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Tampa Bay Periodontics and Implant Dentistry
James G. Wilson, DMD
Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology

Dental Implant FAQs

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about dental implants.  If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.

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Q: What is a dental implant?

Q: Why dental implants?

Q: What are the advantages of dental implants over dentures or a dental bridge?

Q: How long do implants last?

Q: Who is a candidate for dental implants?

Q: My dentist informed me that one of my teeth needs to be removed and I am interested in a dental implant replacement. When should I consult with Dr. Wilson about having an implant?

Q: Will my new teeth look natural?

Q: How will dental implants affect my life?

Q: Are there situations where a dentist would recommend extracting a tooth and replacing it with an implant supported crown?

Q: Is it necessary to have one implant placed for each missing tooth?

Q: Will I be able to chew with the same force and pressure I use with my natural teeth?

Q: Is old age a problem?

Q: How much time is required for a dental implant placement?

Q: What if an inexperienced surgeon performs my dental implant surgery?

Q: Is the treatment painful?

Q: How will I feel after the treatment?

Q: Do dental implants ever fail?

Q: Is it possible to use an existing denture with dental implants?

Q: How will I care for my dental implants?

Q: How much do dental implants cost?

Q: Is dental implant treatment covered by dental insurance?

Q: Does medical insurance cover implant treatment?

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