FAQs About Dental Implants

February 10, 2017

Dental implants are specialty dental devices that help people who are struggling with missing teeth. They are growing in popularity and dental implantshave a very high success rate of 98.4 percent according to American Association of Endodontists. Patients of 1st Choice Dental Care in Woodstock, Marietta and Kennesaw, GA are often curious about a few details regarding these dental devices. Explore these frequently asked questions about tooth implants and their corresponding answers.

What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?
These are a few of the most pertinent advantages of choosing dental implants over other solutions, like dentures:

  • With a firmly rooted tooth, there's no risk of it falling out when you’re talking or eating.
  • The tooth looks and feels just like your original teeth—very natural.
  • Your bone tissue stays strong and vigorous.
  • You’ll forget it’s there.
  • Overall increased self-esteem, confidence and comfort.

What Is the Process Like?
You can expect the process of getting a dental implant to take about three appointments. The first visit to your Woodstock, Marietta and Kennesaw dentist will be to review your X-rays. If you have ample bone tissue for the procedure, the implant will be inserted at the next appointment. The next visit is when you’ll receive your permanent crown. You should make time for a checkup a few weeks after the procedure is finished.

Can Dental Implants Replace a Row of Missing Teeth?
A device called an implant-supported denture can be created that will replace an entire row of missing teeth. About four implants are placed into the jawbone—when they heal, a denture appliance can be connected to them. It gives you a secure tooth replacement option that still has many of the benefits of individual implants.

How Long Will They Last?
There's no telling how long your dental implant will last once it is integrated into your smile. It could last for a lifetime if you do the following:

  • Observe pristine oral hygiene habits, including flossing.
  • Avoid clenching or grinding.
  • See you dentist for professional cleanings regularly.

Are You Eligible for This Treatment?
The only way to tell if you are eligible for dental implants is to talk to a dentist at 1st Choice Dental Care. Call (678) 293-8773 and choose from one of three locations for your visit: Kennesaw, Marietta or Woodstock, GA.