Dental Implant FAQs

1. What are dental implants?

Dental Implants are prosthetic replacements for lost or missing teeth that give a durable and natural finish that blends with the rest of the teeth. The implant is embedded and surgically fixed to the jawbone, which anchor’s the body of the implant to the mouth, allowing for a permanent, strong result that does not budge.

2. What types of dental implants are available in the market?

Different implants perform different functions, based on the number and location of missing teeth. Single tooth implants only replace a single missing tooth, whereas multiple tooth implants replace multiple missing teeth placed adjacent to each other. Full arch dental implants can be used to replace an entire row of missing teeth.

3. What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants offer numerous benefits such as durability and stability. They are long lasting and placed directly in the jaw. Additionally, they offer a natural finish and are stain resistant, giving a long-term finish.

4. Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

Patients with sufficient to high bone density, who are missing teeth, are good candidates for dental implants. You may also be offered bone grafting or tissue regeneration to become a candidate for the procedure. Get in touch with our experts for a consultation.

5. Should any special care be given to dental implants?

Dental implants require the same care as your normal teeth do, and must be brushed and flossed every day. You can also visit the dentist twice a year for professional cleaning for not only maintenance of the dental implant, but for overall oral healthcare.

6. How long does the procedure take to complete?

The procedure is conducted in 2 steps. The first step is a 30-40 minute procedure that requires 3-6 months to heal. The second step can then be conducted, which takes roughly the same time to complete.

7. How soon can I return to work after the procedure?

You may return to work the next day, as long as the medication prescribed by the dentist is taken on time.