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Bailey Family Dentistry | Dental Implant FAQ's in Covington

2301 North Hwy 190 ~ Suite 4
Covington, LA 70433
(985) 809-9697
[email protected] 
Thomas Bailey, DDS
Dental Implant FAQ's

What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a permanent new root for a missing tooth. It is a titanium screw that is placed into the jaw bone. An abutment and crown is then placed on the implant to provide a new tooth that is permanent and looks just like a natural tooth.

How are dental implants different than dentures?
Dentures are a removable set of teeth or partial set of teeth that need to be removed and cared for in a special manner. They can often feel bulky and are difficult to get used to. Dental implants are a permanent replacement for missing teeth that can be cared for just like natural teeth.

What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants look and feel just like real teeth, they are permanent, you can eat the foods you want without any fear of embarrassment.  The procedure has a very high success rate with proper care.

How much do implants cost?
The price of your dental implants will vary based on the specifics of your case and how many implants you are having placed, The amount of insurance coverage and restorations required will also affect the cost.  Detailed treatment plans along with costs will be provided by both Dr. Bailey and the surgeon of record prior to treatment. Schedule a consultation with us to learn more about this process.

Do dental implants hurt?
A local anesthetic will be given before the procedure to help alleviate any pain or discomfort you may experience. If you have anxiety or fear you should discuss sedation options with your dentist at the consultation visit.

How long do implants last?
When cared for properly, implants can last a lifetime. Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits are essential to the success of your implant.

Covington Dentist | Dental Implant FAQ's. Thomas Bailey is a Covington Dentist.
2301 North Hwy 190 ~ Suite 4
Covington, LA 70433