To begin with, our dentist must first make sure that you have enough bone mass. If you're looking for instant results for your missing teeth, dental implants aren't going to be your solution. A major disadvantage of dental implants is that they take a long time to heal. To begin with, our dentist must first make sure that you have enough bone mass in your jaw to get your implants placed in the first place.
If he doesn't, we need to do bone grafting surgery. If you need to have any teeth removed, you will also need to do so beforehand. We cannot place your dental implants until your gums have healed from bone extractions and grafts. From there, we will surgically insert your dental implants.
So is dental implant surgery worth it? Because of their durability, appearance, and functionality, dental implants are probably the best option for replacing missing teeth, giving you a long-term option that can last the rest of your life. As with any surgery, there are risks involved. Although the implant is fixed to the bone, there is a risk of infection in the gums. Bacteria can enter the implant site and cause peri-implantitis, an infection that can lead to bone loss.
One of the hottest topics in dentistry today is the use of dental implants. Implants have certainly revolutionized the field of replacement teeth. If you are considering dental implants for missing teeth, you should know the facts. There are advantages and disadvantages to dental implants that your dentist carefully weighs before surgery can be scheduled.
Implants are a durable tooth replacement solution. You may need to replace the crowns every 10-15 years, but if you take care of the implants, they can last a lifetime. Only 5 to 10% of patients will experience dental implant failures, but it is a risk that patients should be aware of. Your dental implant should last for many years, and since it's used all the time, even when you're sleeping, it's worth investing in your smile.
Finally, and one thing to keep in mind when weighing your dental replacement options, is that insurance doesn't always cover dental implants. Compared to other types of restorations that need to be routinely replaced every several years, the price of dental implants is relatively lower. With dental implants, it is possible to use one, two, or as few as four to support anything from a single crown to a full-arch denture. Despite the risks involved, dental implants are a safe and reliable dental replacement that can improve your quality of life.
If you have missing teeth or think dental implants would be a good alternative to dentures or bridges, talk to your doctor today. However, we will always present you with a complete treatment plan that includes all your options, which could also include doing nothing, dentures, or dental bridges. Tooth loss, tooth decay, gum disease, accidents, and oral infections are common dental problems that result in tooth extraction. Due to the complex nature in which dental implants are placed, they are much stronger and stronger than dentures or bridges.
The risk of suffering one of these negative side effects increases if you smoke, therefore, it is strongly recommended that you do not smoke to increase your chances of success with dental implants. Your initial treatment costs will be slightly higher if you place dental implants, compared to choosing something like dentures.