We receive many questions about dental implants from prospective patients. Here we have compiled some of the most common questions about dental implants for your reference.
What are dental implants?
- A dental implant consists of three parts. First is the post, a tapered piece of titanium that is installed in place of the tooth’s root. Second is the abutment, which connects the post to the new replacement tooth. Thirds is the crown, which serves as the replacement tooth. The crown is custom made to match your natural teeth and connects with the abutment, completing the implant process.
Why do people choose dental implants over other options?
- Dental implants are the most natural-feeling and looking option available to replace missing or damaged teeth. Because the implant is connected permanently and directly to the jawbone, it will never slip when talking or eating, as dentures often do. In addition, implants help maintain proper jawbone health, keeping a natural facial structure and smile.
Can any dentist place a dental implant?
- The dental implant process is a highly-specialized, technologically-advanced procedure that requires special training and equipment. To maximize the chance of success for the dental implant, it is extremely important that you choose a dental implant expert with proper education and training. Dr. Martin and Dr. Appelblatt have spent countless hours studying and practicing to become experts in this field and have placed literally thousands of dental implants.
Are dental implants the right choice for me?
- If you have missing or damaged teeth and want the most natural-looking and hassle-free smile possible, dental implants might be the right choice for you. Please contact us today to schedule an examination and receive a detailed, personalized plan based on your individual circumstances and needs.
If you have any questions that are not listed here, or are interested in finding out if dental implants are right for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.