Dental Implant FAQs
Dental implants have become the most preferred solution to treat tooth loss with more than 500,000 placed each year. As the most predictable and reliable option, you will regain a complete smile using this advanced dental procedure. However, you may still have questions about them. To help you make the best decision, here are the facts you need to know about dental implants.
Will They Replace the Root and Crown?
Dental implants are the only option to treat tooth loss that replaces both the root and the crown. By surgically placing the implant post into the jawbone, it serves as the tooth root, creating a secure foundation for the replacement crown.
Can They Potentially Last Forever?
Dental implants have the potential to last for a lifetime, offering over a 95% success rate. With the correct placement on the ideal candidate and the right aftercare, they may be able to permanently treat your tooth loss.
Are The Implant Posts Biocompatible?
Dental implant posts are now made from titanium. As a result, the body naturally accepts them as the jawbone fuses to the posts through a process known as osteointegration. In addition, it is hypoallergenic, perfect for those who have metal allergies.
Will the Doctor Preserve Your Bone Density?
With the use of the implant post, they are the only option to preserve your bone density in the jaw. It stimulates the bone to encourage new growth. This not only protects your remaining natural teeth, but your facial structures as well.
Do They Closely Look and Function Like Natural Teeth?
When compared to other dental prosthetics, dental implants most closely mimic the function and appearance of your natural teeth. In fact, you will enjoy an increased biting force of over 70% when compared to traditional dentures.
Will a Dental Implant be Secure and Comfortable?
With the dental implant post fused with the jawbone, your replacement tooth will stay securely in place. You do not have to worry about slipping or discomfort, so you can chew and speak with confidence.
Are They a Cost-Effective Solution?
Although dental implants do cost more upfront, they are more cost-effective than other tooth replacement options long-term. They do not need adjustments or need to be replaced, saving you money in the future. In addition, you will not need expensive cleaning solutions to further add to your investment.
How Will I Benefit from Convenience?
Unlike traditional tooth replacements, like dentures, you do not have to worry about messy adhesives or a long cleaning process. Simply care for them just as you would your natural teeth with brushing, flossing, and regular appointments with your dentist.
Do They Help Protect Your Remaining Natural Teeth?
Dental implants can improve your oral health. By stimulating the jawbone, it prevents your remaining natural teeth from shifting out of position. This reduces your risk for tooth decay, gum disease, and additional tooth loss. In addition, they stand alone, so you will not have to alter the structure of the adjacent teeth to hold them in place.
Get a Complete Smile Today!
If you are ready to complete your smile with the most successful solution, schedule your consultation with Dr. Sarah Pitarra today.