Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Implants

What are dental implants?

Unlike dentures, dental implants are permanent answers to tooth loss.  Once they are fitted in the mouth, they’re there to stay.  Dr. Jan Cornelius is, in many ways, an artist, restoring a beautiful ever present smile.

Why should I get dental implants?

Dental implants are “no brainers.”  Essentially, they are just like real teeth.  You brush them, floss them, flash them, show them off.  There’s no glue or paste.   Quite simply, implants are the answer.

What is the process for getting dental implants?

First of all, your mouth must be relatively healthy to support dental implants.  Your gums and bone need to be in adequate shape to receive them.  Then, the implants are inserted into the bone.  This process takes about ____ hours.  The healing process takes about ____ months.  Once the implants have healed, the new teeth are attached to them.  The finished product is captivating, impressive.  The patient is now ready to impress.

Is there any pain involved?

We’ve all heard the saying “no pain, no gain.”  Of course, there may be a bit of discomfort involved in the process, but Dr. Cornelius knows how to control it.

How much do dental implants cost?

Will insurance pay for them?

What about Medicaid and Medicare?

What are the risks involved?

Like with any surgery there is a risk of infection.  Other negative issues that may arise are nerve damage, injury to neighboring teeth, and sinus problems.  Although these unfortunate consequences are possible, be aware, they are rare and can be easily remedied.

Why should I choose Dr. Cornelius over all the implant dentists in the area, in fact, in the country?

Dr. Cornelius has been practicing implant dental techniques for over 20 years.  Studying implant dentistry at Harvard in the 90s, she is the one to perfect your image.  She has the knowledge and the expertise to make bring you back to your natural state—the state you once possessed—a lovely individual with a smile that displays confidence. Dr. Cornelius has state of the art knowledge with a mixture of solid competence and natural ability to take you to the places you want to go.

Are there any guarantees?