Are you ready to get some of your questions about dental implants answered?
You’ve been considering getting dental implants but you still aren’t sold. That’s okay. Maybe you just don’t know enough about this restoration to make an informed decision. This is where our Venice, FL, dentist, Dr. Clark Wright, can step in to answer your questions about implants to make the decision-making process a bit easier.
Q. What are dental implants?
A. A dental implant is made up of three parts: the implant, abutment and false tooth. The implant itself is a tiny metal post that is used to take the place of tooth roots. Then an abutment is placed on top of the implant to connect the implant and the artificial tooth. From there, the crown or other tooth replacement is placed over the abutment.
Q. How are dental implants placed?
A. During the procedure, the oral surgeon will place an implant into the jawbone where your missing tooth roots once were. Then, over the course of the next several months, the jawbone and implant will integrate.
Q. How long does it take to get dental implants?
A. This process will be different for everyone. Some patients may heal more quickly than others. There are a few factors (e.g. your health) that will play a role in how fast your recovery period is. During your consultation and treatment plan phase we will be able to better determine the length of your treatment. You can expect it to take up to one year or more to get implants depending on how many implants you are getting and where the implants are being placed.
Q. Who is a good candidate for this restorative dentistry?
A. Adults who maintain good hygiene and have good general health are typically perfect candidates for dental implants. Women who are pregnant, those who are smokers and those with compromised immune systems will not be right for implants.
Q. How long do dental implants last?
A. Implants are very reliable and durable, so they should last you the rest of your life if you care for them properly. We will provide you with all the information you need to give your implants the care they require to last.
If we still haven’t satiated all of your dental implants questions then it’s time to call our Venice, FL, dental office to learn more. Let us know that you are interested in getting implants and we will be happy to schedule your consultation.