Dental Implant Surgery FAQs

Phoenix, AZ dental helper

Why should I consider dental implants? Dental implants are a permanent installment that look, feel, and function like real teeth and are easy to maintain. They are strong and last significantly longer than traditional bridges or dentures.

Is dental implant surgery painful? – They shouldn’t be if they are done correctly. Your dentist will use anesthesia so you won’t feel a thing. If you’re apprehensive, sedation dentistry can help you get the care you need.

Dental implant risks – are there any? Dental implant risks are minimal, and similar to the risks of routine dental work. Risks include reaction to anesthesia, infection, or the possibility that the implant doesn’t fuse to the bone the first time. Extremely rarely, an allergic reaction to the titanium can occur.

Does insurance cover dental implants? Most dental insurances currently do not cover dental implants because there are cheaper alternatives, however, as they become a more common procedure, some actually might cover a portion. It’s worth checking with your dental insurance policy.

My insurance doesn’t cover dental implants; what are my options? Bridges are usually covered but are less superior to dental implants. Dental implants may cost more up front, but they will last you longer. This makes dental implants cheaper over the course of time. Many dental offices can offer financing solutions through credit or a payment plan. Ask your dentist about a payment plan.


Dr Reem Kidess, DDS is a Scottsdale dentist providing compassionate care with sedation dentistry, including dental implant surgery.