Modern dentistry has included dental implants for approximately 10 years. This list is meant to give you reasons to consider that as a health option when you ask the question "Why dental implants"?
Dental implants can be a choice for those unable to tolerate a bridge or partial denture. Since the dental implant is far more costly upfront than a partial or bridge; a personal choice to select this form of tooth replacement is a forever selection of tooth replacement; making it a wise decision. A very sensitive gag reflex will sometimes guide a person to choose dental implants over removable oral devices to replace a tooth.When you choose a dental implant it will give you another biting surface and keep your smile intact too. When you consult with your dentist about dental implants he will answer all your questions or refer you to a specialist that can.
If you consider the dental implant as an investment in your dental health and all around wellness, the permanent dental implant will be your reward since it is truly everlasting. There will be a very rare case the dental implant will need replacing. The length of the entire dental implanting will be according to your mouth and your general health too. If bone grafting is needed the time element will depend on your healing so the artificial tooth can be implanted. Be prepared for at least 2 months for the work to be completed. Frequent dental visits will be required for the dentist to view the progress he started.
Dental implants do not need root canals, crowns, filling, root planing, tooth scaling or extracting. Your dentist will tell you the benefits of choosing a dental implant that will perhaps be effective for you to consider this tooth work.When you have a completed dental implant you will limit other tooth work on the implant to ever be needed for your lifetime. Each implant is color coded to fit in well with your surrounding teeth. Only you and your dentist will know it is an artificial tooth when you smile.Lab work is most often done at another location than your primary dentist doing the implant work, however it is styled just for your mouth.
Just regular care is needed for a dental implanted tooth. Brush as normal to remove surface bacteria, floss, use mouthwash and see your dentist for regular cleanings. No need to remove, soak or give any special care to the dental implant. It becomes a permanent tooth in your mouth. As you go through the process of acquiring a dental implant, you will not be in any pain. If for some unknown reason you experience any discomfort,your dentist will provide you with pain medicine to take as prescribed.While you are awaiting your new implanted tooth there are devices you can buy to put into the vacancy the implanted tooth will eventually fill.
Your dentist will go over any limitations you will have with a dental implant while you are asking your questions about this tooth replacement choice. One question asked will be: "Do you smoke"? This is asked since dental implants, especially the ones needing bone grafting work, do better in a non smoker's mouth. If you have a dry mouth at night you might be asked if that is something you are aware of from a personal standpoint. The remedy to this might be a swab recommended by your dentist who knows dental implanting procedures. It might be resolved by closing your mouth to allow the natural mucous to keep your mouth at a natural state for the best health of the dental implant. One other question could be if you have TMJ or grind your teeth. Most dentists can actually tell you that you do have either of these events going on in your mouth,even at night when you might be unaware of them. These conditions will be discussed with your tooth professional regarding any limitations that might prevent a dental implant.
This isn't make sense . . . it now says "seen 'em all" in my comment, which was a comment on a different article. I wrote about my mom getting dental implants on this one.
My mom is getting dental implants - to replace ALL of her teeth. She's gotten the top teeth and they look pretty!
Very helpful and informative. It's amazing what they can do these days! High 5.
I called to inquire and was offered a referral to get a loan for some work. The just HAVE to be worth it and from what I've seen, for those who can afford it, they are. H5
Great article and explanation on dental implant questions. H5 Awesome links, too!
Good post very imformative.
I concur. The only barrier is the expense. Most insurances won't pay. If one can afford, dental implants are the way to go. HI5
This is a great list, thanks!
Dental implants are a wonderful invention. I know because I have one. Thanks for the great list!
What a great list about dental implants, I hate to see people not smile so I am all for anything that keeps people smiling! :) H5!
This is really good information to know. Thank you for this list.
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