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FAQs About Tooth Implant Dentistry in Mountlake Terrace

Are you interested in an AFFORDABLE tooth implant procedure? Seattle implant dentist Dr. Michael Hrankowski allows you to enjoy superior quality and expertise while paying significantly less than you will with other Seattle area dentists! While dental implants do involve an investment, they can last a lifetime–unlike loose dentures or fixed bridges which require replacement again and again. Patients with dental implants report that the benefits are well worth the investment—and state that they would do it again. The staff of implant dentist Dr. Hrankowski in the Seattle – Edmonds area can provide you with a variety of payment and financing options.

Will insurance cover implant dentistry?
There is great variation in coverage between different insurance carriers and individual dental plans, so you will need to check with your insurance company to see if they cover implant dentistry. Portions of the tooth implant procedure may be covered, such as the replacement dental crown. But it is likely that the tooth implant procedure will not be a covered benefit. All the more reason to see Dr. Hrankowski, an expert implant dentist in the Seattle area for a complementary consultation. Finally! Affordable Dental Implants in Seattle, without sacrificing professional quality and expertise. Seattle implant dentist Dr. Hrankowski’s staff can also provide you with payment options to make your new smile a reality.
What is the success rate of dental implants?
After decades of research, dental implants are among the most successful dental procedures performed. While there is no guarantee that a tooth implant procedure will be successful, studies have shown the success rate to be around 95%. With proper patient care, including brushing and flossing and regular visits to the dentist, dental implants can last a lifetime. And since Dr. Hrankowski is a cosmetic dentist as well as an implant dentist, your smile will look beautiful and natural after your tooth implant procedure.
Am I a good candidate for a tooth implant procedure?
If you are missing teeth due to injury or disease and you are in good general health, you may be a good candidate for a tooth implant procedure. Having healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant improves the success rate. Often, when teeth have been missing for even a short time, inadequate bone exists to ensure a successful tooth implant procedure. It is possible to grow the necessary bone with a process called bone grafting. Seattle implant dentist Dr. Hrankowski will assess your bone mass and let you know if bone grafting might be required. In addition, it is helpful if you are free of systemic problems or chronic disease and are a non-smoker.
Why replace lost teeth?
Missing teeth affect the way the jaw closes and alter the shape of the face, which can lead to jaw joint and bite problems (i.e. TMJ). The remaining teeth drift and tilt into the open spaces, and the jaw begins to lose bone mass. Missing teeth affect confidence and sense of well-being, potentially interfering with social and professional opportunities. An expert implant dentist like Dr. Hrankowski of Seattle can perform a tooth implant procedure that can reverse these issues.
Is the tooth implant procedure painful?
The tooth implant procedure is a surgical procedure and, as with any surgical procedure, there can be discomfort. Anesthesia and dental sedation are used to reduce discomfort during the tooth implant procedure. The vast majority of patients report minimal discomfort the day after the implants are placed. Seattle implant dentist Dr. Hrankowski will prescribe pain medication and encourages patients to stay in contact if they are uncomfortable afterward.
Will I need to miss work after a tooth implant procedure?
A simple tooth implant procedure is generally very gentle and almost painless. Most often dental implant patients resume normal activities the very next day. For more extensive cases, it is usually a good idea to also take off the day following the tooth implant procedure.

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The questions above are only a few that have been frequently asked about the tooth implant procedure. You may have more questions that you would like to ask an expert implant dentist. Dr. Hrankowski is an implant dentist in the Edmonds area, including Mountlake Terrace and Shoreline, and is happy to answer all your questions about the tooth implant procedure. Call today!