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Aug
20

Answers to 5 of Your Questions About Dental Implants

Posted in Dental Implants

There’s endless information about implants out there. Your dentist is the best resource for getting the facts. For now, here’s all you need to know about the procedure in five important areas.

1. Are implants guaranteed to work?

After careful planning and placement, there is a slim possibility that your jawbone may reject the foreign object. However, dental implants are right up there as one of the most predictable dental procedures with a success rate of over 95%.

2. If I get an implant, how long will the entire process take?

Be prepared to invest several visits into getting your new smile. You will need at least two separate surgeries and some patients need more for bone grafting. Depending on how quickly your body heals, your process may take anywhere from 3 to 9 months.

3. Is there any risk involved with getting an implant?

The probability of complication is low, but risks include:

  • Nerve, blood vessel, or sinus damage
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Damage to neighboring teeth
  • Infection

4. Would anyone be able to tell that I have an implant?

No. Your dental implant is a metal post which hides well out of sight below gums. It’s topped off with a dental crown designed to look just like a natural tooth. You’ll eat and smile with confidence.

5. Is an implant is right for me?

Dental implants have proven to be the best tooth replacement solution for many people. But this doesn’t mean that’s true for you. Your gum and bone health, medical history, and lifestyle all factor into deciding whether or not to place an implant.

Visit your dentist for a dental implant consultation to find out more.

Posted on behalf of:
Feather Touch Dental Care
1175 Peachtree St. NW Ste 1204
Atlanta, GA 30361
(404) 892-2097

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