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Get Answers to Your Dental implants FAQ

Woman thinkingHere are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we get at the practice about dental implants.

Why consider dental Implants?

When your teeth are missing you likely feel self-conscious about your appearance. If you don’t feel confident about your smile, that can affect your quality of life. You may not know that your oral health also can be negatively impacted. That’s because when a gap is present, existing teeth can shift in your mouth. As a result, you could lose teeth.

Bone loss also can take place as the tissue of your gums deteriorates over time. When this takes place, it can change your facial profile and make you appear older than you are. Chewing also can become challenging. You likely don’t want to be on a soft diet for the rest of your life.

Now for some good news: Dental implants can stop these processes and restore your ability to eat what you want and speak effortlessly and comfortably.

Who is a candidate for dental implants?

The majority of healthy adults can get dental implants. There are some health conditions that may reduce the effectiveness of implants, however. That’s why we will ask you some questions about your health history at your appointment. We want to make sure that dental implants are suitable for your needs.

Does a dental implant look like a natural tooth?

Yes! One of the most significant advantages that dental implants offer is that they look and feel completely natural. Your implants are customised to you so that they complement your face and any remaining teeth. The implants also provide your facial muscles with the necessary support. If you’ve worn dentures in the past but didn’t like how they fit you’ll be delighted with dental implants.

What’s involved in getting a dental implant?

Following an examination and determining that dental implants are the optimal way to attain the goals you have for your smile, we’ll take X-rays and gather all the information that is necessary. We may determine that you first require bone grafts or extractions. If that’s the case, we’ll perform those procedures first and give you time to heal before beginning.

Once we determine that we’re ready to start the implant process, the first step is inserting the titanium post into your jaw. We can give you a temporary crown while we allow the implant to integrate. The next step is placing your permanent crown, bridge or denture on the implant. We’ll examine the fit and appearance to ensure we’re satisfied with the outcome. Should you have any questions at this time, we’ll be happy to answer them.

How do I take care of my dental implants?

Dental implants blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth. Cleaning your dental implants is a breeze, Just brush and floss your teeth with the same attention as you would give to your real teeth.

Contact us today if you have any questions that weren’t answered here. We also invite you to book a free dental implant consultation!

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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