Dental Implant FAQ - Durham Dental Solutions

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When it comes to surgical procedures like dental implants, we understand that you likely have many questions. The dental implant procedure can make a big impact in your life, allowing you to feel more confident in your smile and everyday life, including eating the foods you love again and preserving your overall oral health. For many people seeking dental implants, there are many unknowns that our doctors at Durham Dental Solutions hope to clarify. Our doctors have created a list of common questions patients have when receiving dental implants so you can receive the peace of mind you need before making this decision.

Dental implants mimic the look, feel and function of natural teeth and are securely held into your jaw. Once restored and healed, dental implants will allow you to eat the foods you want and look natural within your mouth. With proper care, you can expect your dental implants to last for many years.

When placed under the ideal circumstances, dental implants have a 95% success rate. With proper care, they can last you for many years.

The cost of dental implants varies per patient. We offer a complimentary meeting with our doctors to discuss you needs, wants, and goals. During this meeting, we will be able to give you an estimated dental implant cost for your case.

Dental implants are versatile enough to replace any number of teeth. Individual, multiple and even full-arches of missing or failing teeth can be replaced. In some cases, we can use as little as two implants to hold an implant supported denture.

If you are missing teeth or have failing, damaged teeth, you are likely a candidate for the dental implant procedure. During a complimentary meeting with our doctors, we will be able to let you know if you qualify for implants or if preliminary procedures will need to be performed first.

If you have been told that you don’t have enough jaw bone volume to support dental implants, bone grafting or sinus lift procedures can rebuild the jaw. Once your jaw has proper volume, the dental implant surgery can begin.

Many patients believe that the dental implant surgery will be painful, but at Durham Dental Solutions, we offer patients sedation dentistry to help block sensations of discomfort and relieve anxiety. We also work with a certified anesthesiologist to provide advanced IV sedation for patients concerned about their surgery.

Take a look at our “What to Expect with Dental Implants” page for a step-by-step plan on what the process is for dental implants.

Our doctors have over 30 years of combined dental implant experience. We work together as a team to help prevent complications from ever arising. We also have training to prevent and treat peri-implantitis, one of the leading causes of implant failure. With routine dental checkups and proper care of your dental implants, you can expect them to last you many years.

When placed by our team and with proper at-home care as well as routine checkups and dental appointments, you can rely on your implants in the long-term. Many of our patients even have their implants for the rest of their lives.


Dental implants look just like natural teeth and can be cleaned like them too. Even though the crown is resistant to stains and decay, you should still always brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily. Keeping regular dental visits is also important to maintain the health of your implants.

The Proof Is In Our Patients

Before After

Upper Full-Arch Dental Implants

Before After

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Dr Sheri Margolian and dental implant patient Durham Dental Solutions

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