The dental implant procedure often raises many questions, from “how does it work?” to “what will it cost”? Dr. Hoffert will answer your specific questions personally during your consultation, providing the information you need to make an informed decision about your dental health goals.
Here are a few of the most common questions about dental implants that we hear in our office. Our dental website also has a page with dental education videos that contain information on a wide range of topics, including dental implants. For additional information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hoffert, contact us directly at (828)-358-1925.
How long is the dental implant process?
Placing dental implants can take several months from start to finish. The first step is the surgical implantation of the post, which requires a healing period of 3-6 months. The amount of time needed for this step in the process is dependent upon your overall health, the location of the implant and what type of restoration is being attached to it. Once healed, the final restoration can be attached to restore your smile.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
Dr. Hoffert will thoroughly evaluate your oral health during a consultation to determine if there is adequate bone structure and gum health to support a lasting result. The any advanced in techniques and types of implants have opened the door for a wider range of patients with varying degrees of bone recession in the jaw. If necessary, Dr. Hoffert can work with you to establish a better foundation for a dental implant with a bone graft. We also offer traditional tooth replacement options such as dentures, partials and bridges.
Can dental implants replace multiple teeth?
Yes. Dental implants can be used to secure a partial or full denture. Securing a denture with dental implants can offer patients a more secure and stable bite. Dental implants fuse with the jaw helping to stimulate natural bone regeneration and may prevent facial sagging.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants can last for over 25 years with good oral hygiene. Like natural teeth, dental implants require healthy bone and gum tissue for support. Twice daily brushing, flossing and routine visits to Dr. Hoffert can help ensure long lasting results.
Does dental insurance cover dental implants?
In most cases, dental insurance providers do not cover the cost of your dental implant treatment. Dr. Hoffert will explain all associated costs and our office can help you to maximize any available dental benefits, HSA/FSA dollars or to set up an account with Wells Fargo for making convenient monthly payments.
Why choose Dr. Hoffert for your dental implant procedure?
Dr. Hoffert is one of the most highly trained dentists serving Buncombe County and offers experienced care for implant dentistry. Trained and certified in IV sedation, Dr. Hoffert can complete all phases of your dental implant procedure in the comfort of our Asheville dental office with dental sedation if necessary. Dr. Hoffert is a member of several prestigious professional organizations in the field of dentistry, including SPEAR and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. She is committed to continuing education in order to provide the best patient experience and results for tooth replacement.