Dental Implants FAQ
We offer a few different options when it comes to tooth replacement. One common option is dental implants. Thanks to advancements in treatment and technology, more patients are eligible for treatment than ever before. While many people have heard of dental implants, there are still quite a few questions we often get about this treatment. We want to answer some of the most common questions we receive about dental implants. Read on to learn more.
Common Questions and Answers About Dental Implants
If you or a loved one is in need of a tooth replacement, and one of the options you are considering is dental implants, we want to share some of the common questions and answers we receive about this treatment.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a titanium post that is implanted into the jawbone to act as a replacement for the tooth root. Over time, this post fuses with the jawbone, and treatment is completed when a replacement tooth structure, such as a dental crown, is placed on top.
Are implants used to replace one tooth?
Implants are used for a variety of reasons. Some patients may only need one tooth replaced, while others may need multiple.
Do patients have difficulty eating with implants?
Patients love dental implants because they restore the ability to chew properly. Many people who have had dental difficulties for years have had problems chewing certain foods and can now eat anything they want.
Will I have a new tooth immediately after treatment?
The one downside of dental implants is that the treatment will not be completed in one visit. There are several steps in the process that require healing time before we can move forward.
Do dental implants last?
When cared for properly, dental implants can last for many years, if not the rest of your life. One way to ensure lasting dental implants is to continue to visit our office for regular hygiene examinations.
If you are interested in learning more about dental implants for yourself or a loved one, be sure to contact our office, which is located in Terre Haute, IN, to schedule an appointment. One of our team members would love to help you! We look forward to seeing you soon!