Dental Implants: Your Questions Answered

Dental Implants: Your Questions Answered

Dr. Adesanya’s office cares about your dental health and want you to never think twice before flashing that beautiful smile. That’s why we have compiled the ultimate four reasons why you should invest in dental implants:

What are Dental Implants?

In a recent issue of Your Health Magazine, Dr. Adesanya answered the question of what are dental implants: “A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically anchored into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place.”  Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth.

The implants are strategically placed and used to support permanently cemented bridges.  They are made from different types of metallic and bone-like ceramic materials, which are compatible with body tissue.

Who Can Receive Dental Implants?

In order to be a candidate for dental implants, you must be in good health and have the proper bone structure and healthy gums in order for the implant to remain in place.  Chronic issues such as clenching or bruxism (aka teeth grinding), or systemic diseases, such as diabetes, may prevent you from being a candidate for dental implants as the success rate would decrease dramatically.

If you’re considering dental implants, it’s important to be seen by your dentist who can help determine whether you are a candidate for dental implants and what, if any, alternative may also be available.

What Can I Expect During the Procedure?

In order to anchor the “artificial root” into or on your jawbone, Dr. Adesanya must perform surgery.  The procedure is conducted in his office with a local anesthetic.  The procedure may be conducted across two or more visits.  Here’s why.

The first part of the procedure requires Dr. Adesanya to conduct surgery in order to place the artificial root.  Before placing the ceramic tooth, the artificial root needs to effectively assimilate into the gumline and the jawbone needs to heal completely.  However, for those that have exceptional bone quality, it may be possible to place the artificial root and the replacement tooth in one appointment.

Four Reasons to Consider Dental Implants

Looking for a few reasons to justify implants over the alternatives? Here are four reasons to consider dental implants.

Dental implants Combat Bone Loss

A side-effect of tooth loss is bone loss. When you lose even a single tooth, the bone below starts to recede, causing an uneven facial structure.

Dental implants are the only tooth replacement procedure that allow you to retain your bone structure by preserving natural tooth tissue. Conventional bridgework requires reducing the tooth structure of the adjacent teeth but with dental implants, you can avoid that. Who knew the solution was that simple?

Dental Implants Feel Completely Natural

In addition to appearing completely natural, dental implants allow you to eat your favorite food and converse with people as confidently as you normally would. Unlike dentures, you don’t have to worry about the implants clicking, shifting, or falling out during the day. In fact, you may even forget they’re even there!

Dental Implants Require Minimal Maintenance

The best thing about dental implants are that they don’t require any complicated, time-consuming care method that will stress you out and interfere with your daily activities.

They don’t have to be removed during the day or soaked into a solution at night. You just have to floss and brush them like you would your natural teeth and visit the dentist for your routine check-up at least twice a year.

Dental Implants are Less Painful than Other Tooth Replacement Procedures

Dental procedures are typically painless and do not require constant replacement and repair. Hence, you can save on a lifetime of costly maintenance and long time-consuming procedures.

Many patients, in fact, report that implants involve less pain than a tooth extraction and that there is very little discomfort involved during the procedure.

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While we hope that we have put you at ease and convinced you to get dental implants, we encourage patients to contact us in case of apprehensions or queries- we would be more than happy to cater to you.

Here at Dr. Adesanya’s, our dentists love getting to know their patients so feel free to get in touch with us, even if you don’t want dental implants!

Click here to see a full list of our services- we hope to serve you in any way possible! Below are our contact details. Keep smiling, and we hope you conquer the world.

 

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