Common Questions About Dental Implants
If you are considering dental implants, but have additional questions on your mind, you are welcome to contact our office and have them answered by our doctors. Here is additional information about the procedure according to some common questions we have received from patients.
Why do patients get dental implants?
Dental implants do more than just replace missing teeth or fill in gaps, they also provide patients with a beautiful smile. This allows them to resume their life eating solid foods while feeling confident about the appearance of their smile.
Can the jaw tissue reject an implant?
This is a rare occurrence. Most implants are accepted by the jaw bone without any additional complications. If an implant does fail to integrate with the surrounding tissue, this can be due to post-op care or lack of regular oral hygiene. A dental implant can also fall out if patients have not practiced consistent oral hygiene.
How long can dental implants last?
Under the proper care and conditions, dental implants can last up to 40 years. Patients who regularly brush, floss, and clean their teeth as recommended can ensure their implant restorations last as long as possible. The long-term success of an implant cannot be guaranteed by the dentist, but guidelines can be established that will help maintain their longevity over time.
How long is the procedure?
The length and time frame of a dental implant procedure depends on your dentist and your specific case. Following placement, a follow-up appointment is recommended to ensure the implant has properly healed and fused with the jaw bone.