Friday, July 6, 2018

Frequently Asked Regarding Dental Implants

Dental implants are one of the best teeth replacement options available. Implant treatment not only restores the visual aspects of the smile, but also gives you a strong, stable, and full-functioning bite. At Studio City Dental Group our dental professionals recommend implants due to their versatility and resilience. To provide more information regarding implant-supported restorations, our dentists have answered patients’ frequently asked questions.

How successful are dental implants?

Implant placement has a 95 percent success rate across the nation. You should ask your dentist to provide more information on the office’s implant treatment success.

Chances of an implant post fusing with surrounding dental structures are higher when you have healthy dental anatomy. Ensuring your jawbone and soft tissues are in their best condition before implant placement by maintaining a proper dental care routine increases the likelihood of bone and post-integration.

Who can receive dental implants?

Any person who has a matured jaw and meets the following requirements may obtain implant-supported restorations with a minimal chance of rejection:
  • Sufficient Bone Density
  • One or More Missing Teeth
  • Cannot or Do Not Want to Wear Traditional Prosthetics

Are dental implants safe?

Implant treatment is proven to be safe for those who qualify for the procedure. Unlike dentures, dental implants do not negatively impact the bone or gums, and they do not increase the risk of tooth decay. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes, you must consult with your primary doctor before proceeding with the placement surgery.

Why Can Implant Treatment be Completed at Once?

Implant treatment has four segments to it: consultation, placement, healing, and restoration. If you require additional procedures to bolster your oral health before inserting the implant post, the recovery period may be extended. Each phase is necessary to ensure the dental implant fuses with the jawbone and does not cause future complications and negative impacts your dental condition.

The consultation is necessary because this is when your dentist determines the best strategy to minimize the possibility of issues arising and learn the optimal location of your implants. Placement is the actual surgery and the healing period makes sure your restoration has a strong, stable foundation before attaching it with an abutment. The crown or other prosthetic that is affixed to your dental implant is comprised of ceramic. This allows it to seamlessly blend with surrounding teeth.

If you would like to learn more about dental implants, contact Studio City Dental Group. Our dentists and their team look forward to helping you restore your smile to it best condition. Our Playa del Rey staff are passionate about improving you or a loved one’s oral health and aesthetic. 

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