Dental Implants FAQs
What is a dental implant, and how does it work?
Dental implants have been used to replace teeth for over 30 years. Dental implants are a long-term solution that allows your lost or damaged teeth to be replaced. Dental implants are titanium alloy screws placed into the jawbone to take the place of missing teeth roots. Bone actually attaches to the implant after a few months. Once that happens a replacement tooth is able to be attached. Implants can replace individual missing teeth or be used to support a removable denture.
Who is a candidate for dental implants?
If you have one or more missing teeth, or a denture that is loose or uncomfortable, and you generally have good oral health, you are likely a candidate for dental implants. Your Dentist will be able to determine the best treatment for you at your new patient consultation. At that time we will also be able to answer your questions and review what you can expect both during and after treatment.
How long will it take?
Implant therapy typically requires several steps. Depending on your specific circumstances these steps may span over a period of three months to one year. The first step is to develop a customized treatment plan with your dentist.
How do I care for my dental implants?
Choosing Dental implants is even more appealing because of the minimal care necessary to maintain them. Dental implants need to be cared for like regular teeth. Regular dental visits, brushing and flossing are recommended. If properly cared for, your dental implants can last a lifetime.
Reasons for implants:
- Dental implants look, feel, and function like healthy, natural teeth.
- When teeth are missing, the surrounding bone begins to shrink and the jawbone changes shape due to the bone loss; dental implants can prevent this kind of deterioration, allowing your face to retain its natural shape.
- Dental implants allow for a better diet and improved overall health by restoring proper chewing, .
- Dental implants can be used to support a denture. Loose, uncomfortable dentures and messy adhesives could be a thing of the past!
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