Dental Implants FAQ
Your mouth may suffer if you have gaps between your teeth as a result of missing or lost teeth. The other teeth may appear to be moving toward the gap. You might also develop a sunken-in face as a result of bone resorption. Due to them being permanent, dental implants are one of the best options for replacing missing teeth. At Cascade Dental Care, our dental implants are precisely crafted to fit your mouth. We bring you a list of frequently asked questions to help you gain more understanding on dental implants.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Due to them offering a durable, stable tooth replacement, dental implants are appealing to patients and dentists alike. A single missing tooth or a row of missing teeth can be replaced. Even an entire arch of teeth can be replaced with dental implants, such as the All-on-4® Treatment Concept. The titanium post, which constitutes the actual implant component, is placed in the jawbone close to the site of your teeth by a dentist. Therefore, dental implants have a strong foundation.
What is the Dental Implant Procedure?
In order to ensure comfort during implantation, we first numb the site. We give the implant about three months to heal and fuse with the jawbone after placing it there. You receive an interim tooth during the waiting period. While being used for chewing, the tooth also serves to guard the area. By using 3D scans or impressions as a model to direct the fabrication process, we are able to create our final restoration. You will have a scheduled check-in time when the long-term restorations are prepared so that we can place them. Our dentist will use cement to attach the last tooth to an abutment or connecting component.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
There are many benefits to replacing missing teeth for your oral health. Additionally, it helps the functionality and appearance of your smile. Removable dentures and other tooth replacement options can be substituted with dental implants. In many cases, mouth soreness and discomfort are brought on by dentures. Dental implants also mimic the appearance and feel of your natural teeth, making it painless for you to chew.
Dentures that do not fit properly have a tendency to move around in your mouth, making it difficult to speak clearly. You can speak freely without worrying about your teeth falling out if you have a dental implant. Dental implants also aid in bone preservation and lower resorption, which is the breakdown or loss of tooth mass. Your jaw is consequently more secure. Not to mention, dental implants provide a long-term fix. If taken care of and maintained properly, these prosthetics can last a lifetime.
What are Aftercare Tips for Dental Implants?
Being structurally similar to natural teeth, dental implants are relatively easy to clean. Therefore, cleaning dental implants is similar to how you would normally clean your teeth. You regularly brush, floss, and visit the dentist. To ensure that debris, plaque, and bacteria are removed, the dentist will perform a prophylaxis cleaning. In this manner, issues like peri-implantitis, an infection of the gums surrounding the implant, can be avoided.
To have your questions about dental implants or restorative dentistry answered, visit us at Cascade Dental Care or call 360-916-4200 to schedule an appointment.