Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants
At Integrity Dental, we offer a number of tooth replacement options to our patients. One of the most popular that we frequently recommend is dental implants. This option is also a popular choice among many of our patients. We know that replacing a missing tooth can be a difficult decision. When we recommend dental implants, many of our patients often have questions due to the nature of the treatment. We have compiled some of the frequently asked questions to help inform you about the treatment.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted in the jawbone to act as a replacement for the tooth root. Over time, this post fuses with the jawbone, and treatment is completed when a replacement tooth structure, such as a dental crown, is placed on top.
Do Dental Implants Last?
When cared for properly, dental implants can last for many years, if not the remainder of your life. One way to ensure lasting dental implants is to continue to visit our office for regular hygiene examinations.
Will I Have a New Tooth Immediately After Treatment?
Unfortunately, the one downside of dental implants is that treatment will not be completed for many months. There are a number of steps to the treatment that require healing time before the next part of treatment.
Who Is a Candidate for Treatment?
More patients than ever before are eligible for dental implants due to the advancements in technology. There are still some patients, such as those who are smokers, who may not be eligible for treatment immediately due to having a higher risk of failed treatment.
Will a Dental Implant be Noticeable?
Dental implants are the tooth replacement option that most closely resembles your natural teeth. We are able to match the color of the tooth, plus the sturdy construction of the materials allows patients to eat their favorite foods and enjoy life.
If you are interested in learning more about dental implants for you or a loved one and are located in the Wellington, FL area, be sure to contact our office to schedule an appointment. One of our team members would love to help you! We look forward to seeing you soon!