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Implants

What is a dental implant?
What is involved in getting dental implants?
How painful is the dental implant procedure?
How do I care for my dental implants and new teeth?
Am I too old to have a dental implant?

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What is a dental implant?

Dental implants can bring back the smile to people who have lost teeth through decay, accidents, gum disease or excessive wear and tear. They are a permanent and fixed solution for missing teeth, providing patients with the nearest possible alternative to their natural dentition.
A dental implant is a metal screw, which is fitted in the mouth at the site of the missing tooth before being covered with a crown. Dental implants can be used to replace either single teeth or all of your teeth in both the upper and lower jaw.
Implants can also be used as a solution to ill fitting dentures or to help secure crowns and bridges. The process begins with an assessment by your dentist to determine whether implants are the best form of treatment. It might be that other approaches are recommended, such as a crown, a bridge or dentures.
Although implant dentistry takes time, the results are well worth it, providing you with a beautiful smile and complete confidence when biting, chewing and laughing.

What is involved in getting dental implants?

Traditional dental implant treatment involves a full consultation with your dentist who will then refer you to a specialist implant dentist for placement of the implant.  After several months of healing time your prosthesis (new teeth) will be fitted either by your own dentist or the specialist implant dentist. The entire process can take up to 12 months, or more.

How painful is the dental implant procedure?

As with any oral surgical procedure there is some associated pain, however, many implant patients comment that they were surprised at how minimal the pain and discomfort of their procedure was.

How do I care for my dental implants and new teeth?

Implant supported teeth need to be brushed and cared for just like natural teeth, though flossing will be different. As with natural teeth, you will need to visit your dentist or hygienist periodically for cleanings.

Am I too old to have implants?

Age appears not to be a factor for dental implant success. Bone healing around dental implants occurs in patients from the 6th to the 10th decade of life with almost equal success as in younger patients.  The only thing to stand in the way of dental implant treatment in the elderly is general medical health. There are a number of medical conditions that can preclude treatment. Therefore, in addition to a general health history, a physical, blood studies and cardiograms may be required, as well as a release from your medical doctor.

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