Before you schedule an appointment in our Garden Grove dental clinic, you may have basic questions about tooth implants. Learn more about dental implants and get the most frequently asked questions answered here.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a tooth replacement option that allows teeth prosthetics to be secured to the jawbone for a permanent solution.Comprised of metal — typically titanium — the posts are fused and act tooth roots, securing the false tooth in place.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants can last well over a decade with many patients keeping their same implant posts their entire life.

Keeping a good dental health routine also extends the longevity, so the more consistent care of brushing, flossing, and scheduling routine visits, the better your long-term retention will be.

Who Are Not Candidates For Dental Implants?

Above we covered who makes the ideal candidate for dental implants, but there are some cases in which some people are not good candidates and these include:

  • Younger people with jaws that are still developing
  • Heavy smokers
  • Pregnant women
  • People who have received high doses of radiation in the head or neck regions
  • People with uncontrolled chronic diseases such as diabetes


How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

While the cost for implants will vary, the range for an individual implant can be anywhere between $500 and up, with each additional implant costing less than the first.

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Why Do Dental Implants Fail?

Dental implants may fail for a myriad of reasons, including the factors that make dental implants contraindicated. Dental implants can also fail without proper jawbone and gum tissue support, poor dental hygiene, complications in healing, infection, or the inability of the metal post to fuse with the jawbone.

At Allstar Dental in Garden Grove, we’re available to answer all of your dental implant questions, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to our office or schedule a dental implant consultation.