Have questions about dental implants? Read on to find the answers you are looking for.
If you have a missing tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants are adoption to correct your problem. When a tooth is lost due to injury or disease, a person can experience complications such as rapid bone loss, defective speech, or changes to chewing patterns that result in discomfort. Replacing a lost tooth with a dental implant can significantly improve the patient’s quality of life and health.
A dental implant is a permanent tooth restoration that could last for your entire life. Unlike dentures, which could slide around in your mouth, dental implants are placed directly in your jaw. This allows an implant to look and function much like the natural tooth it replaces. Dental implant systems consist of a dental implant body and dental implant abutment and may also include an abutment fixation screw. The dental implant body is surgically inserted in the jawbone in place of the tooth’s root. The dental implant abutment is usually attached to the implant body by the abutment fixation screw and extends through gums into the mouth to support the attached artificial teeth.
If you’re considering dental implants, below are some commonly asked questions along with answers to provide more information on the next best thing to a natural tooth!
1. What are dental implants?
2. Who can get dental implants?
3. How long does the implant process take?
4. Are dental implants painful?
5. How long do dental implants last?
6. Are dental implants covered by insurance?
7. What are the benefits of dental implants?
READY FOR A FREE DENTAL IMPLANT CONSULTATION WITH DR. MARY SUE STONISCH?
If you are thinking about getting dental implants to replace your lost teeth, you should entrust your future smile to someone with the skills and technology to make your treatment a success. To learn more about how Dr. Stonisch, her team, and the tools in our office can help you, contact us today for a free consultation at 313-882-2000.