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Dental Implants FAQs Washington, DC

Dr. Andrew Cobb is an expert implants dentist in Washington D.C. He can answer all of your dental implants questions during a thorough dental exam and consultation.

How long does a dental implant last?

Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. If cared for properly, a dental implant can last a lifetime. It’s important to visit Dr. Andrew Cobb bi-annually for a routine dental health exam in his Washington, D.C. dentist office.

Dental implants are expensive; are they worth the cost?

Dental implants are a long-term investment in your overall well-being and oral health and may help to prevent the need for further advanced dental care. Our Dental implants in Washington, DC offer a permanent solution for missing teeth and often require no future maintenance costs. No other missing teeth solution will compare to the benefits of dental implants.

Does my insurance cover dental implants?

Each patient’s dental insurance is unique and coverage will vary depending on the plan. Not many dental insurance plans will cover dental implants. Some insurance plans will partially cover the dental fabrication such as the crown or the denture.

Dr. Cobb strives to provide the highest level of dental care possible in a manner that is accessible and affordable for patients. Many of our patients have dental insurance and our staff will work with you to help you maximize your benefits for dental implants.

While we do not participate with any dental insurance networks, our staff will take care of any billing and documentation so that you can receive reimbursement. However, you are responsible for the cost of dental implants.

Washington, D.C. dentist, Dr. Cobb, offers many payment options including cash, check, credit card, flexible spending account, and health saving account payments. He also offers financing options for qualified patients and payment schedules for complete treatment plans.

Am I s candidate for dental implants?

Dental implants are for people who are missing one tooth or who are missing several or all their teeth. Dental implants are for patients who are healthy overall and have healthy bone structure whether they are young or old. Dr. Cobb will perform a comprehensive exam to make sure you qualify for dental implants in his Washington, D.C. dentist office.

How does the treatment planning procedure work?

Dr. Cobb offers comprehensive and individual treatment planning for dental implants. During your treatment planning, we will provide 3D and intraoral images to build an accurate picture of your oral health. Dr. Cobb will review both your dental and medical history to determine your potential risks and for recurrent decay and periodontal disease.

Depending on your oral health and unique needs, Dr. Cobb may work with a local oral surgeon for the surgical placement of the implant to ensure the best results. Once ready, Dr. Cobb will fabricate your final dental prosthetic and secure it to the implant post in the comfort of our Washington, DC dental office.

How long does it take for my mouth to heal over the dental implant?

The exact time it takes for a patients mouth to heal will vary from patient to patient. Typically the mouth will heal over the implant within 3-6 months. It is key to allow the jaw bone to completely heal and fuse with the dental implant before permanently attaching your final dental prosthetic. This step will ensure that you have the best and longest-lasting results.

What is the best option if I’m only missing one tooth?

If you are missing one tooth, Dr. Cobb will recommend a dental crown that is secured to a dental implant. This will provide patients with a permanent solution that is natural-looking. Patients will be able to maintain a normal oral hygiene routine and eat and speak with confidence.

What is the best solution if I’m missing several or all of my teeth?

If you are missing several or all of your teeth, Dr. Cobb may recommend a dental bridge secured by dental implants or dentures secured by dental implants. A dental bridge is often used to replace several consecutively missing teeth.

Dentures can be secured using strategically placed dental implants if you are missing a full set of teeth. Both options provide a patient with more structural support for the jaw and bite and require less maintenance.

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