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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Implants

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Dental Implants

Depending on everyone’s individual case the typical time to finish a dental implant is a four to six-month period which includes the placement of the crown.

Great advantages of dental implants are easier eating, improved appearance, improved oral health, improved self-esteem and improve comfort.  Dental implant prevent bone lose, which can occur shortly after losing a tooth. An implant is made of titanium which allows the remaining bone in the jaw to grow around it is making it bio-compatible, which is not reject by the body and is non-toxic. Missing teeth can cause the teeth surrounding it to become fragile, high risk for tooth decay and shifting towards the gap. The advantage of implant placement can help keep teeth in line, with unwanted bone lose which can cause premature again and facial sagging.

Choosing between an implant and a bridge may be confusing. In cases of missing teeth there are a few options either Dental Bridges or Dental Implants. Here are the differences between each to have options for you to consider. A bridge is a tooth replacement, that is held in place by two adjacent teeth. The two teeth on each side of the gap are shaved down to fit the bridge over each tooth. A cap is then placed on the natural teeth on either side of the replacement tooth which is filled with a cap. Typical time to complete a bridge is two office visits. A dental implant unlike a dental bridge has no effect on the adjacent teeth.  A dental implant is a mimic of a complete tooth structure. A dental implant is a titanium piece the “root” that is surgically placed into the jawbone. After a few months of healing and bone growth around the implant a crown is then screwed onto the implant. Dental Implants do not decay and can last a lifetime as to dental bridges typically last ten to twenty years.

No, no one will be able to tell you have a dental implant. Not even you will be able to tell the difference between and implant and a natural tooth. Only a radiograph could show your dental implant.

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