Dental Implant FAQ - SHAWNEE, OK​

Dental Implant FAQ

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Common questions about the dental implant process

Answers to Your Most Common Questions

In our nearly 30 years in the dental field, we have expertly placed hundreds of dental implants. We understand there are many questions, however, regarding the implant process, how much dental implants cost and who is most qualified to perform your surgery. We are transparent in what you can expect so you can make the most informed decision and feel confident about your choice to replace your teeth with the gold standard in replacement options. This convenient dental implant FAQ for Shawnee, OK, patients will help answer the most common questions regarding the implant process.

  • Over 98% success rate for dental implants
  • 3 million people have dental implants
  • 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth

Implants are the only tooth replacement option that mimic the look, feel and function of natural teeth. Implants can restore 99% of function, allowing you to eat anything you want while looking natural and beautiful.

Dental implants placed by our experienced doctors have a 95% success rate. With proper care they can successfully last your lifetime.

The cost of dental implants varies from patient to patient. During your consultation we will evaluate your mouth and oral structures to give you an estimated dental implant cost.

Whether you have one missing tooth or an entire arch, we have dental implant solutions to accommodate you. Our TeethXpress® option allows us to successfully replace a full arch of missing teeth.

Dr. J Eric Hopkins has been placing implants for over 20 years and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology.

If you have one, many or a full arch of missing teeth you are likely a candidate for dental implants. You should be in good overall health and be free of any gum disease or infection.

If you have been told you don’t have enough bone to support dental implants, you may still be a candidate. Through bone grafting or sinus lift procedures we can rebuild bone in your jaw so you can have implants placed.

Having dental implants placed is generally not painful and actually is easier than having a tooth pulled. In fact, many of our patients say they hardly felt anything at all. Our friendly staff, compassionate approach in conjunction with our anesthetic application ensure our patients remain comfortable throughout the procedure without the need and added expense of  general sedation.  

Our team treats each implant case uniquely, guaranteeing your experience is customized and that you feel comfortable throughout.

When placing dental implants, our doctors are particular when it comes to placing them under the right conditions and in the precise location. We see very little complications after implants are placed by us, but do treat those whose implants weren’t placed correctly or that have failed.

When placed by our experienced doctors and cared for properly, dental implants can last your lifetime. The crown or restoration piece may need to be replaced due to normal wear and tear, but the titanium screw should last many years.

Your dental implants can be cleaned like your normal teeth. We recommend brushing twice a day and flossing daily, and maintaining regular hygiene cleanings.

Have more questions? Schedule a meet-and-greet with our team today!