Dental Implant FAQs
If you have been thinking about your restoration options, you have probably heard about dental implants. Before asking your dentist about dental implants, you might want answers to a few basic Dental Implant FAQs.
Q: When are dental implants a good restoration option?
Many dentists consider dental implants as the ideal solution when you have lost one or a few teeth. Because implants uniquely replace the complete structure of a single tooth, they make the ideal restorations for single teeth. However, in the right dentist’s hands, dental implants can be used to replace any number of teeth by combining them with bridges or dentures. Dental implants are an ideal restoration for people who have recently lost teeth and still have adequate bone structure in the jaw to support dental implants.
Q: How do implants work?
Dental implants are restorations that restore smiles by replacing the roots of missing teeth as well as their crowns. They achieve this by surgically placing a small rod, usually made out of titanium, into the jaw where the empty tooth socket is. The implant will fuse with the bone, becoming a permanent part of your smile, and from there your chosen restoration can be placed over it.
Q: How should you care for your implants?
One of the best things about dental implants is that they function much like natural teeth. An advantage of this is that you can care for them just like you would your natural teeth. Dental implants can be brushed, flossed, and otherwise cleaned normally. You should keep visiting your dentist regularly after getting implants to ensure that there are no further problems.