How many teeth can be replaced with dental implants?
Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, or it can be multiple teeth. The titanium root anchors in the bone, and once the bone heals to it, it allows us to attach just one tooth, several teeth, or even a denture.
Is dental implant surgery painful?
No, dental implant surgery is not painful. During the procedure itself, you will be treated with local anesthesia, and some patients may choose additional anesthesia options. Following the procedure, most patients find relief from any residual discomfort with over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen.
Are dental implants expensive?
Usually, dental implants are more expensive than dentures or bridgework. However, the longevity of dental implants outweigh the initial expense. Considering the lifespan of dental implants, they are a cost-effective, long-term solution for tooth replacement, and our patients report that they are a wonderful, worthwhile investment.
do you have to maintain dental implants?
You will need to maintain your dental implants just like you maintain natural teeth. This includes brushing a minimum of twice daily in addition to using supplemental oral hygiene tools like a water flosser.
will my body reject a dental implant?
Dental implants have a high success rate of around 95%. Technically, the body cannot “reject” a dental implant since they contain no living material, and allergic reactions are extremely rare. It is highly unlikely that you will experience any negative reactions to dental implants whatsoever.
Am I a good candidate for dental implants?
Dental implants are right for almost anyone who is missing teeth. For the most part, we can help nearly 90 percent of individuals with missing teeth - whether it’s a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even all of their teeth.