Losing a tooth can have a negative impact on both the health and appearance of your smile. In order to restore your smile to full function and health you will need to have your lost tooth replaced. A dental implant can provide a lifelike and long lasting tooth replacement option. Do you have questions about dental implants?
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants
Question: How do they work?
Answer: Dental implants are surgically inserted directly into the jawbone. There, the biocompatible titanium implant posts bonds with the bone tissue, securing the new tooth root. Then an abutment is used to hold a restoration in place, offering a lifelike dental crown.
Question: Can anyone receive one?
Answer: We recommend these for adult patients who have lost one or more teeth. However, a patient must have enough jawbone tissue to adequately support the implant post. In addition, the patient should be free of gum disease, as the advanced stage of the disease (periodontitis) can lead to tooth loss and implant failure. We can examine your smile to see if you are a viable candidate for this form of tooth replacement.
Question: How do they compare to other replacement options?
Answer: Dental bridges and dentures only replace the visible part of the teeth. However, implants replace both the root and crown, which also means the new tooth stops the degradation of the jawbone as a result of tooth loss, preventing the onset of facial collapse.
Question: How long do they last?
Answer: These replacement teeth are designed to last for a lifetime, 25 years or more with the proper care and maintenance. You will need to brush and floss your teeth daily and see the dentist for routine checkups and cleanings. If you have any questions about restoring your lost teeth then please contact our office today.