Dental Implants Frequently Asked Questions

What Are The Benefits Of Dental Implants?
Loss of natural teeth can dramatically alter your facial appearance and affect your attitude towards life. Missing teeth can lead to loss of self-esteem and embarrassment. Dental implants can help you regain your natural smile, improving your appearance and self-confidence. They can also increase your comfort by eliminating loose fitting complete and partial dentures. Dental implants acts to stop the deterioration in the jawbone, which occurs when the natural teeth are lost. Overall health is improved with the ability to eat virtually anything with ease, and self-confidence is renewed with the knowledge that appearance is natural once again.Am I A Candidate For Dental Implants?
Dental implants can replace missing teeth for people of all ages, young and old. Nearly everyone is a candidate for dental implants, and there are very few medical conditions that would rule out dental implant treatment. As part of your treatment evaluation, our dental team will carefully review your medical and oral health and examine the condition of your teeth and gums, as well as the amount and quality of your jawbone. Specific x-rays and models will help us determine whether you are a dental implant candidate.How Will My Dental Implants Be Placed?
There are two different surgical procedures for dental implant placement. We will discuss which one is best for you. With a two-step system, the implant is placed in the jawbone below the gum line, which is then sutured over and allowed to heal. After a healing process a second stage is necessary to open the gum so that the tooth can be replaced. With a one step or single-stage system only one surgical procedure is required. At the time of placement the top of the implant is level with the gums and remains visible. After an adequate healing period the tooth replacement phase can proceed without the need for a second surgical procedure. The healing phase ranges from six weeks to six months depending on each individual’s clinical requirements. In order to make your replacement tooth we will need to make x- rays, impressions, bite registration records and various fittings. As a result of these efforts and years of experience, your replacement tooth will blend beautifully with your existing teeth and function normally.

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