To help our patients to learn more about implant dentistry, below are several of the most common questions asked of us by our patients.
1. What cosmetic dentistry procedures are available for people who are missing teeth?
People who are missing teeth have several replacement options. Dental implants are the permanent addition of an artificial tooth, anchored into the jaw bone using a titanium screw. Dental bridges affix the artificial tooth not to the jaw bone, but to the teeth on either side of the gap. Removable appliances such as dentures are other option, whether you are missing one tooth or several. There are both advantages and disadvantages of each solution; discuss them with your cosmetic dentist to determine the right option for you.
2. Are dental implants for me?
With the options and flexibility of implant dentistry, there is a good chance that you are a candidate for dental implants. To find out for sure, however, you will need to make a consultation appointment so your teeth and mouth can be examined and your condition evaluated. As part of the evaluation process, different types of x-rays will be require in order to ascertain bone quality and quantity.
3. What is the advantage of a dental implant?
People who have lost one, many or all of their teeth may be candidates for a dental implant procedure, thus eliminating the need for partial dentures, removable dentures or fixed bridges. Dental implants allow your artificial teeth, dentures or bridge to be firmly attached to them, creating stability and security for you and your smile.
4. Does age make a difference with dental implants?
Dental implants have been carried out with high success rates for patients from all ages, from teenagers with sports injuries or congenitally missing teeth to many patients up through their nineties. Age is not the most important factor related to dental implant reconstruction, rather overall health and quality of life issues are of concern. implants.
If you have a dental question related to our dental treatments or your dental health that we have not addressed, please feel free to contact our Herndon dental office, and a member of our team will be glad to help.