or full denture in his Lexington dental office.
How quickly can I get a replacement tooth?
After a thorough dental exam, Dr. Freano will help to determine what your best missing tooth treatment option will be. Dr. Freano offers dental implants in his Lexington, KY dentist office for one or several missing teeth. After surgery, the dental implant typically requires 3 to 6 months to fully integrate with the jaw bone before we can secure the permanent restoration. Dr. Freano may be able to provide a temporary crown while the implant heals.
Do dental implants require special care?
Regular oral hygiene should keep your dental implant healthy for a lifetime of smiles. Dental implants require no more maintenance or care than your natural teeth. Implants, like your natural teeth, depend on healthy gums and surrounding tooth structures for support. It is important that you brush and floss regularly and visit Dr. Freano at least twice a year for dental cleanings at his Lexington, KY dentist office.
How much pain will I feel after the dental implant procedure?
There is generally little to no discomfort following the dental implant surgery. Our Lexington, KY dentist office staff will call in any necessary prescriptions in advance to prevent swelling and discomfort.
Does my insurance cover dental implants?
Each patient’s dental insurance is unique and coverage will vary depending on the plan. We have trained in-house specialists who can answer many of your dental insurance questions. Not many dental insurance plans will cover dental implants. Some insurance plans will partially cover the dental fabrication such as the dental bridge, dental crown or the denture. The staff at our Lexington, KY dentist office will submit the necessary documentation to your dental insurance company to maximize your reimbursement. We will work with our patients to ensure they understand the cost of their treatment and what their dental benefits may cover. We accept all major credit cards, cash, and checks. We also accept Health Savings Account and Flex Spending Account payments and we offer phased treatment plans. The benefits of dental implants are endless and they are truly an investment in your oral health and quality of life.