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1

Benefits and Risks of Dental Implants

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Dental implants can be a blessing for people who have gaps and other major problems with their smile.  

In this procedure, titanium implants are surgically adhered to the jaw bone, providing a stable foundation for a crown, partial denture or full denture. Depending on the complexity of the problem, it can take up to a year or more to place the implants and for the surrounding tissue to fully heal.

Pros 

Patients are usually left with a better smile than they’ve ever had before. The result is a younger look, increased confidence and a boost in sex appeal.

Implants are considered a permanent solution. They last a long time, possibly a lifetime, with proper care.

Implants are comfortable. They look and feel like your natural teeth, only better.

Dental implants can greatly improved your ability to chew the foods you love with ease. Unlike dentures, they will not ever slip while you’re eating.

Cons 

Sometimes, the implants fail to integrate with the jaw bone, resulting in them becoming loose or separating from the bone all together. This is a rare occurrence, however, since dentists will usually evaluate whether there is enough bone mass before surgery takes place.

Tissue can become infected around the implants. Again, this is rare, and all precaution should be taken to avoid infection. Lesson: Follow your dentist’s recommendations for post operative care.

Occasional bleeding for a few days is normal following surgery, while excessive bleeding is not. See  your dentist immediately if bleeding is excessive or prolonged.

As stated earlier, dental implants are a great option for improving and maintaining that perfect smile. To see if implants are right for you, see your dentist for a consultation.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Michael Mansouri, Lawrenceville Family Dental Care, P.C.

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Dec
31

Lost Tooth Solutions: Dental Implants

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Losing a tooth can be a very traumatic experience, fraught with both emotional and physical pain. In the aftermath of the situation, patients are faced with choosing the solution to best meet their needs in the absence of a natural tooth.

Many factors can lead to the loss of a tooth, from gingivitis or tooth decay to physical injury. While your dentist is the only person truly qualified to decide which option is best for your unique situation, it’s always wise to educate yourself a bit about the various options for replacing a lost tooth. For many dental patients, the most favorable solution is one which includes the use of a dental implant for a more permanent fix.

What Is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are, essentially, an artificial alternative to natural tooth roots. They will replace the missing root and provide a strong foundation to which fixed replacements can be attached. They look and feel like natural teeth, and are designed to become a permanent solution as they fuse with the bone along your gumline. They’re more comfortable than dentures or partials in most cases, and will not create the speech difficulties presented by the slippage or movement of dentures within your mouth. The estimated general success rate of dental implants hovers around ninety-eight percent, and can last for the rest of your life if they’re cared for properly.

Who Can Get Dental Implants?

For the majority of adults, dental implants are likely to be considered a favorable option as long as the gums and bone are healthy and capable of holding the implant. Patients with uncontrolled heart disease or diabetes, heavy smokers and those who have undergone radiation to the neck or head area of their bodies will need to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Contact your dentist to discuss the feasibility of dental implants as a solution for your missing tooth, regain your confidence and a healthy smile.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Michael Mansouri, Lawrenceville Family Dental Care, P.C.

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