Friday, December 15, 2017
Dental Implant FAQs in Middletown and Newport, RI

Should I consider dental implants?

Missing teeth not only affects your oral health, but your quality of life as well. Without tooth replacement, your smile is less attractive and you may experience pain or difficulty eating and speaking, which can be embarrassing. Dental implants can alleviate these concerns by acting as natural teeth.

What are some benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants are a safe, predictable solution for replacing missing teeth. Implants look and feel like your natural teeth.  Patients with implants experience improved taste and appetite as they are able to chew without pain or discomfort.  Dental implants also improve your aesthetic appearance by rebuilding your smile, and preserving your facial structure. Your overall quality of life can improve with dental implants.

Are there limitations to who is eligible for dental implants?

There are no limitations as to who is eligible for implants.  They are a suitable solution for all ages, provided there is enough bone in which to set the implants.

How successful are implants?

Implants successfully integrate with the jaw bone in 97% of cases.  When integration is not successful, your doctor will attempt to place the implant in a slightly different location within the jaw in hopes of promoting better integration.  

Is implant surgery painful?

No.  A local anesthetic is administered before and during surgery to ensure the patient does not feel pain or discomfort throughout the procedure. Usually your doctor will prescribe post-operative pain medication to minimize any discomfort that may initially occur after the surgery.

When can I return to work?

Patients can often return to work the next day.  Your doctor will discuss your post-operative care plan with you prior to the procedure.

Does dental insurance cover dental implants?

Dental implants may be covered under certain policies.  Coverage is generally limited to what is covered for bridges or dentures.

What care and maintenance is required for dental implants?

Dental implants require the same care as your natural teeth: daily brushing and flossing as well as regular, bi-annual dental check-ups.


What will happen if I do not choose implants?

If you do not opt for dental implants, you will experience steady, gradual bone loss, causing additional problems with your remaining healthy teeth. This bone loss can eventually impact your denture fit and affect your facial appearance and diet.  It is important to replace missing teeth before these side effects occur. The risks incurred by waiting to replace teeth may make you ineligible for dental implants and require bone grafting.


Dr. Jones, located in Middletown and Newport, RI, is a Dentist who services patients from Newport, RI, Portsmouth, RI, and Jamestown, RI. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!


   


  • I have been coming to Dr. Jones’ office since 1980 and will, hopefully, continue until he retires.Steve Smith

  • I’m also impressed with the urgent care I received on two occasions. Dr. Jones opened his office just for me!Ruth McIntosh

  • He provides hands on caring and is always available to take the time (even during his personal life) to help out. We have established a great rapport and it will continue for years to come.Richard King

  • Just love the info on the screen in the waiting room…considering having more done myself- to enhance my smile! Edie S. Pierre

  • Applying some of the most sophisticated equipment I've ever seen in a dentist's office, Dr. Jones has achieved some magical results. He is both a brilliant scientist and talented artist. I shall always be eager to recommend Dr. Geoffrey Jones.Richard Jewett

  • I had my best ever check up last month. It's a pleasure making an appointment now for a cleaning. Vickie Partridge

Our Motto

"Our aim must be not merely the meticulous restoration of that which is missing, but also the perpetual preservation of that which remains." 

-M.M. DeVan, Dentist


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