Dental Implant FAQ
What are Dental Implants?
Made from titanium, implants are artificial teeth roots that are placed in the upper or lower jaw to support restoration of one tooth or several teeth. They are the ideal solution for missing teeth because they are fixed in place and don’t move. Once they are set in the jaw, permanent teeth can be attached to them and unlike traditional dentures, they function closely to natural teeth.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
- Feel natural—you’ll look like yourself
- Improved confidence—no worries about slipping or sliding dentures
- Confidence—you can relax during conversation and eating
- Balanced diet – no need to give up certain foods.
- Look like natural teeth
- Increased preservation of bone
- Decreased gum tissue shrinkage
- Less food trapped under dentures
If you wear dentures and are experiencing pain or have problems eating, dental implants are the best solution. With high success rates, they provide stability and replace missing teeth.
My missing teeth aren’t bothering me. Why should I get dental implants?
A bad bite can cause:
- Poor posture
- Jaw pain
- Neck and back pain
What is the procedure?
The implants are anchored into the bone. Once the area has completely healed, a finished denture, fixed crown or fixed bridge is secured...
Why Dental Implants are the best option?
- Long lasting
- Improve quality of life
- Reduce the risk of bone loss
- Increase confidence
- Preserve facial structure
By preventing the bone shrinkage that normally occurs with missing teeth, the facial structure stays intact. When all the teeth are missing, the lower one-third of the face collapses, if implants are not placed to preserve the bone.
Dental implants will ensure that adjacent teeth are not compromised.
With dental implants, the surrounding teeth are not affected. When teeth are replaced with more traditional methods, the adjacent teeth need to be ground down so they can be used for support. Using these other teeth for support also puts pressure on them and they may loosen and come out themselves.
Will I have to worry about my dental implants falling out? — this has been a big problem with my dentures?
With traditional dentures, there is always the fear that they will fall out. People who wear dentures often worry that their dentures will fall out when they laugh, sneeze and sometimes even when they eat. By inserting implants, the actual bone in your mouth bonds to the implant, providing a stable foundation. You don’t need to worry about this problem, ever again!