S. Harvey Karpinos, DDS | Dental Implant FAQ's in Freehold

S. Harvey Karpinos, DDS, FAGD

FELLOW & MASTER OF THE CONGRESS OF ORAL IMPLANTOLOGISTS

Dental Care for the Entire Family

(732) 414-6321

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 from 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, and they procedure is very successful and fairly inexpensive.

Who can place a dental implant?
Dr. Karpinos has been placing implants for more then 15 years. He has the experience and uses the latest technology to place your implants in the most advantageous position enabling a functional and cosmetically attractive restoration. Dr. Karpinos also places mini implants. If your dentures lack retention, he can convert them to a comfortable mini implant retained denture in one visit.

How much do implants cost?
The price of your dental implants will vary based on how many implants you are having placed, the complexity of the case, the amount of insurance coverage, and more. Schedule a consultation with us to determine a price for your implants and a financing plan if necessary.

Do dental implants hurt?
No. A local anesthetic will be given before the procedure so that you do not feel any pain. If you have anxiety or fear you should discuss sedation options with your dentist.

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.