Why Get Dental Implants?

Why Get Dental Implants? Here are 10 good reasons!

# 1.   No more missing teeth.

# 2.   No more cavities.

# 3.   No more dentures.

# 4.   No more denture adhesive.

# 5.   Easy to maintain.

# 6.   Simple surgical procedure.

# 7.   Fast recovery.

# 8.   Custom crafted, natural-looking teeth.

# 9.   Walk out the same day with a full set of teeth.

# 10. Teeth that will last for decades.

Here are some other reasons to get dental implants:

# 1. You can chew a full diet of food, including meat.

# 2. You don't have to worry about sore spots, relines or other denture-related issues.

# 3. You can sing, cheer on your favorite team and yawn with confidence, because dental implants and implant-supported overdentures won't slip, slide or fall out.

# 4. The bone of your jaws will stay full, because the implants stimulate the bone-growing cells, known as osteoblasts.

# 5. Your cheeks and lips will stay full, with less wrinkling.

# 6. You can feel your bite, a known as proprioception.

# 7. You will have much less infection in your mouth, which can lead to heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and arthritis. (This is SO important!)

# 8. Your speech will improve. Patients with dentures or missing teeth commonly have trouble speaking.

# 9. Your SMILE will improve! This can change everything, as others will see you as being more attractive, younger, and more outgoing.

# 10. You whole life might change! You may get a different job, meet the partner of your dreams, or even experience a whole new level of "being."

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Frequently Asked Questions

**1. What are dental implants?**

Dental implants are a form of restorative dentistry involving a surgical process that substitutes missing teeth with a screw-like post acting as a synthetic tooth root, which is then topped with a crown that resembles a natural tooth.

**2. How do dental implants work?**

Dental implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone, where they act as the root of missing teeth. Once the jawbone heals, it grows around the implanted metal post, securely anchoring it in the jaw and providing a foundation for a replacement tooth.

**3. Who is a good candidate for dental implants?**

A good candidate should have good overall health, healthy gums, and enough bone in the jaw to hold the implants. Those who smoke heavily, have chronic diseases like diabetes or heart disease, or have had radiation therapy to the head/neck area might need additional evaluations.

**4. What are the advantages of dental implants?**

Dental implants function, feel and look like natural teeth, improving comfort, appearance, speech, and self-esteem. They are durable and can last many years, even a lifetime, with proper care and hygiene. They also prevent jawbone loss that naturally occurs when teeth are lost.

**5. What are the risks of dental implants?**

Risks include infection at the implant site, injury to surrounding structures, nerve damage causing pain or numbness, and sinus problems. There's also a risk of the implant failing to integrate with the jaw bone or the procedure simply not achieving the desired result.

**6. How should I care for my dental implants?**

Dental implants require the same care as real teeth: brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and regular dental check-ups. Additional tools such as interdental brushes or other aids may be recommended by your dentist to help clean hard-to-reach areas.

**7. Are dental implants painful?**

You can expect minor discomfort during the healing process following the procedure, but most patients report that dental implant surgery involves minimal pain, particularly when compared to tooth extraction.

**8. How long does the dental implant process take?**

The process can range anywhere from three to nine months, depending on your treatment plan. This includes recovery time and the time it takes for the implant to integrate with the bone.

**9. Will my dental insurance cover dental implants?**

Some insurance plans may cover part of the cost of dental implants, but it largely depends on your specific insurance policy. It’s best to contact your insurance company for detailed information.

**10. Can dental implants fail?**

While it is not common, dental implants can fail. Reasons for this can include poor oral hygiene, smoking, and pre-existing medical conditions that affect healing. Your dentist will discuss potential risks with you.

**11. What materials are used in dental implants?**

Most dental implants are made of titanium or titanium alloys due to their compatibility with the body and strength. The crown, or false tooth placed over the implant, is typically made of ceramic material to mimic the look of a natural tooth.

**12. Do all dentists perform dental implant procedures?**

Not all dentists perform dental implant procedures. It requires specialized training, so you will need to find a dental implant specialist, such as a prosthodontist, periodontist, or oral surgeon.

**13. What happens if I lack sufficient bone for dental implants?**

If you lack sufficient bone for dental implants, your dentist might recommend bone grafting, which involves adding bone or bone-like material to the jaw to help secure the implant.

**14. How soon after tooth extraction can I get a dental implant?**

Your dentist will decide this based on your specific circumstances, but typically, a dental implant can be placed immediately after extraction if enough bone is present and the surrounding gum tissue is healthy.

**15. Are dental implants as strong as natural teeth?**

Implants are designed to be as strong – if not stronger – than natural teeth when properly placed and cared for. Once the implant is fully integrated with the jaw bone, it functions similarly to a natural tooth root.

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