Q. What exactly is a dental implant?
A. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root replacement and is used in prosthetic dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth.
Q. What advantages does an dental implant have?
A. Dental Implants can improve your quality of life.
Improve your appearance - Implants can offer you the smile you have lost or the smile you have always wanted
Eat the foods you enjoy - You will eat lettuce , apples, steak and even corn on the cob with confidence and enjoy flavours of your favorite food with less plastic covering the roof of your mouth.
Permanent solution for tooth loss - Only a dental implant can replace the root of missing tooth and eliminate the need for sticky denture adhesives and even for dentures themselves.
Aesthetically Pleasing - they look like real teeth.
Maintain Bone Structure - Implants can help maintain your bone structure and support your facial tissues. They can reduce or eliminate bone atrophy, which causes "shrinkage" or facial cosmetic changes
Alternatives will fail in comparison - Implants eliminate the need for cutting natural teeth to replace one missing tooth and offer a permanent solution, that cannot decay.
Q. Is it as expensive as plastic surgery?
A. when it comes to our teeth price shouldn’t be a problem, fortunately dental implants aren’t too expensive like plastic surgery, which often needs to re-done every few years. A dental implant should last you for decades.
Q. Is it painful, during the procedure and afterwards?
A. Not especially so, pain management methods these days are quite incredible. All most patients suffer is a little discomfort for a few days while the mouth heals, and they adjust to the new tooth.
Q. Why have Dental Implants become so popular?
A. As our life span increases, the need for some type of permanent dental replacement system becomes very important to our overall health. Dentures and removable bridges are loose and unstable; causing many problems for wearers. Dental Implants provide patients with both functional and esthetic benefits and can dramatically increase a patient's quality of life.
Q. How do I clean around the Implants?
A. You will definitely need to clean daily around the Implants. Brushing as well as flossing is of great importance. There may be the need for a prescription mouthrinse which can further help you keep your Implants healthy. Electric toothbrushes can also be helpful for cleaning around Implants. Other cleaning aids may be recommended during your consultation.
Each case is different and it is determined upon your individual needs. Your age as well as the quality and quantity of bone in the Implant site , are all assessed. After consultation we will provide best treatment alternatives for you.For more information call Goma Dental at 177-645-0704.