5 Facts about Dental Implants

5 Facts about Dental Implants

Pacific Heights Dental Studio treats patients of all ages for almost every dental condition. There are patients with teeth free of decay or alignment issues and those with many dental problems, most common of them being, missing teeth. This is a problem that could have an effect on you both physically as well as emotionally. With missing teeth comes the missing confidence in smiles and often struggles to eat too. For all of these problems, there is just one solution: dental implants. Dental implants instigate bone growth in the jaw region, making them an exceptional option for replacing a single tooth or even multiple teeth. Apart from that, they also keep adjoining teeth from moving out of place. Moreover, they look and feel just like natural teeth which is another reason for implants being such a popular solution for missing teeth.

Here are some questions that you might have regarding the treatment:

Can anyone get dental implants?

Everyone above the age of 16 with healthy gums and not suffering from chronic diseases can restore their teeth with implants.

How long is the dental implant process?

The process includes attaching the implants to the bone where the tooth is missing in order to provide a foundation for a dental crown. The jawbone needs to heal carefully before restoring the tooth with a crown, thus the complete procedure could range from four to six months.

Are dental implants safe?

Definitely! With our trained dentists at Pacific Heights Dental Studio, there are rarely ever issues with implants that they can not take care of.

Do dental implants require special care?

Not unlike natural teeth, dental hygiene is a must with implants. Meals should be followed by brushing and flossing along with regular dental check-ups for healthy teeth and gums. Avoid grinding your teeth or chewing on hard food substances to protect the condition of your dental crown.

Are dental implants a long term solution?

Unlike dentures or bridges, implants have been known to last much longer, even up-to 15 years in some cases. On top of that, the success rate of dentists for implants is also much higher at 98%, making it a wise and long term solution for missing teeth.