Considering dental implants to replace your missing teeth? You probably have questions about your candidacy, the recovery and the procedure itself. Dental implants are the gold standard solution in restorative dentistry. Compared to dentures and other teeth replacement options, dental implants can better mimic your natural teeth in function, feel and appearance. Regardless, getting dental implants is a big decision and notable investment so we’d like to provide answers to some frequently asked questions to help you move forward:
- What are dental implants?
- Dental implants involve the surgical placement of small titanium posts into your jawbone. Over time, the implant fuses to the surrounding bone in a process called osseointegration. This forms a strong artificial tooth root that can anchor a crown, bridge or denture on top.
- How many teeth can be replaced with dental implants?
- A major advantage of dental implants is their versatility. Implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth or a full arch of teeth. In fact, modern methods allow a full denture (upper or lower) to be secured with just four dental implants.
- Is dental implant surgery painful?
- Due to computer-guided imaging, modern anesthetics and sedation dentistry, dental implant surgery is not regarded as painful. Patients are often able to manage post-operative discomfort and swelling with the use of over-the-counter medication and ice.
- Are dental implants expensive?
- Dental implants do involve a more notable investment upfront. However, this should be carefully weighed against the fact that dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement solution that doesn’t require frequent adjustments, relines and adhesive creams. In addition, patients can gain optimal smile confidence, bone loss prevention and dietary freedom – which are remarkable benefits to consider. Lastly, we make dental implants as affordable as possible at 1899 Dental Implant. In fact, that is what we are known for!
- How do you care for dental implants?
- We love answering this question – your dental implants can be cared for just like your real teeth. You don’t need to worry about special cleaning products or adhesive creams (if you have dentures). Dental implants need routine brushing and flossing as well as routine dental exams to stay healthy and strong.
- Is there a chance my body will reject the dental implant?
- Implants are made of titanium, which are known for their biocompatibility. Allergies or rejection of this material are extremely rare. While dental implants carry a success rate of over 95%, the incident of failure is often due to an underlying infection rather than the body’s rejection or intolerance of the implant itself.
- Am I a candidate for dental implants?
- Dental implants do require a certain set of qualifications. Because the healing of the implant is so critical to its success, patients should be in good overall health and free of gum disease. It is important for conditions like diabetes to be well-managed before getting dental implants and patients should not smoke or use tobacco products. Adequate jawbone structure is also a must. If the bone does not meet proper height and density to support an implant, a bone grafting procedure may be needed prior to implant surgery.
If you’d like to confirm your candidacy for dental implants, call 1899 Dental Implant. We are equipped to perform a full evaluation, which includes advanced digital imaging using a 3D CT Scan. We offer start-to-finish dental implants at the most affordable price!
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