Answers To Popular Questions About Dental Implants
At Smiles by Holsinger & Higgins, we offer a number of tooth replacement options. We consult and work with our patients to explain each tooth replacement option that could possibly improve their oral health. One such treatment is dental implants. Although dental implants have become extremely common over the years, there are many patients who are unfamiliar with them and have questions about this treatment. We want to answer some of the most common questions.
What are Dental Implants?
- Dental implants are used to replace the entire tooth structure, including the tooth root, providing a permanent base for replacement teeth. Over time, the prosthesis fuses with the jawbone to create a durable permanent solution.
Are Dental Implants completed in one office visit?
- Dental implants are not completed in one visit. The process from start to finish is actually completed over several months. This time also includes healing time after the initial part of treatment. We do not recommend this treatment for patients who are looking for a quick fix to their oral health problems.
Are Dental Implants noticeable?
- One of the reasons patients love dental implants is because they blend in seamlessly with their natural teeth. We match the artificial tooth structure to your natural teeth. Patients love dental implants because they not only look like natural teeth, but they function like natural teeth as well.
Is caring for Implants difficult?
- Once the dental implants have healed, the care for them is the same as for your natural teeth. You just need to brush and floss as usual. Maintaining routine oral hygiene examination appointments is also important.
Is it difficult to chew and eat properly with Dental Implants?
- No, it isn’t. In fact, now that the tooth structure has been restored, patients are able to eat foods that they may have been avoiding for years.
If you are interested in learning more about dental implants and to see if you would be a candidate for treatment, be sure to contact our office in Denton, MD to schedule an appointment. We look forward to meeting with you soon to help restore and improve your smile.