Dental Implants FAQ FAQs
- How does the treatment planning procedure work?
Dr. Sinclair will begin with a thorough oral health exam to evaluate your oral health. Once you are determined to be a successful candidate for dental implants, Dr. Sinclair will begin to build your treatment plan. We use top of the line dental technology for highly accurate and careful planning. Dr. Sinclair will outline the process, cost, and timeline so you fully understand your commitment and benefits.
- How long does it take to heal from the dental implant procedure?
On average it takes about 2-3 months for your dental implants to heal completely. During the healing process, Dr. Sinclair will fit you with a temporary dental restoration. After your implants are fully healed you will return to our Virginia Beach dentist office to have your final restoration permanently attached.
- Will people be able to tell I have dental implants?
Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry uses only the most modern and advanced dental materials. The prosthetic tooth that will be attached to your dental implant will look and feel like a natural tooth. Dr. Sinclair will custom design your restoration to color match your natural teeth. The high-quality porcelain used to make the restoration is reflective just like natural tooth material for durable and lifelike results. Chances are, the only people who will know you have an implant are you and Dr. Sinclair.
- How quickly can I get a replacement tooth?
Dr. Sinclair offers Same Day Teeth for the convenience of our patients. Using E4D CAD/CAM technology, Dr. Sinclair is able to design, fabricate and fit your dental restoration in one visit to our Virginia Beach dentist office.
- What if I need additional dental treatments?
Dr. Sinclair provides comprehensive dentistry including preventative, cosmetic and restorative dental treatments. Additional dental treatments may be required to stabilize your oral health for dental implants. Dr. Sinclair will help you build a comprehensive and conservative personalized treatment plan. Our staff will explain each step of your process so you understand the process and the need for treatment.
- Will I have to see a specialist?
No! Dr. Sinclair provides inclusive dental implant services all under our roof. Every step of the way, Dr. Sinclair will monitor your procedure to ensure quality and cohesive care. Our dental care team will handle your insurance, consultation, surgery, recovery, and the bonding of the final restoration.
- Do dental implants require special care?
Dental implants require no more maintenance or care than your natural teeth. Implants, like your natural teeth, depend on healthy gums and surrounding tooth structures for support. It is essential that you brush and floss regularly and visit Dr. Sinclair at least twice a year for dental cleanings. Regular and diligent oral hygiene should keep your dental implant healthy for a lifetime of smiles.
- Does my insurance cover dental implants?
Most likely it does not. Insurance tends to not cover dental implants. However, they may cover some aspects of your treatment plan. Our compassionate and friendly staff will help you utilize the most of your insurance benefits. We also take third party CareCredit, which helps you make budget-friendly monthly payments. Dental implants are an investment in your oral health and quality of life.
- Do you offer free dental implant consultations?
If you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth, Dr. Sinclair provides free CT scans to determine your eligibility for dental implants in his Virginia Beach area dentist office. Schedule an appointment with Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry today. Dr. Sinclair, along with his knowledgeable staff, will discuss your oral health, concerns, and budget to see if dental implants are the right choice for you.