Dr. Meinerz and Dr. Krueger, have years of combined experience placing dental implants, and at Honest Teeth, we’re familiar with all of the latest implant dentistry techniques and technologies.

If you’re thinking about getting dental implants and you’re not sure whether they’re the right option for you, you may have some questions about the process. Here are the 5 most common questions our patients ask us about dental implants, along with our answers:

1. Will My Insurance Cover A Dental Implant?

Unfortunately, the answer to this is usually “no”. Most dental insurance plans do not qualify dental implants as an essential procedure. They will cover a partial denture or a dental bridge to replace a missing tooth, but not a dental implant.

Some insurers are willing to pay up to 50% of the cost, but this is rare. It’s best to consult with your insurance company before you have a dental implant placed, to make sure you understand what is and what isn’t covered under your plan.

2. How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

One of the best reasons to get a dental implant is because implant treatment is the most cost-effective way to restore your tooth in the long-term, even if it is not covered by insurance. While dental implants are quite expensive at the outset, they last longer than partial dentures and dental bridges.

Dental implants, if you care for them properly, will last you for the rest of your life. Many people today have dental implants that are over 30 years old, and in great condition.

3. How Do I Care For My Dental Implant?

Another reason dental implants are beneficial is because they do not require any special care. All you have to do is brush and floss your teeth normally, and see the team at Honest Teeth for regular, six-month cleanings and exams.  

4. Are Dental Implants Painful?

The process of having a dental implant placed is somewhat invasive, so there will be some discomfort involved. However, this can be treated with prescription or over-the-counter medicine, and most patients experience very little discomfort within 2-3 days after the procedure.

5. How Many Teeth Can I Replace With Dental Implants?

You can replace anywhere from a single tooth to an entire mouthful of teeth. Dental implants can support a single dental crown, a dental bridge, or a set of implant-supported dentures.

No matter how many teeth you need to replace, you may be eligible for dental implants, as long as you’re healthy and free of any major oral issues like gum disease.

Interested In Learning More? Contact Us For A Consultation!

Getting a dental implant is a big step, and we understand that. We welcome you to stop by Honest Teeth for a consultation with Dr. Meinerz or Dr. Krueger. Our dentists are happy to help you understand the entire process, and they will assess your oral health to ensure that an implant is the best choice for you. Get started now by giving us a call at (262) 784-7770, or stop by our office for your consultation at 15255 Watertown Plank Rd., Suite #100, Elm Grove, Wisconsin.