A: Once you have implants installed, you'll be able to eat all the foods you've been having to avoid, and you'll be able to speak clearly again. You'll also have a new tooth which will probably last a lifetime, since the implant itself becomes part of your jawbone and stays in place permanently.
A: In many cases, insurance will cover as much as 50% of your implant cost, but to be sure, you should contact your insurance carrier before you have the procedure done.
A: In 95% of all cases, dental implants have a positive result, so patients can count on having no hassles with installation.
A: The implants themselves are made of titanium, and are not subject to decay. However, the tooth or crown which gets placed over them must be brushed regularly, so as to avoid degradation or decay. Regular brushing and flossing will be sufficient to protect your dental implants.
A: No, they cannot. Once an implant has been installed, it becomes a permanent part of your mouth, and must stay in place unless there is an emergency need to remove it and replace it.