If you’re considering dental implants, you are about to choose the “gold” standard in tooth replacement! Dental implants are the only permanent solution for replacing missing teeth and come with numerous benefits. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t ask your dentist questions about this option. Along with determining if dental implants are right for you, your dentist can discuss the benefits of this solution, what you can expect, and the treatment process overview. You can also read here the top five questions that patients as before getting dental implants:
- What are dental implants?
Dental implants are titanium posts surgically inserted into the jawbone. They act as tooth roots, providing necessary stimulation to the bone and support for one, several, or a full arch of new teeth. They provide lasting function like healthy teeth, both looking and feeling completely natural, too.
- Are dental implants safe?
Dental implants are made from incredibly safe biocompatible materials. Very rarely do they harm the body. Dental implants are designed to fuse to your natural jawbone, making them a permanent and healthy part of your mouth.
- Is dental implant surgery painful?
Dental implant surgery is minimally invasive and often only requires local anesthetic. If you feel nervous about undergoing surgery, ask your dentist about their sedation options. With customized sedation, your surgery will be comfortable and stress-free.
- How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants are permanent and meant to provide function and aesthetics for many years. With proper at-home and professional care, your dental implants can last the rest of your life!
- How can I pay for dental implants?
Most dentists offer dental financing like CareCredit to help you afford your dental implants. Similarly, you may be able to undergo treatment in stages to make your new smile even more affordable.
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