Questions About Dental Implants?

Frequently Asked Questions - Legends Dental

We are proud to offer comprehensive implant solutions at our Lawrence, KS office and have helped hundreds of patients achieve and maintain great oral health with dental implants. We understand there are many questions, however, regarding the implant process, how much dental implants cost, and who is qualified to perform your surgery. We are transparent in what you can expect so you can make the most informed decision and feel confident about your choice to replace your teeth with the gold standard in replacement options.

Dental Implant FAQs

Why should I choose Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that mimics the look, feel, and function of your natural teeth. Implants can restore 98 percent of function, allowing you to eat anything you want while looking completely natural and beautiful.

What is the success rate of implants?

Dental implants placed by our dentist consistently retain a high success rate, with our comprehensive surgical, restorative, and follow-up care. With proper home and professional care they can successfully last your lifetime.

How much do dental implants cost?

The cost of dental implants varies from patient to patient. During your consultation we will take into consideration the number of teeth that need to be replaced, how much bone is available or if we will need to perform a bone graft or sinus lift prior to surgery, any tooth extractions, and if any infection is present.

How many teeth can I replace?

Whether you have one missing tooth or an entire arch, we have dental implant solutions to accommodate you. For full-arch tooth loss we can place as little as two implants that support an entire denture or bridge, giving you a secure fit.

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Am I a candidate for dental implants?

If you have one, many or a full arch of missing teeth you are likely a candidate for dental implants. You should be in good overall health and be free of any gum disease or infection. We can help you improve and maintain the proper level of health before placing implants.

What if I don’t have enough bone to support implants? Even if you have been told you don’t have enough bone to support dental implants, you may still be a candidate. Through bone grafting or sinus lift procedures we can rebuild bone in your jaw so you can get any number of implants placed.

Does implant surgery hurt?

This is a common misconception we often hear. Having dental implants placed is generally not painful and actually feels similar to having a tooth pulled. In fact, many of our patients say they hardly felt anything at all! Our on-staff anesthesiologist is trained to administer IV sedation [link to sedation dentistry] if it’s needed.

Why should I choose Legends Dental for my implant care?

Our team is highly trained in implant care, from the treatments we offer and sedation options to the advanced technology we use during surgery. Both Dr. Ryan Brittingham and Dr. Melanie Beck have advanced training in implant dentistry. Dr. Brittingham has completed the Misch International Implant Institute Continuum, one of the most prestigious courses in implantology in the world, along with obtaining board-certification as a diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. With our state-of-the-art office and modern surgical suite, we are equipped and qualified to treat patients, including those who are medically compromised, and restore any number of missing teeth with dental implant solutions.

What is the process for getting dental implants?

Using 3D technology, we first take detailed images of your mouth which tells us exactly where the nerves are located and where the best possible location to place your implant(s) is. With this information we then precisely place your implant(s) in the jaw bone using X-Nav guided technology for the best results. Our team treats each implant case uniquely, guaranteeing your experience is customized and that you feel comfortable throughout.

Can I have a tooth removed and an implant placed the same day?

Yes! In most cases we can remove a tooth, or multiple teeth, and place an implant the same day. Our One-and-Done implant process for full arch tooth loss lets patients leave our office the day of surgery with a set of functioning teeth.

Where will my implant surgery take place?

Our Lawrence, KS office is designed to accommodate patients receiving dental implants. We are equipped to administer sedation in our office as well.

What if I experience complications?

When placing dental implants, our team is particular when it comes to placing them under the right conditions and in the precise location. We see very little complications after implants are placed by us, but do treat those whose implants weren’t placed correctly or that have failed.

How long do dental implants last?

When placed by our experienced team and cared for properly, dental implants can last your lifetime. The crown or restoration piece may need to be replaced due to normal wear and tear, but the titanium screw should last many years.

How do I care for my dental implants?

Your dental implants can be cleaned like your normal teeth. We recommend brushing twice a day and flossing daily, and maintaining regular cleanings with our team.

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