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Michael Luzuriaga, DDS, MAGD & Lyndsay Kuzmak, DDS, FAGD | Dental Implant FAQ's in Westminster MD

Michael Luzuriaga, DDS, MAGD, ABGD

Lyndsay C. Kuzmak, DDS, FAGD

Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

 

20 South Center Street

Westminster, Maryland 21157

(410) 848-5656

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 jawbone. An abutment and crown are 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 may be 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, and you can eat the foods you want without any fear of embarrassment.  The procedure has a very high success rate.

Who can place a dental implant?
We will refer you to either our highly trained oral surgeon or skilled periodontist in Westminster to place the implant itself.

How much do implants cost?
The price of your dental implants will vary based on how many implants you are having placed, amount of insurance coverage, possible need for bone grafting, and more. Schedule a consultation with us to discuss the finances of having implants placed.

Do dental implants hurt?
No. A local anesthetic will be given before the procedure so that you do not feel any discomfort.  Some specialists do offer sedation if necessary for anxiety.

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

 
 
Westminster Dentist | Dental Implant FAQ's. Michael Luzuriaga, DDS & Lyndsay Kuzmak DDS are Westminster Dentists.